Meetings & Events

Training opportunities can provide greater understanding of behavioral health issues and their effect on the community, but they can also offer new skills to help others. Take a look at these offerings and visit often, as we will update with new training opportunities as we get them.

Operation Street Smart: Drug Education

Mar 5, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Operation Street Smart is a highly informative and very engaging drug education training presented by retired undercover detectives from Franklin County Sheriff's Office undercover narcotic branch. The goal of the program is to provide current and up-to-date narcotics information on trends, terminology, paraphernalia, and physiological effects to those individuals who deal with youth on a daily basis. Participants will be able to see everyday items used by today's youth for substance use and abuse, and items are passed around. A must-attend for any parent or those working with youth!

No sign-up required to attend. Class is held from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at Kings Junior High School, 5620 Columbi Rd., Kings Mills, OH 45029. Enter Door D-5 by the stadium.

QPR Training

Jan 28, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Suicide Prevention: QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) will cover three simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. In this session you will learn about warning signs of a suicide crisis: expressions of hopelessness, depression, giving away prized possessions, talking of suicide, or securing lethal means. You'll also learn how to respond to these issues. Training for parents and community members.

To attend, email Heidi Murray at (

Kings Junior High School is located at 5620 Columbis Rd., Kings Mills, OH 45039. Enter Door D-5 by stadium.

First Responder Self Care & PTSD Awareness

Dec 2, 2019 - Feb 7, 2020
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

No Cost Training Opportunity

First Responder Self Care and PTSD Awareness

The Warren County Combined Training Team, along with the Warren County Crisis Intervention Team, will be hosting no-cost training sessions dealing with first responder wellness. This training will help bring attention and awareness to how first responders experience and cope with traumatic events. All Warren County law enforcement, corrections, dispatch and fire personnel are invited to attend.

Topics include:

Responding to subjects suffering from PTSD

How do first responders experience and cope with trauma

Signs and symptoms of PTSD

Officer wellness and self-care

Available resources and support


Guest Presenters:

Kathleen M. Chard Ph.D.

Associate Chief of Staff for Research and Director of Trauma Recovery Center @ Cincinnati VA Medical Center

Director of the UC Health Stress Center

§Professor of Clinical Psychiatry @ the University of Cincinnati

Steven Click

§First Responder Liaison for Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services

§Retired Lieutenant from the Ohio State Highway Patrol (1982-2018)

§Previous experience with the Ohio ASSIST program



Trauma & Human Trafficking

Oct 25, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

This training will provide an overview of Human Trafficking and the impact that past trauma has on vulnerability to this type of abuse. Topics covered will include:

Introduction: Trafficking 101

  • Definitions/ laws
  • How to report

Awareness / empathy-building activity

The role of ACEs and toxic stress in creating vulnerability

  • A neuroscience/ brain perspective
  • Disruptive attachment and its impact on building a healthy relationship

"Why” don’t “they” just leave?

  • Discussion on barriers to getting out of trafficking and accepting services

Screening for Trafficking

  • Screening tools for use in various settings
  • Prevention/Recognition strategies


Register Here

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk

Aug 14, 2019
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

AMSR is a 1-day training designed for all behavioral health professionals working with youth (10-24) to learn how to recognize, assess, and treat suicidality in patients.

AMSR provides professionals with a deeper understanding of suicide ideation and its treatment by training participants in how to approach work with suicidal patients, how to understand suicide, how to get important information from patients regarding suicide, how to form an accurate judgment on client well-being, and how to safely plan and respond to suicide related-behaviors.

National Night Out

Aug 6, 2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

National Night Out is an annual event designed to build and encourage strong community-police relationships. MHRS takes part in several events across Warren and Clinton Counties. We look forward to seeing you!

various locations

Prevention 101

Jul 12, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Prevention 101 is a training which provides an understanding of how primary prevention of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs (ATOD) is defined and implemented.  This training provides an overview of prevention and its evolution, as well as an introduction of skills, competencies, and data-driven decision making to understand the spectrum of prevention and the basics of the strategic prevention framework model.

Trainer will also do a SPF Overview: A planning Process for Prevention

Violence Free Coalition Community Meeting

Jul 9, 2019
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn more about the prevention programs that the Violence Free Coalition supports. including ReDo, PowerUp, and Coaching Boys into Men.

For more information and to RSVP, email Megan Crouch at

What Happens in Childhood Does Not Stay in Childhood: What is True and What We Must Do!

Jun 28, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Recent advances in the basic sciences of development are potentially transformational. Fields like epigenetics, developmental neuroscience, and life-course studies are allowing us to peer into the proverbial black box that links experiences in childhood with outcomes in health, education, parenting and economic productivity decades later. By understanding how both adverse and affiliative experiences in childhood are biologically embedded, we are well positioned to not only treat the consequences of “toxic stress responses” but to proactively build the safe, stable and nurturing relationships that buffer adversity and build resilience. Although this emphasis on relational health is almost counter-cultural, a public health approach to building safe, stable and nurturing relationships is a science-informed approach to address many of our society’s most intractable problems, including disparities in health, educational achievement, and economic productivity.

The appropriate audience includes anyone working to build resilience within our community.

More info and registration information

Safe Summer: SPF 50 for Your Teen's Screen Time

Jun 5, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This two hour workshop is for parents and adult workers with youth in Warren County, Ohio. This event is designed to help adults understand some of the unique challenges teenagers face in the summer when screen time increases and how to support your teen in building a responsible digital life. Topics will include:

  • Myths of Social Media
  • Red Flags of Social Media
  • Safety Apps available to parents
  • Understanding and preventing "sexting"
  • The role Social Media plays in human trafficking
  • Q&A with students from the Teen Alliance Council

Register here.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Jun 4, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Just as CPR helps even those without medical training assist an individual having a heart attack, Youth Mental Health First Aid prepares participants to interact with a young person experiencing a mental health crisis.  Youth Mental Health First Aiders learn a five-step action plan that guides them through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support. YMHFA training is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people ages 12-18; including teachers, parents, coaches, clergy, school bus drivers, paraprofessionals, juvenile and human services workers, etc. 

Evidenced Based Prevention Strategies

May 24, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 3-hour workshop will focus on the foundations of prevention as well as the 6 CSAP strategies.  After this workshop participants will be able to define the six strategies as well as give examples.  In addition to the strategies, participants will learn why scare tactics do not work.  

Note that NO walk-in registrations can be accommodated. You must register online by May 17th to attend.