Sharpening Our Trauma Lens: New Knowledge and Skills to Counteract Myths and Misperceptions

Apr 23, 2018

Hosted by the Resilience Project: The Resilience Project is funded by Ohio DODD and OhioMHAS and administered by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services. The Training is at Maximum Capacity. Please contact Shelley Drummond at to be added to the waitlist.    

Sharpening Our Trauma Lens: New Knowledge and Skills to Counteract Myths and Misperceptions 


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CEU's: 5.5

This training will unpack ten myths and misperceptions about trauma and and trauma recovery.  Participants will gain knowledge and skills to effectively understand trauma histories and plan effective supports and interventions.


       Participants will learn how to create a safe space and learn the connection between understanding trauma and tuning in to our felt experience

       Participants will learn how to understand and use information generated in a Trauma-informed Biographical Timeline or trauma history

       Participants will understand common myths about trauma and learn new concepts that can lead to powerful supports, interventions, and recovery

Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars- The Power of Positive Parenting

Apr 26, 2018

Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars-The Power of Positive Parenting


CEUs: None offered for this workshop


Children of all ages need safe, secure, and loving environments to do well in life.  Positive Parenting is an effective approach that gives parents the skills and confidence they need to reduce the stress of parenting and make it more enjoyable.

Positive parenting is an approach to being a parent that aims to promote children's development and manage children's behavior and emotions in a constructive and nonhurtful way.

For more info and to register, click here.

Building Hope Through Prevention

May 1, 2018

Building Hope Through Prevention: Participants will learn about adversity and risk factors experienced by the children served by mental health agencies in southern Ohio. They will have an opportunity to explore how those risk factors impact both the social/emotional and cognitive development of young children.  Finally participants will define resilience and use Ohio’s resilience factors to promote positive relationships and reduce challenging behavior.  For more information or to register, click here.

Healing the Fear That Hides, Looking for Dopamine in all the Wrong Places, Interventions for Biological Based Fear Responses

May 4, 2018

Healing the Fear That Hides, Looking for Dopamine in all the Wrong Places, Interventions for Biological Based Fear Responses: 

Neuroscience is demonstrating that some of the most challenging behaviors connected with toxic stress and trauma are actually biologically based fear responses more related to fear based dysregulation than intractable behavior. As Maureen Walker reminds, “Strategies for disconnection are an intense yearning for connection in an atmosphere of fear.” In this interactive presentation and discussion, we will examine how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and compounding adverse toxic stressors (CATS) create repeated fear responses and disrupt the feeling of safety in our bodies needed for the attachment and regulation centers of the brain to work properly.  This makes embodied safety, the ability to feel safe as well as be safe, as important to those of us who work with families experiencing toxic stress as it is for those we serve. Setting power struggles aside, we will explore everyday, brain-based interventions to help all of us replace challenging, fear-based interactions with embodied safety, growth and hope.

Objectives:  Participants will be able to: 

  1. Identify ACEs and CATS impact on the brain and the body resulting in fear-based dysregulation traditionally seen as chronic, challenging behaviors.
  2. Identify and use resilience-based approaches to fear-based dysregulation behaviors like aggression, self-harm, risk taking, oppositional-defiance.   
  3. Identify and demonstrate techniques for helping themselves and others experience felt safety
  4. Identify and practice non-adversarial, collaborative and calming approaches to addressing fear-based dysregulation.

For more information and to register, click here.

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

May 30, 2018

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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QPR Suicide Prevention

Jun 5, 2018

Loss of a loved one, friend, neighbor, colleague, or other acquaintance to suicide is devastating.  Importantly, there is hope and help for persons contemplating suicide, and you can help others in need.  QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer -- 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. 

According to the Surgeon General’s National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (2001), a Gatekeeper is someone in a position to recognize a crisis and the warning signs that someone may be contemplating suicide. Gatekeepers include parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

The QPR Gatekeeper Training Program is NREPP approved evidenced based training. 

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper, trainees receive background on the prevalence of suicide and learn to

  • recognize the warning signs of suicide
  • know how to offer hope
  • know how to get help and save a life

This training is free and provides 3 CEUs.  Click here for more information and to register: