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Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM EDT
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Child Focus Training Center 
4633-B Aicholtz Road
Cincinnati, OH 45244

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

Fostering Health Equity in Young Children by Implementing Culturally Competent Approaches    May 2019


$15.00 for 3.0 CEUs

There is significant evidence that elevated rates of substance abuse and reduced regional access to prevention services negatively impact the physical and mental health of those affected.  In order to prevent substance abuse and reduce behavioral health disparities among the youngest in our communities, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) proposes that we must increase cultural competence in the areas of health care policy, practice, and education.  This presentation will help those working in prevention understand the need for cultural competence as well as outline SAMHSA’s approach to reduce behavioral health disparities and increase health equity among our youngest community members.

  • Gain an understanding of SAMHSA’s definitions related to health equity and cultural competence. 
  • Understand how historical discrimination in a region contributes to exclusion and inequality. 
  • Learn SAMHSA’s principles of cultural competence and gain strategies to give all families access to the same opportunities to increase health equity among our youngest community members.  

Presenter: Nicolle Moore, MS, IMFT, is Coordinator of Mental Health in Early Childhood Child Focus, Inc.  She is responsible for a team of therapists and consultants working in Adams, Brown, Clermont, Hamilton, and Highland counties.  In addition she works as a Master trainer that is funded by the state of Ohio as part of the Whole Child Matters Grant and is responsible for consultation with all types of early learning programs.  She provides training for early learning professionals and parents in social/emotional development, challenging behaviors, early approaches to learning, and trauma informed approaches.  Ms. Moore has been working at Child Focus since 2008 and has over 13 years experience working with a variety of at risk youth in many community settings. 

 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 3.0 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 3.0 clock hours of continuing education for psychologists. Child Focus, Inc., 00PD-3109-52668, maintains responsibility for the program.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Cancellation Policy: The Training Center must be notified 7 days prior to a training via telephone, fax or email in order to cancel a registration and receive a full refund.

Please note Because we are not able to control the room temperature to fit everyone’s needs, we encourage you to dress in layers to better accommodate your personal comfort level.

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