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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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Child Focus Training Center 
4633-B Aicholtz Road
Cincinnati, OH 45244
GPS, Default Maps and I phone maps still need to update from our street name changeImportant Direction Details: From 275 Take exit 63A-West toward NEWTOWN,  once on State Route 32 turn left  at the Mt Carmel-Tobasco Road Stop light. You will also see Kroger on the left. At the next light turn left onto Aicholtz Road. Once you turn left onto Aicholtz, the Child Focus Training Center is on  the right hand side across from Kroger. (You will see TRAINING CENTER on the front window.)


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

   Sponsored by the 




Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts Communicating Respectfully in a Diverse World


2.25 CEUs 

This interactive workshop is based on the book by Leslie C.Aguilar and will demonstrate how just one person speaking up can inspire others to do the same.  Participates will learn 6 specific techniques on how to deal with situations that can be awkward and damaging around the use of stereotypical and biased communication.  Applicable to both the workplace and one’s personal life, this workshop offers participants the understanding and skills needed to deal with our increasingly diverse world by promoting communication skills that promote inclusion and respect.

 Participants Will:

         Understand the impact of stereotypes and biased statements, even when casually said.

         Identify the most common reasons people sit silent in the face of bias and stereotypes.

         Enhance skills for speaking up against stereotypes without blame or guilt.

         Understand the high cost of Silent Collusion.

         Explore the poser of the Bystander to make a difference.

         Enhance skills necessary to become an effective Ally.

Target Audience: Community members, anyone who works with the public, social services providers, educators, board members, etc.

Presented by Mary Makley Wolff, M.S.  Mary has been in the field of human services for over 25 years working with older adults, caregivers, families and is currently the Director for the Coalition for a Drug Free Clermont County,  a recent recipient of a Drug Free Communities Grant from the Office on National Drug Control Policy.  The Coalition is focused on Prevention and enviromental strategies for youth 18 and under.  The Coalition also is a network for other prevention efforts in the County including: Problem Gambling, Suicide Prevention, Solace and a Countywide Opiate Task Force.   She previously served as the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Coordinator for Fast Trac, a children’s mental health System of Care funded by SAMHSA. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Dayton and a Master of Science degree in Counseling and Gerontology from Wright State University.  Mary is a trained facilitator in Mental Health First Aid both Adult and Youth and QPR.  Finally,  Mary also serves the elected position of  Miami Township Trustee in Clermont County.

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 2.25 clock  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 2.25 clock  of Ethics/Cultural Competency continuing education for psychologists. Child Focus, Inc., 00PD-3109-52668, maintains responsibility for the program.                                                                                                                        

Please note for late arrivals and/or early departures certificates will be amended.

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 Recchia at