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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.

Working with Angry and Irate People Workshop

Date: May 21, 2018
8:30 am - 4:00 pm $70.00
We would like clients - not to mention everyone else in our lives - to get along with us. The reality is people become angry and often have a right to be.This training offers insight and understanding of the underlying themes of anger in others and ourselves. Skills of recognizing anger early, deescalation, and managing stress while under verbal and emotional assault will be covered. Once learned, these skills make one less likely to be triggered by anger and better able to defuse it when it arises.


Butler County Social Services Overview

Dates: 5/16/18, 5/24/18, 5/30/18 & 6/4/18
8:30 am - 12:30 pm $75.00
These 4- half day trainings combine field trips with guest speakers to allow employees to become familiar with Butler County community resources. Participants will tour facilities, meet agency staff and get up to date information about services, eligibility, referral processes and fees.
Mandated Reporter Training - FREE

Mandated Reporter Training - FREE

Date: April 26, 2018 & June 22, 2018
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.


Free QPR Gatekeeper TrainingQPR: Gatekeeper Training

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.

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 completed in 90 minutes and is free of charge. If you are interested in having a trainer come to your organization please contact Lauren Perry, FCFC training coordinator.

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

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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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