Practical interventions strategies for equipping K-4th grade students

Certificate of Completion or 3 CEU's provided for: Counselors, Social Workers & Mental Health Professionals


 Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM (registration begins at 8:45AM)

Date: Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Location: Lima Community Church located in the Journey Building | 2945 N Cole St, Lima, OH 45801

Cost: $55 | Each attendee will receive a small color emotion interlocking brick kit to take home to get started using interlocking bricks to help kids process emotions in healthy ways! 


Cornerstone strongly believes in building a community of resilient kids who are equipped with skills to manage self-regulation, healthy expression of emotion, anxiety, anger, ability to focus and challenging behaviors with hope. 
Cornerstone will be providing portions of our Building Up Kids Interlocking Brick Training as well as numerous practical interventions to utilize with K-4th grade students.
Attendees will:
•    Be challenged to determine the purpose of behavior that they see in the school setting
•    Receive education to help children better understand how their brains are wired
•    Learn how to teach healthy expression of emotion through colors and building
•    Recognize the differences between anger, anxiety, depression, ADHD, etc.
•    Gain practical, research-based skills to teach self-regulation and utilize with specific issues such as anger, anxiety, depression, ADHD, etc


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Certificate of Completion or 3 CEU's provided for: School Counselors & Mental Health Professionals


 Time: 9:00AM-12:00PM (registration begins at 8:45AM)

Date: Friday, September 3rd, 2021

Location: Lima Community Church located in the Chapel (Main Building) 2945 N Cole St, Lima, OH 45801

Cost: $50 


It’s been said, “The nice thing about small town living is that when you don’t know what you’re doing, someone else does.” (Immanuel Kant). And so it is with ethical challenges that are present in small town settings. In this workshop, issues related to confidentiality, boundaries, working with minors, and “slippery slopes” will be discussed. Additionally, an ethical decision making model will be provided with opportunities to discuss various ethical dilemmas that you may encounter working in Small Town, Ohio!

Workshop Objectives:
•To apply ACA and ASCA Ethical Standards in unique cases involving practices in small towns and schools.
•To discuss challenges working with children. adolescents, and families in clinical settings and schools.
•To discuss the maintenance of confidentiality and boundaries in small town practices.
•To consider the importance of informed consent to protect clients and mental health professionals.
•To investigate common malpractices; and
•To employ an Ethical Decision Making Model to make best practice decisions in situations involving slippery slopes!


Training Presenter: Dr. Mary Iiames earned her doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Toledo in 2000. She has been a school counselor for 29 years at Perry Elementary School. Additionally, she is an assistant professor in the Master of Arts in Clinical Counseling program at Winebrenner Theological Seminary in where she has taught Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling for the past 5 years.

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This pandemic has touched everyone’s life in some way. The ripple effect has impacted job security, emotional and mental health, relationships, experiences, memories, celebrations, faith, and more. And the prolonged stress of the uncertainty is taking a toll. However, there is hope! We are equipped with incredible minds and tools to use to help rein in our thoughts and take action steps that positively impact our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health. We are created to be resilient and to live with hope! 

Cornerstone of Hope Lima invites you to take part in our Pandemic Hope & Resilience Workshop which will include the following:

  • Provide psychoeducation regarding the impact of psychological stress and various types of grief as a result of the pandemic 

  • Assist participants in self-awareness of losses, stress symptoms, and emotions 

  • Equip participants with practical skills for healthy coping and healthy thinking, maintaining routine and productivity, being intentionally connective, recognizing strengths, utilizing gratefulness, and implementing forward thinking through a resilient mindset

  • Understanding how each individual has been equipped to be resilient and live with hope!


*Each participant will create a personalized “My Pandemic Hope & Resilience Plan” during the workshop to reflect on tools and techniques they are equipped with as we walk through this pandemic. 



Interlocking Bricks


Interlocking bricks provide a vehicle for endless possibilities in a manner kids can understand and interact with. This will be a fun, unique, hands-on training all done with interlocking bricks that will provide you with the following:

  • Education to help children better understand how their brains are wired

  • Self-Regulation and calming strategies for children

  • Healthy expression of emotion through colors and building

  • Ways to help children challenge their negative thinking

  • Tools to guide children to rethink their behavior and process life situations

  • Practical techniques to enable children to cope with stressful situations

  • Positive behavior reinforcement, strengths and confidence building


Evidence-based Education and Treatment Implications for Families in Transition Due to Divorce and/or Remarriage  

  • Understand realistic expectations in step-family and co-parenting situations

  • Learn how to effectively communicate to parents how to manage parental responsibility personally and with all parties involved in child’s life

  • Learn positive communication/relationship skills including healthy expression of emotions by parents and children

  • Recognize effective parenting styles, implement healthy boundaries and navigate discipline and consequences in dual family situations

  • Assess what children need from parents during dual family transitions


Best Practices and Effective Techniques When Working With Couples 


This workshop is designed to help clinicians and other professionals understand some of the most common struggles that couples face in their relationship.  We will discuss the best practices to keep in mind when working with couples including setting appropriate goals, boundaries, and expectations.  We will also discuss effective techniques that can be used to assess the needs of the couple, enhance positive communication, and establish a safe environment. By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand common areas of stress and dissatisfaction in relationships including but not limited to differences in values, finances, and infidelity.

  • Identify best practices to use when working with couples to avoid dual relationships, triangulation, and keeping secrets.     

  • Describe effective treatments used with couples to promote healthy communication and fulfillment of needs.




Available For: Retreats, Conferences, Events, Churches, Schools & Community Organizations


Training & CEU Topics

  • Anticipatory Grief

  • Boundaries

  • Building Up Kids Interlocking Bricks

  • Creative Interventions

  • Ethics

  • Grief & Traumatic Loss

  • Group Dynamics & Interventions

  • Integrating Counseling & Faith

  • Parent support for emotions, self-regulation & behavior in kids

  • Self-regulations

  • Stress, Anxiety & Depression

  • Valuing client/patients

  • Additional topics tailored to your team training or CEU needs


Training Fees

  • $300 per hour

  • Mileage will be factored into final cost based on distance from Cornerstone of Hope LIMA office


If you would like more information on our trainings and what we offer, please contact our office at 419-581-9138 or email micah.moore@cornerstoneofhope.org.