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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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Safe and Supported Youth

Date: Thursday, January 23, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 4:15 pm

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) young people often sustain much more abuse and adversity than other youth. They face being bullied at school, outcast from faith communities, rejected from their families, and encounter hostility from youth-serving systems. This systematic abuse can contribute to LGBTQ youth having significantly higher rates of depression, suicide, substance abuse and homelessness, to name just a few harmful outcomes. Lighthouse’s cultural competency training helps improve understanding of the unique needs, challenges, and experiences of LGBTQ youth.

This training helps to promote safe, competent, and supportive care and welcoming environments for LGBTQ young people.
Cost: Free!
CEUs: 5.5 CEUs for Ohio social work and counseling licenses CSWMFTB Approved Provider Number: RCS091902.


Building Resilient Moms, Babies and Communities

Date: Begins February 18th (six week series, see registration page for all dates)
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Butler County Family and Children First Council is hosting an intensive 6 session series to equip Partnership to Reduce Infant Mortality (PRIM) partners with knowledge about trauma and resiliency to better serve and support moms & babies in our community. We will be joining one another on a journey to help identify how adverse childhood experiences (ACES), implicit bias, toxic stress and trauma can affect the health of moms & babies. Participants who complete the series will be able to identify and explain the effects of trauma, as well as, how to build resiliency skills in the families they serve. By working with new mothers, we can foster healthy development in their children and help break the cycle of trauma. We will join a learning community to address these issues in our work with mothers and explore how to build more supportive & resilient communities. Participants must commit to attending all sessions in the series, as they build upon each other. CEUs will only be provided for participants who complete all sessions.

CEUs: 26.0 Social Work/Counselor CEUs approved
Cost: Free! (Priority will be given to the Butler County Partnership to Reduce Infant Mortality partners)


Prevention to Recovery Forum: Addiction, Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for the 2nd annual Prevention to Recovery Forum! This brief seminar will provide insight into the basics of behavioral health and bring awareness to some of the disparities and misconceptions that often prevent people from seeking services. Learn about available addiction and mental health services within the continuum of care. Butler County resources and representatives from prevention, addiction, mental health and recovery services will be available so attendees gain in-depth understanding of the services provided in the region. This is a wonderful opportunity to network and build relationships with other people who have a common passion for this topic.

CEUs: 1.5 social work CEUs approved
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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