Events

File Your Taxes Free at Child Focus

Feb 23, 2017
4pm-7pm

Free Tax Prep:  Child Focus and other non-profits are providing space for United Way volunteers to do tax returns.  Please call United Way at 513-580-7740 for questions or to make your Appointment if you are getting your taxes done at Child Focus, Inc.  Child Focus, Inc. will be hosting on the following dates, times and locations:

Child Focus, Inc.  Training Center 551-B Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati OH 45244 (Directions)

February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 23, March 30, April 6
Thursdays, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

  • Don’t like doing your taxes?
  • Need help filling out the forms & filing?
  • Earn less than $56,000?

You may qualify for free tax preparation services provided by trained volunteers at one of many VITA sites throughout the region.

More than half of all taxpayers pay a professional tax preparer to file their tax return. While this is great for those with complex tax issues, it can cost $200 or more, and often involves additional fees for loans, cash advances and company cash cards.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) volunteers are highly trained and accurate; they never sell or charge you anything. Your return is filed electronically and the IRS refund is deposited directly into a bank account in about 7 to 10 days.

VITA can’t help if you are already “in controversy” with IRS about former year taxes.  In that case, contact one of the Low Income Tax Clinics:

Parenting the Love & Logic Way at Sherwood Elementary School 2/27

Feb 27, 2017
10am-11:30am

Fee: $15 per person/couple which includes a Love & Logic workbook.  Session topics include putting an end to arguing, back talk and begging, responsibility without losing their love, setting limits without waging war, avoiding power struggle, guiding kids to own and solve their problems and teaching kids to complete chores without reminders and without pay.

Class size is limited to 20. For more information and to register contact Kate Bellar katebellar@foresthills.edu or Jean Bode jeanbode@foresthills.edu 

Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training

Mar 8, 2017
2pm-4:00pm

Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training. 

FREE program

$10.00 for 2.0 CEUS

Thank you to the Ohio Children's Trust fund for enabling us to offer this training at no cost.

Child sexual abuse is likely the most prevalent health problem children face, with the most serious array of consequences. In fact, 1 in 10 children will experience sexual abuse before their 18th birthday. 

This means that whether you work with youth, are a parent, or are simply a member of a community, it is highly likely that someone you know and care for has experienced, or is currently experiencing, child sexual abuse. It's going to happen whether you are prepared to deal with it or not - unless you stop it from happening. And the good news is, it can be stopped.

Stewards of Children® is an evidence-informed prevention solution that increases knowledge, improves attitudes, and changes child protective behaviors.  It offers practical prevention training with a conversational, real-world approach.

Why is this program different?

Stewards of Children uses real people and real stories to show you how to protect children.

You'll meet survivors who lived through child sexual abuse, experienced its immediate and long-term effects, and ultimately were able to find healing. You'll meet experts who work with children and families, and confront abuse on a daily basis. Many of these survivors and experts are also parents, themselves.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Click link below to view the Stewards of Children Training trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOd0b7S4p6o

For more information and to register, go to: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ecf1p9jh843ecd93&llr=sux5mvcab

Where the Boys Are

Mar 13, 2017
9am-11:45am

This is a training designed for professionals working with children ages 0-6 to learn about the developmental physical, social, emotional, and learning differences between boys and girls.  The training draws on research findings and teaches attendees’ to incorporate this information to appropriately and effectively respond/intervene with young boys in a manner that will increase desired behavior, improve self-esteem and confidence. This workshop is interactive and participants will have an opportunity to design interventions/activities to utilize with young boys.

For more information and to register, click here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ed6vte20b85726fc&llr=sux5mvcab 

File Your Taxes Free at Child Focus

Mar 23, 2017
4pm-7pm

Free Tax Prep:  Child Focus and other non-profits are providing space for United Way volunteers to do tax returns.  Please call United Way at 513-580-7740 for questions or to make your Appointment if you are getting your taxes done at Child Focus, Inc.  Child Focus, Inc. will be hosting on the following dates, times and locations:

Child Focus, Inc.  Training Center 551-B Cincinnati-Batavia Pike, Cincinnati OH 45244 (Directions)

February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 23, March 30, April 6
Thursdays, 4:00 – 7:00 PM

  • Don’t like doing your taxes?
  • Need help filling out the forms & filing?
  • Earn less than $56,000?

You may qualify for free tax preparation services provided by trained volunteers at one of many VITA sites throughout the region.

More than half of all taxpayers pay a professional tax preparer to file their tax return. While this is great for those with complex tax issues, it can cost $200 or more, and often involves additional fees for loans, cash advances and company cash cards.

VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) volunteers are highly trained and accurate; they never sell or charge you anything. Your return is filed electronically and the IRS refund is deposited directly into a bank account in about 7 to 10 days.

VITA can’t help if you are already “in controversy” with IRS about former year taxes.  In that case, contact one of the Low Income Tax Clinics:

Toxic Stress to Safe Zone: Understanding trauma-informed care & responding to trauma’s impact on development

Apr 11, 2017
9am-12:15pm

We will send information regarding updates and cancellations to the email address used to register for the training. We will also have this information updated on the CFI website under the Training Tab. 

Fee: FREE

$10.00 Fee for 3.0 CEUs 

Objectives
1.Understand trauma & toxic stress.
2.Learn effects on social and emotional development.
3.Learn strategies to respond to trauma’s effect on behavior. 

Audience: Professionals working with children including mental health providers, parents and caregivers.