PAST TRAININGS

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To help us plan future training needs, please complete our Training Needs Survey.

If you are a youth serving organization and wish to request a training contact drbarbbrady@inspiringdreamsnetwork.org

PREVENTING UNDERAGE ALCOHOL USE   FREE Two Part Series

PART 1 - 1pm to 2:30pm, April 6, 2022

Underage alcohol use remains an ongoing challenge facing prevention professionals. Rates of use have generally been in decline for many years; however, alcohol remains the most used substance among youth. It is still unclear the extent that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted underage alcohol use, although it is known that the pandemic has accelerated the social and behavioral conditions that make use more likely to occur. This two-part webinar series will provide an overview of the current state of underage drinking and related prevention efforts, with an additional focus on two particular age groups of concern: younger youth (ages 13 and under) and college-aged underage drinkers (ages 18 to 20).

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine how prevention science can be described and provide a shared definition 

  • Understand the research and theories behind prevention science 

  • Review how prevention science is applied to substance use prevention and its impact

  • Discuss some of the challenges to incorporating prevention science and provide a research agenda for expanding future efforts

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA  11am - April 6, 2022

Who Should Attend?
Mental health professionals, mental health advocates, mental health graduate students, people with lived mental health experience, young people interested in mental health, and others who work with/on behalf of youth diagnosed with mental illness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Conceptualize and define youth mental health stigma

  • Understand the unique impact of stigma on youth

  • Discuss efforts to combat youth mental health stigma

PREPARING STUDENTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SUMMER

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 12:00 to 12:45pm (Via Zoom)

Summer can be a difficult and challenging time for youth or it can be filled with fun, inspiration and growth. Parents, community mentors, and youth leaders can play a key role in supporting student success this summer. Join us to learn best practices and resources you can share with the youth and families you serve.

Workshop Goals:

  • To review best practice summer activities for youth (Grades PK - 12) 

  • To share resources that are fun, safe, and engaging for summer learning and growth

  • To discuss and share online safety resouces.

  • To encourage participant sharing of best practices and resources

TRAINER - Dr. Barb Brady - Founder, Executive Director, Inspiring Dreams Network

This workshop is part of a grant initiative provided by the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation.

SUPPORTING YOUTH IN BUILDING FINANCIAL LITERACY SKILLS

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 12pm and 5pm - (select time that works for you) Via Zoom

TRAINER - Diana Whitlock, Vice President & Community Manager - Chase Bank

HANDLE WITH CARE

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 12pm

If you want to learn more about the WV Handle with Care (HWV) program, join this chat with Andrea Darr, Director of the Center for Children's Justice and manager of the HWC program. Community youth leaders, mentors and coaches can benefit from learning how to connect with this program to better support traumatized youth.

CONNECTIONS MATTER TRAINING

Friday, February 25, 2022 1:00 - 4:00 pm.

Presenters: Michele Baranaskas, Coordinator for Partners in Community Outreach

Jessica Dianellos is the Community Partnerships Coordinator for Prevent Child Abuse WV

PARTNERING with FAMILIES to INSPIRE YOUTH CAREER DREAMS WWW.CFWV.COM WORKSHOP

Jan. 25 - 3:00 - 4:30pm - Via Zoom

Trainer - Heather McChesney, Coordinator of Curriculum and Professional Development WV Higher Education Policy Commission.

ACES 101: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences

Dec. 8 - 10:00 - Noon Via Zoom (90 min presentation & 30 minute Q & A)

Targeted training for Kanawha County Schools and Putnam County youth organization partners with           funding provided by The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and Kanawha County Schools

ACES 102: Overcoming Adverse Childhood Experiences

Dec. 13 - 11:00 - 12:30 - Via Zoom (90 min presentation)

ACES 103: Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences

December 15 - 3:30 - 5:00 Via Zoom  (90 min presentation)

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Youth Mental Health First Aid

Dec. 14 - 8:30 - 4:00 Become a Youth Mental Health First Aider

Free 6 1/2 hour in-person training.  The Church at Scott Depot, Scott Depot, WV

10th Annual Developing Star Leaders

November 5: (9:00am - 1:30pm)  Wood County 4-H Camp

2203 Butcher Bend Road, Mineral Wells, WV

Youth Mental Health First Aid

November 13: (8:30am - 4pm)  Church at Scott Depot

6496 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, WV 25560

If you are a youth serving organization and wish to request a training contact drbarbbrady@inspiringdreamsnetwork.org

ACES 101: Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (Zoom Meeting)

Putnam County Youth Development Leaders  

Presenters Dr. Barb Brady & Tricia Kingery (ACES Coalition of WV)

Logan County School: Logan County Country Club

ACES 101: Understanding ACES 101, Implications for Brain Development, Behavior and Health Outcomes

August 12: (8:30-12:30)

        

ACES 102: Overcoming ACES: Building Resilence, Protective Factors and Trauma Sensitive Schools

August 13: (8:30-11:00)

ACES 103: Preventing ACES:  What We Can Do

August 13: (12:00-3:00)

Inspiring Dreams Network (IDN) is partnering with the WV ACES Coalition to provide the following trainings:

ACES 101: Understanding, Overcoming and Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences

April 8 - (3:30 - 5:00) Mercer County Teachers

May 13 - (9:00 - 10:30)  Mercer County School Administrators

May 21 - (1:30 - 3:00)  Mercer County School Aids, Nurses and Counselors

 

ACES 102: Building Resilience in the Age of COVID

April 23 - (1:00 - 2:00) Big Laurel Learning Center

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If you are a youth serving organization and wish to request a training contact drbarbbrady@inspiringdreamsnetwork.org

IDN is partnering with Marshall University School of Health, the ACES Coalition and Kid Count to provide the following training.

May 1 - 1:00 - 2:30  Overcoming Trauma from Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES

Listening Session: Mental Health Needs of Middle Schoolers

May 20 - 8:00am - 2:00pm  Williamsburg Middle School

Youth Mental Health First Aid Training for Camp Appalachia Staff and Volunteers

May 22 - 8:30 - 4:00  (Church at the Depot, Scott Depot, WV)

This training helps participants identify typical vs. atypical behavior for youth ages 8 -18 and walks them through a best practice process to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders in youth, including referrals to local resources. Participants who successfully complete the course receive a certificate as a Mental Health First Aider.

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MENTAL HEALTH 101: UNDERSTANDING & TAKING CHARGE OF MENTAL HEALTH

Join us for a Lunch and Learn in celebration of National Mental Health Month

Wednesday, March 18, 2022 -  Noon - 1pm - FREE ZOOM TRAINING

Presenter - Dr. Barb Brady

DISPELLING MYTHS ABOUT AUTISM

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 -  6 - 8pm - VIA ZOOM

Trainer - John Barton, WV Autism

DARKNESS TO LIGHT   2 hour Trainings

Join us for an evidence-based two-hour training program for adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. This training is especially beneficial for parents or anyone who works with or comes into contact with children.The virtual training is free and open to the public. Space is limited.

Training offered by Children’s Advocacy Center, CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital.

DATES:

February 17, 2022

1 p.m. – 3 p.m

March 17, 2022

1 p.m. – 3 p.m

April 21, 2022

1 p.m. – 3 p.m

May 19, 2022

1 p.m. – 3 p.m

June 16, 2022

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA  11am - April 6, 2022

Who Should Attend?
Mental health professionals, mental health advocates, mental health graduate students, people with lived mental health experience, young people interested in mental health, and others who work with/on behalf of youth diagnosed with mental illness.

Learning Objectives:

  • Conceptualize and define youth mental health stigma

  • Understand the unique impact of stigma on youth

  • Discuss efforts to combat youth mental health stigma

PREVENTING UNDERAGE ALCOHOL USE   FREE Two Part Series

PART 1 - 1pm to 2:30pm, April 6, 2022

PART 2 - 1pm to 2:30pm, April 13, 2022

Underage alcohol use remains an ongoing challenge facing prevention professionals. Rates of use have generally been in decline for many years; however, alcohol remains the most used substance among youth. It is still unclear the extent that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted underage alcohol use, although it is known that the pandemic has accelerated the social and behavioral conditions that make use more likely to occur. This two-part webinar series will provide an overview of the current state of underage drinking and related prevention efforts, with an additional focus on two particular age groups of concern: younger youth (ages 13 and under) and college-aged underage drinkers (ages 18 to 20).

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine how prevention science can be described and provide a shared definition 

  • Understand the research and theories behind prevention science 

  • Review how prevention science is applied to substance use prevention and its impact

  • Discuss some of the challenges to incorporating prevention science and provide a research agenda for expanding future efforts

SUICIDE PREVENTION: Recognize, Respond, REACT

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 11am - 12:30pm - VIA ZOOM

Trainer - Barri Faucett, Director, Prevent Suicide WV

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Monday, March 21, 2022 - 8:30am - 4pm 

Mountain State Educational Services Collaborative - 501 22nd St., Dunbar WV 25064

 

Trainers

Dr. Barb Brady - Founder, Executive Director, Inspiring Dreams Network

Stella Moon - Program Coordinator, Adolescent Health Initiative, Region V

MENTAL HEALTH 101: Understanding and Taking Charge of Mental Health

Please note: There are two date options for this training. It is NOT Part I and II.

Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm - VIA ZOOM

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 10am - 11am - VIA ZOOM

Trainer - Dr. Barb Brady - Founder, Executive Director, Inspiring Dreams Network

Institutional Racism & Historical Trauma Workshop

Register now for the discussion with Cockhren on Friday, June 24, at 12:00pm

Please join us for an interactive workshop highlights the timeline of institutional racism in the United States and the resulting historical trauma.  The purpose of the session is to outline the mechanisms of historical trauma. 

 

This session will also provide a social-ecological framework of institutional racism and highlights strategies to address institutional racism and systemic inequity. Lastly, this session will outline trauma-informed and healing centered practices to promote the healing of historical trauma within a social-ecological framework.

Ingrid Cockhren knows first-hand how impactful trauma and toxic stress can be for children and families and has dedicated her professional life to investigating and educating the public about the link between early trauma, early adversity, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), positive childhood experiences and the consequences that occur across the lifespan. Specializing in creating equitable and inclusive environments within organizations, collective impacts and grassroot movements, Cockhren uses her knowledge of stress, trauma, historical trauma, human development, and psychology to translate research concerning diversity/equity/inclusion (DEI) and trauma-informed practices into community, workplace, and organizational solutions.

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID  8:30am - 4:00pm   May 14, 2022

MUST register in advance and complete pre-registration info on the YMHA website through link provided once you have registered.

Location:
The Church at Scott Depot
Upstairs Training Room (youth room)
6496 Teays Valley Road
Scott Depot, WV

SUICIDE PREVENTION: Recognize, Respond, REACT

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 11am - 12:30pm - VIA ZOOM

Trainer - Barri Faucett, Director, Prevent Suicide WV

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID

Monday, March 21, 2022 - 8:30am - 4pm 

Mountain State Educational Services Collaborative - 501 22nd St., Dunbar WV 25064

 

Trainers

Dr. Barb Brady - Founder, Executive Director, Inspiring Dreams Network

Stella Moon - Program Coordinator, Adolescent Health Initiative, Region V

MENTAL HEALTH 101: Understanding and Taking Charge of Mental Health

Please note: There are two date options for this training. It is NOT Part I and II.

Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 3:30pm - 4:30pm - VIA ZOOM

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 10am - 11am - VIA ZOOM

Trainer - Dr. Barb Brady - Founder, Executive Director, Inspiring Dreams Network

DE-ESCALATION TECHNIQUES FOR FIRST RESPONDERS  July 28, 2022   10am-12pm EST

Register for this FREE training! 2 Social Work CEUs will be available for this training.

The online registration page typically closes a few days in advance of the webinar or when registration reaches maximum capacity.

 

Please be sure to carefully enter your email into the registration form, or we may not be able to send you the information you will need for the webinar.

Location: Zoom ( a link will be provided after registration )

After attending, you will be able to:

  • Differentiate between compassion fatigue and being burned out

  • Recognize a power struggle and ways to avoid it

  • Identify ways to effectively de-escalate a situation

Students

If you are a youth serving organization

and wish to request a training contact drbarbbrady@inspiringdreamsnetwork.org