Innovative Conversations Session 14 | Child, Youth and Family Behavioral Health: Workforce Challenges

Patrick Kanary, founding director of the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) and host of the CIP’s Innovative Conversations series, conducts a discussion on the Workforce Challenges currently facing the fields of Child, Youth, and Family Behavioral Health Care with

Teresa Lampl, Executive Director of the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Service Providers

Mark Mecum, Executive Director of the Ohio Children’s Alliance

This session discusses recent articles about the crisis in child mental health staffing throughout the United States and examines key findings from our guests’ respective recent reports while placing local concerns within the national perspective. This conversation also talks about these recent articles about the crisis in child mental health care, staffing, and retention of care givers in the current climate of need. It also

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· Will tie in that this crisis cannot be separated from the concurrent crisis of the workforce status of kids’ behavioral health

· Will ask each of you to talk about the key findings from your respective recent reports (which will be posted)

· Put this in a national perspective as well

· Will ask from a statewide perspective, what impact are your members most dealing with

· Can you share any insights from the child protection and juvenile justice systems, as many of your members collaborate with those systems

· How is Ohio’s leadership responding to this: policy wise, clinically, financially

· Examples of strategies that your members are taking that seem to be getting some traction…short term or long term…this where we can talk about Telehealth and its status and how it has been used during pandemic with implications for further implementat

·This conversation talks about these recent articles about the crisis in child mental health care, staffing, and retention of care givers in the current climate of need. It also

· Will tie in that this crisis cannot be separated from the concurrent crisis of the workforce status of kids’ behavioral health

· Will ask each of you to talk about the key findings from your respective recent reports (which will be posted)

· Put this in a national perspective as well

· Will ask from a statewide perspective, what impact are your members most dealing with

· Can you share any insights from the child protection and juvenile justice systems, as many of your members collaborate with those systems

· How is Ohio’s leadership responding to this: policy wise, clinically, financially

· Examples of strategies that your members are taking that seem to be getting some traction…short term or long term…this where we can talk about Telehealth and its status and how it has been used during pandemic with implications for further implementat


 

association representing more than 160 private and not-for-profit organizations providing community-based mental health, alcohol and other drug addiction treatment and family services throughout Ohio. The Ohio Council was established in 1979 and is governed by a 15 member Board of Trustees, composed of member organization chief executives.  Elected by the membership, the Board provides strategic direction for the Council and leadership to the organization’s committee structure.  The Ohio Council is funded primarily through a dues assessment of all member organizations, but also generates revenue through its various products and services and membership training events.. (Click here for more information.)

Formerly known as the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies, the Ohio Children’s Alliance is Ohio’s premiere membership organization for community agencies who serve vulnerable children and families.

 

A trade and advocacy association, Ohio Children’s Alliance provides its 80+ members with policy and regulatory advocacy as well as performance improvement and member support including trainings, educational opportunities, and technical assistance.

Through these services, Ohio Children’s Alliance applies the collective strength of its members to sustainably improve the provision of services to children, young adults, and families here in Ohio. For over 40 years, Ohio Children’s Alliance has worked to ensure that Ohio’s evolving public policies result in a system that is integrated, efficient, and beneficial to those that matter most – children and families. 

 

 

Introduction Remarks:

· Introductions

 


ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Teresa Lampl is the Chief Executive Officer of The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers, a statewide trade and advocacy organization located in Columbus, Ohio that represents 160 private businesses that offer community-based prevention, addiction, mental health, and family services. In this role, she advocates for public policies that supports the health and well-being of individuals and families through access to a comprehensive, integrated and family-centered continuum of care inclusive of prevention, early intervention, treatment, and recovery supports. The Ohio Council supports its members as vital healthcare providers, businesses, and employers. Ms. Lampl has more than 25 years of experience in community behavioral health service delivery, public policy and advocacy. She has held both clinical and administrative positions in community behavioral health organizations working with adults, children and families prior to joining the Ohio Council in 2005. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Business from Muskingum College and a Master of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio.

Mark advocates on behalf of member organizations to state departments and the Ohio Legislature. He is a leader in development of state legislation and regulations that improve the quality of care and services for children, caregivers, and families. Within the association, Mark supports committees, task forces, and leads the Child and Family Health Collaborative of Ohio and its Bridges Grant Agreement with the State of Ohio. He serves on several government task forces and commissions, including the Governor’s Council on Juvenile Justice, the ODM Behavioral Health Integrated Task Force, the Ohio Family First Leadership Committee, Partners for Ohio’s Families Advisory Board, Bridges Advisory Board, and the Ohio Reach Advisory Board. Mark began his career with Ohio Children’s Alliance in 2006. He previously served as Policy Analyst and Associate Director for Government Relations before being named CEO in 2011. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in Political Science from Ohio University, a Certificate in Executive Specialization from the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.



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