The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) Announces New Partnership to Train Communities in Wraparound Services

Will help support effective and consistent Wraparound practice across the state of Ohio with training and work force development activities. The activity areas fall into several broader categories; Training, Coaching, and Peer-to-Peer learning opportunities

The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), part of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Social Services, announces a new partnership as part of an Ohio state-wide initiative designed to help introduce and further train Ohio clinicians and caregivers to Wraparound systems of care services and how to implement them in their counties and communities to help youth in recovery and their families.

To help counties prepare for Ohio’s expansion of High Fidelity Wraparound, Ohio Family and Children First (OFCF) in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OHMHAS) are partnering with the CIP to offer a series of Wraparound trainings, learning communities, and capacity development planning meetings for interested

From the State of Ohio
The State of Ohio is transforming its approach to children, youth, and families who require support from multiple state systems, to achieve a widespread and sustainable system of care across Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), in conjunction with the Departments of: Job and Family Services, Medicaid, Youth Services, Developmental Disabilities, and Health and the Ohio Family and Children First, issued an RFP to develop and implement a Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (CABH COE).

The role of the CABH COE will be to assist the State in system transformation efforts by providing technical assistance, training, professional development, coaching, consultation, evaluation, fidelity monitoring, and continuous quality improvement to build and sustain capacity in delivering evidence-based practices to fidelity within a system of care framework.

OhioMHAS is pleased to announce that Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Innovative Practices at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education, at the Jack, Joseph, Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, have been selected to implement the CABH COE.

The Center for Innovative Practices has decades of experience and is highly qualified to develop, manage, and oversee the work of Ohio’s CABH COE.

CABH COE Scope of Work (Six Objectives):

1. Service and workforce capacity building
• Training and technical assistance
• Learning communities
• Coaching and consultation

2. Technology and administrative supports
• Strategic business processes support
• Health information technology support
• Development of telehealth capacity

3. Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) support
• Provide regionally focused trainings and targeted technical assistance efforts to expand capacity and support the development of an adequate network of CANS assessors.

4. Provide support for other behavioral health programs, providers, and managed care
• Work with the State to further development and strengthen the early childhood system.
• Work with the Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO) and the state to support the implementation mha.ohio.gov2 of OhioSTART.
• Work in collaboration with ODM and the OhioRISE vendor to implement OhioRISE.

5. Develop and implement an accountability structure for quality improvement
• Quality assurance
• Evaluation
• Fidelity monitoring
• Service and cost utilization
• Data collection
• Measuring program effectiveness

6. Family First Prevention Services Support (FFPSA)
• Assess statewide need for Multisystemic Therapy (MST) and Functional Family Therapy (FFT) in order to assure statewide access to these needs.
• Build capacity by leveraging the existing provider network and contracts across systems and departments; identify gaps in access/availability of these services.
• Assist ODJFS in leveraging payor sources for MST, FFT, Healthy Families America (HFA) and Parents as Teachers (PAT). This includes assuring that providers are accessing Medicaid, IV-E and GRF funding as appropriate.
• Responsible for making the payments for MST and FFT when those services are provided under the FFPSA and other funding (e.g., Medicaid, IV-E) is not available.
About the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP)
• CWRU CIP/BEGUN has over 20 years of experience as the Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) for children’s mental health for OhioMHAS.• CWRU CIP/BEGUN provides training, coaching, consultation and technical assistance at the local, state and national levels on evidence-based practices, program implementation, fidelity evaluation, and system of care policies and practices.• CWRU CIP/BEGUN will utilize a subgrantee, the Ohio Children’s Alliance, to coordinate the Family First Prevention Services payment support.
• CWRU CIP/BEGUN will collaborate with the Ohio Children’s Alliance (OCA), the Public Children’s Services Agencies of Ohio (PCSAO), the Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association (OCCRRA), the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers (The Ohio Council), Clermont County Family and Children First (Clermont FCFC), and other expert consultants to expand capacity to best serve the children and families of Ohio

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