Provider Wait Times
March 2019 Wait Time to Initial Assessment: *

* Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health:13.6 days
* Coleman Professional Services: 0 days
* CommQuest Services: .5 days
* Stark County TASC: 2.25 days
* Summit Psychological Associates: 7 days
*Wait times reflect adult and youth services combined. The above wait times were reported to StarkMHAR from each provider organization.
Stark County MSW Cohort Reminder
Stark’s MSW Cohort will start the fall semester of 2019. The coursework can be full-time or part-time. The deadline for applying is 6/1/19 and classes start in August. Check out this info for University of Akron's MSW program and how to apply.

For additional information, or to be added to the listserv for updated information, please contact Jeannie Cool at .
Suicide Survivors Support Group
1st & 3rd Mondays each month from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

If you have lost a loved one to suicide, you are not alone.There are resources available to help survivors of suicide loss cope. The death of a loved one by suicide presents special concerns in grieving that tend to complicate the healing process for survivors. There is a safe place in our community for survivors (families and loved ones of someone who died by suicide) to share their loss with others who are experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.

This group is offered by Summit Psychological Associates, Inc. and is open to all adult survivors of suicide.

To attend a first meeting, please contact our intake department
at 234-718-2331.

Summit Psychological Associates, Inc.
Downtown Canton Office
McKinley Center Suite 400
800 Market Ave N.
Canton, Ohio 44702
Zero Suicide Tidbit
What is a LOSS Team? Local Outreach of Suicide Survivor (LOSS) Teams provide postvention, crisis response, and outreach services to community members after the loss of a loved one to suicide. LOSS Teams are made up of both suicide loss survivors and mental health professionals. If you are interested in participating in the Stark County LOSS team that will be forming, please register for the event!
StarkMHAR Shout-out!
StarkMHAR would like to recognize Hunter Haynes, Coleman Re-Entry Coordinator, Case Man ager. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services report that Hunter has been quick to respond, always attempts to complete a video conference with offenders before they are discharged, and quickly schedules needed appointments for the people he works with.
Thank you for all that you do!
Responding to Human Trafficking
Akron Municipal Court Judge Ron Cable’s Restore Individual Self-Empowerment (RISE) Program, in partnership with the Ohio Supreme Court, are hosting a free training entitled “Responding to Human Trafficking: One Case At-a-Time.” 
Human trafficking is modern day slavery. Annually, hundreds of domestic and foreign victims fall prey to the cruel and manipulative techniques of traffickers.

The training is open to judicial officers, prosecutors, attorneys, law enforcement, human trafficking advocates, justice partners, community partners and members of the community. 

Doors open at 8:00am on Monday, May 20 and the event begins at 8:45am
Addressing Trauma & Toxic Stress with “Togethering"
This CEU training event is presented by Dr. Benjamin W. Kearney
Chief Clinical Officer and Executive Vice President with OhioGuidestone

Date: May 8th (Wednesday)
Time: 10am to 1pm
Norton Branch Library
3930 S Cleveland Massillon Rd,
Norton, OH 44203

Join Us!
Gift Card Drawing!
Enjoy lunch
Learn and network

To register, please email
Questions? Call 440-260-8336

Trauma Tidbit
“As I continue to work with the team there is a saying that sits in the forefront of my mind, ‘Be the change that you wish to see in the world.’” ― Mahatma Gandhi
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Don't miss these upcoming trainings!
Learn more about upcoming trainings from the StarkMHAR Training Center !
Save the dates!
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  • August 28-29: Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults RSVP »
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