Tuesday, March 26, 2019 
1:00 PM - 4:15 PM


Butler County Educational Service Center 
400 N. Erie Blvd.
Hamilton, OH 45011


Lauren Perry
FCFC Training Coordinator
Butler County Family & Children First Council
(513) 785-6770 (office)

Your Trainer:

Finding Hope Consulting; Mary Vicario is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor (LPCC-S) and a Certified Trauma Specialist who holds a Certificate in Traumatic Studies 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.  

The Resilience Project is administered by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCBH) with the support of these partner agencies: Child Focus, Hamilton County DD Services, Clermont County Board of DD, Clermont FCFC and Child Protective Services and Families Connected. The Resilience Project receives funding through a Strong Families Safe Communities grant from Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).



Every Dream Catcher Tells a Story: Intergenerational Trauma & Resilience 
The Hidden Power of Kinship Care

How do we best support and help families grow in a toxically stressful world where trauma is the epidemic beneath some of our most vexing personal and societal challenges?  On an individual level, we know trauma affects the brain, body, and behavior, and current research is demonstrating its influence on our genetic code by changing our gene expression. While the legacy of trauma creates a complex array of social, emotional, and behavioral survival skills that are passed on inter-generationally, what is often missed is the resilience present in those skills.  On a societal level, relational neuroscience demonstrates that all growth occurs in relationships, and all relationships are embedded in culture.  Learn ways to connect with the resilience factors found in family cultures and the culture of the communities in which they live.  Be introduced to community-based interventions that shift survival skills into protective factors supporting growth beyond intergenerational cycles.  Explore your role in helping those whose lives you touch redefine survival as resiliency, continue building their gifts and connect with the resilience in their community.

Objectives:  Participants will be able to identify and address: 

  1. What they see and experience affecting the families they serve and how those factors impact the quality of relationships, growth and development within the families. 
  2. The difference between uninformed, trauma informed, and trauma responsive interventions on an individual, organizational, and community level to address addiction and support kinship care.   
  3. The epigenetics of trauma and resilience
  4. The interplay of toxic stress and resilience with community culture and the community culture’s impact on families, especially kinship care providers. 
  5. Community resilience (which may be hidden in community challenges) that can support the work you do with the families and the communities you support.

Target Audience: Social service providers, educators, counselors, therapists, health care workers, community members, parents, etc.

CEUs: 3.0 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. 3.0 Contact Hours for Educators. 3.0 DODD hours pending.

Cost: Free!! 

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