ONCAC - Enhancing the Response: Serving Individuals with
The Ohio Network of Children's Advocacy Centers is hosting free 1-day trainings throughout Ohio specifically
Project FIND - One-Day Training
created for professionals working with individuals living with disabilities.
Who Should Attend: County Boards of Developmental Disabilities, Child Advocacy Center Staff, Law
Enforcement, Victim Advocates, Child Protection Services, Medical, Mental Health, Prosecutors, Case
Workers, and all professionals who serve individuals with disabilities.
Specific training for Forensic Interviewing will be done in a separate 3.5 day training; details on that training will be coming soon!
The trainings will be held on the following dates from 9:00am - 4:00pm, Registration will begin at 8:30am.
Beverages and lunch will be on your own.
July 23, 2019: Holiday Inn Express, 231 Park Centre Dr.,
Wadsworth, OH 44281
July 24, 2019: Kent State University, 330 University Dr. NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663
July 25, 2019: Dayton Metro Library, 215 E. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45402
August 28, 2019: Bowling Green State University, 200 University Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403
August 29, 2019: Quest Conference Center, 8405 Pulsar Place
Columbus, OH 43240
The Project FIND One-Day training is designed for individuals working on multi-disciplinary teams
(MDT’s) and in other service organizations seeking to gain additional information about the risk factors,
realities and strategies for working with individuals with disabilities and individuals with mental health
disorders. The training is founded in forensic interviewing best practices with considerations and
adaptations to account for individual disability, mental health disorder, language capacity and cultural
background. This one-day curriculum is designed to introduce MDT members and other service
organization staff to practical applications for engaging and communicating with individuals with
intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Physical Disabilities, Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Communication Disorders, Mental Health Disorders, Schizophrenia
Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar and Related Disorders, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety
Disorders, and Trauma-Related Disorders. Understanding the unique characteristics of these groups and
the ability to communicate effectively is paramount in creating safe environments and supporting quality
of life. Additionally, participants will be introduced to the basics of the FIND Model of Forensic
Thank you to our partners, The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities; Adult Advocacy Centers; Crime Victim
Services; and Ohio Victim Witness Association.
This training is made possible by a grant from Office of Criminal Justice Services, Edward Byrne Memorial Justice
Assistance Grant 2018-JG-E01-6700.