Eating Disorders, 101

Jul 21, 2017

Fee: $30.00

CEUs: 3.0

Eating Disorders, 101. In this presentation, clinicians will learn about the etiology, development and symptoms of eating disorders, as well as the risks of an active eating disorder. Clinicians will learn how to appropriately assess a client for an eating disorder, and will learn when to refer to a higher level of care. After the presentation, clinicians will walk away feeling more comfortable and competent in the following areas:  

  • What are eating disorders?
  • What causes an eating disorder?
  • What are some consequences of eating disorders?
  • Who is at risk for an eating disorder?
  • What maintains eating disorders?
  • What can I do with my client when I suspect an eating disorder? 

Presenter: Katlyn Heath, M.S., MFT – Katlyn Heath is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has been serving the eating disorder recovery community for approximately three years. Working primarily with adolescents, adults and their families, Katlyn currently works at the partial hospitalization level of care at the Eating Recovery Center of Ohio. Applied theoretical interventions including a combination of post-modern techniques, including Narrative and Solution-Focused work, with evidence based treatments including CBT, ACT, and DBT. With a strong background in adolescent and family research, including serving on multiple collegiate and professional panels and presentations. 

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Encourage the Heart Dinner

Aug 4, 2017

The Encourage the Heart Dinner is at Holiday Inn Eastgate on Friday, August 4, 2017 from 6-9pm. This year, Child Focus, Inc. will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary.  Child Focus encourages the heart of the most vulnerable children in our community– children who live in poverty, children with mental illness and children who hurt. Child Focus offers hope and support for children to learn, heal and grow. To help us help children, we encourage the heart of each of you to join us for dinner. You will help just by being there! The evening will include dinner, music and auctions. Money raised will go to the Child Focus, Inc. Encourage the Heart Fund, supporting the agency's greatest need such as client scholarships, funding gaps, emerging program needs and staff and facility development.



Power Struggles: How to Avoid Them & What to Do If You are in One

Aug 14, 2017

Power Struggles: How to Avoid Them & What to Do If You are in One: This training will provide information and interventions to address behavior issues and power struggles with children. Participants will be able to distinguish between four goals of misbehavior and be able to identify when power struggles occur. Strategies to empower children to avoid power struggles and strategies and a script to detach and solve power struggles will be presented.

1. Participants will learn the four goals of misbehavior and focus on the goal of power.

2. Participants will learn strategies to prevent power struggles

3. Participants will be introduced to a script they can use to disengage from power struggles while shifting the struggle into an opportunity to learn conflict management and self regulation skills

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

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Strategies for Blended Families Workshops

Aug 29, 2017

Strategies for Blended Families Workshops: Every Thursday from August 29-October 3, 2017

Discounted Fee: $175.00 includes All 6 Sessions 


Learn how to survive and thrive in the unique dynamic of a blended family. Use these workshops to equip yourself with confidence, appropriate expectations, and a communication "toolkit". Come join us for this one-of-a-kind informal format of education, sharing, and inspiration.

These workshops will give couples and/or individuals much needed communication tools and workable solutions for the future of their families as well as address the issues of organization, partnership, couple strength, conflict of loyalties, discipline, the ex-spouse and much, much more. 

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Digging into Diversity

Sep 12, 2017


$10.00 FEE for 3.0 CEUs.

This training will help early childhood and other professionals examine their own personal bias about family systems and explore how this bias can affect their ability to support children and the diverse backgrounds that they come from. Those who attend will explore different family systems, marginalization of family, as well as how to build empathy and understanding for people that they serve. They will also learn how to implement into their work, strategies to increase acceptance and connectedness.

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Flip It: Four Supportive Steps to Help Young Children Identify Their Feelings, Learn Healthy Self-Control and Reduce Challenging Behavior

Sep 19, 2017

Flip It: Four Supportive Steps to Help Young Children Identify Their Feelings, Learn Healthy Self-Control and Reduce Challenging Behavior: FLIP IT is a four step process rooted in developing emotional awareness in order to increase emotional control and reduce challenging behaviors in children ages 3-8. FLIP IT can be used with multiple children at the same time during minor challenges throughout a day or used as a targeted intervention that can support the emotional growth of a child displaying specific behavior concerns.  


$20.00 for 5.5 CEUs

Early Childhood Professionals must register by clicking here for OCCRRA Ohio approved units using ST10054480

All other attendees register here for CEUs or certificate of completion

Warrior Run

Sep 30, 2017

I am NOT a runner, but I AM passionate about supporting the emotional wellness of children!  Join me in one of the best events in the city to support children and most importantly to raise awareness and funding to implement suicide prevention throughout schools in greater Cincinnati! 

There are so many ways to get involved starting at 5pm on September 30, 2017 in Mariemont: run the 5k, walk 1 mile, kids can do the Fun Run, donate to support suicide prevention programs, show up for the after party to eat and play and watch a family friendly movie!

For more information about The Warrior Run click here.



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