COVID-19 and System of Care Practice Guidance | FOR Mental Health and Recovery Frontline Providers
Update Memo From Director Crisis Regarding Telehealth Services (March 18, 2020)
At this time, there is no guidance specific to behavioral healthcare. Use the guidance found through coronavirus.ohio.gov which links to the CDC and the most up to date information on protecting healthcare workers.•We expect that the ODM and OhioMHASrules and the accompanying Executive Order will be issued imminently. •We urge you to begin using telehealth to reach out to the adults and families in your care. •Document the decisions you are making with your own policies and protocol, and we will continue to work together to implement the practice and emergency rules once filed.•It is vital that you communicate to your community partners and the general public which programs and services remain open in your behavioral healthcare organization. Publish your phone numbers and other contact information.•Reach out to current clients through email or by phone. People need to know that behavioral health is open for business. – Courtesy of Project ECHO, a program with the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)
ALSO: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, CIP is postponing our regular training series and learning communities effective March 13, 2020. CIP will proceed with small meetings/smaller booster trainings/ fidelity reviews that allow for appropriate social distancing, and when collaboratively agreed upon between the participants and CIP. When possible, we will provide our services by web-based/conference call alternatives. Given that this is a fluid situation, it is difficult to project when we will be able to return to our regular in-person trainings and events. We will base these decisions on recommendations from the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC.
Switching Gears & Changing Minds | Adapting Mental Health & Behavioral Health Services for COVID-19
The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) offers a timely webinar on how mental health and behavioral health specialists and clinicians can meet the evolving needs of young clients and their families during the Covid-19 crisis and the necessary distancing involved. The session explores strategies, tools, and lessons learned in ways to offer connection and continuity those in recovery. – Hosted by the CIP’s Senior Research Associate, Bobbi Beale, PsyD as part of the CIP’s continuing mission to help clinicians, their organizations, their clients, families and communities adjust to new ways of connecting in recovery, especially with high fidelity intensive home-base treatment and Wraparound Systems of Care approaches to youth mental health and substance use recovery. View Session in Bigger Frame | View Video of Session
Shifting Gears & Changing Our Minds – Adjusting BH services during COVID-19 HO2 (PDF) Here | Shifting Gears & Changing Our Minds – Adjusting BH services during COVID-19 HO2 (Word Document) Here | Individualized Resilience Plan – Sample (PDF) Here | Individualized Resilience Plan – Sample (Word Document) Here
Save the Date | September 22, 2020 for The Northwest Ohio Wraparound Conference
“From Hello to Hope” – A One-Day Intensive Examination of the State of Wraparound
The Northwest Ohio Wraparound Conference: Facilitator’s Practice, A Guide to Wraparound
The Northwest Ohio planning committee would like to invite everyone to Save the Date for a Wraparound One Day Conference. As of right now there is planning for this to be an in-person conference, though the committee is also developing contingency plans should that not be able to happen and is working on accommodations for alternative ways to hold the conference if in-person is not feasible. Currently, the conference is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Deer Creek State Park in Mount Sterling, Ohio. – For questions or more information, Download Flyer PDF or email email@example.com. To Register click here.
Innovative Conversations | Multi-System Youth Action Plan and Ending Child Relinquishment with Sarah LaTourette
Sarah LaTourette, 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. 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. – From the FCFC website: “County Family and Children First Councils (FCFCs) via a grant agreement with the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) may seek multi-system youth custody relinquishment funding. Funding must only be requested to support children and youth who are at risk for custody relinquishment or have already been relinquished and need services and/or supports to transition to community and/or non-custody settings. Learn More and Listen to Session
Innovative Conversations | An Overview of Multisystemic Therapy (MST )with the CIP’s Maureen Kishna
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. MST focuses on addressing all environmental systems that impact chronic and violent juvenile offenders and strives to promote behavior change in the youth’s natural environment – their home and family, school and teachers, neighborhood and friends.
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Innovative Conversations | An Overview of Integrated Co-occurring Treatment (ICT) with the CIP’s Mike Fox
Combining experiences from mental health and substance abuse direct treatment, systemic and contextual coordination, and teaching with research-driven data, Mike works with demonstrated practices to assist professionals and communities decrease risk to individuals and help families. He provides educational training and consultation to professionals working with youth and families with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues, including the Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment Model (ICT) model developed by the Center for Innovative Practices. Previously, Mike worked in the addictions field of counseling with adults and later provided treatment to co-occurring youth in home-based settings. Mike also teaches college courses in psychology, addictions and human development. Learn More and Listen to Session
CIP Training Brief | An Introduction to Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment (ICT)
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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. Integrated Co-occurring Treatment is an integrated treatment approach embedded in 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.
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Below are new resources recommended by the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) for youth involved in recovery in the areas of mental health, substance use, behavioral health, judicial justice, and trauma, their families, and their care providers, clinicians and communities. (From near image, left to right.)
New Report to Congress from The Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Task Force on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health
| Read Report |
Report Supports Enhanced Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development with At-Risk Youth | Read Report |
Study Highlights the Benefits of Multisystem Therapy (MST) | Learn More |