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Friday, June 8, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Mount Carmel Christian Church 
4110 Bach-Buxton Road
Batavia, OH 45103

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Shelley Drummond-Training Center Office Manager 
Child Focus, Inc. 

Hosted by Families Connected of Clermont County Family Advisory Council (FCF), Child Focus Inc., and  the Resilience Project


It Takes A Village: Supporting Families Living With The Impact Of Trauma

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Location: Mount Carmel Christian Church                                                   4110 Bach-Buxton Road                                                                 Batavia, Ohio 45103  

Agencies interested in setting up vendor tables can contact Jean Houston, Families Connected of Clermont County at 513-732-5034 or


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Course Content

Adverse Childhood Experiences’ (ACEs) research demonstrates that trauma has become the epidemic beneath the epidemic of addiction and other social challenges.  Trauma, like addiction, affects entire families and communities.  Even though we understand on a deep level that healing happens in relationship, the resulting complex array of physical, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges brought on by trauma can make it difficult, even with the best of intentions, to connect with and support trauma survivors. 

This lively and interactive training guides participants through the effects of trauma on brain development, functioning and family systems. You will learn the top five resilience factors found in people who move beyond their traumatic life experiences without numbing themselves with substances or recreating the trauma.  These same resilience factors can be used to help those who work with families struggling with trauma address the effects of vicarious traumatization.

Participants will learn simple approaches and tools that lead to healing. These approaches works well for the effects of trauma on all ages, developmental ability levels and even those with early prenatal exposure or pre-verbal trauma.   


Training participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the impact of trauma on the brain, body and development
  2. Identify and strengthen resilience factors in themselves, their families and/or people they support in their work
  3. Learn and practice simple tools to help build resilience and heal from stress and trauma


Presenter: Mary Vicario is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor (LPCC-S) and a Certified Trauma Specialist who holds a Certificate in Traumatic Studies from the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute.  In 2007, she founded Finding Hope Consulting to address the gap in training available to communities by translating cutting edge relational neuroscience into everyday activities that anyone can use to promote healing, resilience and hope. Through interactive and entertaining presentations, Finding Hope brings the neurobiology of hope to life with a focus on supporting underserved populations and creating trauma-responsive communities.  Ms. Vicario’s 35 years experience includes being an educator, counselor, People to People American Counseling Association delegate to China and Mongolia; guest lecturing and participating in a conference on human trafficking in Germany, co-authoring the Foster Parents' Survival Guide, a journal article on Relational-Cultural Play Therapy, trauma responsive curricula for individuals with Intellectual and Development Disabilities (IDD) and a textbook chapter in S. Smith-Adcock and C. Tucker Eds. (2016), Counseling Children and Adolescents:  Connecting Theory, Development and Diversity for Sage PublishingEach day, Mary’s father asked her, “What did you do today, to make the world a better place?”  She hopes her audiences leave knowing one more way they can do just that.       

Continuing Education                                                                                                                                            Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists: The Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is approved through the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board. This program is offered for 3.5 clock hours of continuing education for counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Social Work Provider#: RSX129410 Counselor Provider#: RCX029503 Marriage and Family Therapist Provider#: RTX091001                                                                                                                                               Psychologists: The Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association MCE program to offer continuing education for Ohio psychologists. This program is offered for 3.5 clock hours of continuing education for psychologists. Child Focus, Inc., 00PD-3109-52668, maintains responsibility for the program.                                                                                                                                    Department of Development Disabilities- Pending approval.                                                                                                                   

Training Location: Mount Carmel Christian Church                                                                                   4110 Bach-Buxton Road                                                                                                 Batavia, Ohio 45103