Monday, July 2, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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Butler County ESC 
400 N. Erie Blvd. Ste A
Hamilton, OH 45011

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Lauren Perry 
Butler County Family & Children First Council 

Your Trainer 

Dr. Paul Martin, consultant, WorkPlaceMentalHelpIn addition to consulting with a wide variety of organizations around issues such as medications, evaluations and treatment of the child and adolescent population as well as the adult mental health population, this business provides informative and timely interactive training seminars for social services, law enforcement, probation/parole, businesses, elementary and secondary school personnel, colleges and universities regarding mental health issues, stress and violence in the workplace and adolescent violence.  We are under contract with the Ohio Institute of Human Services and the eight regional training centers throughout Ohio, and also provide services for most of the 62 county-based social services agencies throughout New York State.


Parenting with Mental Illness

Adult Psychiatric Disorders and Implications for Child Wellness

Mental health is family health, which necessitates paying attention to the well-being of children who are being parented by a caregiver with a mental illness. 20% of American adults have a mental illness.  Five to eight percent experience a serious mental health malady that disrupts family and adversely impacts children. We will discuss in depth, six recognized mental illnesses most often associated with abuse and neglect of children, their impact on families and children, and the implications for child wellness.  Additionally, we will discuss current treatment modalities and prognosis for recovery.


  • Recognize how specific mental health conditions can influence an individual’s ability to ensure child safety and well-being.
  • Assess risk for children of parents experiencing mental illness and be able to identify warning signs.
  • Understand the role of developmental milestones (growth and development) and how they can impact mental health.
  • Develop appropriate referrals and communicate with mental health service providers.

CEUs: 5.5 Social Work / Counselor CEUs are provided by the Butler County Educational Service Center approved & awarded by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & MFT Board Approval RSX050901 & RCX051001. 

Target Audience: Therapists/Counselors, Nurses, School Psychologists, Mental Health Professionals, Case Managers, anyone who works with family systems.

Cost: $70.00 per participant payable via check, credit card or purchase order.