Monday, April 22, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM EDT
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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 Trainers:

Christian Moore, MSW, LCSW – Founder WhyTry
Christian Moore is an internationally renowned author, speaker, licensed clinical social worker, and advocate for at-risk youth.  As a social worker in education, youth corrections, and a homeless program, Christian began to see the need for a new approach in reaching out to today's youth.  Drawing from his personal challenges, his degree, his career, and his understanding of people from all walks of life, Christian created WhyTry.

Mary Vicario, M. Ed, LPCC-S – Founder Finding Hope Consulting
Mary Vicario is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor (LPCC-S) and a Certified Trauma Specialist with over 30 years’ experience working with trauma survivors of all ages and ability levels and training on trauma informed care nationally and internationally.

Sarah Buffie, MSW, LSW – Founder Soul Bird Consulting
Sarah Buffie is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and founding director of Soul Bird Consulting that believes 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.  Sarah has worked in community organizing – specifically, asset-based community development – for over a decade and has a deep passion for her work.  



The Resilience Breakthrough

Grit.  Fortitude.  Determination.  Resilience.  No matter what you call it, teachers and administrators nationwide agree that there has never been a greater need to teach our students how to thrive in school and in life.  Studies have shown that students who score higher on resilience measures have improved social skills, higher grades, a greater love of learning, and better decision-making skills.  This lively and interactive training brings to life resilience from neuroscience to intervention.  Setting power struggles aside, we will explore how the brain heals itself and identify everyday, brain-based tools to help students of all ages and ability levels develop the desire to try and the resilience to keep moving forward.  We will look at what you already are doing and share even more tools for turning adversity into action for all of us. 

Christian will present what has been established as the four sources of resilience.  Using PowerPoint, video, and activities, the audience will receive a walkthrough of each of these sources while developing an understanding of how each unleashes resilience, and how they can help every student and themselves become resilient.  This session will be interactive, using challenge questions and a variety of multimedia and activities that will help the attendees gain personal insight into the challenge’s youth face.  Participants will also be given a 10-page handout that outlines the presentation’s approach to reaching every student.

Mary and Sarah will bring to life the neuroscience of resilience and the power of relationships.  They will combine their working knowledge and researched based interventions with Christian Moore’s Resilience Breakthrough work.  Exploring the how as adults “We are the environment” for the youth in our care.  They will help participants experience how to be with youth to create an experience of felt safety needed for students to develop cooperation, regulation and resilience.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Participants will know how to build a belief in students that they can change their circumstances, no matter how hopeless.
  2. Participants will gain strategies to transform pain and adversity into fuel.
  3. Participants will be able to identify and address the neuroscience of resilience and what it looks like in everyday life.
  4. Participants will be able to identify ways to create an environment of felt safety for youth, so they have what they need to develop cooperation, regulation and resilience.

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.

Cost: $25.00 per person payable by credit card, check or purchase order. 

Join us for the afternoon session by registering at this link. If Attending both session one $50.00 payment can be made. 

Join us for a free Coffee and Cupcake hour from 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm!

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