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

 

Collaborative for Children of Addicted Parents Presents: Family Centered Approach for Children of Addicted Parents Annual Conference at Northern Kentucky Convention Center

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:00am-5:00pm at Northern Kentucky Convention Center

Fee: Physicians: $125  Non-Physicians: $75

This year’s conference will focus on the following topics:

  • Medical and neurodevelopmental issues
  • Preschool and school issues
  • Family placement
  • Protective services and court involvement
  • Prevention measures through a family centered approach
  • Implicit Bias
  • And more

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Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars- Raising Resilient Children

Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Fee: FREE

CEUs: None offered for this workshop

BRING YOUR LUNCH

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Franklin County Sheriff's Office Presents Operation Street Smart: Drug Education Program at Child Focus, Inc. Training Center

Thursday, December 13, 2018 6:00pm-9:00pm

FEE: No cost-this program is sponsored by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office

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Building Hope and Positive Solutions

Thursday, December 20, 2018  9:00am to 11:45am

Fee: FREE

CEUs: $15.00 for 2.5 CEUs

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Early Learning Professionals must click here to register on OCCRRA using ST10070202

 
 

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.

Click here to add your contact information

 
 

Ethics for Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019 8:45am-12:00pm

Fee: $45.00

CEUs: 3.0 Ethics Hours

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Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program   

Wednesday, January 16, 2019  2:00pm to 4:00pm

Fee: FREE

CEUs: $15.00 for 2.0 CEUs

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training February 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm

Fee:  FREE

CEU's: None offered for this workshop 

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Unlock Your Strength and Live Your Potential-The Family Engagement Series hosted by Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities

Fee: FREE

The Family Engagement Series includes regional hands-on sessions that will teach you practical ways to manage pressure, patience, and learn creative strategies to modify your existing methods of coping and caring for those you love. 

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Southwest

Southeast

Northeast

Northwest

Central

 
 

Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program April 2019

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm

Fee: FREE 

CEUs: $15.00 for 2.0 CEUs

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Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 2:00pm-4:00pm

Fee: FREE

$15 Fee for 2.0 CEUs

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Director of Training-Melanie Palmer is an Independently Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with Supervisory Status and American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Supervisor. She has worked in the outpatient and school-based programs at CFI and has over 20 years of experience working with clients on a variety of issues and challenges. 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 (CIT) trainer. Melanie develops and facilitates trainings on a variety of topics including trauma-informed care, suicide education, separation and divorce issues, parenting, stress management and self-care, communication, and more. She collaborates and partners with several systems including mental/public health agencies, schools, judicial, law enforcement, business, faith based and other communities in efforts to expand and enhance knowledge to improve the quality of life for all. 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