Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery
Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery

HOPE Awards 2017: Nominations due Today! April 4

Hope-award-enewsDo you know someone who does exceptional work and deserves recognition? Presented annually, the HOPE Awards honor people and organizations who are making strides and influencing change to advance behavioral health right here in Stark County. In 2015, StarkMHAR introduced the HOPE Awards to recognize community members and outstanding work in prevention, intervention, treatment, recovery, innovation and reducing social stigma.The HOPE Awards honor people and organizations within the five following categories: Community Champion, Advocate of the Year, Young Advocate of the Year, Professional of the Year and Innovation Award. Nominations due April 4, 2017.

Learn more and make your nomination at StarkMHAR.org/Awards »


2017 Clinical Day is May 16, 2017

2017 Clinical DayRegister by May 8 for the 2017 Clinical Day: Emerging Strategies in Prevention vs. Harm Reduction & How Communities Can Benefit from Both. This all-day training geared for clinical staff and medical personnel will demonstrate the difference between prevention and harm reduction strategies as well as emerging trends. Presenters include Kevin Hines (Motivational Speaker & Wellness Advocate), Dorothy Chaney (CADCA), Holly Jones (OACBHA), Canton City Health Department, John Ellis, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, ICCS and Amber Wolfrom (ADAMHS Board of Hancock County). Location is First Christian Church, Heritage Hall; 6900 Market Avenue North, Canton, Ohio 44721. Cost is $20.00 which includes a light breakfast, refreshments and a buffet lunch. 6.5 CEUs/RCHs/CMEs pending for all sessions. 3.0 (out of 6.5) CEUs/RCHs Supervision and Ethics credits available.

Learn more and register for 2017 Clinical Day »


From the #StarkMHARblog: What is advocacy?

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StarkMHAR's Frank Aquino highlights the importance of advocacy as well as essential steps to advocating effectively for those with mental illness and addiction disorders. Catch up on this and other recent blog posts from StarkMHAR staff at the StarkMHAR blog »



TRAINING CENTER: Don’t miss these April and May opportunities

APRIL 2017 TRAININGS

W-April 19, 2017 from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: Fundamentals of MI Supervision Series (1 of 3). Clinical supervisors who provide meaningful supervision of Motivational Interviewing (MI) skill-development to service-team members must be equipped with some essential tools, including skill-evaluation, clinical feedback and planning. This workshop is designed for clinical supervisors at organizations that provide MI interventions. Participants must have prior training and experience in MI.

In this first of three modules, participants will review MI resources for applicability in their clinical supervision to help service-team members develop MI competencies as well as learn how to increase staff buy-in for motivational interventions and MI Supervision. This event features large and small group discussions and practical exercises which facilitate familiarity with available resources and promote action-planning that enhances current supervision strategies. This first module will also illustrate attributes of an MI supervisor and techniques to help staff realize the effect of MI-consistent and MI-inconsistent approaches. 3.0 CEUs offered per session for a total of 9.0 CEUs upon completion of series. Held at the StarkMHAR Training Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702. Register today »

MAY 2017 TRAININGS

W-May 10, 2017 from 9:00 AM-4:30 PM: The Effects of Childhood Adversity on Our Children: How You Can Make a Difference. Keynote speaker Judy Romano, M.D. will work with medical personnel specializing in pediatrics on childhood adversity. 6.0 CMEs. Held at La Pizzaria; 3656 Dressler Road NW, Canton, OH 44718. Register today »

T-May 16, 2017 from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM: 2017 Clinical Day: Emerging Strategies in Prevention vs. Harm Reduction & How Communities Can Benefit from Both. National and regional presenters include: Kevin Hines (Motivational Speaker & Wellness Advocate), Dorothy Chaney (CADCA), Holly Jones (OACBHA), Canton City Health Department, John Ellis, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, ICCS and Amber Wolfrom (ADAMHS Board of Hancock County). Participants will learn more about the difference between prevention and harm reduction strategies as well as emerging trends. Some of the highlighted topics include: Overview of Prevention vs. Harm Reduction Strategies; Crisis Text Line Statewide Initiative; Canton City Health Department’s Project SWAP; Ethics in the Digital Age; and Cutting as a Harm Reduction Strategy. 6.5 CEUs available. Held at the First Christian Church; 6900 Market Avenue N, Canton, OH 44721. $20.00 per person which includes breakfast, lunch and snacks. Register today »

W/R-May 24/25, 2017 from 8:30 PM-12:30 PM: Mental Health First Aid Training for Youth. This is an 8-hour public education program designed to teach parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers and other caring citizens how to help an adolescent (age 12-18) who is experiencing a mental health, addiction or crisis. Youth Mental Health First Aid is primarily designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. Topics covered include anxiety, depression, substance use, disorders in which psychosis may occur, disruptive behavior disorders (including AD/HD) and eating disorders. 8.0 CEUs offered as well as 3-year certification. Held at the StarkMHAR Training Room; 121 Cleveland Avenue SW, Canton, OH 44702. Register today »


SAVE THE DATE: Mark your calendars!

May is Mental Health Month!

May 4: Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

May 16: 2017 Clinical Day Register today »

June 2: 2017 Leadership Breakfast


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