CIP Systems of Care Webinars and Podcast Series

The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), part of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, has developed a podcast initiative entitled, Innovative Conversations, exploring topics pertaining to the CIP mission of identifying promising practices and evidence-based interventions for youth dealing with mental health, substance use, trauma, and judicial justice challenges. Hosted by first CIP director Patrick Kanary, the series also examines how Wraparound Systems of Care can better facilitate how integrated treatment can help yield optimal outcomes with youth recovery.


Session 1  | Evolution of the Systems of Care Approach
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Beth Stroul provides an overview and history of Systems of Care, a spectrum of effective, community-based services and supports for children and youth with or at risk for behavioral health or other challenges and their families, that is organized into a coordinated network, builds meaningful partnerships with families and youth, and addresses their cultural and linguistic needs, in order to help them to function better at home, in school, in the community, and throughout life..


Session 2  | Trauma and Trauma Informed Care in a System of Care Approach
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Trauma can range from things that make you feel like you’re going to die – very dangerous and serious aggressive behaviors, assault and all sorts of abuse – to what we will call traumatic stress, ongoing pressure, unrelenting and woven into their lives that include poverty, discrimination and bullying. These are all things that threaten you in one way or another, but ultimately you feel that you cannot escape them. Trauma-Informed Care is applying your knowledge of trauma to your field, to your practice to your organization..


Session 3 | The Impact of Generational Trauma and Promising Practices in Multiple Systems of Care
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The FITT Model recognizes and aims to address the impact of traumatic events and contextual stressors on every member of the family, on family relationships, and on the family as a whole. The FITT Model, anchored in family and trauma-informed principles and practices, provides the framework for an ecological family systems approach that strengthens families’ efforts to attain safety and stability as they plot a course to address their unique needs. The FITT model infuses a trauma-specific family systems approach to assessment, intervention and treatment.


Session 4 | Systems of Care, Behavioral Health, and Juvenile Justice: Multiple Perspectives
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According to recent data, about 75% of youth involved in the juvenile justice system have experienced traumatic victimization, a significant factor that Ohio’s systems – among the pioneering leaders in effective, fidelity-based juvenile justice interventions, are just beginning to grapple with in new ways in terms of both policy and practice. This podcast provides insight and information related to youth with behavioral health conditions and their involvement in the juvenile justice system and what areas of improvement are needed.  The discussion addresses this issue from multiple perspectives..


Session 5 | Solution Focused Family Therapy for IHBT
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Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), also called simply Solution-Focused Therapy, is an evidenced-based psychotherapy approach that was developed beginning in the late 1970’s in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. As the name suggests, SFBT is future-focused, goal-directed, and focuses on solutions, rather than on the problems that brought clients to seek therapy. The entire solution-focused approach was developed inductively in an inner city outpatient mental health service setting in which clients were accepted without previous screening.


Session 6 | A National Perspective on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
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Guest Sheila Pires, Managing Partner, Human Service Collaborative​ Core Partner, National TA Network for Children’s Behavioral Health​, speaks with former CIP Director and Innovative Conversations host, Patrick Kanary present a national perspective discussing the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFSPA). It is the first installment of a two-part discussion, the second of which explores Family First from a state-wide perspective with specialists from Ohio. This session involves the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and what it means to states funding in-home treatment.


Session 7 | A State of Ohio Perspective on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFSPA)
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Guests Crystal Ward Allen, MSW, LSW, Senior Director and Strategic Consulting with Casey Family Programs, Carla Carpenter, Deputy Director of the Office of Families and Children (OFC) at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and Angela Sausser, Executive Director at the Public Children Services Association of Ohio, speaks with host, Patrick Kanary presenting an Ohio overview discussing the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFSPA) and its impact on the state and its communities. It is the second installment of a two-part discussion.


Session 8 | An Overview of Integrated Co-occurring Treatment (ICT)
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Guest Mike Fox, CIP Consultant, Trainer, and ICT Specialist, provides a solid 20-minute overview of Integrated Co-occurring Treatment (ICT), an intensive home-based method of service delivery, providing a core set of services to youth with co-occurring disorders of substance use and serious emotional disability, as well as providing services to the families caring for them. ICT requires both youth and family participation which means at least one parent/guardian needs to be involved in the intervention process.


Session 9 | An Overview of Multisystemic Therapy (MST)
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Guest Maureen Kisha, MST Expert and Developer with the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), has worked for the last 17 years within the field of Multisystemic Therapy (MST). Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is an intensive family and community-based treatment program addressing the multiple determinants of serious anti-social behaviors in juvenile offenders. The approach views individuals as being nested within a complex network of interconnected systems that encompass individual, family and extra-familial factors such as peer groups, schools, the community, and the courts and other service systems.


Session 10 | Multi-System Youth Action Plan Ending Child Relinquishment
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Guest Sarah LaTourette, newly-appointed Executive Director of Ohio’s Family and Children First Council (FCFC) discusses the unified effort to end Child Relinquishment wherein families have had to give up legal custody of their children in order to qualify for Medicaid assistance for mental health, addiction, and juvenile justice services in Ohio. This fiscal year, ending June 30, 2020, there has been $8 million allotted for which counties can apply on behalf of youth and families in their community. For fiscal year 2020-21, there has been budgeted $12 million.


HEALTHY KIDS LEARNING COMMUNITY WEBINARS | 2018-19

One of the immediate missions of the Healthy Kids Learning Community initiative has been to create an accessible, continuing resource for clinicians and caregivers dealing with the surmounting crises and dimensions that has occurred during the Ohio opiate epidemic over the past half decade.

In keeping with this mission, the Center for Innovative Practices, in collaboration with WraparoundOhio.org and the Healthy Kids Learning Community initiative, partnered with some of Ohio’s foremost experts in their respective fields to lend their perspectives via their areas of expertise in a community share for the Buckeye State’s youth, families, clinicians, and various stakeholders dealing with the challenges and recovery of those youth and families.

Below is the five-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 PageView 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

 


Innovative Conversation | A State of Ohio Perspective on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFSPA)
Guests Crystal Ward Allen, MSW, LSW, Senior Director and Strategic Consulting with Casey Family Programs, Carla Carpenter, Deputy Director of the Office of Families and Children (OFC) at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and Angela Sausser, Executive Director at the Public Children Services Association of Ohio, speaks with former CIP Director and Innovative Conversations host, Patrick Kanary presenting an Ohio overview discussing the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFSPA) and its impact on the state and its communities. It is the second installment of a two-part discussion, the first of which will explored Family First from a national perspective with national expert dealing with youth and families at risk, Sheila Pires, which you can listen to and experience below.  To learn more, click here.

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New Webinar | A National Perspective on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
An Innovative Conversations Webinar with Sheila Pires
Guest Sheila Pires, Managing Partner, Human Service Collaborative​ Core Partner, National TA Network for Children’s Behavioral Health​, speaks with former CIP Director and Innovative Conversations host, Patrick Kanary present a national perspective discussing the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFSPA). It is the first installment of a two-part discussion, the second of which will explore Family First from a state-wide perspective with specialists from Ohio. This session involves the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and what it means to states funding in-home treatment and recovery for at-risk you dealing with the challenges of mental health, substance use, trauma, and judicial justice issues.

View Video of Webinar Session | Learn More about FFPSA


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