Labor Day: Child Focus is Closed.

Sep 3, 2018

Labor Day.  Child Focus is closed.  As always our answering service at 752-1555 and the Clermont County Crisis Hotline, 528-SAVE (7283) are available 24/7.

QPR Suicide Prevention Training

Sep 11, 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: 

Flip It: 4 Supportive Steps to Help Young Children Identify Their Feelings, Learn Healthy Self-Control and Reduce Challenging Behavior

Sep 13, 2018

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.  


$25.00 for 6 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

Mitigating Risk and Supporting Children in AOD Environments

Sep 26, 2018

Mitigating Risk and Supporting Children in AOD Environments:  Ohio is one of the top 5 states in the country with deaths related to drug overdose.  As a result many of Ohio’s children are at risk for countless experiences such as violence in their homes, absent caregivers, higher levels of stress, poverty, neglect, and harsh parenting.  Explore the rick factors these children are susceptible as a result of being embedded in alcohol and drug environments (AOD) and learn how trauma is sustained.  Understand that risk mitigation involves taking steps to reduce the adverse effects of those AOD systems on children who may have trauma.


  1. Develop a basic understanding of AOD environments and be able to identify the risk factors of children living in those environments.
  2. Understand key concepts of trauma experienced by children in AOD environments.
  3. Participants will learn ways to mitigate the risks of children living in AOD environments and strategies to help build connection and increase resilience to ensure success in life.

For more information or to register, click here.

Triple P Positive Parenting Seminars- The Power of Positive Parenting

Oct 25, 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.