Cuyahoga County Title

ADAMHS Board Training Institute


Click here for the Formal Workshop Application. Please note the application is interactive and can be completed online and printed and/or e-mailed with attachments via submit button, however submit feature may not be available for all users.

Proposals Due: Open Ended

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County operates a Training Institute that provides quality training to the behavioral healthcare workforce, consumers and family members throughout Cuyahoga County and the State of Ohio. The Training Institute also provides CEUs and RCHs.

The ADAMHS Board Training Institute is always seeking proposals for various trainings and workshops for its sessions.

Trainer/Speaker Fees (Increased as of January 2014)
The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County will provide trainer/speaker fees as follows:
• $600 for a full-day workshop.
• $300 for a ½ day workshop.
• Less than $300 for special workshops under 3.5 hours.

What the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County is looking for:
Proposals from presenters/trainers/speakers with the following qualifications: 
- Licensed professionals, including LPCC, LISW, LIMFT,LICDC, OCPS-II, etc. 
- Bachelors Degreed, Masters Degreed and/or RN, Ph.D., M.D., etc. 
- Life experiences as a client/consumer receiving behavioral health services and/or has recovered or is in recovery from mental illness and/or addictions.


• Proposals for ½ day (3.5 - 4 hours) workshops, full-day (6-8 hours) workshops, and special topic workshops from 1 – 3 hours, that complement the Training Institute Goals: 
1. Improve the skills, knowledge, and performance of the existing behavioral healthcare provider workforce to enhance quality care and retain highly qualified direct service workers. 
2. Increase the number of quality professionals entering the behavioral healthcare workforce by offering trainings to better prepare individuals for serving the needs of consumers and clients. 
3. Promote and provide trainings on evidence-based best practices. 
4. Increase system knowledge base to provide services to consumers and clients with a variety of co-occurring disorders and older adults.
5. Provide cross training and system orientation curriculum for providers of the Cuyahoga County human services system, specifically to organizations that provide services to children and families.
Suggested Mental Health and Addiction Proposal Topics include, but are not limited to:

• Ethics                                               

• Motivational Interviewing. 

 • Marriage and Family Therapy.

 • Supervision

 • Policy and system changes to support recovery and resiliency.

 • Integrating behavioral healthcare with physical healthcare.

 • Suicide Prevention/Treatment

 • Trauma Informed Care

 • Changes to behavioral healthcare based on healthcare reform.

 • Practical techniques for implementation of recovery practices for mental health and/or alcohol and other drug treatment/prevention providers.

 • Role of consumers and clients in service delivery.

 • Provider and family member roles in recovery and resiliency.

 • Role of faith in the recovery process.

 • Prevention services.

 • Services for youth.

 • Consumer/client personal success stories.

 • Illness management and/or use of medications in recovery.

 • Cultural competency in recovery and resiliency.

 • Best practices for recovery and resiliency.

 • Healing through dance, art, writing and other recreational/social activities.

 • Recovery and resiliency research findings.

 • Vocational training and employment.

 • Recovery and peer empowerment and consumer-run programs.

 • Advocacy and communication efforts to demonstrate that recovery is possible.

 • Media’s impact on stigma.

 • Elimination of stigma associated with mental illness and/or alcohol and other drug addiction.

 • Recovery for people with a dual diagnosis.

 • Recovery, resiliency and behavioral services in the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning population.

 • Bullying

 • Treating Gambling Addiction

 • Conflict management in provider organizations.

 • Behavioral healthcare workforce development.

Presenters may submit a proposal for more than one workshop.

Proposal Format:
Proposals for workshops must be submitted on the Formal Workshop Application.
Click here for the Formal Workshop Application

Submit your proposal for presenting a workshop:
• via e-mail completed application (preferred) to:
Carole Ballard, Director of Training and Education
Attachments in Word or PDF format

or mail to: Carole Ballard, Director of Training and Education
2012 West 25th Street, 6th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

All proposals will be reviewed by the ADAMHS Board Training Institute Advisory Committee. You will receive notification if your proposal is accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact Carole Ballard, Director of Training and Education, at 216-241-3400, ext. 730, or at

Training Institute General information:

Please note: All workshops take place in the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County Training Institute, 2012 W. 25th Street, 6th Floor.

The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County Training Institute has a rich history of providing quality training, as well as CEUs and RCHs to the behavioral healthcare workforce throughout Cuyahoga County and the State of Ohio.

CPEs & RCHs: The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County is an approved provider through the Ohio Counselor Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board and the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. 

Parking information: Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. All visitors must check-in at the blue Parking Attendant Booth located in the lot directly behind the building on the east side of West 26th Street.

Visitors are to inform the attendant that they are visiting the ADAMHS Board and will be directed to available parking spaces. Some visitors may be directed to the lot on the corner of West 26th and Chatham Avenue, and others may receive a validated parking ticket and be required to park in dedicated spaces in the Westside Market lot off of Market Avenue and West 24th Street.

Free and metered parking is also available on the street.

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