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Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 4:15 PM EDT
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Shelley Drummond 
Child Focus, Inc 

Hosted by the Resilience Project and Child Focus, Inc



       Co-Regulation: Science, Art and          Practice Virtual Presentation

 Tuesday, May 26, 2020   1:00pm to 4:15pm


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FEE: Attendance is FREE

Important fee information regarding CEUs:

$15.00 for 3.0 CEUs for Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychologists

FREE Department of Development Disabilities CEUs- Pending approval

Participants will have access to handouts and resources to support their learning. 


Deepening our understanding of how to come back to a state of calm and groundedness in times of stress or throughout our daily lives is an on-going process.  If you’re like most humans, the state of others can impact our own personal well-being.  However, we have an innate ability to strengthen our own regulation practices so that we can show up for our loved ones or those we support from a state of calm vs a state of distress.  In this way we are able to co-regulate with others: that is, meet someone in their distress and help them come back to a felt sense of safety.  This training will explore regulation as a theory, introduce practices that support self and others and leave participants with a sense of accomplishment as they create a plan to center regulation in their daily routines.


  • Participants will identify the differences between coping skills, self-regulation and co-regulation.
  • Participants will identify practices that support self-regulation and co-regulation.
  • Participants will understand ways they can include regulation practices in their personal and professional lives.


This session is designed for everyone interested in learning simple yet powerful strategies to reduce the impact of stress and trauma and help those impacted to build resilience and lead full lives.

 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 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.                                                                                                                                    Department of Development Disabilities- Pending approval.   

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 Recchia at