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Professional Development Opportunities


For questions regarding upcoming events contact Lauren Perry, Training Coordinator at or (513) 785-6770. 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.

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FCFC 2019 Trainings & Events: January-August

Butler County Social Services Resource ExpoButler County Social Services Resource Expo

Friday, August 9, 2019 @ Fairfield High School 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Save the date for the 7th annual Butler County Social Services Resource Expo!!This event is a great way for you to learn more about the services and supports available to families in our community. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Reusable bag for the first 300 people!
Printed DirectoryDoor prizes!
Over 80 organizations
Registration is required for vendors only. See you at the event!



An Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

Date: September 23, 2019
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation for change. It is a way of working with persons to assist them in accessing their intrinsic motivation to change behaviors that contradict their essential values and interfere with the achievement of their life goals. Motivational Interviewing is both a philosophy and a set of strategic techniques. It is an evidence-based treatment with a broad range of applications. This Motivational Interviewing training introduces participants to the philosophical roots and essential constructs of the model. Participants will engage in skill-building exercises designed to assist them in utilizing person-centered approaches and strategies to respond to resistance in work practice settings for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

CEUs: 6 Social Work and Counselor CEUs are provided by the Butler County Educational Service Center approved & awarded by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & MFT Board Approval RSX050901 & RCX051001.

Cost: Free!!


The Epidemic Beneath the Epidemic: Discover the Neuroscience of Trauma, Addiction, as well as Healing & Recovery

Date: September 30, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

We know that trauma and addiction are prevalent in our society today. We are also beginning to discover the link between traumatic experiences and the disease of addiction. So many of the clients and populations we serve are particularly at risk for experiencing single incident and complex trauma that can ultimately drive the development of addiction; in the shape of maladaptive coping strategies intended to sooth the far-reaching impacts of the traumatic experiences they have faced. In this insightful and informative training, you will gain knowledge about the brain, how trauma alters brain development and function, how the disease of addiction changes the brain, and how traumatic experiences are linked to the development of addiction. Additionally, you will receive instruction on cutting edge treatment strategies, including EMDR, mindfulness, and resilience building interventions that work with the thought and non-thought regions of the brain to address addiction and facilitate positive trauma resolution so those we serve can go on to create and lead meaningful and productive lives.

CEUs: 5.5 Social Work/ Counselor CEUs are provided by the Butler County Educational Service Center approved & awarded by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & MFT Board Approval RSX050901 & RCX051001. 5.5 Contact Hours for Educators.

Cost: Free!!


Training Fees and Policies

Unless otherwise stated, the fees for workshops are as follows:
Half day: $40.00     Full day: $75.00     Two-day: $150.00

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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