OhioSTART Training
 
WEBINARS

Ohio Substance Abuse Training Partnership
  1. Understanding Addiction: Implications for Practice
  2. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT): Supporting Parents and Assuring Child Safety
  3. Relating Current Ohio Opiate Epidemic Trends to Child Welfare Practice
  4. Best Practice Spotlight: Engaging Families in the Treatment Process
The Substance Abuse and Child Welfare Webinar Series includes four recorded one-hour webinars that were developed specifically for Ohio. The goal of the series is to improve the use of evidence-based practices in child welfare, courts, and treatment systems that will assist families impacted by substance abuse. These webinars include learning tools (summary handouts) that can be used by an individual to reinforce the content or to facilitate team discussions geared to apply the content to the work of a cross-systems team.


Children and Family Futures Training

Identifying Substance Use as a Risk Factor in CW Cases and Understanding How to Respond

This two hour webinar describes the best practices related to substance use screening and the use of the UNCOPE tool. The webinar provides a good overview and foundation that can be taken prior to an in-person training on the use of the UNCOPE screening tool. 



ONLINE COURSES

National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare

These online courses developed by the National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare provide a foundation for understanding the best practices that are needed for child welfare, treatment and courts to support families with substance use disorders. The five module courses can be taken for CEU's and would be very helpful to Ohio START teams as they begin to create a solid foundation of evidence-based principles used in their collaborative practice. Each course below takes approximately 4.5 hours to complete.

Understanding Child Welfare and the Dependency Court: A Guide for Treatment Professionals

This tutorial provides substance abuse treatment professionals with information on the operations of child welfare and the dependency court; effective engagement strategies and treatment practices for families involved with child welfare systems; services needed by children whose parents have substance use disorders; and methods of improving collaboration among substance abuse treatment, child welfare and court systems.


Understanding Substance Use Disorders, Treatment and Family Recovery: A Guide for Child Welfare Professionals

This tutorial provides child welfare professionals with knowledge of alcohol and drug addiction and its impact on parenting; engagement strategies and the treatment and recovery process for families affected by substance use disorders; services needed by children whose parents have substance use disorders; and methods of improving collaboration among substance abuse treatment, child welfare and court systems. 


Understanding Substance Use Disorders, Treatment and Family Recovery: A Guide for Legal Professionals

This tutorial provides legal professionals with knowledge of alcohol and drug addiction and its impact on parenting; engagement, treatment, and recovery process for families affected by substance use disorders; services needed by children whose parents have substance use disorders; and methods of improving collaboration among substance abuse treatment, child welfare and court systems.



The Florida Certification Board's Online Education Platform

Using Motivational Interviewing in Everyday Practice

Motivational Interviewing is a skill that makes a huge difference in the engagement of parents along the entire intervention process. This four-hour course is specifically focused on child welfare applications.

This course takes the learner on a tour of the essential skills used to strengthen an individual's motivation for behavior change. Descriptions, demonstrations, and the learning activities provide an introduction to MI.



VIDEO SERIES

Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare

Supporting Recovery in Parents with Co-Occurring Disorders in Child Welfare: Training Video Series

In partnership with the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health (MNCAMH), CASCW the three-part video series features experts discussing the unique challenges and resources needed to support parents struggling with CODs. Each video is under ten minutes long and would be excellent tools for use with educational supervision or team application discussions.