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Professional Development Opportunities

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.
Stewards of Children

Stewards of Children

September 26, 2017 | 5 PM – 8 PM
Learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. We want you to become confident and competent, knowing how to prevent sexual abuse and react skillfully if it occurs.


Tough Work: Understanding and Serving People in Poverty while Caring for YourselfTough Work: Understanding and Serving People in Poverty while Caring for Yourself

October 18, 2017 | 9 AM - 12 PM
Participants will better understand poverty: its causes, the types of poverty, and regional characteristics of poverty.

Social Media: Your Child’s Digital Tattoo

October 31, 2017 | 9 AM - 12 PM
This program helps parents and educators understand the issues related to social media and mental health.
Mandated Reporter Training - FREE

Mandated Reporter Training - FREE

Dates: October 2 or November 17, 2017
6-hour Full Training | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
3-hour Refresher Training | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Butler County Children Services provides FREE training for professionals
who are mandated to report child abuse and neglect.

Understanding PersonalitiesUnderstanding Personalities

November 29, 2017 | 9 AM - 12 PM
This is an interactive workshop designed to help identify different personality types and understand how to work together effectively.  Participants will complete a personality test and identify best practices for communicating with other personality types in the workplace. Hear creative strategies for navigating challenging interpersonal dynamics and how to communicate and interact effectively with even the most challenging personality types.

Free QPR Gatekeeper TrainingFree 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 very informative overview of services and resources offered in the county.  Next training will be offered soon.

Training Fees and Policies

Unless otherwise stated, the fees for workshops are as follows:
Half day: $35.00     Full day: $70.00     Two-day: $140.00
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:
Visit the following website:
Log in or create an EZ pay account.
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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