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ADAMHS Board Training Institute


Watch this short message from the Education & Training Department to learn more about the Training Institute and other training services offered!

ADAMHS Board Fall Virtual Training Institute

The ADAMHS Board will continue offering virtual training opportunities on Zoom this fall. These trainings are $25 each and participants can earn CEUs.

October 27: Racism & Trauma in Black Youth

October 30: The Science of Supervision

November 5: Addressing and Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

November 10: Effective Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment in a COVID-19 Environment

November 16: What Came First? The Chicken or the Egg? Addiction and Mental Distress

November 17: Supervision: A Learning and Outcomes-Based Model

December 7: Does Employee Attrition Matter? Culture Transformation in the Workplace

December 17: Ethics of 'The Office'-Lessons learned from the employees of Dunder Mifflin

More trainings are being added, so check back here for updates!

ADAMHS Training Institute
  • Goals and Objectives:
    • To provide training in alignment with the ADAMHS Board System Priorities.
    • To improve the skills, knowledge, and performance of the existing behavioral healthcare provider workforce.
    • To increase the number of quality behavioral healthcare professionals in the system.
    • To promote evidence based best practices.
    • To increase system knowledge in order to improve the quality of life for our consumers and family members.
    • To provide cross training among and between our various stakeholders in order to improve the communication and coordination of services.


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

CPEs and RCHs: The ADAMHS Board is an approved provider through the Ohio Counselor Social Work and Marriage & Family Board and the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. 


Please complete the application online and submit it along with the required documentation. Complete applications will be reviewed and the presenter will be notified by email. If we receive an incomplete application you will be notified.

here for the Formal Workshop ApplicationPlease 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.

ADAMHS Board Requested Topic Areas:

Target Population

Areas of Focus

Suggested Areas

Mental Health/Alcohol and Drug


Evidence Based Practices

Elderly Populations

Special Concerns such as Hoarding, Health impacts on mental illness, etc.

Innovative services for addiction population

Adults with Mental Illness Overview

Housing and Residential Treatment

Sober Housing

Mental Health/Alcohol and Drug

Children and Youth

Teenage Brain

Juvenile Justice Issues

Suicide Prevention

Homelessness with youth

Boundaries with youth

Parenting issues

Special Populations


Developmental Disabilities

Substance Use Updates on new street drugs

Human Trafficking

LBBT community and challenges

Role of Faith in Behavioral Health

Criminal Justice


Sanctions and Incentives

Specialty Courts

Release Planning from Jails and Prisons

Coordination of services with criminal justice

Treatment Interventions


Motivational Interviewing,

Treatment Planning

Continuity of Care

System wide collaboration

Crisis Planning and Interventions

Communication and De Escalation

EDR Training

Crisis Emergency Services


Services for Children/Youth

Services for Adults

Trauma Informed Care

Compassion Fatigue

Children Who Witness Violence

Suicide Prevention

Illness Management


Coordination with medical care

Access to benefits



Role of Social Media

Legal/ Privacy Issues



Developing Memorandum of Understanding

Emergency Certificate ie Pink Slip

Probate Warrant

Duty to Warn

Casey’s Law

Hopper Act


Peer Support




ADAMHS Board Training Institute Advisory Committee:

The ADAMHS Board Training Institute Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from the behavioral health community, hospitals, education, family/consumer groups as well as faith based. All proposals submitted will be reviewed and rated by the Committee. Potential presenters will be notified via email regarding the status of their application.

ADAMHS Board Trainer/Speaker Fee Schedule: 
The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County will provide trainer/speaker fees as follows:
• $600 for a full-day workshop.
• $300 for a half-day workshop.
• Less than $300 for special workshops under 3.5 hours.

Proposals Due: OPEN ENDED

The ADAMHS Board is accepting proposals for a broad variety of trainings.

Proposal Requirements: 

  • Qualifications for presenters are the following:
    • Current Licensed professionals, including LPCC, LISW, LIMT, LICDC, OCPS-11, etc.
    • Persons with lived experience as a client/consumer receiving behavioral health services and/or in recovery from mental illness and/or addictions.
  • Proposal Format:
    • Complete the ADAMHS Board Application
    • Attachments in Word or PDF format
    • Font size of 30 or more
    • No more than eight lines per slide
    • No typos, abbreviations, etc.
  •  Presentation Format:
    • Must allow breaks every 50 minutes
    • Identify in the application the length of the proposal i.e. Half Day (3.5-4 hours); Full Day (6-8 Hours). Special Topics workshops (1-3 Hours).
    • Interactive format that will engage students through either scenario based activities, video, etc.
    • Pre and posttest and or process is suggested.
    • ADAMHS Board is encouraging potential applicants to be creative, consider the use of panels, and other formats.

Please contact Carole Ballard, Director of Education and Training, 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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