Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
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Shelley Drummond 
Child Focus, Inc 

Presented by: Finding Hope Consulting

Hosted by: The Resilience Project and Child Focus, Inc.

 Longing to Belong: How Moving From Rupture to Repair Builds Resilience, Belonging and Trust  Virtual Workshop

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 9:30am to 11:30am


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FEE: Attendance is Free 

Important fee information regarding CEUs:

$15.00 for 2.0 CEUs for Ohio Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychologists

FREE Department of Development Disabilities CEUs- Pending Approval. 

"Because of the interactive nature of this session, participants will need use of the video and microphone features on their device. Please check your device to assure that you have access to video and microphone features before registering for this session."  


Rupture and Repair are a part of everyday life. Throughout our day we have little missteps in our connections with one another, and without even noticing we find ways to repair them. Danae Riggs reminds us that the power of the work we do is our ability to “be human with other humans.” Repairing relational ruptures is one way we do this. Think of how often we recognize that our intention was one thing, and our impact was another, and then we find a way to work though it and arrive on even ground again. Just like hiking and climbing, all the effort that goes into repairing ruptures builds the perseverance and skills we need to develop resilience, trust and belonging. Sherryl Turkel calls it, ‘Practicing our humanity.” Come explore with us, the ways we build resilience, trust and belonging every day. We will also address how to help those whose ruptures have not been repaired learn how to feel safe enough to begin to practice and grow these much-needed skills. Skills, which build the grounded feeling that you not only belong but have the ability to work through differences to make your connections even stronger.

Objectives: Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:

1. Use interventions to treat ruptures as repairable and encourage that repair by creating environments where it feels safe enough to make mistakes.

2. Use interventions to address mistakes as a part of learning and engage them to develop creativity, diversity and relational repair in those they serve and support.

3. Use interventions to create interactions and environments where diversity is celebrated as a resource for its role in relational repair, adaptability and survival for all.

WHO’S INVITED? This session is designed for those who have a basic understanding of trauma and wish to become more knowledgeable and skilled in supporting those who have experienced complex trauma.  The interventions and supports described in this training are designed for use not just by clinicians, but also direct support staff, family members and others who interact with and care for the person who has experienced trauma.


The Resilience Project is administered by Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCBH) with the support of these partner agencies: Child Focus, Inc., Hamilton County DD Services, Clermont County Board of DD, Clermont and Butler County FCF, and HOPE Community Center for Mental Wellness. The Resilience Project is funded by a grant from Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).

Mary Vicario LPCC-S is a Certified Trauma Specialist who holds a Certificate in Traumatic Studies from The Child Trauma Center at The Justice Resource Institute.  She has over 30 years of experience working with survivors turning the latest research into interventions for all ages and abilities. She was an American Counseling Association delegate to China & Mongolia, participated in a conference on human trafficking and guest lectured at Universities in Germany, receives training at International Trauma Conferences and Harvard Medical School, is a trainer for Ohio Child Welfare, co-authored the Foster Parents' Survival Guide, an article on Relational-Cultural Play Therapy in The International Journal of Play Therapy, trauma-responsive curricula and a textbook chapter on the neurobiology of attachment, trauma and repair from infant to adolescence in Counseling Children & Adolescents:  Connecting Theory, Development & Diversity, Sondra Smith-Adcock and Catherine Tucker Eds.  Mary is honored to provide Trauma Responsive Care Certification through the Tristate Trauma Network for anyone working with trauma survivors.   Mary can be reached at www.findinghopeconsulting.com.     

When you register for this training, you’ll also receive the Growing Resilience email with new approaches, updates, and invitations to future trainings. You can unsubscribe any time via the “opt-out” link at the bottom of all our emails. 

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 2.0 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 2.0 clock hours of continuing education for psychologists. Child Focus, Inc., 00PD-3109-52668, maintains responsibility for the program.                                                                                                                                      Department of Developmental 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. 

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