Training

The Child Focus Training Center provides on and off-site training on a variety of topics to parents, caregivers, child care providers, mental health providers, schools, community agencies, and other community members and will prepare training to fit the needs of individual programs and companies.

The Training Center also maintains continuing education provider status to meet license requirements set by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board and by the Ohio Psychological Association.

Director of Training-Melanie Palmer, M.A., IMFT-S  mpalmer@child-focus.org

Training Center Office Manager-Shelley Drummond  mdrummond@child-focus.org

 

Flip It: Four supportive steps to help young children identify their feelings, learn healthy self-control and reduce challenging behavior

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 8:30am-4:00pm

Fee: FREE

$25.00 for 6.0 CEUs

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Early Learning Professionals Must Click Here to Register on OCCRRA using ST10058093

 

 

 

 
 

QPR Suicide Prevention Training September 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 3:00pm-5:00pm

Fee:  FREE

$10.00 Fee for 2.0 CEUs

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Eating Disorders:A Hidden Killer Hosted by NAMI Southwest Ohio

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:00pm-7:30pm

Fee: FREE

CEUs: 1.5 hours CPEs Submitted State of Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists Board Call the NAMI office (513.351.3500) with any questions or email info@namiswoh.org.

Register By phone: 513.351.3500 Online: www.namiswoh.org

 
 

Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 3:00pm-5:00pm

Fee: FREE

$10 Fee for 2.0 CEUs

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Toxic Stress to Safe Zone: Level 1

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:00am-12:15pm

Fee: FREE

$15.00 Fee for 3.0 CEUs

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Early Learning Professionals Must Click here to Register on OCCRRA using ST10058094

 
 

Becoming a Trauma Informed Early Learning Professional Level 2

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 1:00pm-4:15pm

Fee: FREE

$15.00 for 3.0 CEUs

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Early Learning Professional Must Click Here to Register on OCCRRA using ST10058183

 
 

Understanding Families with Substance Abuse

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 9:00am-12:15pm

FEE: FREE

$15.00 FEE for 3.0 CEUs

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Early Learning Professionals Must Click Here to Register on OCCRRA using ST10058095

 

 

 
 

  Tristate Trauma Network 2017 Fall Conference "Trauma-nformed Care Hope for Healing" at Receptions, Inc. 1379 Donaldson Hwy. Erlanger, KY 41018

Monday, October 30, 2017 8:00am-4:30pm

Conference Cost:  $80 for TTN Members (with discount code*) and $100 for Non-Members by September 30th.  After 9/30, $85 for TTN Members (with discount code) and $105 for Non-Members. 

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For Additional Information: spotter@tristatetraumanetwork.org  

 
 

Mitigating Risk, Supporting Children in AOD Environments

Monday, November 13, 2017 10:00am-12:15pm

Fee: FREE

$10.00 for 2.0 CEUs

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FREE Community Education Series presented by Lindner Center of Hope at Manor House 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd. Mason, OH 45040

Third Wednesday of every month 
from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  

Expert discussion of substance use disoders, behavioral addictions as well as  treatment and strategies for coping.

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Register by calling Pricila Gran at (513) 536-0318 or email name and phone number of attendees to pricila.gran@lindnercenter.org

 
 

Where the Boys Are

Monday, November 20, 2017 9:00am-11:45am

Fee: FREE

$10.00 for 2.5 CEUs

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Early Learning Professionals Must Click Here to Register on OCCRRA using ST10058263

 
 

Supervision Training: Supervision Strategies and Tools

Friday, December 1, 2017 8:45am-12:00pm

Fee: $40.00

CEUs: 3.0 Supervision

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Director of Training-Melanie Palmer is an Independently Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Supervisory Status in Ohio and also maintains a LMFT license in California. She is the Director of Training for Child Focus, Inc, has worked in the outpatient and school-based programs at CFI, and taught a general psychology course at Southwestern College. She has over 20 years experience working with clients on a variety of issues and challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual abuse, marital conflict, and has extensive experience working with children and adolescents suffering from emotional and behavioral problems. Melanie is a certified instructor for Keeping Children Safe: Child Abuse and Neglect Curriculum for Early Childhood Professionals, Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program, Youth Mental Health First Aid, QPR, a Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program, QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management program and a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor's Master Trainer. She also develops and facilitates trainings on a variety of topics including healthy relationships, separation and divorce issues, parenting, stress management and self-care, communication, and more.  mpalmer@child-focus.org     

Training Center Office Manager-Shelley Drummond started at Child Focus in 1991 in accounts receivable and worked in the fiscal department for 10 years. Shelley then left the agency to pursue a career in property insurance and has taken several courses and exams to receive her Certificate of Insurance and an Associate Underwriter Designation.  Shelley returned to CFI in 2014 as the Training Center Office Manager. Shelley brings her experience of customer service and compassion of community volunteering to Child Focus and is honored to be part of an organization that helps bring hope and healing into our children’s lives.  sdrummond@child-focus.org