Child Focus Training Center


Wednesday, June 14, 2023 from 1:00 PM to 4:15 PM EDT
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Child Focus Training Center 
4633-B Aicholtz Road
Cincinnati, OH 45244


Shelley Drummond 
Child Focus, Inc 

Presented by: Finding Hope Consulting

Hosted by: The Resilience Project and Child Focus

             Resilience Based Problem Solving:                    Moving from Conflict to Collaboration 

                    In Person Wednesday, June 14, 2023  1:00pm to 4:15pm


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   Please email Shelley Drummond if you do not receive a Confirmation  Email (check your Junk/Spam Inbox)


FEE: Attendance is Free

CEU: 3.0

Important fee information regarding CEUs:  $15.00 for 3.0 CEUs for Ohio Licensed Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychologists

FREE Department of Development Disabilities CEUs- Pending Approval



Consider this . . . Growth Fostering Conflict . . . Say what?! 

 Yes, what might conflict that supported, rather than disrupted, connection look like?   Come explore with us a Resilience Based approach to problem solving designed to engage our cortex through curiosity, ignite our mirror neurons for connection, and coordinate our entire brain for collaboration.  By harnessing the relational neuroscience of resilience, we not only move from conflict to collaboration . . . we also create connection where all participants have the opportunity for growth.  We will break Resilience Based Problem Solving into three steps that will move us from Conflict through Curiosity to Connection and finally Collaboration.  Together we will practice and play with skills that enhance our ability to see options, work cooperatively, and engage diverse ideas and experiences as a resource.     


1. Conflict that fosters growth through resilience-based problem solving.

2. Building curiosity to support the functioning of the cortex to increase their ability to see    

    options and to help their clients do the same.      

3. Building Connection through exploring similarities to improve mirror neuro functioning.

4. Collaborative problem solving to avoid power struggles and reach growth fostering solutions.  


Mary Vicario  is a licensed professional clinical counselor supervisor (LPCC –S) and a certified trauma specialist with over 35 years of experience working as an educator, counselor, clinical director, and consultant with individuals, families, organizations, and systems.  She trains nationally and internationally translating the latest research on the neuroscience of trauma and resilience into interventions for all ages and ability levels.  Mary is a proud participant in multiple grants to further develop and link trauma informed and resilience-based care across systems and communities.  She is honored to provide Trauma Responsive Care Certification through the Tristate Trauma Network for anyone working with trauma survivors.  Mary can be reached at

 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,  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 Resilienceand Child Focus Emails 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 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 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 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