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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

Assets 2.0: Developmental Relationships Framework

Date: January 29, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Already familiar with the 40 Developmental Assets? The Search Institute has taken their work with the 40 Developmental Assets one step further. Getting Relationships Right:The Developmental Relationships Framework was introduced in 2018 as a way to inspire adults to take practical steps to impact the youth in their lives. This curriculum challenges caring adults to be intentional about how they form, facilitate and sustain strong relationships with young people. Join us for this free training and get practical steps on putting this work into practice.


Social Media Safety: Your Child’s Digital Tattoo

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Times: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Social Media Safety: Your Child’s Digital Tattoo program helps parents and educators understandthe issues related to social media and mental health. Since the release of the iPhone, teen depressionhas risen 70% in our area -- and throughout the US. Sadly, based on our research, 50% of parentshave no restrictions on the use of technology in the home. This leads to increased use -- which thenoften leads to depression and anxiety. Additionally, nearly 20% of young teens in Greater Cincinnatisend naked photos of themselves. This is not only illegal, it creates issues with depression -- but alsocan create issues with college scholarships and future employment.
Cost: $40


Prevention to Recovery
Addiction, Mental Health & Wellness Resources

Date: February 13, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Assisting clients with identifying their behavioral health needs and making appropriate referrals can be complex and confusing. 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.


QPR: Gatekeeper Training

Date: February 21, 2019
Times: 10:30 AM - 12:00 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.
Cost: Free!


Implementing the Enhanced National Culturally and
Linguistically Appropriate Service (CLAS) Standards

Date: March 13, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Sinclair Community College- Mason Campus 5386 Courseview Drive Mason, OH 45040

OhioMHAS and the Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC) are partnering to provide trainings across Ohio focused on the implementation of strategies to promote health equity. Attendees will receive guidance on developing leadership capacity in health care organizations for promoting and sustaining CLAS. This training provides recommendations to health care (including behavioral health care) organizations for addressing language and other communication barriers to adequately meet the needs of people with limited English proficiency and provides a blueprint for establishing community engagement. Lastly, recommendations on conducting community assessments will be covered.


Mandated Reporter Training

Date: February 12, 2019, 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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