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Professional Development

For an up-to-date list of workshops provided by many organizations across Butler County and beyond, be sure to subscribe to our FCFC Forum.

The Forum is a twice-monthly e-newsletter filled with helpful information and resources.

Everyone's an Asset Builder - FREE

Date: May 4th | 9 AM - 12 PM
Come to this FREE half-day introductory seminar to learn practical, meaningful ways to intentionally impact youth and build assets every day in your personal and professional life.

Raising Sexually Healthy Children in a Sexually Confusing World - FREE

Dates: May 9, 2017 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
May 17, 2017 | 9 AM - 11 AM
This training is designed to increase participants' knowledge and comfort when addressing topics of sexuality with children. Discussion will also include social messages around sexuality, safety with social media, sexting etc. A limited amount of childcare may be available.
This event is presented in collaboration with
REGISTER HERE for 5/9/2017
REGISTER HERE for 5/17/2017

Listening Skills and Building Rapport Workshop

May 22, 2017 | 1 PM - 4 PM
This workshop will provide participants with skills and techniques that can increase their ability to listen more deeply and let clients feel more comfortable in communicating and sharing.

Free QPR Gatekeeper Training Available

The FCFC Strong Families, Safe Communities program now has 20 QPR Suicide Prevention Certified Instructors trained & ready to conduct QPR Gatekeeper trainings in and around Butler County. QPR (Question, Persuade, and Refer) is a very simple, yet highly effective & evidence based, method of preventing suicide. It provides adults ("Gatekeepers") with the tools they need to respond to the needs of a person who is suicidal and help them access needed services. QPR Gatekeeper Training is FREE and takes only 90 minutes to complete. If your organization is interested in holding a training please contact Lauren Perry, FCFC Training Coordinator at 513-785-6770.

40 Developmental Assets Trainings

The FCFC’s Asset Builders’ Network has many speakers and trainers available to provide information on the Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets. Options include anything from a brief overview (20 to 45 minutes) to a 2.5 hour workshop. If you would like to request a speaker for your organization, please complete the Developmental Assets Presentation Request or contact Heather Wells to learn more.

New Worker Orientation

This annual training conducted by the Cross Systems Training Committee is designed for professionals in their first year of work in Butler County. It is a 2-day intensive overview of services and resources in the county. Next training will be Spring 2016.

Training Fees and Policies

Unless otherwise stated, the fees for workshops are as follows:
Half day: $25.00     Full day: $50.00     Two-day: $75.00
Make Checks Payable to:
Butler County Family and Children First Council
400 N. Erie Blvd. Ste. A
Hamilton, OH 45011

To Pay by Credit Card:
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FCFC training events can be found under "Miscellaneous Activity Fees"

Butler County Family and Children First Council Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registrants unable to attend a training session must notify FCFC at least 2 business days prior to the training date in order to receive a refund. Refunds will not be given for books and/or materials pre-ordered for a training. If you are unable to attend a training and do not notify us 2 business days prior to the training date, you will be charged the registration fee. If a training session is cancelled due to low registration, inclement weather, or other reasons we will email all participants. Fees, if applicable, will be refunded.

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