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Who We Are

For the past 50 years, Huckleberry House has prided itself on being an expert in adolescent and young adult care. Our driving force is our commitment to our clients. This year, we expanded our commitment to our clients by starting a new adventure — a Professional Development Program. Our commitment to our clients doesn’t begins within our doors, but within our community; we work to improve services offered to teens and young adults.  Huckleberry House Professional Development Program aims to teach professionals across Ohio skills to make them experts in teen and young adult care.

What to Expect

When you attend a training with Huckleberry House, you gain evidenced-based and youth-informed skills. Every scenario, practice case study, and skill provided are specific to teen and young adult challenges. Huckleberry House offers three curricula:

Working with Young Adults: Impact from Trauma, Housing Instability, & Survival Behaviors

This training educates participants on key skills and intervention techniques to use when working with young adults. The course focuses on the impact of trauma and homelessness on human brain development, as well as building effective intervention skills to use with this population. Intervention skills are designed for case managers, therapists, and front-line staff. Participants will engage in empathy and awareness building activities to explore how housing insecurity, underdeveloped communication skills, and survival behaviors impact an individual’s ability to thrive. Participants are given 30 different communication, rapport building, and engagement focused skills. All focusing on young adult clients.

Trauma Informed Care: Changing the Way We Think

This training provides education on evidenced based trauma informed care models, effects of trauma, and how to identify trauma histories in adolescents and young adult clients. Participants will practice various interventions to use with clients, learn how to identify if a client is within their window of tolerance, how to recognize trauma related symptoms, and how to engage with clients when they are experiencing a crisis or traumatic response. Participants will also gain education on signs of secondary trauma, stressors that contribute to secondary trauma, and how to reduce or prevent secondary trauma.

Documentation 101: What, Why, and How to Document.

This training provides beginner-level information on cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavior activation (BA), and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs for the purpose of helping professionals understand the importance of their documentation. Participants learn the S.O.A.P case note format, the golden thread, dos/ don’ts of documentation, documenting safety concerns, and billing requirements for Ohio Medicaid current guidelines. Participants will discuss how to connect documentation guidelines with therapeutic models and explore reasons for documentation guidelines.

Target Audience: Social Workers, Counselors, Mental Health Professionals, and Direct Service Staff with beginner to intermediate experience

Approved by the SOH, CSWMFTB for Social Workers and Counselors. Provider # RSX031901, RCX071902. We are continuing to work to expand our CEU approval status to other professions. 

What’s Next

Join Huckleberry House on Oct 9th, Nov 6th, and Dec 18th for adolescent and young adult skill based trainings. You can read more about the specific offerings in the calendar below.

Registration is easy – just go to our EventBrite page and enter your information!