Newly Posted Resources | Spring 2020

Wraparound Tools for System Leadership | Updated June 2020

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The following are recent additions to the WraparoundOhio resources for all individuals involved in recovery in the areas of mental health, substance use, behavioral health, judicial justice, and trauma. The materials range from research articles on systems of care to intervention and sustainability tools designed for youth, their parents and families, their clinicians and communities, supervisors and system leaders, advocates and funders.


Ohio’s Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation (YT-I) SAMHSA Grant
Ohio has been awarded a four (4) year grant (FFY 2018-2021) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for Adolescent and Transitional Age Youth Treatment Implementation (YT-I).  Expanding upon the work of Ohio’s (2016-2017) State Youth Treatment Planning Grant, the population of focus for Ohio’s YT-I is adolescents and transition-aged youth ages 12-25 with substance use disorders (SUD) or co-occurring SUD and mental health disorders. The purpose of Ohio’s YT-I project is to increase the availability and access of SUD and co-occurring SUD and mental health evidence-based assessments, treatment models and recovery services in Ohio with a focus on the disparities in rural and Appalachian counties for this population. Download Ohio’s Adolescent and Transitional Aged Youth Treatment Implementation (YT-I) SAMHSA Grant summary here


The Ohio Healthy Transitions Overview and Referral Form
The Ohio Healthy Transitions Project (OHTP) is a SAMHSA funded initiative to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults ages 16-25 with a serious emotional disturbance (SED) or a serious mental illness (SMI). Through a five-year grant awarded to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, OHTP is partnering with Wingspan Care Group, the nonprofit parent company of Bellefaire JCB, Applewood Centers Inc. and Lifeworks, to develop a culturally competent service continuum to bridge the gap between the youth and adult systems in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties.  OHTP has helped: Create increased awareness that Transition Age Youth are a unique sub-population requiring a system of their own to bridge the gap between youth and adult services; foster service coordination and collaboration between youth and adult systems; support psycho-social maturation in Transitional Aged Youth with SMI/SED;  and achieve greater positive outcomes in young adults aging out of the youth system. Download Ohio Healthy Transitions Overview and Referral Form as a Word document Here.


The Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances Program: 2017 Report to Congress | Publications and Digital Products
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is pleased to present the 2017 Report to Congress for the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbances Program. This program, also known as the Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI), was authorized by Public Law 102–3211 to provide funds to government entities to deliver comprehensive community-based mental health services to children, youth, and young adults2 who have a serious emotional disturbance (SED), and their families. CMHI is based on the Systems of Care (SOC)3 framework, defned as a comprehensive spectrum of mental health and other necessary support services organized into a coordinated network to meet the multiple and changing needs of children, youth, and young adults with SED and their families/caregivers. This Report to Congress provides the most up-to-date findings from the national evaluation of the 91 CMHI expansion and sustainability grantees funded between 2013 and 2017. Since it’s inception in 1993, CMHI has provided services to more than 140,000 children, youth, and families.
Learn More and Download Report Here


Strong Families, Safe Communities Project
The State of Ohio is committed to improving care coordination and providing support for families with children in crisis who present a risk to themselves, their families or others because of mental illness or a developmental disability. Since 2013, the Strong Families, Safe Communities project has been engaging local systems to identify community-driven solutions that highlight collaboration across agencies to develop the best possible outcomes for these families. This initiative is funded by the Ohio departments of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). Many children who are at risk are not engaged in treatment programs and may not be known to the community until a crisis unfolds. Care coordination and crisis intervention services can quickly stabilize a child’s health. Support for these families will reduce risk of harm and help the family remain together. Learn More and Visit Site Here


Mental Illness Developmental Disabilities Coordinating Center of Excellence (MIID CCOE)
The MI/ID CCOE is jointly funded by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Department of Developmental Disabilities. The mission of the MI/ID CCOE is to make life better for people with dual diagnoses of mental illness and a developmental disability. We create access to expert assessments and recommendations; train and educate professionals, paraprofessionals and future professionals to address needs in both mental health and developmental disabilities; support Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities coordinating and working together; and help communities build their knowledge and resources for serving this population. Our philosophy is that the Mental Health system can serve individuals who also have developmental disabilities, and the Developmental Disabilities system can serve individuals with a mental illness. In most cases, these professionals have the tools and need only some specific resources and modifications. In both systems, the way to begin working with people with dual diagnoses is by using the universal precaution of Tauma-Informed Care: making sure each individual feels safe and in control. To address the gaps in what each system can do, we must work together. Learn More and Visit Site Here


Conversations and Resources on Covid-19 | The Institute for Innovation & Implementation
University of Maryland School of Social Work
Over the past two weeks we have held a number of conversations to support your work during COVID-19. Each conversation—crisis communications, in-home behavioral health, supporting families, residential care, infant and early childhood mental health, and mobile response and stabilization—has had a large turnout and active online participation. Access the recordings here. We continue to plan new conversations to address the challenges of today and to create forward-looking solutions for a brighter tomorrow. And we are working on new resources based on your questions. Please visit Conversations & Resources on COVID-19 and sign up for our new dedicated email list.

Delivering Behavioral Health Services Via Telehealth Webinar PDF | Center for Connected Health Policy
Ohio Department of Medicaid and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)

The PDF of this webinar is designed for providers needing clarification about policies that are specific to a particular payer (e.g., Medicaid), a complex area. Telehealth policy changes occurring within the COVID-19 environment have been rapidly developing on almost a daily basis. The Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP) is committed to keeping you updated on these important changes both federally and on the state level. Watch our latest COVID-19 policy update videos. For questions related to changes to OhioMHAS interactive video conferencing policy as well as questions related to clinical and technical implementation of telehealth, e-mail COVID19BHTelehealth@mha.ohio.gov. – For questions about the Medicaid coverage, billing, and reimbursement under the new policy can be submitted to BH-Enroll@medicaid.ohio.gov. View and Download PDF Here.


Guidance for In-Home Visitation and Screening of Youth and Visitors to Offices, Facilities and Programs
Today, COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, presents a major challenge to our ability to provide optimal services to adults, children and families with behavioral health needs in the State of Ohio. The purpose of this memorandum is to make sure you know we are committed to ensure the community and our workforce is protected at all times. As we continue to monitor the evolution of this major pandemic in our country, we realize the need to make major adjustments to our behavioral health practice so that we keep our workforce, adults, children, and families safe. Of particular concern are those frontline workers charged with the responsibility of providing in-home services to families. Our overall message to you is your safety matters to us.The guidance we are providing is based on the most up-to-date Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) recommendations for preventing of the spread of COVID-19 and managing the people who may have had contact with infected individuals. We are also providing additional guidance for congregate care and non-congregate care programs licensed, funded or regulated by the Department. Please review this information, including the links below, with your program’s leadership and staff and make any necessary adjustments to your program’s policies and protocols. This guidance is not intended to address every potential scenario that may arise as this event evolves throughout our state and country.
Read and Download PDF Here


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