Provider Wait Times
February wait time to initial Assessment:*

-Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: 16.3 days
-Crisis Intervention & Recovery Center: 9.08 days
-Coleman Professional Services: 0 days
-CommQuest Services: 11 days
-Domestic Violence Project, Inc.: 5.5 days
-OhioGuidestone: 4 days
-Stark County TASC: 6.85 days
-Summit Psychological Associates: 3.5 days

*Wait times reflect adult and youth services combined.
The above wait times were reported to StarkMHAR from each organization.
Online CALM Training
Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM) is a course that explains why means restriction is an important part of a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention.

This online course is open to anyone, and can be completed in approximately two hours.
Online CSSR-S Training
The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) training can now be completed online. There are also additional resources and videos that can be accessed online via the link below.
April 9-10: PartnerSolutions Informatics Forum
Join us for two days of learning and networking at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center in Canton, Ohio! The PartnerSolutions Informatics Forum provides educational and networking opportunities to all behavioral health NextGen users.

The 2018 keynote speaker will be Austin Eubanks, an injured survivor of the Columbine shooting, who has now devoted his career to helping others who have journeyed into addiction by way of trauma. Austin speaks nationally regarding the problems with overprescribing medication, how anonymity adversely effects youth, the importance of the continuum of care, benefits of treatment centered in empowerment vs. powerlessness and overcoming trauma as it pertains to addiction.
It Impacts Us All: Using a Trauma-Informed Approach with Victims of Crime
When: April 12, 2018 from 8:30 am to 12:15 pm

Where: Malone University - Johnson Center, Dining Hall Room
2600 Cleveland Ave NW
Canton, OH 44709

About: Stark County Victim Rights’ Coalition and Malone University present this free half-day training designed for those working with adult or youth survivors of crime including victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Participants will understand the impact of trauma on relationships, thoughts, emotions and behavior and learn strategies and best practices to ensure a trauma-informed response.
Close Up On The Effects of Childhood Trauma On The Family
When: April 18, 2018

Where: Greek Community Center
129 S. Union Street
Akron, OH 44304

About: Summit County Child And Family Awareness Month Close-Up Committee is proud to partner with Summa Health to host a free professional symposium featuring renowned physician and researcher Dr. Vincent J. Felitti.
Frontline to Freedom IV
When: April 27, 2018

Where: NewPointe Community Church: Canton Campus - 5305 Broadmoor Circle NW, Canton, OH 44709

About: Learn about advanced issues in human trafficking.
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The 2018 Ohio Regional Peer Recovery Supporter Symposiums:
Self Care & Wellness
When: May 16, 2018

Where: Courtyard by Marriott - Canton
4375 Metro Cir NW
North Canton, OH 44720

About: This free symposium will discuss the ways that peer recovery supporters can respond to our specific self-care challenges. Additional topics include how to maintain your own wellness, how to handle an especially draining client, maintaining boundaries as an element of self-care, and more!
Fifth Annual Trauma-Informed Care Summit
When: May 22-23, 2018

Where: Marriott Columbus University Area
3100 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43202

-Introducing and advancing understanding of secondary traumatic stress with practical tools and guidance;
-Providing opportunities for networking among like-minded professionals;
-Promoting an awareness of disparity and culture in responding to trauma;
-Advancing Ohio’s trauma-informed approaches with consistent messages
Trauma Tidbit
"Cultural competence is an essential component of Trauma Informed Care. Both require a fearless exploration of self and carry a significant impact on how we 'are' with our clients and fellow staff."

--Steven Loos, Psy.D, LP, Clinic Manager, Trauma Informed Care Implementation Team Lead, Central Minnesota Mental Health Center
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Save the dates!

  • April 2: Author Sam Quinones (Dreamland) at Palace Theatre RSVP »
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  • May 16-17: Mental Health First Aid RSVP »
  • May 22: Stark County Coloring Day
  • June 1: 2018 Leadership Breakfast
  • June 21: Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: Faith-Based Culture and Community RSVP »
  • July 30-31: Mental Health First Aid RSVP »
  • September 20: Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: Amish Culture and Community RSVP »
  • December 20: Cultural Influence and Health Care Series: Cultural Perspectives on Trauma RSVP »
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