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

 

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

 
 

Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars-Raising Confident, Competent Children

Thursday, May 31, 2018 12:00pm-1:30pm

Fee: FREE

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH 

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training June 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm

Fee:  FREE

CEU's: None offered for this workshop 

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It Takes A Village: Supporting Families Living With The Impact Of Trauma

Friday, June 8, 2018 10:00am to 2:00pm

 

Location: Mount Carmel Christian Church, 4110 Bach-Buxton Road, Batavia, Ohio 45103

Fee: FREE

CEUs: 3.5

Pizza will be provided at no charge for those who register in advance

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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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Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars Raising Resilient Children

Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:00pm-1:30pm

Fee: FREE

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH

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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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QPR Suicide Prevention Training August 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm

FEE: FREE

CEUs: None offered for this training 

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It's Useful! Creating Quality School-Age Program Environments

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 1:00pm-3:30pm

Fee: $25

Must register through Child Focus first to receive ST number for required OCCRRA registration

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training September 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm

FEE: FREE

CEUs: None offered for this workshop 

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training November 2018

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

FEE: FREE

CEUs: None offered for this workshop 

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Suicide Awareness, Education and Response Contact List

We would like to collaborate and partner with any person, agency, business, school, faith community and/or organization to help save lives. Please use the link below to add your contact information to stay informed about these efforts in our community.

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Director of Training-Melanie Palmer 

Melanie Palmer is an Independently Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Supervisory Status and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor. 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 and Youth Mental Health First Aid. She is also a certified instructor for QPR, a Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention Program, QPRT Suicide Risk Assessment and Management program, QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor's Master Trainer and Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Professionals (AMSR) Trainer as well as a Crisis Intervention Team trainer. Melanie develops and facilitates trainings on a variety of topics including trauma-informed care, 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