2017-2018 Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community

Trauma-Responsive Care Certification – New Series Starting December 6, 2017!

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. TTN has chosen to partner with Finding Hope Consulting, LLC to provide its first type of Trauma Certification to practitioners: Trauma-Responsive Care Certification (TRCC).

TRCC Testimonials Video – Hear What June 2017 TRCC Program Graduates Said About the Program

New Series Dates: December 6 & 7, 2017; January 4, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, & June 7, 2018. Registration for the Series (coursework only) is $700. If taking competency exam and submitting application, must pay an additional $100.  There is also an option this year to just take the 2-day Foundational Training on 12/6 & 12/7/17 for $150. Payment plans are available.  Please email TTN for payment plan information. Register here

Trauma Responsive Care Certification Information Sheet

Fall Conference – Trauma-Informed Care: Hope for Healing – October 30, 2017

Join us for our 3rd Annual Trauma-Informed Care Conference!  This year’s event will again be held at Receptions in Erlanger, KY, just a few miles from the Greater Cincinnati Airport.

NEW! Items for Sale available at the Conference this year:

1) Tristate Trauma Network Insulated Mugs
2) Thistle Farms scented lotions and soy candles made by trauma survivors (victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, and sexual assault) Thistle Farms website
3) All 3 of Lisa Ferentz’s books! 

Featured speaker: Lisa Ferentz, LCSW-C, Trauma Treatment Expert and Founder of The Ferentz Institute in Maryland.  Lisa Ferentz has been in private practice for over 30 years and is a nationally recognized expert in the strengths-based, depathologized treatment of trauma.  She is the Founder of The Ferentz Institute, now going into its tenth year of providing continuing education to mental health professionals.  Over 800 clinicians have graduated from her two Certificate Programs in Advanced Trauma Treatment. Lisa is the author of “Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Traumatized Clients: A Clinician’s Guide, “Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing” and “Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons from the Therapist’s Couch.”

Ms. Ferentz will give the morning keynote as well as an afternoon session. There will also be a variety of other break-out sessions (see topics below) and a speaker with lived experience sharing her story of hope and healing. The day will end with a Self-Care Activity and a Self-Care Themed Raffle Drawing.  
Session topics this year include:
Attachment and Trauma
Breaking the Cycle of Self-Destructive Behavior in Trauma Survivors
Building Resilience With Affiliation and External Supports
Using Mindfulness with K-12 Clients & Students
Sensory-Based Interventions for Trauma
Becoming a Trauma-Informed Agency


Silver Sponsors

Finding Hope Consulting, LLC

Northern Kentucky University Department of Counseling, Social Work &Leadership

Union Institute and University

Lighthouse Youth and Family Services

Bronze Sponsors

Family Nurturing Center

Joining Forces for Children

Beckett Springs

Child Focus, Inc.

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services

Focus on Youth, Inc.

Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky

SUN Behavioral Health

Positive Leaps

The Children’s Home of Cincinnati

Vendor Sponsors

St. Joseph Orphanage

St. Aloysius Orphanage

Sammie’s Bags of Hope

EarthJoy Tree Village

Mental Health America NKY/SW OH

The Villages Network

Consumer Scholarship Sponsors

Tricia Burke

InvizaShield/Terri Wellbrock

Rob’s Kids

Dearborn CASA (Citizens Against Substance Abuse)

OH Psychology Board CEU Sponsor
Child Focus, Inc.

*Registration closes at 11:59pm on October 16, 2017

Winter Quarterly Meeting on December 1st – Please RSVP

Due to our Special Program Quarterly Meetings being held in September and the Fall Conference being held in October, TTN will hold its next regular Quarterly Meeting on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 9-11am at Interact for Health.  Topic is Yoga Methods for Trauma Resolution.  There will also be time to network, catch up with member agency news and other community initiatives, and hear about TTN’s plans for Spring 2018. Register Here

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Member Agency Trauma-Related Events

Child Focus, Inc. is offering the following trauma-related trainings through November 2017: (link to registration is at bottom of list)

Toxic Stress to Safe Zone Level 1 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 9:00am-12:15pm

Understanding Families with Substance Abuse Tuesday, October 24, 2017 9:00am-12:15pm

Mitigating Risk, Supporting Children in AOD Environments Monday, November 13, 2017 10:00am-12:15pm

Register through Child Focus’s Training page

Adult Peer Support Specialist Certification – Mental Health America
Through our Kentucky Adult Peer Support Specialist Certification Training, you’ll learn how to empower others, learn to develop new skills and enhance your personal recovery in the process to give others hope, assistance, guidance, and understanding that will aid in their recovery process.  Peer Support specialists are trained to focus on the impact an illness has on a person’s life while most other mental health professionals are trained to focus on the symptom of an illness.
Monday, October 30 – Friday, November 3, 2017 – 9:00 am – 4:30 pm (40 hours of training)

2016-2017 Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community Agencies Graduate

We are so proud of the following agencies who completed our 12-month TIC Learning Community on June 7, 2017!  Want to know more about the true impact of the Learning Community on our participating agencies?  Check out the Year End Summit Highlights Video below!  Also watch the video testimonials provided by three of the TIC Team Leaders using the link next to their agency name.

2016-2017 Learning Community Summit Highlights

BHN Alliance
Butler County Educational Services Center/Grant Early Learning Center
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio  Brian Wlodarczyk Testimonial
Center for Addiction Treatment  Michael Rosen Testimonial
Central Clinic Behavioral Health
Child Focus, Inc.
Family Nurturing Center
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health
Lighthouse Youth and Family Services
Positive Leaps  Sheree Lynch Testimonial
St. Joseph Orphanage
Talbert House
Women’s Crisis Center
Youth Encouragement Services, Inc.
YWCA of Greater Cincinnati

2017-2018 Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community

TTN’s Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community in partnership with the National Council for Behavioral Health is a unique offering in the tristate area. It will help guide your organization through a 12-month process of becoming more trauma-informed across a variety of domains.

2017-2018 Learning Community Announcement Letter
2017-2018 Learning Community Application
National Council Seven Domains of Trauma-Informed Care
Seven Domains of Trauma-Informed Care for Trauma-Senstive Schools

Important Dates:
March 23, 2017 – Webinar
April 2017 – Applications available
May 15, 2017 – Applications due
May 31, 2017 – Notification of Acceptance
August 2-3, 2017 – Kickoff of 2017-2018 Learning Community

February 1, 2018 – Mid-Year Meeting

2017-2018 Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community Participating Agencies

Beech Acres Parenting Center (OH)
Community Mental Health Center (IN)
Focus on Youth (OH)
Montgomery County Educational Service Center (OH)
Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center (KY)
Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery Center (OH)
Transitions, Inc. (KY)
Western Hills University High School (OH)

Membership Has Its Privileges

Become a member of the TTN and show your commitment to our mission of creating a community-wide commitment to the prevention of and recovery from trauma and toxic stress in the tristate area! Memberships are available at the individual and organization level, and are required for participation in TTN’s Trauma-Responsive Care Certification (TRCC) program and its Trauma-Informed Care Learning Community.

NEW Options for 2018: Diamond Level Membership, All Year Training Event Sponsorship, and PSP United Business Savings Plan! Pricing and benefits information, as well as the Membership application, with ability to pay on-line or send in a check, can be found at the link below. Online Membership Form and Payment (2018)

If you are joining late in 2017, please use the Paper Membership Form. The Online 2017 Form is no longer available.  2017 Paper Membership Form

Membership Has Its Privileges