OhioSTART Training
 
Screening and Intervention of Substance Use Disorders (UNCOPE and ACE)

Target Audience

START CW

CW Sup/Admin

CW Staff

BH Sup/Admin

BH Staff

FPM

Required

Suggested

Required for UNCOPE Administration

Suggested

Required for UNCOPE Administration

Suggested


This workshop will assist workers with using evidence-based screening tools (UNCOPE) and (ACE), to interpret the results, provide feedback to the parent and offer recommendations to seek further assessment for treatment services. Participants will also become familiar with the assessment process, treatment levels of care, Medication-Assisted Treatment and realistic expectations for aftercare, relapse and/or recovery. 

Dates and Locations:
Trainings will run from 9:00AM-4:00PM

Child Trauma Screening

Target Audience

START CW

CW Sup/Admin

CW Staff

BH Sup/Admin

BH Staff

FPM

Required

Suggested

Required for CTAC Administration

Suggested

Required for CTAC Administration

Suggested


The Southwest Michigan Children's Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC) developed a screening tool for children who have experienced trauma and adverse childhood experiences. Their tool was chosen for use in the OhioSTART initiative to help caseworkers better identify trauma exposure in the children they serve. With proper training, this tool supports appropriate triaging of services and/or referrals in your agency and community. This training will assist workers with how to use the CTAC screening tool, interpret the results, provide feedback to the family and offer recommendations for further assessment for treatment services.

Dates and Locations:


OhioSTART Foundations: Creating a Collaborative Governance Structure

Target Audience

START CW

CW Sup/Admin

CW Staff

BH Sup/Admin

BH Staff

FPM

Suggested

Required

Not Required or Suggested

Required

Not Required or Suggested

Not Required 


This training was developed by our team from Children and Family Futures, a California based organization that directs the National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare. Tina Willauer and Jennifer Foley who was the Director for the Kentucky START program will be the primary trainers. Content for the training will include an overview of the critical elements of collaborative practice that are necessary for the successful implementation of OhioSTART. Components of the OhioSTART model include: using universal screening tools for substance use and trauma screening, developing protocols for quick access to treatment, information sharing with treatment partners and courts, focus on family centered services, implementing family team meetings and decision-making, and integrating recovery support into the entire process. 

OhioStart Teams will assess their implementation progress, receive technical support and work together on an action plan for moving their program forward.

Dates and Locations: 
Trainings will run from 9:00AM-4:00PM

Family Team Meetings

Target Audience

START CW

CW Sup/Admin

CW Staff

BH Sup/Admin

BH Staff

FPM

Required if agency does not conduct FTM’s

Suggested

Required for all staff participating in FTM’s if agency does not conduct FTM’s

Suggested

Suggested

Suggested


This training is designed as a joint training for child welfare, behavioral health practitioners, and community partners. Family Team Meetings involve supervisors and line staff in child welfare, children's behavioral health providers and other community partners. These partners participate in a teaming process with families and county agencies to serve the behavioral health needs of those in the OhioSTART program. 

This training provides an overview of the teaming process of the FTM to meet the needs of the family including: preparing families and providers for participating in Family Team meetings; basic structure and guidance for facilitating Family Team Meetings; and guidance for handling challenges that may arise in the teaming process.

Dates and Locations:
Trainings will run from 9:00AM-4:00PM

OhioSTART Foundations 2: Family Peer Mentors

Target Audience

START CW

CW Sup/Admin

CW Staff

BH Sup/Admin

BH Staff

FPM

Suggested

Required

Not Required or Suggested

Required

Not Required or Suggested

Not Required or Suggested


Content for this training will include an overview of the Family Peer Mentor (FPM) Recovery Support process along with hands-on examination of the structure and support that needs to be in place for recruitment, training and preparation of the FPM, including: clarifying the FPM function and role, preparing the way for working with team members, and providing supervision and support for the FPM. The training will offer OhioSTART teams an opportunity to assess their implementation progress. Teams will receive hands-on technical support and will work together on an action plan for moving their program forward. This training was developed by our team from Children and Family Futures, a California based organization that directs the National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare. Tina Willauer and Jennifer Foley will be the primary trainers.

Dates and Locations:
Trainings will run from 9:00AM-4:00PM

OhioSTART Foundations 3: START Case Management and Practice

Target Audience

START CW

CW Sup/Admin

CW Staff

BH Sup/Admin

BH Staff

FPM

Suggested

Required

Not Required or Suggested

Required

Not Required or Suggested

Not Required or Suggested


This interactive workshop will explore the “nuts and bolts” of START practice throughout the life of a case. Outcomes for families in START have shown higher rates of parental sobriety, less reliance on foster care and a decreased incidence of repeat child maltreatment and return to out-of-home-care compared to non-START families. The START model achieves these positive outcomes by using a variety of best practice strategies found to be effective with families with co-occurring substance use and child maltreatment. This training will review these key practices, including the cross-system collaboration necessary to deliver comprehensive family-centered services, increased oversight and monitoring, shared decision-making, and strategic information sharing. OhioSTART teams will have the opportunity to assess their implementation progress while receiving hands on technical support. The training was developed by our team from Children and Family Futures, a California based organization that directs the National Center for Substance Abuse and Child Welfare. Tina Willauer and Jennifer Foley will be the primary trainers.

Dates and Locations:
Trainings will run from 9:00AM-4:00PM

Child Welfare 101

Target Audience 

START CW

CW Sup/Admin

CW Staff

BH Sup/Admin

BH Staff

FPM

Suggested

Not Required or Suggested

Not Required or Suggested

Suggested

Suggested

Required


This training is designed for family peer mentors and behavioral health providers not already familiar with the child welfare system. The workshop will provide a general overview of timelines, intakes, placements, legal process and other pertinent rules and regulations.

Dates and Locations:
Trainings will run from 9:00AM-4:00PM

Engagement Skills - Motivational Interviewing

Target Audience

START CW

CW Sup/Admin

CW Staff

BH Sup/Admin

BH Staff

FPM

Suggested

Not Required or Suggested

Suggested

Not Required or Suggested

Suggested

Required


Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based counseling style which adopts a brief intervention format, using critical elements that serve as catalysts for motivation and change. This course builds on the Using Motivational Interviewing in Everyday Practice online course as a prerequisite. Participants will use the theory and practice exercises from the online course to further develop MI skills. Participants will demonstrate their ability to employ strategies for resolving ambivalence and dealing with resistance; identify traps in helping; apply principles of Motivational interviewing to avoid pitfalls; identify change talk and how to operationalize individual goals. Learners will apply MI skills to various case studies and distinguish skills through self and peer evaluation. It is highly recommended that START caseworkers and family peer mentors attend this training together.

Dates and Locations:
Trainings will run from 9:00AM-4:00PM


Supporting Families With Substance Use, Mental, and Co-Occurring Disorders

This grid applies to all the Modules below. These trainings are not required for OhioSTART and are open to all county Child Welfare and community partners.

Target Audience

START CW

CW Sup/Admin

CW Staff

BH Sup/Admin

BH Staff

FPM

Suggested

Not Required or Suggested

Suggested

Suggested

Suggested

Suggested


OhioSTART counties may participate in a pilot of a curriculum written by the National Center of Substance Abuse and Child Welfare in 2009 and revised by the Institute for Human Services in 2017.

The standardized training provides learning opportunities and baseline knowledge of behavioral health problems and interventions; strategies for increasing client motivation and facilitating cross-systems work; and incorporating cultural competency in child welfare practice. 

The curriculum consists of 5 modules, 6 hours each, which can be delivered over a series of five days or separately as standalone workshops. The series is designed to help caseworkers understand and work with families so that they will succeed in the treatment and recovery process.

Module 1: Understanding the Multiple Needs of Families Involved with the Child Welfare System

Module One provides child welfare professionals with a contextual knowledge of a range of substance use, mental, and co-occurring disorders that may be experienced by parents involved in the child welfare system. A discussion of how to prioritize interventions is included along with special issues related to methamphetamine and opioid addictions.

Dates and Locations:

Module 2: Engagement and Intervention with Parents Affected by Substance Use, Mental, and Co-Occurring Disorders

Module Two explores skills that child welfare professionals need to engage individuals from diverse communities including the screening and documentation process, supporting the connection to assessment and treatment services, and appropriate strategies for engaging families in treatment. 

Dates and Locations:
Module 3: Treatment and Recovery for Parents Affected by Substance Use, Mental, and Co-Occurring Disorders

Module Three helps child welfare professionals understand the treatment and recovery processes experienced by parents with substance use, mental and co-occurring disorders. The module includes content addressing what effective treatment looks like and how child welfare professionals can help parents obtain culturally appropriate treatment and monitor outcomes.

Dates and Locations:
Module 4: Understanding the Needs of Children of Parents with Substance Use, Mental, or Co-occurring Disorders

Module Four provides child welfare workers with an understanding of the various ways in which children are impacted by parental substance use, mental and co-occurring disorders - from prenatal exposure through childhood and adolescent development. The content includes the importance of screening to identify affected children so that referrals can be made to professionals trained in related assessment and interventions.

Dates and Locations:
Module 5: Developing a Comprehensive Response for Families Affected by Substance Use, Mental, and Co-Occurring Disorders

Module Five provides child welfare professionals with an understanding of recommendations for integrating behavioral health disorders information about an individual or family member into the child welfare case plan and collaborating with other providers when developing and monitoring family services.

Dates and Locations:
Trainings will run from 9:00AM-4:00PM