Unlock Your Strength, Live Your Potential

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities has organized “The Family Engagement Series”. These hands-on sessions will teach you practical ways to manage pressure, patience, and learn creative ways to modify your existing methods of coping and caring for those you love. We must care for ourselves first in order to care for others in our family. The Family Engagement Series is designed to unlock your strength, build a foundation, and learn skills and strategies to manage family stressors. The Family Engagement Series will be an opportunity for families to get personal and work together to solve common –and uncommon—family stressors. Moderators will work with each group’s real-life obstacles to find solutions that work for your entire family. Your presence is important because we cannot have these conversations without you.  REGISTRATION When registering for the Family Engagement Series you must commit to attending four (4) session. More than one family member is welcome to attend the series, but they should be registered and committed to attending the same sessions.

You can register at:

Unlock Your Strength, Live Your Potential registration


The Family Engagement Series Location for Northeast Ohio will be hosted at: Turning Point Residential 5512 Youngstown-Poland Rd. Youngstown, OH 44514 Session dates and times:

Day 1: February 26, 2019, 9 AM to 12 PM or 6 to 9 PM

Day 2: February 27, 2019, 9 AM to 12 PM or 6 to 9 PM

Day 3: April 2, 2019, 9 AM to 12 PM or 6 to 9 PM

Day 4: April 3, 2019, 9 AM to 12 PM or 6 to 9 PM

When registering, please select one session from each day (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4)

If you have any questions about the series or the registration process, please contact Steve Beha at:


 or call at (614) 446-4085.

Sera Buffie of Soul Birdie Consulting and Claudia López of Profluence will lead the Family Engagement Series in partnership with the Ohio Department of Development Disabilities (DODD).

Short video (Hook), longer video explanation

DODD will be sharing this video on social media. Here is a longer video that helps explain what will happen in the sessions.

The Ohio Department of Development Disabilities (DODD) oversees a statewide system of services and supports for people with development disabilities and their families. DODD does this by developing services that ensure a person’s health and safety, encouraging participation in the community, increasing opportunities for meaningful employment, and providing residential services and support from early childhood through adulthood.