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.

The SOURCE’s upcoming trainings and events are listed below. Recordings of selected trainings and events are available below. Recordings of Partnership for Children trainings can be found here

Upcoming Trainings & Events

JANUARY 2022

The SOURCE Consortium –

Ethics: An Anti-Oppressive Stance

January 27, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

2.0 CEUs (ethics) available for attendees

The National Association of Social Workers recently updated its Ethical Standards to include a call to action for increased critical self-reflection and cultural humility, and against racism, oppression, discrimination, and inequities. These terms and concepts are not new. However, inequities and disparities continue to devastate the lives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and LGBTQ+ children, families, and communities. Positive sustainable change will not occur unless we as mental wellness professionals take intentional actions to adopt anti-oppressive and anti-racist standards not only as something that we do at work, but who we are in our everyday lives.

As a result of participating in this session, participants will:

  • Increase their awareness of critical self-reflection as a prerequisite for fostering equity, justice, and positive outcomes for children and their families.
  • Identify their organization on the cultural competence continuum, and share strategies for achieving cultural humility and cultural proficiency.
  • Distinguish the difference between non-racist and anti-racist practices.
  • Recognize the impact of power and privilege on the outcomes of children and families.
  • Apply the PAUSE Model when making decisions that impact children, families, and communities.
  • Identify a buddy to hold them accountable to equity and justice practices and living.

Dr. Tonicia Freeman-Foster is a Certified Diversity Professional, Certified Health Education Specialist, Certified Courageous Conversations About Race™ Practitioner, and Certified Project Management Professional with nearly 20 years of experience in restoring hope, resiliency and wellness through her work with underserved persons and marginalized communities.  Dr. Freeman-Foster currently serves as a Project Director & Change Consultant, at Change Matrix.

ACE Interface: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience

January 25, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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.

FEBRUARY 2022

PFC Foundational Training – Family Engagement

February 10, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Family engagement is the process of building genuine relationships with families to support children’s development and the overall well-being of the family. In this virtual training participants will:

  1. Learn why family engagement is important by observing examples of how family engagement can increase a family’s sense of connection, felt safety, and support.
  2. Identify barriers to family engagement.
  3. Identify and practice strategies to engage families in your organization.

Krista Yoder, BSN, RN, is the Coordinator for the Family Support Specialist team with The SOURCE. She is also a certified TBRI Practitioner and Registered Nurse.

Kaylene Ediger, ME, is a Family Support Specialist on The SOURCE team with lived experience as a parent to children/youth with emotional and behavioral health needs. Kaylene has also received specialized TBRI training.

Cindy Baker, MSEd, is a Family Support Specialist on The SOURCE team with lived experience as a parent to children/youth with emotional and behavioral health needs.

1.5 Continued Education Units (CEUs) available.

ACE Interface: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience

February 22, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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.

MARCH 2022

PFC Foundational Training – Verbal Intervention Techniques

March 10, 2022 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

This training will help people intentionally respond in a way that will increase their ability to have a positive outcome and to control their own emotions. This is done by:

  • Understanding what affects how we respond.
  • Preparing yourself for a negative interaction.
  • Get activated: Present intentional responses to specific behaviors.

Christian Milovich is a Training Specialist at Oaklawn Psychiatric Center. He has worked for 19 consecutive years in community mental health services in direct care as a case manager, wraparound facilitator, supervisor for C&A clinical skills training services, and educating Oaklawn staff and community partners to help make our community a better place for all.  

ACE Interface: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience

March 22, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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.

APRIL 2022

ACE Interface: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience

April 26, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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.

MAY 2022

ACE Interface: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience

May 24, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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.

JUNE 2022

ACE Interface: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience

June 28, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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.

JULY 2022

ACE Interface: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience

July 26, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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.

AUGUST 2022

ACE Interface: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience

August 23, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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.

SEPTEMBER 2022

ACE Interface: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience

September 27, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM

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.

OCTOBER 2022

ACE Interface: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience

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

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.

NOVEMBER 2022

ACE Interface: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences & Resilience

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

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.

Recorded Trainings & Events

Blooming Amidst the Thorns:  Understanding and Responding to Children with Suicidal Thoughts – September 2021

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 – March 2021

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.