CIP Announces Training Events for new Healthy Kids Learning Community Initiative

The Healthy Kids Learning Community platform will enable the people to share their concerns and practices, related to youth and families impacted by the opioid epidemic, and to increase collaboration with child welfare agencies, substance abuse treatment providers and the court system to improve outcomes for children, parents, families, providers, and supporters.

The Center for Innovative Practice (CIP) is facilitating training events and workshops to increase our skills, support our communities and identify strategies to protect our children and youth.  Please consider joining us for one of the following training events on Trauma-Informed Biographical Timelines (TIBT), an assessment and planning process that increases empathy and supports the whole person.  The TIBT can be used within, and potentially shared across, any of our child-serving systems: child welfare, behavioral health, juvenile justice, education, health care.

3 opportunities to attend Trauma-Informed Biographical Timelines training:

  • October 23, 2018  at Butler County Developmental Disabilities, Janet Clemmons Center 282 N. Fair Avenue Hamilton, OH 45011
  • January 31, 2019  at Mahoning County Children Services,  222 W Federal St, Youngstown, OH 44503, USA
  • March 6, 2019  at the State Library of Ohio, 274 E 1st Ave #100, Columbus, OH 43201

All 3 trainings will be presented by Sarah Buffie MSW, LSW, founding director of Soul Bird Consulting.  Sarah believes that nothing has the power to heal like supportive relationships.  Specializing in trauma responsive care, she helps organizations and individuals disrupt current models of thinking by building empathy and understanding around the effects of trauma.  Her focus is to spread awareness about how trauma affects the brain and body, and teach effective approaches for developing resilience within the people organizations strive to serve, and the people closest to the work, caregivers and direct providers.

Each training will be held from 9 am to 4 pm and offers 5.5 CEUs for counselors, social workers and MFTs.  However, you DO NOT need to be a licensed provider to attend or benefit from this training!  We encourage workers from ALL child serving systems to attend, as well as first responders, family members, kinship providers and anyone else who would like to learn how to engage and support our youth and families in Ohio.