Benchmarking in Wraparound

Find the easiest counts for success; engage in bi-level benchmarking; manage to the initial conditions that got the family referred; engage the family in identifying benchmarks that create meaning in each day; manage to the facts; summarize to the positives; bring information to the team for review; use logic in reviewing benchmarks at a team… Read more »

Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

his Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health addresses the prevalence of alcohol, illicit drugs, and prescription drug misuse in the United States. Chapters of the report cover neurobiology, prevention, treatment, recovery, health systems integration, and recommendations for the future. To download full report, click on picture The first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol,… Read more »

Ohio Drug Overdose Data: 2016 General Findings

Fentanyl and Related Drugs Like Carfentanil as well as Cocaine Drove Increase in Overdose DeathsOhio’s opioid epidemic continued to evolve in 2016 to stronger drugs, driving an increase in unintentional overdose deaths. The data shows a significant increase in overdose deaths involving the opioid fentanyl, the emergence of more powerful fentanyl-related drugs like carfentanil, and… Read more »

Quick Guide for Self-Assessment for Family-Run Organizations in Systems of Care

Quick Guide for Self-Assessment for Family-Run Organizations in Systems of Care The Quick Guide is for use by family-run organizations. The guide is divided into nine sections addressing important elements of family-run organization development and sustainability. Each section represents several components or characteristics of effective family-run organizations in a system of care. A brief… Read more »

Effective Financing Strategies

Effective Financing Strategies The Research and Training Center for Children’s Mental Health (RTC) at the University of South Florida conducted several five-year studies to identify critical implementation factors that support states, communities, tribes, and territories in their efforts to build effective systems of care to serve children and adolescents with or at risk for… Read more »

Strategic Sharing Workbook

Strategic Sharing Workbook This workbook is for individuals who have experienced traumatic life experiences and are interested in sharing their stories in an effort to promote change. Training in Strategic Sharing is an important part of advocacy – we encourage anyone who has experienced traumatic life events and wishes to share those experiences in… Read more »

Best Practices for Achieving Meaningful Youth Participation

Best Practices for Achieving Meaningful Youth Participation Human service and educational agencies and systems often convene teams to work collaboratively on plans for serving children or youth. This is particularly true for children and youth who are involved with multiple systems or who are felt to be in need of intensive intervention. These kinds… Read more »

Paving the Way

Paving the Way This position paper was written to help build consensus around the issues and solutions for transition-age youth served by the mental health system in Ohio. This consensus building process will generate an action plan to support seamless treatment and support services and improved outcomes for transition-age youth. The information provided in… Read more »