Provider Wait Times
June 2019 Wait Time to Initial Assessment: *
  • Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: 21.27 days
  • Coleman Professional Services: 0 days
  • CommQuest Services: 0 days
  • Stark County TASC: 2.25 days
  • Summit Psychological Associates: 5 days
*Wait times reflect adult and youth services combined. The above wait times were reported to StarkMHAR from each provider organization.
CEU Opportunity - 18 CEUs Offered!
Transition to Independence Process (TIP) Training
August 20th - August 22nd
The purpose of this workshop is to train participants in the core competencies of the Transition to Independence Process (TIP) model that prepares and supports youth and young adults with EBD in their movement into employment, educational opportunities, living situation, personal effectiveness/well-being, and community-life functioning. Behavioral rehearsal of practice strategies will be used to enhance the competencies of participants and examples from community sites will be used. The audience participants will be given a TIP Training Manual and will be involved through questions and discussion as it relates to their TIP core competency development and implementation needs.

Click here to register for this FREE training! Please register by August 12th.
Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality (CAMS) Model - 10 CEUs
The CAMS model is used to assess patients’ suicidality and specifically treat their suicide risk. CAMS is a three-part training that provide psychologists and counselors with knowledge, skills, and practice in recognizing and treating suicidality in patients.

All training participants engage in:
1) A 3-4 hour, self-paced online training . This training features a series of videos which provide an overview of the CAMS model and how to help suicidal patients. Completion of online course is required prior to in-person training.

2) An in-person, 1 day training . This training is conducted by a trained CAMS consultant who leads group members in using the CAMS model through a series of role-play sessions where participants take turns acting as both counselors and patients.

3) Group consultation follow-up calls . These follow-up calls provide participants with opportunities to discuss successes and trouble-shoot challenges as they implement the CAMS model with patients.

On Tuesday, August 27th , the one-day training will be offered at Malone University. Completion of the online and in-person trainings will earn you 10 CEUs. Stark County providers are strongly encouraged to attend.
New School-Based
Mental Health Services Web Page
The StarkMHAR website has a new page dedicated to information about the school-based mental health services offered throughout the county. It lists the district, school, the number of days a week the provider is at the school, and the agency providing the service.

Check out the new page by clicking here .
Resource of the Month
Resource of the Month is a new feature in the Clinical eNewsletter! The goal of this section is to highlight a resource available at either StarkMHAR or in the community.

This month features information sheets from Change the Game Ohio. These youth resources include Know Teen Gambling Warning Signs, Time Management Tools, Tools to Lower Your Risk, What You Need to Know about Youth Gambling, and Recognizing Simulated Gambling in Games.

If you would like to distribute these, please contact Justina Gorman at to schedule a time to pick some up at the StarkMHAR offices.
Zero Suicide Tidbit
Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies. Did you know there is a free online course available that can help you learn strategies for raising the topic of lethal means with clients?

Counseling On Access to Lethal Means or CALM is a course about how to reduce access to the methods people use to kill themselves. It covers who needs lethal means counseling and how to work with people at risk for suicide—and their families—to reduce access. Access the free CALM training here:
StarkMHAR Shout-out!
StarkMHAR would like to recognize
John Miller, IHBT Program Manager at CommQuest . Clinical consultants have said they are very impressed with the cohesion and strong clinical skills of the team, which demonstrates his positive leadership. John is able to identify program and community needs and act effectively. He is attuned to the needs of his staff and the client’s they serve. We appreciate his hard work and
commitment to the community.
Thank you for all that you do!
Trauma Tidbit
“Trauma symptoms are often adaptive and protect individuals from subsequent harm. One common symptom is hypervigilance, or scanning the environment for danger. Clients analyze our body language, our choice of words and our tone to determine if we are safe. This means that every employee has an opportunity to create safety for our clients . Please take the
opportunity to be warm and welcoming to
anyone in our buildings.”

-Steven Loos, Psy.D, LP, Central Minnesota Mental Health Center
Coalition Corner
Would you like to be more involved in the community?
Would you like to help effect change by working with community partners? Do you have resources or ideas you would like to share with us?
If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, consider attending one of StarkMHAR's coalition meetings.
Suicide Prevention Coalition
The mission of Suicide Prevention Coalition is to provide guidance and expertise to promote hope, wellness and behavioral health as a means of preventing suicide in our community.

Meets the second Wednesday of every month from 3:30-4:30 at StarkMHAR.

Drug Free Stark County
The mission of Drug Free Stark County is to promote a drug-free community by mobilizing diverse partnerships; developing, implementing and supporting environmental strategies; and increasing public awareness of the harmful effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs.

Meets the second Tuesday of every month from 3:30-5:00 at StarkMHAR.

Opiate Task Force
We strive to save lives and promote community recovery through the sustainable reduction of opiate misuse and abuse. Strategic priorities include Education, Community Partnerships, Innovation, Data, and Advocacy.

Meets the third Friday of every month from 11:30-1:00 at StarkMHAR.

Hoarding Coalition
The mission of the Hoarding Coalition is to to serve the community using an inter-disciplinary approach in providing outreach, treatment and education to the community regarding hoarding.

Meets the first Friday of every month from 10:00-11:00 at The Ken Weber Community Campus at Goodwill
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Save the dates!
  • September 19th: Populations Focus Learning Series: Mayan Culture and Community RSVP »
  • September 21st: Drug Take Back Day

Look further ahead at upcoming trainings by visiting the StarkMHAR Training Center .
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