Throughout the past year, the Healthy Kids Learning Community project has provided a platform and presented tool kits, trainings, webinars, and interactive forums for sharing concerns and promising practices in relation to Ohio’s youth and families impacted by the opioid epidemic, hopefully increasing collaboration with child welfare agencies, substance abuse treatment providers and the court system to improve outcomes for children, parents, families, providers, and supporters.
The Center for Innovative Practice (CIP) collaborated in partnership with OhioMHAS and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Trauma-Informed Care Initiative. The CIP has also been available to the HKLCs to:
CIP has been and continues working through the HKLC helping stakeholders to:
• Launch and support a series of HKLC meetings with multi-system coordination and communication
• Provide informational speakers and content experts related to:Trauma-Informed universal assessment across service systems engaging and empowering youth and families
• Furnish context and overviews of the opiate epidemic nationally and specifically throughout Ohio, which has been among the regions hardest hit by the crisis
• Focus on the impact of parental opiate addiction on children
• Identify best and promising practices for supporting the child protection system
• Illustrate the impact of trauma on the work force, providing active strategies to keep care providers and clinicians healthy, ultimately reducing turnover
• Facilitate feedback and sharing sessions
• Provide topical webinars to increase engagement and maximize participation
• Create and distribute infographics/fact sheets/tool kits to capture and consolidate what we are learning
• Facilitate the sharing of resources and strategies within and across regions
“We still have much to accomplish and we continue seeking input from people in the field and their participation and guidance to get it done,” says CIP Senior Research Associate, Bobbi Beale, PsyD. “The stakes remain high; children, youth, families and workers in our communities need our collaborative wisdom and efforts to have a safe and healthy future.”
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CURES Kids Healthy Learning Community 2018-19 Trainings
One of the most fortifying facets of the past year’s initiative has been working with two of the nation’s most distinguished experts in their respective fields, via both webinars (which can be viewed below) and in-person trainings through Ohio’s five regions, which drew capacity crowds. The training events and workshops helped increase caregiver skills, support our communities and identify strategies to protect our children and youth.
Here is a brief overview of our trainings featuring Sarah Buffie and Marcia Miller.
Trauma Informed Biographical Timeline (TIBT)
Trauma-Informed Biographical Timelines (TIBT) is an assessment and planning process that increases empathy and supports the whole person. The TIBT can be used within, and potentially shared across, any of our child-serving systems: child welfare, behavioral health, juvenile justice, education, health care.
View Sarah Buffie’s webinars
:View Trauma Informed Biographical Timeline Webinar | View FAQs Trauma Informed Biographical Timeline Follow-Up Session | View Five-Minute Hand Brain Takeaway with Sarah Buffie
Founding director of Soul Bird Consulting, Sarah Buffie MSW, LSW, believes that nothing has the power to heal like supportive relationships. Specializing in trauma responsive care, she helps organizations and individuals disrupt current models of thinking by building empathy and understanding around the effects of trauma. Her focus is to spread awareness about how trauma affects the brain and body, and teach effective approaches for developing resilience within the people organizations strive to serve, and the people closest to the work, caregivers and direct providers. Each training offered 5.5 CEUs for counselors, social workers and MFTs.
Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT)
The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), WraparoundOhio and the Healthy Kids Learning Community teamed up with Marcia Miller (pictured right) presenting a series of trainings involving Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT), Marcia provided UZIT overviews as well as basic strategies for alleviating stress, particularly stress brought on by trauma. Her webinar and trainings also focused as much on caregivers and clinicians as patients, notably at a time when the levels of burnout and turnover in the youth recovery field are experiencing a significant rise, especially among new highers unaccustomed to the overwhelming youth and families needs brought on by the opiate crisis.
A certified yoga therapist, has been teaching yoga for over 40 years, Marcia Miller, E-RYT 500, has taught all levels and types of students from new beginners to yoga teachers and everyone in between. In 2001 Marcia was one of the founders/owners of Yoga on High. She is one of a few Master Teacher Trainers for the UZIT Trainings and directs the year-long trainings in Columbus. She is also the Reiki Master and a curriculum advisor for UZIT National. She is on a community advisory board for the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness at the Ohio State University and offers UZIT modalities in Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University and to staff members at Kobacker House Hospice.
In keeping with this mission, below is the six-session series, exploring the various facets of the crisis, notably including various ways to help service provider staff avoid burnout and turnover.
The Opioid Crisis and the Impact on Families and Children Part 1
Presented by Angela LaRiviere, Director of Youth Move Ohio and Timothy Schaffner, M.Ed., LSWTrustee Executive Director, Trumbull County Children Services
The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Family and Children First, and with the support of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), presents a webinar on “The Opioid Crisis and the Impact on Families,” exploring the unique impact of parental opiate use on the development of the child and the resulting challenges.
Visit Overview Page | View Webinar
Understanding Opioid Addiction
Presented by Michael Fox, LPCC-S, LCDC III
The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Family and Children First, and with the support of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), presents a webinar on “Understanding Opioid Addiction and Pathways to Recovery,” providing an overview opiates, opioids, addiction, and some promising practices toward recovery and reduction of use. The webinar was presented by Michael Fox, LPCC-S, LCDC III, Consultant and Trainer: Center for Innovative Practices. Visit Overview Page | View Webinar
Trauma Informed Biographical Timeline
Presented by Sarah Buffie, CEO, Soul Bird Consulting
The Trauma Informed Biographical Timeline (TIBT) is a trauma informed assessment that helps to put a person’s current situation in context with their life experiences. It is a way to help see the whole person, not just the case files. This 37 minute webinar introduce you to the TIBT concepts and provide a brief preview of what to expect at Sarah’s full day training. Visit Overview Page | View Webinar
Urban Zen: Avoiding Burnout in High Stress Work Environments
Presented by Marcia Miller, E-RYT 500
Marcia Miller has been teaching yoga for over 40 years and has taught all levels and types of students from new beginners to yoga teachers and everyone in between. In 2001 Marcia was one of the founders/owners of Yoga on High. She is one of a few Master Teacher Trainers for the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT) Trainings and in charge of Reiki training for UZIT. She is on a community advisory board for the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness at the Ohio State University and offers UZIT modalities in Wexner Medical Center at the Ohio State University. Visit Overview Page | View Webinar
The Opioid Crisis and the Impact on Families and Children Part 2
As was covered in Part 1, Ohio, being at the forefront of the opiate crisis, children and families have been impacted by this epidemic at rates unparalleled in modern times.
Beyond the immediate impact on children’s well-being, the effects may be more long lasting as abrupt changes in parental attunement can impact patterns of attachment. Also notable, routine interventions may be inadequate to address children and family needs. – The objectives in Part 2 include: Completing the overview of Part 1 on the impact on individual children; providing updates on the current opiate crisis impact on youth, families and child welfare in Ohio; and an overview of interventions on multiple levels including system of care, agencies, programs, individuals and communities. Visit Overview Page | View Webinar
Healthy Kids Learning Community Facilitated Discussions On the Opioid Crisis in Ohio
This final installment of the Healthy Kids Learning Community webinar series, an initiative through the CURES project and the Center for Innovative Practices at Case Western Reserve University, reviews the input from Ohio’s youth via round-table discussion groups held throughout the past year that has helped identify the concerns of young people, their families and caretakers and their thoughts and recommendations regarding interventions, treatment, and recovery.
Visit Overview Page | View Webinar
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES (Click on pic to download PDF)
The National Child Traumatic Network Visit site | The Child Trauma Academy Visit site | ACE Study Visit site | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Visit site | American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Visit site | The Sanctuary Model Visit site
The Public Children Services Association of Ohio Visit site
Angela Lariviere : Angela.firstname.lastname@example.org
TIM SCHAFFNER email; email@example.com
Presented by the Center for Innovative Practices and WraparoundOhio.org in partnership with: (To learn more, click on pic.)