Mobile Response Stabilization Services (MRSS) Trainings Announced | Virtual Trainings Free to Ohio Providers

Series includes: 1) Mobile Response Stabilization Services Overview Training 2) MRSS Safety Planning, De-Escalation, and Stabilization; 3) and the MRSS Supervision Training Series. Supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHA), the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), CE ‘s for counselors, social workers, and marriage therapists are provided by MSASS at CWRU. For individual session CE’s, see specific dates below.

Ohio’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Services can be especially helpful to children/youth and their families. Below are various resources from throughout the state designed to help keep clinicians and caregivers connected to their clients and families in order to keep the pace of recovery, despite the many challenges. Please share the link to this page with anyone you feel might benefit from these resources at this particular time.

The objective is to help Ohio clinicians and supervisors further understand and implement MRSS, new trainings for Mobile Response Stabilization Service have been announced for the coming the 2020-21 fiscal year.

Learn More about MRSS Here | Access further MRSS Resources Here

All MRSS trainings will be provided virtually and will be recorded and all trainings and CEUs for counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapy will be applied for through MSASS at Case Western Reserve University.

Individual registration is required for each training.


MRSS Supervision Training Series | MRSS Supervision Overview
August 26, 2020 – 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. | 2  CE’s
Presented by Sarah Becker and Rick Shepler, PhD
REGISTER HERE

This training series will describe the key role of supervisors in the successful implementation, promotion, and oversight of MRSS in a comprehensive system of care for multisystem youth and their families. The training series will be divided up into 7 two-hour virtual trainings that will emphasize interaction and peer to peer learning.

In the first session participants will learn and discuss the following:
a. Core values of MRSS
b. MRSS context and function within a comprehensive System of Care
c. MRSS supervisory roles and functions
d. Characteristics of MRSS Supervisor, etc.


MRSS Supervision Training Series | Mobile Response Stabilization Service Overview Training | 5 CE’s
September 14, 2020. 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Sign-in at 8:45 a.m.)
Presented by Bobbi Beale, PSyD and Rick Shepler, PHD
REGISTER HERE

In this session participants will learn and discuss the following:
a. Core values of MRSS (System of Care Principles)
b. MRSS context and function within a comprehensive System of Care
c. Overview of MRSS model and program standards
d. Phases of MRSS

In addition, the session will cover:
1. Triage
2. Assessment and Planning
3. Stabilization
4. Transition


MRSS Training Series | MRSS Safety Planning, Crisis De-escalation, and Stabilization | 5 CE’s
September 15, 2020. 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m. (Sign-in at 8:45 a.m.)
Presented by Bobbi Beale, PSyD and Rick Shepler, PhD
REGISTER HERE

In this session participants will learn and discuss the following:
a. Risk identification and management
b. Crisis cycle
c. Crisis stabilization and de-escalation skills
d. Crisis functional analysis: unpacking the escalation patterns
e. MRSS safety planning
f. Managing safety of suicidal youth

In addition, the session will cover:
1. Means reduction
2. Supervision and monitoring


MRSS Supervision Training Series | MRSS Operational
September 30, 2020 – 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Presented by Sarah Becker and Rick Shepler, PhD | 2  CE’s
REGISTER HERE

In this session participants will learn and discuss program standards and service delivery, including:

a. Day-to-Day program management
i. Air traffic controller:
i. Staffing, assignment, and tracking: 24/7 outreach availability, caseloads, etc.
1. Daily/ Weekly/ Monthly
b. Knowledge of community resources


MRSS Supervision Training Series | Clinical Oversight and Risk Management
October 28, 2020 – 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Presented by Sarah Becker and Rick Shepler, PhD | 2  CE’s
REGISTER HERE

In this session participants will learn and discuss program standards and service delivery, including:
a. Supervisory Management of Youth and Family Risk and Safety Issues
i. Risk and liability management;
ii. Safety monitoring
b. Daily team meetings and progress review
c. Oversight of progression through MRSS phases


MRSS Supervision Training Series | Outcomes and Quality Assurance:
November 4, 2020 – 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Presented by Sarah Becker and Rick Shepler, PhD| 2  CE’s
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In this session participants will learn and discuss program standards and service delivery, including:
a. Importance of data within MRSS
b. Data collection and management
c. Data application: context and interpretation
d. Use of Tools
e. Technical aspects: SNAP; data
f. MRSS program fidelity oversight


MRSS Supervision Training Series | Management of Ethical and Legal Issues in MRSS
December 2, 2020 – 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Presented by Sarah Becker and Rick Shepler, PhD | 3 CE’s
REGISTER HERE

In this session participants will learn and discuss program standards and service delivery, including:
a. Confidentiality
b. Duty to protect and warn
c. HIPAA
d. Boundaries
e. Special ethical issues of providing services in the home and community


MRSS Supervision Training Series | Resiliency and Trauma-informed Supervision
January 6, 2021- 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Presented by Sarah Becker and Rick Shepler, Ph | 2  CE’s
REGISTER HERE

In this session participants will learn and discuss program standards and service delivery, including:
a. Principles of resiliency and trauma-informed supervision
b. Reflective supervision
c. Secondary Traumatic Stress
d. Worker safety
e. Role specific supervision – Peers/ Clinicians
f. Team building


MRSS Supervision Training Series | Community Relationships and Program Promotion
February 3, 2021 – 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Presented by Sarah Becker and Rick Shepler, PhD | 2  CE’s
REGISTER HERE

In this session participants will learn and discuss program standards and service delivery, including:
a. MRSS promotion and social media
b. Agency and community education and awareness
c. Maintaining community relationships and buy-in


About the Presenters

Bobbi Beale, PsyD, Senior Research Associate at the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), has specialized in designing non-traditional therapy programs for youth populations that are at risk or have trauma histories. Her programs have utilized adventure therapy (AT) to increase skills and resiliency, and include individual, family and group applications. She also worked on validating AT with clinical research in Trauma-Informed Day Treatment and implementing a new AT program with both home-based and multi-family group components. Bobbi is also a trainer and consultant on issues related to youth including: Trauma & Resiliency, Bullying, Supportive Behavior Management, Outcomes, Cultural Diversity, Evidence-Based Practices and Teambuilding.

Sarah Becker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is the Director of the Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services (EMPS) for the Wheeler Clinic in Connecticut. She is a trainer for the state of Connecticut on the following topics: EMPS Crisis Assessment, Planning and Intervention and EMPS Emergency Certificate Training. Ms. Becker currently provides expert consultation for Ohio’s ENGAGE grant and has been selected by the ENGAGE 2.0 Project Director to provide a series of Supervision trainings for Ohio MRSS providers and to assist with writing sections of the MRSS Manual.

Richard Shepler, PhD, is the Director for the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervising Counselor designation and is the external project lead for the Ohio Department of Mental Health’s Intensive Home-Based Treatment initiative, for which he facilitated a team of statewide experts in the development of the state’s first Intensive Home-Based Treatment rule. Rick is also the co-developer of the Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment (ICT) model, one of the first treatment models designed specifically for youth with the co-occurring disorders of substance abuse and mental illness. The ICT program has received the SAMHSA’s Science and Service award and the NIATx iAward while also being included in the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) Blueprint for Change: A Comprehensive Model for the Identification and Treatment of Youth with Mental Health Needs in Contact with the Juvenile Justice Network.



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