Tuesday, June 12, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Mental Health America, Blue Ash, OH 
11238 Cornell Park Dr.
Blue Ash, OH 45242

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Brad McClain, Executive Director or Mingie Song, Assistant (msong@tristatetraumanetwork.org 
Tristate Trauma Network 

First Responder Trauma Responsive Care Series 

The Tristate Trauma Network is committed to increasing the practice of trauma-responsive care in our community.  Trauma-responsive care goes beyond understanding trauma and its effects to providing interventions that seek to alleviate trauma symptoms and lead to a higher level of functioning.  Four community partners are coming together to provide this specialized training series: Mental Health America of NKY/SWOH, Tristate Trauma Network, Finding Hope Consulting, and Tri-State Peer Support Team. 


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Finding Hope Consulting’s lead trainer, Mary Vicario, has been providing training and consultation to practitioners and organizations in the local community for over 25 years.  She has demonstrated her ability to translate cutting-edge neuroscience into easy-to-use, practical interventions.   A few comments regarding past training for the TTN:        “This training ROCKS!  Every agency needs this training!”          “The Presenters are Great!”          “Attending the training has provided resources and knowledge that encourages me to attain more training and education.”          “ I am a new clinician and this was not covered in grad school.  Everyone should have to  take this course for professional growth and harm reduction.” "I've used this material so much." 

Finding Hope Consulting, LLC was founded by Mary Vicario in 2007 to address a training gap by translating the latest research on the neuroscience of trauma into everyday interventions for those working with individuals with complex trauma of all ages and ability levels. Finding Hope Consulting, LLC is comprised of experts in trauma responsive care that trains and consults nationally and internationally.  Since 1992, Ms. Vicario has studied and participated in on-going continuing education at Harvard Medical School and with Harvard professors at Wellesley College, where they study and present.  Finding Hope consultants attend ongoing intensive training with the leading experts in trauma such as Bessel van der Kolk, Bruce Perry, Stephen Porges and Herbert Benson.  They hold certificates in Traumatic Stress Studies from The Child Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline Massachusetts and are Certified Trauma Specialists. Finding Hope brings the saying “It takes a village to raise a child” to a whole new level with best practice grants, training and consulting with court systems, residential facilities, mental health and foster care agencies, boards of Developmental Disabilities (DD), and educational service centers to support communities in developing trauma responsive services that bridge systems of care and fosters natural supports in clinicians and those they serve.  Finding Hope believes organizations need to treat their staff the way they want their staff to treat their clients making self care a component of each training and consultation. Finding Hope is committed to remaining on the cutting edge of brain science research to provide tools to spread healing, resiliency and hope throughout communities across the globe.  

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Schedule of Trainings and Consultation:

Monday, June 12, 2023 9:00am - 4:30pm 

 - (Module 1 Foundational Training)

Monday, July 10, 2023 9:00am - 4:30pm

- (Module 2 Foundational Training)

Wednesday, August 23, 2023 9:00am - 4:30pm

- (Module 3 Trauma Informed Assessment)

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 9:00am - 4:30pm

- (Module 4 The Top 5 Resilience Factors and You)

Wednesday, November 1, 2023 9:00am - 4:30pm

- (Module 5 Looking for Dopamine in all the Wrong Places for Biologically Based Fear Responses)

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 9:00am - 4:30pm

- (Module 6 Bringing Hope Home: The Three R's of Successful Trauma Resolution)

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 9:00am - 4:30pm

- (Module 7 Trauma Informed Supervision and Administration: Promoting Client and Self Care in a Trauma Informed Workplace)

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 9:00am - 4:30pm

- (Module 8 Putting it All Together: Relational and Sensory Based Interventions for Trauma Responsive Care)

NOTE: These modules have been approved as counting towards the OH Trauma-Informed Care Certificate. This designation has its own set of requirements and is governed by the State of Ohio.  Agencies in OH receiving state funding have been notified of this designation. 


Fees: Training is FREE thanks to a HRSA grant received by Mental Health America of NKY/SWOH. Participants MUST be referred by a MHA/HRSA collaborative grant partner. (Regular rate for Series is $900 per person) 

Fee for Certification at the end of the Consultation period is $100.  You may pay for that in advance on the registration form as an Add-On Item OR pay at the end of consultation when you complete and turn in the Certfication application.

**PLEASE NOTE: Due to the large amount of HRSA grant funds being used for each person for this training, the grant partners are requiring that you must agree to fully participate in all sessions. We do understand that things come up and you may miss 1 session without penalty that can be made up by contacting Tristate Trauma Network for a make-up session with another group. Beyond that, any sessions missed will incur a $150 per training session fee. 

Feel free to email Brad at TTN: bmcclain@tristatetraumanetwork.org Amanda at MHA ashaw@mhankyswoh.org with any questions.

The Special First Responder Trauma-Responsive Care Series is limited to 40 First Responders who work in SW Ohio or Nky ONLYRegistration will close when capacity is reached or on May 31, 2023 at 11:59pm, whichever occurs sooner.  

If you find after registering that you are unable to attend the Series, you must cancel by May 27th or you will be charged a fee as noted above. Substitutions are allowed. Register Now!