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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.

QPR: Gatekeeper Training

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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.The QPR Gatekeeper Training Program is NREPP approved evidenced based training.

Cost: Free!


Social Media: Your Child’s Digital Tattoo

Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Social Media: Your Child’s Digital Tattoo program helps parents and educators understand the issues related to social media and mental health. Since the release of the iPhone, teen depression has risen 70% in our area -- and throughout the US. Sadly, based on our research, 50% of parents have no restrictions on the use of technology in the home. This leads to increased use -- which then often leads to depression and anxiety. Additionally, nearly 20% of young teens in Greater Cincinnati send naked photos of themselves. This is not only illegal, it creates issues with depression -- but also can create issues with college scholarships and future employment.

Cost: $40


It's a Gendered Jungle Out There: Serving Transgender & Gender - Nonconforming Youth

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Like all young people, transgender and gender-nonconforming (TGNC) youth are entitled to bias-free attention to their unique needs and to be safe in their schools, homes, placements and/or services. They should be supported in their gender identity and never required to conform to gender stereotypes in order to receive appropriate care. Professionals who work with TGNC young people should be educated about transgender issues and prepared to work in affirming ways to best serve TGNC youth.

Cost: $40.00

What Kids Need to Succeed- An introduction to the 40 Developmental Assets

An Introduction to the 40 Developmental Assets

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

The Developmental Assets® are 40 research-based, positive qualities that influence young people’s development and help them become caring, responsible, and productive adults. Based in youth development, resiliency, and prevention research, this framework has proven to be effective and has become the most widely used approach to positive youth development in the United States. It has been adapted to be developmentally relevant from early childhood through adolescence.

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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