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

* Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: 16 days
* Coleman Professional Services: 0 days
* CommQuest Services: 1 day
* 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.
MSW Cohort Begins in August

StarkMHAR is pleased to partner with the University of Akron to provide an opportunity for area providers to obtain their Master of Social Work. A grant from the Sister of Charity has also helped make this possible. Twenty-eight people have been selected for this inaugural cohort:

  1. Mallory Stevens, Coleman Professional Services
  2. Sabrina Biagetti, Coleman Professional Services
  3. Michelle Dellick, Coleman Professional Services
  4. Grady Provance, Coleman Professional Services
  5. Samantha Haring, Coleman Professional Services
  6. Janet Canter, TASC
  7. Cassandra Horsley, Child & Adolescent Behavioral health
  8. Cory Ramsey, Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
  9. Denise Barr, Ohio Guidestone
  10. Jamie Gaspers, CommQuest Serivces
  11. Dakota Myers, CommQuest Services
  12. Sheila Brown, CommQuest Services
  13. Shelley Weatherspoon, CommQuest Services
  14. Courtney Griebenkw, Phoenix Rising
  15. Kristin Hooten, YWCA
  16. Miranda Bowman, Stark county JFS
  17. Amber Mammone, Stark County JFS
  18. Ashley Nickol, Stark County JFS
  19. Kellan Towns, Stark County JFS
  20. Elizabeth Myers, Stark County JFS
  21. Victoria Jenei, Stark County JFS
  22. Monica McLeod, Stark County JFS
  23. Lynsey Overton, Stark County JFS
  24. Kayla Fredey, Stark County JFS
  25. Paige Robson
  26. Erica Adamson
  27. Angela Smith, Anthem
  28. Christen Misja, Summit County CPS

Best of luck to these individuals as they embark on this educational journey!
CEU Opportunity
Equity and Inclusion: Cultural Competence and Humility in Health and Human Services
Part 1 - Overview: July 22nd from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm - 7.25 CEUs offered
Part 1: The Cultural Competency Training (CCT) will be going over topics that are the fundamental of cultural competency to cultural humility, which will help attendees gain a better understanding of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) and develop skills in diverse communities. The CCT curriculum includes, but is not limited to: compelling reasons for cultural competence, the dynamics of diversity, the impact of personal culture on communication, the cultural bumps, and communicating effectively through an interpreter.

Part 2 - Advanced: July 23rd from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm; 6.25 CEUs offered
Part 2: The CCT Advanced module will increase the awareness, knowledge and skills required to function effectively with cultural differences that may be present in the area of medical services, service organizations and agencies, medical interpretation and community partnership. The CCT Advanced curriculum includes, but is not limited to: building a culturally competent system of care and community partnership.

Click here to register for this FREE training!
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 the Stress Management Pocket Pal* that identifies the signs of stress, 20 ways to manage stress, and 6 anti-stress stretches. If you would like to distribute these to your clients, please contact Justina Gorman at to schedule a time to pick some up at the StarkMHAR offices.

*Available in English and Spanish
Zero Suicide Tidbit
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 training will earn you 10 CEUs. For more information or to register, click here .
StarkMHAR Shout-out!
StarkMHAR would like to recognize Kim Cernansky from Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health! Thank you for taking the reins on the school-based program and being responsive to crisis matters. We appreciate your communication and follow-through.
Thank you for all that you do!
Trauma Tidbit
“It is still the little things which can mean the most. Folks may not remember our words, though somewhere in the body they remember what was done and how it felt. We are always building new memories and neural connections. Let’s help lay the new path with kindness, respect, and dignity.”
Theresa Solarz, MS, LPC
Day Treatment Clinical Director
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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  • August 20-22: Transition to Independence Process RSVP »
  • August 28-29: Mental Health First Aid Training for Adults RSVP »
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