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

 

Mitigating Risk, Supporting Children in AOD Environments

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 9:00am-11:00am

Fee: FREE

$10.00 for 2.0 CEUs

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Triple P Positive Parenting Seminar- The Power of Positive Parenting

Thursday, September 27, 2018 12:00pm-1:30pm

Fee: FREE

CEUs: None offered for this workshop

BRING YOUR LUNCH

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Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2:00pm-4:00pm

Fee: FREE

$15 Fee for 2.0 CEUs

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Understanding the Developmental Supervision Approach

Friday, October 19, 2018 8:45am-12:00pm

Fee: $45.00

CEUs: 3.0 Supervision Hours

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Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars: Raising Confident, Competent Children

Thursday, October 25, 2018 12:00pm-1:30pm

Fee: FREE

CEUs: None offered for this workshop

 BRING YOUR LUNCH

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The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA)-Infant/Toddler & Preschool Program 0-5 for ECMH consultants

Monday, October 29, 2018 and Tuesday, October 30, 2018  9:00am to 4:00pm

Fee: FREE Training funded by the Whole Child Matters Grant

CEUs: $20.00 for 11.0 CEUs (MUST ATTEND BOTH DAYS)

Location: Child Focus Training Center, 4633-B Aicholtz Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45244

Lunch is on your own. There are surrounding area restaraunts and Kroger across the street.

 

In this training you will learn about the DECA for both Infant and Toddler as well as Preschoolers. In both programs, DECA uses a 5 step approach that will be reviewed so that as an ECMH consultant you can help programs to use either to cover all all ages 0-5.

Click here to Register in OCCRRA using ST# 10072276

 

 

 

 
 

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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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

 
 

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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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