ARCHIVE Announcing CIP OhioRISE NEW FUNDING ANNOUNCED | OhioRISE Transition Grants Offered to Ohio Communities

NEW FUNDING ANNOUNCED | OhioRISE Transition Grants Offered to Ohio Communities
On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) announced the intent to award $25 million in grants to expedite readiness and support the transition to OhioRISE. ODM’s grants are being made to catalyze our collective work to serve the urgent needs of children who will be eligible for OhioRISE next year. Two new types of Medicaid providers, Care Management Entities (CMEs) and Mobile Response and Stabilization Services (MRSS) providers, will be offered grant opportunities to support workforce and organizational development so they can serve future OhioRISE enrollees.

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These Transition Grants will ensure a strong start for OhioRISE, which is a key component of Governor DeWine’s efforts to better serve the needs of multi-system youth and is vitally important to the overall success of implementing Ohio Medicaid’s Next Generation of Managed Care. ODM designed the OhioRISE Transition Program, including this grant opportunity, to support the following goals:
· Prepare for a successful OhioRISE go-live with the rest of the Next Generation of Managed Care Program
· Promote Governor DeWine’s Children’s Initiative and recognize the Administration’s extensive work to better serve Multi-System Youth
· Assist the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) and local Public Children Services Agencies (PCSAs) with implementation of the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
· Recognize and build on the extensive work of OhioRISE’s Advisory Council and Workgroups

Learn More about the OhioRISE Program Here | Visit of the Ohio Medicaid Managed Care Procurement Website Here


The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) Announces New Partnership to Train Communities in Wraparound Services
The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), part of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Social Services, announces a new partnership as part of an Ohio state-wide initiative designed to help introduce and further train Ohio clinicians and caregivers to Wraparound systems of care services and how to implement them in their counties and communities to help youth in recovery and their families.

To help counties prepare for Ohio’s expansion of High Fidelity Wraparound, Ohio Family and Children First (OFCF) in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OHMHAS) are partnering with the CIP to offer a series of Wraparound trainings, learning communities, and capacity development planning meetings for interested

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VIDEO TRAINING SERIES | Supporting Youth with Complex Needs
The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD), in partnership with Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI), developed a 9 module training series to help increase the knowledge and skills for direct support professionals who are supporting youth with complex behavioral health needs.

The content of Module 1 includes five chapters and focuses on:
– Supporting Youth with Complex Needs
– Supporting the Needs of Families
– Preparing Direct Support Professionals
– Understanding Behavior, and
– The Rage Cycle

The remaining eight interactive and competency-based modules focus on The Ziggurat Model, Behavior and Communication, Trauma Informed Care, Reinforcement, Structure and Visual and Tactile Supports, Task Demands and Skills to Teach. The entire 9 module series can be accessed in the DODD learning management system. Anyone is welcome to set-up a profile and view the courses. Module 1 is available via YouTube so that anyone supporting youth across systems can easily access. We believe providers, families and others will benefit from all nine modules. – For questions, please contact Tina Evans at