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

 

Tristate Trauma Network Members Only Course-Yoga and Trauma Resolution 6-Week Series

Wednedays 6:30pm-8:30pm February 28th-April 4th, 2018

Tristate Trauma Network Members Click Here for Details and to Register

Click Here If you or your agency/organization is interested in becoming a Tristate Trauma Network Member

 
 

QPR Suicide Prevention Training March 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm

Fee: FREE

CEUs: $10 for 2.0 

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Screening-Suicide: The Ripple Effect at AMC Theatre Newport on the Levee-1 Levee Way #4100, Newport, KY 41071

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:30pm Q&A following screening and resources

Must Reserve/Purchase Tickets in Advance Click here for screening details and to reserve/purchase tickets

The film chronicles the story of Kevin Hines, who at age 19 attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Since then Kevin has been on a mission to use his story to help others find recovery and stay alive, and has become the world’s most prominent suicide prevention speaker and advocate. The film also features some of the world’s leading suicide prevention experts and shines light on people who are using personal experiences with suicide to help others find the hope they need to stay alive. Suicide The Ripple Effect Teaser Trailer Bringing people together to view this film and discuss the topic will have a positive impact on reducing the number of suicides and suicide attempts in our community. 

 
 

Building Hope Through Prevention

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:30pm-3:15pm

Fee: FREE

CEUs: No CEUs offered for this workshop

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Trauma Informed Care for Early Childhood Mental Health

Thursday, March 15, 2018 1:00pm-3:45pm

Fee: FREE

CEUs: $15 for 2.5 CEUs

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Where the Boys Are

Thursday, March 22, 2018 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 ST10065114

 
 

Strategies for Blended Families Workshops

Monday Evenings 6:30pm-8:00pm March 26th-April 20th, 2018

FEE: $175.00 Includes All 6 Sessions-Couples can attend two for the price of one

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Mitigating Risk, Supporting Children in AOD Environments

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 10:00am-12:15pm

Fee: FREE

$10.00 for 2.0 CEUs

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Building Hope Through Prevention

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 6:00pm-8:45pm

Fee: FREE

CEUs: No CEUs offered for this workshop

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Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

Tuesday, April 17th 2:00pm-4:00pm

Fee: FREE

$10 Fee for 2.0 CEUs

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 9:00am-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 ST10065115

 

 

 

 
 

ELDS Social and Emotional Level 3

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 9:00am-4:00pm

Fee: FREE

Early Childhood Professionals Must Register on OCCRRA using ST10065116

 
 

Power Struggles: How to avoid them and what to do when you are in them

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 9:00am-12:15pm

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Early Learning Professionals Must Click Here to Register on OCCRRA using ST10065117

 
 

Legal Responsibilities that Even Good Clinicians Screw Up

Friday, June 22, 2018 8:00am-12:15pm

Fee: $45.00

CEUs: 4.0 Ethics for Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychologists

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Ethics for Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists July 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018 8:45am-12:00pm

Fee: $35.00

CEUs: 3.0 Ethics Hours

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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