THE SOURCE: TRAININGS & EVENTS

TRAININGS & EVENTS

Learning new information and skills is crucial to creating a community in which children, youth and families thrive. To help with this, we offer events and trainings. Many are done in partnership with other community organizations. Our training catalog lists dozens of free trainings available to those in Elkhart County who seek to support children’s mental health.

Upcoming Trainings & Events

OCTOBER 2022

ACE Interface: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience

October 25, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

This presentation will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

In the 1990s, the CDC and Kaiser Permanente conducted a landmark study on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). They discovered that ACEs and psychological trauma are the greatest indicators of later health, safety and opportunity outcomes over the lifespan.

During ACE Interface, a free, 2-hour presentation, you’ll learn:

  • more about the ACE Study
  • the impact of stress on the brain and nervous system and how that affects a person over the course of their life
  • ways to encourage and promote resilience in youth and adults so together we can create a healthier community

This training is appropriate for both mental health professionals and community members.

PFC Foundational Training: Community Resources and Connection

October 25, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

This presentation will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Join us for this virtual resource fair to connect with community partners. Participants will hear from individual organizations and learn about a variety of resources and services in the community.

NOVEMBER 2022

PFC Foundational Training: ACE Interface

November 15, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available: 2.0

During this ACE Interface 2-hour presentation, you will

1) learn about the ACE study,

2) learn the impact of stress on the brain and how that affects a person over the course of their life,

3) learn ways to encourage and promote resilience in youth and adults.

Dory Lawrence, MA is the Manager of Learning and Development at Oaklawn Psychiatric Center. Dory has over 20 years of experience in management, talent development, facilitation, and program development.  She holds a master’s degree in Educational and Counseling Psychology from the University of Missouri.  Her prior experience includes directing a statewide educational advocacy program, managing a grant-funded program for youth who experienced trauma and working as a rehabilitation counselor.  Dory has presented at state, regional and national conferences.

Lee Sones, BA is an Infant and Early Childhood Consultant with The SOURCE. She has a B.A. in Psychology and additional education in Applied Psychology and Social Work. She has formerly worked extensively in Child Welfare as well as advocacy for individuals with disabilities.

ACE Interface: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience

November 22, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

This presentation will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

In the 1990s, the CDC and Kaiser Permanente conducted a landmark study on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). They discovered that ACEs and psychological trauma are the greatest indicators of later health, safety and opportunity outcomes over the lifespan.

During ACE Interface, a free, 2-hour presentation, you’ll learn:

  • more about the ACE Study
  • the impact of stress on the brain and nervous system and how that affects a person over the course of their life
  • ways to encourage and promote resilience in youth and adults so together we can create a healthier community

This training is appropriate for both mental health professionals and community members.

DECEMBER 2022

The SOURCE Consortium: Healthy Outcomes for Positive Experiences (HOPE)

December 8, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Available: 2.0

Join us for The SOURCE Consortium on December 8th from 11 AM – 1 PM at the Elkhart Health & Aquatics Center where Leah Plank will be presenting over how positive experiences support children’s growth into resilient adults. Healthy Outcomes from Healthy Experiences (HOPE) is a new way of seeing and talking about experiences that support children’s growth and development into healthy, resilient adults.  

In this consortium, participants will explore Positive Childhood Experiences (PCEs) by learning:

1) How PCEs are critical to child wellbeing,

2) How to identify, promote, and build PCEs,

3) How PCEs protect adult mental health.

Leah Plank is the interim director of Triple P – Positive Parenting Program in Elkhart County. She has more than 15 years of experience in child abuse and neglect prevention; family support program development and implementation; and non-profit executive leadership and operations. Leah values safe, stable, equitable, and nurturing environments for children. She is driven in her work to build a community where individuals grow in their purpose, heal from trauma, and lead future generations to build hope.

Blooming Amidst the Thorns:  Understanding and Responding to Children with Suicidal Thoughts

In this training, participants will learn:

  1.  How to recognize when a child is in crisis.
  2.  Key elements to a safety plan.
  3. How to support children in building resilience every day.

The SOURCE Data Consortium & Child Dashboard

The Elkhart County Child Dashboard is the first of its kind in the state of Indiana. Learn more about the dashboard and how it came to be in this 50 minute video.

Self-Care for Every Season

During this first community training offered by Together We ROCK, we focused on our top priority – YOU!  There is no one else in the world who can do the work you do in exactly the same wonderful way that you alone can do it.  We recognize this and value each unique individual that has committed their life to building safety and connection for the youngest and most vulnerable in our community.

Learn about six domains of self-care that we believe will bring more joy and peace to every season.  You will leave this training with a personalized self-care plan you choose to commit to using in all seasons – daily, occasionally, and in those crisis times. 

Need a Certificate of Attendance? Take a post-test here.