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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

Every Dream Catcher Tells a Story: Intergenerational Trauma and Resilience

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

How do we best support and help families grow in a toxically stressful world where trauma is the epidemic beneath some of our most vexing personal and societal challenges? Learn ways to connect with the resilience factors found in family cultures and the culture of the communities in which they live. Be introduced to community-based interventions that shift survival skills into protective factors supporting growth beyond intergenerational cycles. Free!

CEUS: 3.0 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. 3.0 Contact Hours for Educators. 3.0 DODD hours pending.


Fix your Face, Fix your Voice:

Changing How We Communicate When Under Stress

Date: Monday, April 15, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Communicating is challenging enough. Being under stress when communicating increases the challenge. It affects how messages are sent and how they’re received and can have a negative affect on those we’re talking with. The issue is you cannot not tell your story. Whatever is going on on the inside, will be reflected on the outside. Your body gives “tells” through posture, voice quality - even word choice.

CEUs: 3.0 Social Work CEUs are provided by the Butler County Educational Service Center approved & awarded by the Ohio Social Worker Board Approval RSX050901.

Cost: $40.00 per participant payable via check, credit card or purchase order. (No Wrong Door Agencies can receive 1 free spot. Email to claim the free spot)


Developing Resilience and Hope In Our Youth and Ourselves- A Day with National Speaker Christian Moore! 

Date: April 22, 2019

Grit. Fortitude. Determination. Resilience. No matter what you call it, teachers and administrators nationwide agree that there has never been a greater need to teach our students how to thrive in school and in life. Studies have shown that students who score higher on resilience measures have improved social skills, higher grades, a greater love of learning, and better decision-making skills. This lively and interactive training brings to life resilience from neuroscience to intervention. Setting power struggles aside, we will explore how the brain heals itself and identify everyday, brain-based tools to help students of all ages and ability levels develop the desire to try and the resilience to keep moving forward. We will look at what you already are doing and share even more tools for turning adversity into action for all of us. Join us for one or both of the sessions listed below!

The Resilience Breakthrough
9:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Cost: $25.00


Turning Adversity into Action
1:15 PM – 4:30 PM
Cost: $25.00


Taking Care: Resiliency for Professionals

Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

In this session participants will grow in their understanding of nourishing their own resilience. Together we will engage in activities that integrate the mind and the body. The experiential nature of the afternoon will invite introspection as well as connection with others as a way to foster nourishment and well-being.

CEUs: 3.25 Social Work CEUs are provided by the Butler County Educational Service Center approved & awarded by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & MFT Board Approval RSX050901 3.25 Contact Hours for Educators. 3.25 DODD hours pending.

Cost: Free!


Butler County Social Services Overview

Dates: 4-23-19, 4-30-19, 5-7-19, 5-14-19
Times: All sessions are from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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. Must attend all sessions to participate.

Cost: $75.00


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

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 8:30 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.

Cost: $75.00

CEUs: 6.0 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. 6.0 Contact Hours for Educators


Mandated Reporter Training

Date: June 4, 2019 & November 19, 2019
Times: 9:00AM - 4:00 PM or 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM for the refresher course

Butler County Children Services is providing a free training for professionals who are mandated to report child abuse and neglect.  Two sessions each training date are offered: 6 hours-Full Training and 3 hour- Refresher sessions. See program flyer for more information.


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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