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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.

Parenting with Mental Illness - Adult
Psychiatric Disorders and Implications for Child Wellness

Date: July 2, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $70.00

Mental health is family health, which necessitates paying attention to the well-being of children who are being parented by a caregiver with a mental illness. 20% of American adults have a mental illness. Five to eight percent experience a serious mental health malady that disrupts family and adversely impacts children. We will discuss in depth, six recognized mental illnesses most often associated with abuse and neglect of children, their impact on families and children, and the implications for child wellness. Additionally, we will discuss current treatment modalities and prognosis for recovery.


Human Trafficking and Vulnerable Populations

Date: July 10, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: $35.00

This training will focus on the sex and labor trafficking of individuals with Intellectual Developmental Disabilities (IDD) and Learning Disabilities (LD). We will explore why these populations are becoming more vulnerable to traffickers. Risk factors, signs of victimization and how Human Trafficking affects individuals physically and behaviorally will be discussed.

Information will be provided on how to develop and establish protocols, and supports within the DD and education systems. Real life cases and investigation processes will be reviewed. Finally, participants will learn about resources to be utilized to assist victims on the path of recovery.

CEUs: 2.75 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.

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

An Introduction to the 40 Developmental Assets

Date: July 20th
Time: 9:00 am - 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.


Understanding Bullying
Through a Developmental Assets Framework

Date: July 20th
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Join us for a practical discussion about what we should know about the nature of bullying and how as adults we can foster children’s skills and assets into positive, pro-social behaviors. Small, easy-to-use, manageable relationship-building techniques will be described to foster nurturing and supportive relationships with young people. The first 25 people registered will receive a free copy of Dr. Meehan's book!! The Right to Be Safe: Putting an End to Bullying Behavior.

Mandated Reporter Training - FREE

Mandated Reporter Training - FREE

Date: June 22, 2018, September 14, 2018 & November 2, 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.

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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