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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 from 9:00 AM to 4:15 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 

Sponsored by Lighthouse Youth and Family Services

Hosted by Child Focus, Inc.

Safe and Supported Youth

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FEE: No Cost-Sponsored by Lighthouse Youth & Family Services

CEUs: 5.5

Please Register Early. Limited Seating at 35 Registrants. 

Lunch on your own

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) young people are often subject to harassment at school, erasure in faith communities, rejection from their families and hostility in youth-serving systems. This systematic abuse leads LGBTQ youth to have significantly higher rates of depression, suicide, substance abuse and homelessness, to name just a few harmful outcomes. This training from Lighthouse Youth & Family Services helps to promote safe, competent, and supportive care and welcoming environments for LGBTQ young people.

Goals and objectives:

  • Explore personal values regarding LGBTQ youth and young adults and learn to balance personal beliefs with professional responsibilities.
  • Identify issues of risk, challenges and strengths specific to LGBTQ youth, their families, other caregivers and service delivery systems.
  • Develop an action plan that will develop or enhance professional and agency cultural competency.
  • Increase competence in discussing sexual orientation and gender identity.
  • Identify affirmative interventions and community resources for LGBTQ youth, their families, other caregivers and service providers.

Who is Invited? This Training is for Professionals and Community Members.

Key Beck –Key is the LGBTQ Training Specialist at Lighthouse Youth & Family Services. They  hold a BA in French Language and Literature with a French Business Certificate as well as a MA in Anthropology. Prior to their work at LYFS, Key worked in sexual assault/domestic violence prevention. They have provided trainings related to LGBTQ and other diversity topics for over 12 years. 

Traci Bayless – Traci is the Host Homes Case Manager at Lighthouse Youth & Family Services. She holds a BA in Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies with a Certificate in Diversity Studies from University of Cincinnati and is currently in the process of obtaining her Masters of Education from the same institution. She is the current chair of GLSEN Greater Cincinnati.

 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 Ethics/Cultural Competency 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.

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. 

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