Training

Melanie Palmer 

Director of Training

mpalmer@child-focus.org  

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 Child-Focus, Inc. and has over 25 years of experience working with clients on a variety of issues in many settings. 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, Managing Suicide Risk: Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Professionals (AMSR) Trainer, Working Minds Suicide Prevention in the Workplace 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, family relationships, 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.

Recorded Webinars for 2.0 CEUs Each

Starting at ONLY $15.00

Discounts for purchasing multiple webinars at the time of registration

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Training Room Rentals

Professional, accommodation and affordable conference rooms with AV equipment rental options for any successful meeting, training, or other event.

Kitchenette and restrooms directly across from conference rooms. Location easily accessible right off I-275 in Mt. Carmel with free parking.

Contact:  Melanie Palmer, Director of Training  mpalmer@child-focus.org (513) 752-1555

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

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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Shelley Drummond

Training Center Office Manager

sdrummond@child-focus.org 

Shelley 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.  

Training Rooms
  • Conference Room B
    • 40.3’ X 24.3’ (980 square feet)
    • Seats up to 42 with tables and chairs-Classroom style
    • Built in projector screen
    • Dry erase board on front wall-12’ x 4’ Lectern
    • Full day (4+ hours) $150.00
    • Half day (up to 4 hours) $75.00
  • Conference Room C
    • 31.9’ x 65.6’ (2,093 square feet)
    • Seats up to 70 with table and chairs-Classroom style
    • Seats up to 120 with desk-chairs
    • Dual built in ceiling projectors
    • Dual built in projector screens with VGA connection
    • Dry erase board on front wall- 8.9’ x 4’Lectern
    • Full day (4+ hours) $175.00
    • Half day (up to 4 hours) $85.00
  • AV Rental Equipment
    • LCD projector with VGA connection- $50.00
    • DVD/VCR with monitor- $25.00
    • Flip charts- $20.00
    • Rolling dry erase board 2.5 x 3- $10.00

Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program July 2019

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

Fee: FREE

CEUs: $15.00 for 2.0 CEUs

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Stewards of Children Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program April 2019

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

Fee: FREE

CEUs: $15.00 for 2.0 CEUs

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QPR Suicide Prevention Training 2019

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

Fee: FREE

CEU's: None offerred for this workshop

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

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

Fee: $45.00

CEUs: 3.0 Ethics Hours

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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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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

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

Click here for details and to register