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Friday, April 10, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Child Focus, Inc 
4633-B Aicholtz Road
Cincinnati, OH 45244

GPS, Default Maps and I phone maps still need to update. From our street name change. Important 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 
Child Focus, Inc 

Hosted By University of Cincinnati and Child Focus, Inc.  Funding provided by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the   U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 

            Trauma Responsive Care April 2020


WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED- Please check later for Rescheduled Date

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FEE: Attendance is FREE

Lunch on your own

CEUs: 5.5


This session will help participants understand trauma, how it affects the brain and body and how we can join one another on the healing journey.  Trauma Responsive Care not only looks at "what happened" to people but also "what did they do to survive."  This is an important shift as we look to uncover the hidden resilience in everyone.  This session will do a deep dive into how the participants can care for themselves through three different types of regulation that will equip them to be more present with those they support.


  1. Participants will understand how complex trauma impacts the brain and body.
  2. Participants will understand 5 Resilience Factors.
  3. Participants will understand the importance of bottom-up regulation.
  4. Participants will identify trauma responsive practices that help them be more present with those they support.


 Presenter: Sarah Buffie, MSW, LSW-founding director of Soul Bird Consulting believes that 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.  Her focus is to spread awareness about how trauma affects the brain and body, and teach effective approaches for developing resilience within the people organizations strive to serve, and the people closest to the work, caregivers and direct providers.  Sarah received her Masters in Social Work from Northern Kentucky University with a focus in trauma, positive psychology, and mindfulness. With years working closely in her Cincinnati community through her Americorps service as well as abroad with her Peace Corps service in Namibia, Africa, Sarah brings a unique community building lens to the work.

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 5.5 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 5.5 clock hours of continuing education for psychologists. Child Focus, Inc., 00PD-3109-52668, maintains responsibility for the program.   


This presentation is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $2,306,673  with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.”                                                                                                                           


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.