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Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 8:45 AM to 12:00 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. 
513-752-1555 
sdrummond@child-focus.org 
   

Culture at a Crossroads March 2019 

 

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We will send information regarding updates and cancellations to the email address used to register for the training. We will also have this information updated on the CFI website under the Training Tab. 

FEE: $25.00

CEUs: 3.0

From the time we began to learn what it meant to be a helping professional we were challenged to become culturally competent.  We understood that a first step was exploring our individual culture and values as well as our beliefs and assumptions about other cultures. We came to know this was an ongoing process.  The presenter will share personal experiences of living in South Asia as well as insights about working in social/mental health services in Western and Eastern cultures including how culture influences a person‘s view of mental health, whether or not that person seeks help and from whom they might seek help.

 Participants in this training will have the opportunity to explore a variety of elements of culture,  will gain understanding of how assumptions, beliefs, and expectations impact the therapeutic relationship and process, and enhance their knowledge of culturally responsive interventions. 

 

Presenter: Marsha Skaggs, MA, LPCC-S, has more than 30 years of experience providing case management, victim advocacy, individual, family and group therapy services with at risk children, youth, and adults in a variety of community settings.  She was also an approved trainer for abuse prevention programs and a parenting program.  In 1990, Marsha and her husband, Bryon, were the first foster family licensed by Child Focus’ foster care program.  Over the course of 21 years, they fostered 27 children and adopted their two sons.  Since 2013, they have traveled to India eight times to provide support and training for pastors, staff of a boys’ home, and staff of after-care agencies serving children, youth and young women who are survivors of human trafficking or who were at risk of exploitation.  In the spring of 2017, they traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal for an extended visit with The Apple of God’s Eyes (AOGE). AOGE is an International Non-Government Organization (INGO) working to rescue and provide safe after care homes for girls trapped in human trafficking as well as boys and girls who are impoverished and at risk of exploitation or becoming exploiters.  In the midst of their visit, leadership of AOGE, invited the Skaggs to join their team, with the focus being working with the boys.  In January, 2018, Bryon and Marsha moved to Kathmandu. They work with teens and young men, helping to support their education, the development of social and independent living skills, and exploring careers and employment.  They have become parents to four teen boys between the ages of 13 and 18 and are aunt/uncle or grandparent figures to many more youth.  Marsha provides some individual therapeutic services and ongoing training for house parents and AOGE staff.  Marsha continues working toward certification as a Registered Play Therapist. 

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.

Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is accessible to wheelchairs. If you need any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Melanie Palmer at mpalmer@child-focus.org.

Presenter: Marsha Skaggs, MA, LPCC-S, has more than 30 years of experience providing case management, victim advocacy, individual, family and group therapy services with at risk children, youth, and adults in a variety of community settings.  She was also an approved trainer for abuse prevention programs and a parenting program.  In 1990, Marsha and her husband, Bryon, were the first foster family licensed by Child Focus’ foster care program.  Over the course of 21 years, they fostered 27 children and adopted their two sons.  Since 2013, they have traveled to India eight times to provide support and training for pastors, staff of a boys’ home, and staff of after-care agencies serving children, youth and young women who are survivors of human trafficking or who were at risk of exploitation.  In the spring of 2017, they traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal for an extended visit with The Apple of God’s Eyes (AOGE). AOGE is an International Non-Government Organization (INGO) working to rescue and provide safe after care homes for girls trapped in human trafficking as well as boys and girls who are impoverished and at risk of exploitation or becoming exploiters.  In the midst of their visit, leadership of AOGE, invited the Skaggs to join their team, with the focus being working with the boys.  In January, 2018, Bryon and Marsha moved to Kathmandu. They work with teens and young men, helping to support their education, the development of social and independent living skills, and exploring careers and employment.  They have become parents to four teen boys between the ages of 13 and 18 and are aunt/uncle or grandparent figures to many more youth.  Marsha provides some individual therapeutic services and ongoing training for house parents and AOGE staff.  Marsha continues working toward certification as a Registered Play Therapist.