Welcome to Ohio Systems of Care


UPCOMING TRAINING SCHEDULES: We welcome you to check out our various trainings presented by the CABH COE/CIP. Click on the respective name for upcoming training schedules:

CANS, IHBT, MRSS and Wraparound.

IHBT Awards Announced
The Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (CABH COE), in partnership with the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) is excited to share the list of organizations who were awarded funding to support building capacity and access to Intensive Home-Based Treatment programs that meet Ohio’s IHBT Service Delivery Model. Awardees were selected through a competitive RFP process released in January 2024. Through this funding opportunity, the noted organizations will provide new and expanded access to Intensive Home-Based Treatment Programs in over 32 counties across the State.
Click here to view IHBT award recipients.

The Evolution of the System of Care Approach for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions
By Beth A. Stroul, MEd; Gary M. Blau, PhD; and Justine Larson, MD
FROM The Institute for Innovation and Implementation: Integrating Systems – Improving Outcome

DOWNLOAD 27-page PDF Here

Newly released. | Innovative Conversations Session 16 – Motivational Interviewing (MI): Effectiveness Across Multiple Populations and Systems,
You may click on the pic below to the right to immediately view session of click on the link below to read intro and learn more about topic.

This hour-long conversation focuses on the collaborative conversation style that Care Coordinators can use to assist children, youth, and families in identifying their own reasons for and pathways toward change. The skills in Motivational Interviewing can be quite helpful in engaging and assisting kids and families in exploring and even resolving their ambivalence about change. Patrick welcomes Jeremy Evenden, with Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) and Mike Fox, with the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), both a part of the Begun Center at Case Western Reserve University.

Recorded March 2024

Ambivalence is a natural state of uncertainty that each of us experiences throughout most change processes (e.g., dieting; exercising; maintaining health; restructuring an organization). Ambivalence occurs because of conflicting feelings about the process and outcomes of change.

Visit Innovative Conversation page to learn more and viiew video of Session 16 here.

Learn more about the upcoming CIP CCOE Introduction to Motivational Interviewing trainings:
April 15, 2024 | May 1, 2024 | June 5, 2024

SOCOhio Resources for Providers, Youth, and Families
Culled and curated by Patrick J. Kanary, Founder and First Director of the Center for Innovative Practices, the SOCOhio.org resources page is designed and intended for individuals involved in recovery in the areas of youth 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.

Visit the SOCOhio Resources page.

The Evolution of the System of Care Approach for Children, Youth, and Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions and Their Families
By Beth A. Stroul, MEd; Gary M. Blau, PhD; and Justine Larson, MD

The system of care (SOC) approach was first introduced in the mid-1980s to address welldocumented problems in mental health systems for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances (SEDs) and their families (Stroul & Friedman, 1986). Among these problems were significant unmet need for mental health care, overuse of excessively restrictive settings, limited home- and community-based service options, lack of cross-agency coordination, and a lack of partnerships with families and youth. The vision was to offer a comprehensive array of communitybased services and supports that would be coordinated across systems; individualized; delivered in the appropriate, least restrictive setting; culturally competent; and based on full partnerships with families and young people (Stroul, 2002). The SOC approach has provided a framework for reforming child and youth mental health systems nationwide and has been implemented and adapted across many states, communities, tribes, and territories with positive results (Manteuffel et al., 2008; Pumariega et al., 2003; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration [SAMHSA], 2017; Stroul et al., 2010; Stroul, et al., 2012).

Listen below to Patrick Kanary’s discussion on Systems of Care with Beth Stroul as part of the CIP’s Innovative Conversations series.

Innovative Conversations | Podcasts on Ohio’s System of Care (SOC)
Discussions on various SOC topics with experts in the field hosted and facilitated by Patrick Kanary
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 CABHCOE 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 Systems of Care can better facilitate how integrated treatment can help yield optimal outcomes with youth recovery.

Recorded August 2018

Session 1  | Evolution of the Systems of Care Approach
Click here to learn more | Click here to listen
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.

HHS Releases New National Guidelines for Improving Youth Mental Health Crisis Care
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), today released a new report, National Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health Crisis Care, which describes the urgent need to improve crisis response services for children, youth, and families and provides guidance on how communities can address the existing gaps in care for youth. Read the full SAMHSA press release here.

Ohio Healthy Transitions Project | Providing Access to Treatment and Support Services for Youth and Young Adults, Ages 16-25
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. Learn More

Visit website: Ohio Health Transition Referral Form

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SOCOhio.org is presented by The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP)
and the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (CABH COE)
Part of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention
at Case Western Reserve University’s Mandel School of Applied Social Services
Campus Location: 11235 Bellflower Road Room 375  | Cleveland, OH 44106
Mailing Address: 10900 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44106-7164
Telephone: 216-368-6293 | email: pxm6@case.edu
© 2022 Center for Innovative Practices, Cleveland, Ohio 44106

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