Forever Dublin: Winter Emotional Wellness

Taking care of your mental health is a year-round practice. Winter months can leave some feeling more isolated, unmotivated or stressed. Maintaining your mental health through these months is important in supporting your overall health, safety and wellness. Syntero Chief Clinical Officer Sara Harrison-Mills, MSW, LISW-S, will lead a discussion on strategies to help you beat the winter blues and find creative ways to stay connected and vibrant throughout the winter season.

Syntero Training: Gender Dysphoria and Letter Writing

In the Gender Dysphoria and Letter Writing training, attendees will gain knowledge relevant to the treatment of gender dysphoria and best practices for writing letters of support as outlined by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health. Workshop will include basics for supporting transgender and gender nonconforming individuals. Attendees will leave being able to: better diagnosis gender dysphoria and ask culturally competent assessment questions, gain a deeper understanding of concepts related to the diversity of human gender, especially as it relates to transgender and other gender minorities, identify and apply interventions best suited to treat/manage gender dysphoria, and better facilitate culturally competent letter writing process and collaborate with care team.

This training is approved for 2 CEUs through the CSWMFT Board for counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists and will be facilitated by Syntero LGBTQ+ Program Coordinator Michael Eblin, MSW, LSW. Past participants of this training are not eligible to receive CEUs.

Date: Tuesday, November 15th

Cost: $40 for community members; free for Syntero staff and interns.

Syntero Training: CALM – Counseling on Access to Lethal Means

Reducing access to lethal means, such as firearms and medication, can determine whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies. This training is about how to reduce access to the methods people use to take their lives. It will cover who needs lethal means counseling and how to work with people at risk for suicide- and families- to reduce access. Syntero’s CALM-Counseling on Access to Lethal Means training will be presented by LOSS Community Service Executive Director Angela Damon.

This training is approved for 1.5 CEUs through the CSWMFT Board for counselors and social workers.

Participation is FREE for current Syntero employees and student intern and just $30 for community members!

Syntero Training: Suicide Risk Assessments – Engagement, Intervention, and Beyond

In Syntero’s Suicide Risk Assessments training, participants will:

  • Increase understanding of how to build rapport when assessing for suicide risk in an initial session
  • Increase competence with scoring the CSSR-S and determining appropriate next steps
  • Understand cultural and developmental considerations when working with clients of diverse backgrounds, as well as with children/adolescents
  • Demonstrate understanding of best practices when interacting with law enforcement and emergency personnel in the context of a client who needs further evaluation due to suicide risk

This training is approved for one CEU through the CSWMFT Board for counselors and social workers and will be facilitated by Syntero Clinicians Maggie Dangler, LISW-S and Melissa Rotblatt, LISW-S.

Participation is FREE for current Syntero employees and student intern and just $20 for community members!

Forever Dublin: Medicare 201: High Level Overview & Online Exploration of Medicare.gov

Kendra Buford of the Ohio Department of Insurance will present an overview of Medicare and various plans. She will demonstrate how to go online and compare plans to help you determine which plan is best for you. You will have the opportunity to practice navigating the medicare.gov website.

All Forever Dublin presentations are free, but we do require registration. Please register online at www.foreverdublin.com/events, email us at foreverdublinhub@syntero.org or Beth Baker, the Forever Dublin Navigator at 614.940.3053. Space may be limited for some presentations.

Forever Dublin: 2nd Annual Plant Swap & Share Event

Join the Dublin Garden Club, Barbara Ray, Dublin’s Nature Education Coordinator, and a representative from the Franklin County Soil & Water Division for this day of “gardening.” Swap or just share both indoor and outdoor plants, starters or seeds that you have. Barbara Ray will present pollinator garden designs that you can incorporate in your garden. Learn about composting and
how to install a rain barrel at your home. Bring plants to share in containers and labeled for easy identification.

All Forever Dublin presentations are free, but we do require registration. Please register online at www.foreverdublin.com/events, email us at foreverdublinhub@syntero.org or Beth Baker, the Forever Dublin Navigator at 614.940.3053. Space may be limited for some presentations.