October 2017



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NSDTAConference
NSDTA Conference
Savannah, Georgia

A group of OCWTP staff and trainers attended the NSDTA Conference this year! We were all very engaged in the opportunities to learn new ideas and new techniques for effective training and development of staff and caregivers. We also met folks from throughout the country who are responsible for training and development in different human services environments. Our very own Eddie Lebron presented two workshops at the conference,  Surviving Stress and Burnout: A Trainer's Perspective and
"Shadow Box": A Different Approach for Critical Thinking and Decision-Making Skill Development.

For reflections about the NSDTA Conference, please click below.
DavidHaverfield
PCSAO Conference


Congratulations David Haverfield!

David was awarded the  Dan Schneider Award. T he award is presented annually at the PCSAO conference to an individual who reflects Dan's commitment to improving the lives of Ohio's children and families by providing unwavering support for the professional development of Ohio's child welfare staff toward best-practice ideals. 


Trainer
Trainer Tip


OCWTP has scheduled a CAPMIS TOT for every month until August 2018! They are scheduled at different regional training offices. Don't wait -schedule to take this new, required TOT before your own training schedule gets full! The deadline for taking the CAPMIS TOT is August 2018! The schedule for these monthly workshops is listed below under Upcoming Learning Activities for OCWTP Trainers Contact Debra Sparrow to register.

DavidHaverfield
FCAlumniCorner
Foster Care 
Alumni 
Corner



Arlene Jones went to the NSDTA Conference. Here is what she had to say about it:
 
Attending the 2017 NSDTA Conference will be one of my most treasured professional experiences. Having the opportunity to learn about how the brain creates and stores memories has definitely enhanced how I approach transfer of learning activities as a trainer. Also, the science behind microburst learning as both a part of curriculum design and engagement tool provided insight that improved my skills as a web- based trainer. Overall, the conference was amazing, I networked with people from across the nation and unlocked my untapped potential.  am really looking forward to NSDTA's 2018 Conference in Columbus, OH!


MeetNewTrainers
Meet New Trainers
Leslie "Craig" Comedy
Executive Director, The Urban Minority Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Outreach Program of Franklin County, Inc.   

Craig will be developing specialized substance abuse workshops and will train standardized substance abuse workshops.

Training Populations:
  • Adoptive parents
  • Foster caregivers
  • Caseworkers
  • Supervisors 
Jacqueline Doodley
State of Ohio AOD Counselor II, 
Pickaway Correctional Institution and currently Women's Treatment Specialist

Jackie will be developing specialized substance abuse workshops and will train standardized substance abuse workshops.

Training Populations:
  • Adoptive parents
  • Foster caregivers
  • Caseworkers
  • Supervisors 
Philip D. Atkins, PhD, LICDC, OCPSII
Executive Director, 
Mental Health & Recovery Board - Union County, Marysville, OH 

Dr. Atkins will be developing specialized substance abuse workshops and will train standardized substance abuse workshops.

Training Populations:
  • Adoptive parents
  • Foster caregivers
  • Caseworkers
  • Supervisors 

Alex Bishara, MSW
Nationwide Children's Hospital,Clinical Coordinator, Downtown Outpatient Close to Home - Behavioral Health Services

Alex will be developing specialized substance abuse workshops and will train standardized substance abuse workshops.

Training Populations:
  • Adoptive parents
  • Foster caregivers
  • Caseworkers
  • Supervisors 

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From Around the OCWTP
The Latest News, Updates, and Announcements 



          RTC News From Around Ohio 
                             

Central Ohio Regional Training Center

New Staff Announcement:

CORTC welcomes Cathy McNeal on October 30.  She assumes the position of E-track Specialist.  Cathy worked previously as a  Protect Ohio Secretary in the Data Management and Fiscal Departments of Franklin County Children Services. She comes with experience that will complement her new role and we look forward to having her as a part of our team!

Staff Retirement:

Julia Harris, former CORTC Director, (2009-2013) and Franklin County Children Services (FCCS) Manager, and Director, retired after 32 years of service at FCCS on October 27, 2017. Julia's tenure included supervisory and management positions in Intake and Ongoing Services, Training, Performance Improvement, Evaluation, and Information Technology. Julia's knowledge and expertise will be missed. She has been a true and committed professional who leaves a legacy at FCCS.

Southeast Ohio Regional Training Center 

SEORTC hosted our quarterly Directors' Meeting, Foster Care Specialists' Meeting, and Supervisors' Networking Meeting on October 23 & 24.
 
We hosted our 3rd annual Foster Parent Training Blitz October 19-21. 

On Friday, October 27, SEORTC staff participated in the Athens County Children Services staff appreciation day.  The theme this year was "Office Olympics."  It's no surprise that SEORTC staff came away with a gold medal!





North Central Ohio Regional Training Center 

New Staff
  • Nefertiti McKinney joined us late in 2016.  She came  from Cuyahoga DSAS training department, and has been a great addition.  She covers both caregiver and staff classes.  She does technical training on the Microsoft Office Suite for staff in Cuyahoga County as well.  
  • Katrina Leonard-Pritchett joined our department in early 2017.  She was a caseworker at Cuyahoga DCFS for more than 20 years.  She also supports staff and caregiver training, but her main focus is program support for Cuyahoga County UPP/Field Supervision.   
  • Tanya Washington is joining the staff in November. She has nearly a decade of casework experience.  She will work primarily on the staff side and help in trainer/training development. 

NCORTC is moving soon!

 

NCORTC is planning to move to a new location at the end of November.  We will be headquartered at Cuyahoga County's Westshore Building, located at 9830 Lorain Avenue.  We will likely not offer training in that location until 2018, as we don't want to change previously published calendars.  

Northeast Ohio Regional Training Center


On Friday, October 27, 2017 China Darrington was awarded NEORTC 2017 Trainer of the Year at Furnace Run Park in Richfield, Ohio at NEORTC's 27th Annual Fall Retreat.  China joins a long list of esteemed trainers who have won this award, including Denise Goodman, Cyndi King, Jim Still-Pepper and others over the past 27 years.  It was a beautiful, mild, sunny day for NEORTC liaisons and other OCWTP partners to gather for an informational meeting, lunch, and training provided by China Darrington.  NEORTC staff (pictured) presented China with her award.  NEORTC hopes for continued collaboration with China in the future, particularly in the area of distance learning.  



          News from IHS
              

IHS Welcomes... 


Marsha Rose Wickliffe 
joined the IHS Trainer Development staff in September. She spent almost three decades serving low-income children, youth and families at the local, state, and national level.  She served as a Staff Attorney/Adjunct Professor representing youth aging-out of-foster care.  Her most challenging work was leading a group of child welfare trainers to identify and address systemic issues of racial disproportionality and disparity in public child welfare agencies.
Marsha's greatest aspiration is to make her parents and three brothers proud of her.  Her greatest joy is her teenage daughter, Sa'raai Rose Wickliffe.
 

Christy Mayle joined the IHS Trainer Development staff in October. She
graduated from Ohio University in 2005 with a Bachelor's Degree in Hearing, Speech and Language Sciences.  She started working for Franklin County Children Services in October of 2005 in the Data Management department.  She joined the CORTC in August 2008 as the Staff Training Secretary and moved to the E-Track Liaison position with the CORTC in 2010.




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Memorial Tribute 


Charlotte M. Osterman, MSW, LISW
(1951-2017)
                                                                       
By: Leslie Ahmadi
 
On August 15, 2017, OCWTP and the child welfare profession lost (to cancer) one of its fiercest, finest, most committed, and most loving champions on behalf of permanency: Ms. Charlotte M. Osterman. A training manager, mentor/trainer, and curriculum developer with OCWTP for the past twelve years, she gleaned the best of her knowledge and life experience, infused her passion and singularity-then with unflinching resolve and her many "hats," went quietly about her business, transforming lives. 

Please click below to read the article.


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TOTs
Upcoming OCWTP Learning Activities for Trainers 

Training of Trainers (TOT) Schedule
C ontact Debra Sparrow (dsparrow@ihs-trainet.com or 
614-233-2223)  about Registration)

Pre-TOT (So You Want to be An OCWTP Trainer) 9am-1pm
Date
Trainer
Location
November 30, 2017
Lois Tyler
CORTC
March 5, 2018
Lois Tyler
TBD
May 21, 2018
Lois Tyler
TBD
 
 
Stand Up and Take Charge of the Learning Environment TOT - 9am-4pm
Date
Trainer
Location
December 11-12,2017
Lynne Anderson
CORTC
February  6-7, 2018
Wendy Shields
TBD
April 18-19, 2018
Lynne Anderson
TBD
June 13-14, 2018
Wendy Shields
TBD
 
 
Curriculum Development TOT - 9am-4pm
Date
Trainer
Location
Nov. 13-14, 2017
Georgette Constantinou
CORTC
March 27-28, 2018
Pam Reid
TBD
May 22-23, 2018
Georgette Constantinou
TBD
 
 
Diversity TOT - 9am-4pm
Date                                           
Trainer
Location
November 16, 2017
TBD
NEORTC
December 7, 2017
TBD
CORTC
 
 
CAPMIS TOT - 9am-4pm
Date          
Trainer
Location
December 4, 2017
Denielle Ell-Rittinger/ Dorothy Striker
CORTC
January 10, 2018
Denielle Ell-Rittinger/ Dorothy Striker
CORTC
February 14, 2018
Denielle Ell-Rittinger/ Dorothy Striker
ECORTC
March 14, 2018
Denielle Ell-Rittinger/ Dorothy Striker
NEORTC
April 11, 2018
Denielle Ell-Rittinger/ Dorthy Striker
WORTC
May 9, 2018
Denielle Ell-Rittinger/ Dorothy Striker
CORTC
June 13, 2018
Denielle Ell-Rittinger/ 
Dorothy Striker
NWORTC
July 11, 2018
Denielle Ell-Rittinger/ Dorothy Striker
NCORTC
August 8, 2018
Denielle Ell-Rittinger/ Dorothy Stryker
CORTC
 
 
Strengthening Presentation Design to Enhance Learning - 7 pm - 9pm
Date
Trainer
Location
November 8, 2017
  • 660-19-DL3-S: Strengthening Presentation Design to Enhance Learning TOT
(E-Track Registration required)
 
Follow-up session November 15, 2017
  • 660-20-DL3-S: Strengthening Presentation Design to Enhance Learning LL
(E-Track Registration required)
Christina Carter
Go to Training
 
 
Coaching TOT (BY INVITATION ONLY)
Date          
Trainer
Location
January 15, 2018
Lois Tyler/Carol Brown
IHS