Professional Development

Professional Development

The First Things Professional Development committee has been concentrating on providing cross-training for home visitation workers and other direct service and outreach staff.  The group is ensuring as many front-line and home visitation employees from various organizations are armed with information to make recommendations for supportive services for Summit County families with children 0 to 5 years of age.  Past training has included:  Personal Safety in the Workplace & In the Field (104 persons attended), Cultural Competency: Summit County’s Refugee & Deaf Populations (91 persons attended), and The Opiate Epidemic: What the Front-Line Worker Needs to Know (133 persons attended). The committee also focuses on the need to disseminate information about community services so families know where to turn for help.



FTF 8th Annual Cross Systems Training: 


 Cross Systems Training Archive


 Thank you to all who participated in our Cultural Competency training on July 8th. Please find the Drop Box link which includes all presentations from the training:


Visit again soon for details regarding our next training opportunity!





See links below for more information about community services

Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board:
Summit County DD Board:
Summit County Public Health:
Summit County Childrens Services:
Summit County Department of Job and Family Services: