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Certificates and CEUs


Thank you for attending the 2023 Certificates & CEU Series. These sessions have concluded. We look forward to seeing participants in 2024. 


The 2023 Certificates & CEUs Series at Ohio University Lancaster offered lifelong learning opportunities to enhance and expand workforce development initiatives through creative activities, career exploration, student-focused and expert training. 

The 2023 sessions were offered through a Regional Higher Education Grant to enhance lifelong learning. 

The program goal was to create a community-wide collaborative that served to inform, inspire, educate, and enlighten social workers, law enforcement agents, community leaders, and others and was divided into categories for personal growth/self-help, mental health/social work, community, continuing education credit, and professional development.

The program was offered free of charge to all community members, students, and university personnel through a series of trainings or training selections.

Each participant received a certificate (these were non-CEU trainings). 

Contact Us

Please contact Dr. Pamela Kaylor at to learn more about the Certificate & CEUs series, to inquire about becoming an instructor, or to sponsor coursework. 

Upcoming Coursework

Women’s Leadership Summit 

Course Description

​Participants must complete an application and be accepted into this pilot project.  

​Participants are expected to attend all sessions.

The 5-part pilot training program involves identifying leadership characteristics within, exploring the best practices of effective leadership, finding success buddies, networking, developing community, and finding effective mentors. National, regional, and local experts in leadership will provide the training for the program cohort.

Youth Mental Health First Aid

ADAMH Training; National Certification

Course Description

The YOUTH CURRICULUM for adults is aimed at anyone who interacts with youth, such as church youth group leaders, teachers, 4-H leaders, coaches/volunteers of youth sports, etc.

Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs of a variety of mental health challenges common among adolescents, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, ADHD, disruptive behavioral disorders, and substance use disorders.

Use a five-step action plan to help a young person in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.

Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in youth within the United States and the need for reduced negative attitudes in communities.

Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help a young person with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.

Assess their own views and feelings about youth mental health problems and disorders.

Self-Defense Workshop 

Course Description

Kyann LaGrasse has been a trainer for 11 years and an MMA Fighter for 7 years. She has a degree in Fitness Management, Business Administration and is certified as Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach through the American College of Sports Medicine. She owns a small business where she offers personal training, nutrition coaching, MMA training, and self-defense. She has taught self-defense all over for the last 3 years and also shares many self-defense videos on social media. She started fighting and teaching self-defense because she is a domestic abuse survivor and it is my passion to share my knowledge with others.

Empowering women with self-defense techniques and tools that they can apply to their everyday lives. Teaching them how to use their voice and stand up for themselves in all situations. We will go over situational awareness, body language, basic safety tips, and techniques from various martial arts that all fitness levels and ages can use.

Bridges Out of Poverty 

Course Description

Bridges Out of Poverty was designed by Ruby Paine to address the issues of those who live without resources as they struggle to meet society's expectations. This interactive presentation focuses on discussing poverty as it relates to school, work, and societal integration. The differences between the middle class, the wealthy class and those who live in poverty are explored. Research based information fuels the discussions and allows a comprehensive review of personal, institutional and community challenges in respect to diminishing the negative effects of living without the necessary mental, physical, supportive as well as financial resources.

Adult Mental Health First Aid 

ADAMH Training; National Certification

Course Description

The ADULT CURRICULUM is for anyone who interacts with adults, including professionals such as receptionists, church staff, social service agency personnel, library employees, etc.

Mental Health First Aid certification, which must be renewed every three years, instructs trainees to:

Recognize the potential risk factors and warning signs for a range of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety/trauma, psychosis and psychotic disorders, substance use disorders, and self-injury.

Use a five-step action plan to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional help.

Interpret the prevalence of various mental health disorders in the United States and the need for reduced negative attitudes in communities.

Apply knowledge of the appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help resources available to help someone with a mental health problem treat and manage the problem and achieve recovery.

Women Running for Office: Bootcamp 101

Course Description

Part 1 – Running for Office 101: Rules of Running

  • Status of Women Study
  • Why and Where to run? The Myths of Running for Office
  • Campaign overview and structure
  • Developing campaign plan and strategy
  • Public Speaking and Stumping
  • Local Offices – school, city, county
  • State Offices
  • National Offices
  • The Process and the Rules
  • Finding your Tribe – Volunteers and Support Staff

Part 2 -  Fundraising for Running for Office

  • Endorsement and Power Brokers
  • Fundraising
  • Resources
  • Rules of Fundraising
  • Part 3 - Marketing for Running for Office
    • Messaging and Media Relations
    • Social Media Marketing
    • Traditional forms of marketing
    • Resources

Gender and Sexuality: LGBTQIA+ 101

Course Description

This workshop, traditionally known as SafeZone raining, is our LGBT Center's signature training. It educates about the diversities of gender identity, gender expression, pronouns, and sexuality as they relate to both personal and professional contexts. This presentation will explore different ways to create a welcoming and understanding environment for people of various genders, identities, sexualities, and levels of being out.

By learning about inclusive terminology and exploring some of the health disparities faced by LGBTQIA+ communities, we will practice using inclusive language, examine strategies for dialogue, and open pathways of communication about the experiences of LGBTQIA+ people.

Eldercare and the Law

Course Description

This presentation will address the role of caregivers and fiduciaries for elders and parents.  As a Certified Elder Law Attorney (CELA) and a director of a hospice agency, the presenters will elaborate on the use of Power of Attorney documents, asset protection, and the roles that loved ones often serve.  This presentation is intended to be helpful for both elders needing long term care as well as caregivers.

*Certified Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation, Certified Specialist in Elder Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.

Narcan Training

Course Description

Narcan training helps you understand what an opioid is, how to identify & respond to possible signs & symptoms of an overdose understand and respond to signs of mental health and laws & procedures related to Narcan. 

Who should attend?
Police officers
Hospital staff
First responders
Caring individuals

What it covers:
What is an opioid?
Recognizing an opioid overdose
Responding to an opioid overdose
Laws and procedures related to naloxone
Tips for preventing opioid overdose 
Suggested resources for family and friends 

PAX Training for Teachers and Parent

Course Description

Pax Tools is a collection of evidence-based trauma informed strategies to improve cooperation and self regulation with youth.

Pax Tools draws on decades of science to create strategies that support parents, youth workers, and other caring adults to create a nurturing environment that ultimately helps kids thrive.

A FREE Tool Kit will be provided along with access to a FREE app to download for quick reference to all strategies.  This training is OCCRRA approved, if you need SUTQ hours 2.5 hours can be awarded.