Child Focus Training Center


Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM EST
Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 12:30 PM EST

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Shelley Drummond 
Child Focus 

Presented by: Soul Bird Consulting

Hosted by: The Resilience Project and Child Focus

                               L.O.V.E In Action:                                              Self-Regulation in Service to Co-Regulation as Leadership                                                          for Health and Human Services providers                                                                                       Intermediate Series 

Thursday, February 9, 2023  11:00am - 12:30pm

Thursday, February 16, 2023 11:00am  - 12:30pm

Thursday, February 23, 2023 11:00am - 12:30pm

                                                       VIRTUAL Only 


Healer H.E.A.L. Thyself

Holistic Embodied Authentic Leadership                                                                                                          

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FEE: Attendance is Free


Important fee information regarding CEUs:  $15.00 for 4.5 CEUs for Ohio Licensed Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychologists

FREE Department of Development Disabilities CEUs- Pending Approval. 


It is strongly recommended to attend the Healer H.E.A.L Thyself Series beginning Tuesday, November 29, 2022 

Session One Description Thursday 2/9/23: This session is a continuation of the foundational series with a focus on moving from theory into deeper practice, to support embodied learning and system’s change. Session one introduces the L.O.V.E. model of self - regulation in service to co-regulation as a leadership tool.


  1. Participants will understand self- regulation and co-regulation.
  2. Participants will identify the four steps of the L.O.V.E. model of self- regulation
  3. Participants will understand the relationship between their own nervous system and their leadership practice

Session Two Description Thursday  2/16/23: In this session, we will unpack the theory and practice of the first two steps of the L.O.V.E.  model.


  1. Participants will understand the neurophysiology of the practice of “L”- Locate Body
  2. Participants will understand the neurophysiology of the practice of “O”- Observe Mind
  3. Participants will practice supporting self and other through the first two steps

Session Three Description Thursday 2/23/23In this session will unpack the theory and practice of the third and fourth step of the L.O.V.E. model.


  1. Participants will understand the neurophysiology of the practice of “V” -Venerate Vulnerability
  2. Participants will understand the neurophysiology of the practice of “E”-engage resource
  3. Participants will understand the practice of the L.O.V.E. model of self- regulation in service to co-regulation and share it will people they support in their leadership.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER:  Amy Rebekah Chavez MA, LMT, SEP, DOULA is a scholar and practitioner of trauma-informed and healing-centered leadership.  She practiced for twenty years as a holistic health practitioner, working as a licensed massage therapist, childbirth educator, birth doula, yoga teacher, community herbalist, and group facilitator, all with a committed focus to supporting trauma healing.  Advanced trauma educational trainings include Somatic Trauma Resolution, Somatic Experience, Neuro Affective Relational Model, and Community Resilience Model from the Trauma Resource Institute. Amy is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in leadership and change through Antioch University, where she has deepened her capacity to support groups and organizations to move into a more authentic, responsible, and collaborative leadership culture through engaging a trauma-informed approach.  Amy is passionate about supporting leaders, and those who support others, in learning to self-regulate their nervous systems in service to co-regulation as a leadership practice, and how this cultivates change on individual and systems levels.

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.

ABOUT THE RESILIENCE PROJECT: 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).  

 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 4.5 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 4.5 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 CF website under Services Tab, then Education and Training. 

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