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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.

No Wrong Door Training

Date: October 3, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Social service systems can be complex and difficult to navigate. Last year, The Butler County Family & Children First Council piloted the No Wrong Door Initiative to ensure that when people are in need, they can be connected to services regardless of what agency they call seeking help. No Wrong Door agencies received education on the resources available in Butler County and customer service training so that staff and clients have comprehensive, streamlined information about the available supports and services.

Want to learn more? Join us for a free training for existing and prospective No Wrong Door agencies, so that you can help Butler County families navigate and find the resources they need. We will discuss customer service best practices, identify community resources, network and much more!

Target Audience: front-line staff (receptionists, intake coordinators and case managers)
Cost: Free!!!


High Performance Teambuilding
for Managers & Supervisors

Date: October 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

What exactly are the four sequential steps of teambuilding? How does emotional intelligence, resolving conflict, building trust and focusing on goals result in a strong team? What is emotional intelligence and why is it absolutely vital to "teambuilding"? What specific steps must managers follow to build relationships and trust with others? What roles do employees and management really play? How can you resolve conflict rather than escalating it? Learn this and MUCH, MUCH more!

CEUs: 5.5 Social Work / Counselor CEUs (meeting the supervision standards) are provided by the Butler County Educational Service Center approved & awarded by the Ohio Counse-lor, Social Worker, & MFT Board Approval RSX050901 & RCX051001. SHRM/HRCI hours pending. DODD hours approved.

Target Audience: Any person in a role in which they lead, direct or supervisor people. Volunteer coordinators, team leads, supervisors, lead teachers, etc.

Cost: $75.00 per participant payable via check, credit card or purchase order. No charge for Butler County Board of Developmental Disabilities Employees.


Screening and Assessment of Youth with Co-Occurring Disorders

Date: October 18, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Broadly, this training aspires to increase clinical recognition for the high prevalence of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders in youth. It is also intended to initiate/reinforce increased considerations regarding the importance of conducting regular screenings and performing developmentally appropriate assessments. Components of these broader goals include: prevalence of mental health and substance use disorders in addition to trauma and victimization for youth; developmental considerations regarding approaches to screening, assessment and diagnostic understanding; and exploration of specific tools for both screening and assessing youth.

Cost: Free!
CEUS: Pending
Target Audience: Liscenced clinicians working with youth in the mental health and substance abuse treatment disorders field. 


Psychoactive Drugs of Abuse and Differential Diagnostic Considerations in Adolescents

Date: October 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:15 PM

This training presents and describes, briefly, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic aspects of the nine specific classes of drugs identified in the DSM-5 and also presents several examples of psychoactive substances that may be more common to youth experimentation included in the tenth class of ‘other’. Potential cognitive and behavioral impacts of use of each substance is discussed from an adolescent-developmental perspective. These latter considerations, then, are platformed to frame initial considerations about symptom crossover in differential diagnostic understanding.

Cost: Free!
CEUS: Pending
Target Audience: Licensed clinicians working with youth in the mental health and substance abuse treatment disorders field.

Mandated Reporter Training - FREE

Mandated Reporter Training - FREE

Dates: 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.


Butler County Social Services Overview

Dates: October 23, 2018, October 30, 2018, November 6, 2018 & November 13, 2018
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm for all sessions

These 4- half day trainings combine field trips with guest speakers to allow new 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. See registration page for more details.
Cost: $75.00


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: $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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