Innovative Conversations | Multi-System Youth Action Plan and Ending Child Relinquishment with Sarah LaTourette
Grant money for counties still available this fiscal year to keep families together.
Sarah LaTourette, Executive Director of Ohio’s Family and Children First Council (FCFC) discusses the unified effort to end Child Relinquishment wherein families have had to give up legal custody of their children in order to qualify for Medicaid assistance for mental health, addiction, and juvenile justice services in Ohio. This fiscal year, ending June 30, 2020, there has been $8 million allotted for which counties can apply on behalf of youth and families in their community. For fiscal year 2020-21, there has been budgeted $12 million. – From the FCFC website: “County Family and Children First Councils (FCFCs) via a grant agreement with the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) may seek multi-system youth custody relinquishment funding. Funding must only be requested to support children and youth who are at risk for custody relinquishment or have already been relinquished and need services and/or supports to transition to community and/or non-custody settings.
Learn More and Listen to Session | Apply here for state funding assistance for a child or youth with multi-system needs
New CIP Video Session Explores Trauma Effects from Covid-19
Bobbi Beale, PsyD, Senior Research Associate with The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) at Case Western Reserve University’s Begun Center for Violence Prevention, presents an overview of the Covid-19 and understanding the global traumatic stress it has created. Entitled, “The Impact of the Pandemic: Understanding Global Traumatic Stress,” Dr. Beale examines the various forces impacting young people and families – especially young people in recovery. She also highlights the different assessments for gauging levels of trauma and informing treatment strategies as well as the ultimate goal of resiliency, Resiliency is an inner capacity that when nurtured, facilitated, and supported by others, empowers children, youth, and families to successfully meet life’s challenges with a sense of self-determination, mastery, hope, and well-being.
View the Video of The Impact of the Pandemic | Download PDF of Presentation
For Teens In Crisis Seeking Support, “Hey, I’m Here” Is a Place to Turn
Youth dealing with challenges to their mental wellness, especially during current times of crisis and concern, can find like-minded young people via, “Hey, I’m Here.” As the video says, “When you need support, every second matters and it’s important to know that you are not alone.”
“Hey, I’m Here” is part of Ohio’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS), helping children, youth, and their families who are experiencing an emotional or behavioral stressor by interrupting immediate crisis and ensuring youth and their families are safe. MRSS provides the support and skills necessary to return youth and families to typical functioning. | Learn More about MRSS |
NEW RESOURCE FOR CLINICIANS DURING COVID-19
Conversations and Resources on Covid-19 | The Institute for Innovation & Implementation
University of Maryland School of Social Work
Over the past weeks we have held a number of conversations to support your work during COVID-19. Each conversation—crisis communications, in-home behavioral health, supporting families, residential care, infant and early childhood mental health, and mobile response and stabilization—has had a large turnout and active online participation. Access the recordings here. We continue to plan new conversations to address the challenges of today and to create forward-looking solutions for a brighter tomorrow. And we are working on new resources based on your questions.
COVID-19 and System of Care Practice Guidance | FOR Mental Health and Recovery Frontline Providers
Update Memo From Director Crisis Regarding Telehealth Services (March 18, 2020)
At this time, there is no guidance specific to behavioral healthcare. Use the guidance found through coronavirus.ohio.gov which links to the CDC and the most up to date information on protecting healthcare workers.•We expect that the ODM and OhioMHASrules and the accompanying Executive Order will be issued imminently. •We urge you to begin using telehealth to reach out to the adults and families in your care. •Document the decisions you are making with your own policies and protocol, and we will continue to work together to implement the practice and emergency rules once filed.•It is vital that you communicate to your community partners and the general public which programs and services remain open in your behavioral healthcare organization. Publish your phone numbers and other contact information.•Reach out to current clients through email or by phone. People need to know that behavioral health is open for business. – Courtesy of Project ECHO, a program with the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
View Project ECHO Video Presentation | View PowerPoint Presentation | Download PDF
ALSO: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, CIP is postponing our regular training series and learning communities effective March 13, 2020. CIP will proceed with small meetings/smaller booster trainings/ fidelity reviews that allow for appropriate social distancing, and when collaboratively agreed upon between the participants and CIP. When possible, we will provide our services by web-based/conference call alternatives. Given that this is a fluid situation, it is difficult to project when we will be able to return to our regular in-person trainings and events. We will base these decisions on recommendations from the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC.
Switching Gears & Changing Minds | Adapting Mental Health & Behavioral Health Services for COVID-19
The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) offers a timely webinar on how mental health and behavioral health specialists and clinicians can meet the evolving needs of young clients and their families during the Covid-19 crisis and the necessary distancing involved. The session explores strategies, tools, and lessons learned in ways to offer connection and continuity those in recovery. – Hosted by the CIP’s Senior Research Associate, Bobbi Beale, PsyD as part of the CIP’s continuing mission to help clinicians, their organizations, their clients, families and communities adjust to new ways of connecting in recovery, especially with high fidelity intensive home-base treatment and Wraparound Systems of Care approaches to youth mental health and substance use recovery. View Session in Bigger Frame | View Video of Session
Shifting Gears & Changing Our Minds – Adjusting BH services during COVID-19 HO2 (PDF) Here | Shifting Gears & Changing Our Minds – Adjusting BH services during COVID-19 HO2 (Word Document) Here | Individualized Resilience Plan – Sample (PDF) Here | Individualized Resilience Plan – Sample (Word Document) Here
Save the Date | September 22, 2020 for The Northwest Ohio Wraparound Conference
“From Hello to Hope” – A One-Day Intensive Examination of the State of Wraparound
The Northwest Ohio Wraparound Conference: Facilitator’s Practice, A Guide to Wraparound
The Northwest Ohio planning committee would like to invite everyone to Save the Date for a Wraparound One Day Conference. As of right now there is planning for this to be an in-person conference, though the committee is also developing contingency plans should that not be able to happen and is working on accommodations for alternative ways to hold the conference if in-person is not feasible. Currently, the conference is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Deer Creek State Park in Mount Sterling, Ohio. – For questions or more information, Download Flyer PDF or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To Register click here.
Innovative Conversations | An Overview of Multisystemic Therapy (MST )with the CIP’s Maureen Kishna
Maureen Kisha, MST Expert and Developer with the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), has worked for the last 17 years within the field of Multisystemic Therapy (MST). Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family and community-based treatment program addressing the multiple determinants of serious anti-social behaviors in juvenile offenders. The approach views individuals as being nested within a complex network of interconnected systems that encompass individual, family and extra-familial factors such as peer groups, schools, the community, and the courts and other service systems. MST focuses on addressing all environmental systems that impact chronic and violent juvenile offenders and strives to promote behavior change in the youth’s natural environment – their home and family, school and teachers, neighborhood and friends.
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Innovative Conversations | An Overview of Integrated Co-occurring Treatment (ICT) with the CIP’s Mike Fox
Combining experiences from mental health and substance abuse direct treatment, systemic and contextual coordination, and teaching with research-driven data, Mike works with demonstrated practices to assist professionals and communities decrease risk to individuals and help families. He provides educational training and consultation to professionals working with youth and families with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues, including the Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment Model (ICT) model developed by the Center for Innovative Practices. Previously, Mike worked in the addictions field of counseling with adults and later provided treatment to co-occurring youth in home-based settings. Mike also teaches college courses in psychology, addictions and human development. Learn More and Listen to Session
Below are new resources recommended by the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) for youth involved in recovery in the areas of mental health, substance use, behavioral health, judicial justice, and trauma, their families, and their care providers, clinicians and communities. (From near image, left to right.)
New Report to Congress from The Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Task Force on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health
| Read Report |
Report Supports Enhanced Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development with At-Risk Youth | Read Report |
Study Highlights the Benefits of Multisystem Therapy (MST) | Learn More |
To better reach, inform and serve Ohio’s children, youth and families facing complex mental health, substance use, and behavioral challenges, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) offers Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO for Multi-System Youth as part of the State of Ohio’s Wraparound Ohio Systems of Care initiative. The Project ECHO team of experts and specialists provide opportunities to present complex cases and to receive written recommendations from multidisciplinary experts; develop the knowledge and skills to manage complex conditions in their own communities and be part of a community of practice; and learn from brief lectures and case-based learning on topics of special interest.The Project ECHO team of experts and specialists will continue to convene the first and third Thursdays of the month from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. through June 18, 2020.From July 23, 2020 – June 24, 2021, the Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO for Multi-System Youth will meet Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Each week a case presentation will be shared from different region in Ohio: Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest. You are invited to view videos of past sessions by clicking the link. View Video of Sessions | Learn More About Project ECHO
Webinar | A National Perspective on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
An Innovative Conversations Webinar with Sheila Pires
Guest Sheila Pires, Managing Partner, Human Service Collaborative Core Partner, National TA Network for Children’s Behavioral Health, speaks with former CIP Director and Innovative Conversations host, Patrick Kanary present a national perspective discussing the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFSPA). It is the first installment of a two-part discussion, the second of which will explore Family First from a state-wide perspective with specialists from Ohio. This session involves the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and what it means to states funding in-home treatment and recovery for at-risk you dealing with the challenges of mental health, substance use, trauma, and judicial justice issues.
View Video of Webinar Session | Learn More about FFPSA
CIP’s Innovative Conversations Initiative
The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), part of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, and in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, has developed a new resource initiative entitled, Innovative Conversations, facilitated discussions with national experts in children’s behavioral health and systems of care Hosted by first CIP director Patrick Kanary, the series also examines how Wraparound Systems of Care can better facilitate how integrated treatment can help yield optimal outcomes with youth recovery.
Learn More and Listen to CIP Innovative Conversations series, click here
CIP PRESENTS HEALTHY KIDS LEARNING COMMUNITY WEBINARS | 2018-19
One of the immediate missions of the Healthy Kids Learning Community initiative has been to create an accessible, continuing resource for clinicians and caregivers dealing with the surmounting crises and dimensions that has occurred during the Ohio opiate epidemic over the past half decade. In keeping with this mission, the Center for Innovative Practices, in collaboration with WraparoundOhio.org and the Healthy Kids Learning Community initiative, partnered with some of Ohio’s foremost experts in their respective fields to lend their perspectives via their areas of expertise in a community share for the Buckeye State’s youth, families, clinicians, and various stakeholders dealing with the challenges and recovery of those youth and families. Below is the five-session series, exploring the various facets of the crisis, notably including various ways to help service provider staff avoid burnout and turnover. Learn more about complete 6-part series
2. View Understanding Opioid Addiction Webinar here
3. View Trauma Informed Biographical Timeline Webinar here
4. View Urban Zen Avoiding Burnout in High Stress Work Environments Webinar here
5. View The Opioid Crisis and the Impact on Families and Children Part 2 Webinar here
6. View Healthy Kids Learning Community Facilitated Discussions On the Opioid Crisis in Ohio here
Crisis Text Line
The Crisis Text Line provides Ohioans with a state-specific keyword to access its free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices. Text the keyword “4hope” to 741 741 to be connected to a person trained to help. | Learn More |
The Wraparound process is a way to improve the lives of children with complex needs and their families. It is not a program or a type of service, but a team based planning process used to develop plans of care that are individualized based on the strengths and culture of the children and their family. The plan is needs-driven rather than service-driven, although a plan may incorporate existing categorical services, if appropriate to meet the needs of the consumer..
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