Welcome to Ohio Systems of Care

NEWLY ANNOUNCED | Request for Applications: Mini Grant for Youth Peer Support Program Start-up
The Ohio Children’s Alliance (“Alliance”), on behalf of the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (COE), is accepting applications from Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) certified Community Mental Health Agencies to support the development and implementation of youth peer support programs.

Download SFY24 Youth Peer Support Program Start Up Support RFA

A youth peer support program is a service that provides guidance, mentoring, and advocacy to youth and young adults who are experiencing behavioral health challenges (mental health

and/or substance use disorders). A youth peer support program utilizes certified youth peer supporters (CYPS), who are individuals between the ages of 18-30 who have direct lived experience with behavioral health challenges and who have completed an approved 40-hour training by OhioMHAS.

The Alliance will provide $50,000 of funding for mini-grants of up to $10,000 each for a scope of work covering April 1-June 30, 2024. The goal of these mini grants is to increase the availability and accessibility of youth peer support services in Ohio, and to promote the recovery, wellness, and resilience of youth and young adults with behavioral health challenges


OCA Announces RFA for SFY24 Middle Management Academy Support Grant
The Ohio Children’s Alliance (“Alliance”), on behalf of the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (COE), is accepting applications from OhioMHAS certified Community Mental Health Agencies to promote expertise in middle management.

Newly Posted | Middle Management Academy RFA Q&A’s (3/4/24)
Download PDF of Q&A’s


Download PDF
of Middle Management Academy RFA–FINAL 3

The Alliance will use $23,000 of funding from the COE to award multiple grants to community mental health agencies with scope of work covering April 1, 2024, through June 30, 2024.

To be eligible to apply, Ohio non-profit organizations or businesses possessing a certificate in good standing to operate a community mental health agency from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, must commit to supporting up to two (2) selected staff members in their participation of the required Middle Management Academy training during typical business hours.

An electronic copy of the RFA can be obtained at https://www.ohiochildrensalliance.org/coe and https://socohio.org/ or by sending an e-mail requesting an electronic copy to COE@ohiochildrensalliance.org.


Request for Applications (RFA) to Support the Development of High-Quality, State-Wide Access of Intensive Home-Based Treatment Models that Are Aligned with Ohio’s IHBT Service Delivery Model

The deadline to submit an application is February 2, 2024.
Virtual bidders’ conference to review the RFA and answer questions will be held on January 12, 2024, from 12:00-1:30 pm EST.

Recent posts to download: IHBT Capacity Building RFA FAQs 2024 vs2 (Updated 1/24/24) | Bidders Conf 1.12.2024

 
 
The Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (CABH COE) at Case Western Reserve University, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM), is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Applications (RFA) to support the development of high-quality, state-wide access of Intensive Home-Based Treatment Models that are aligned with Ohio’s IHBT service delivery model. The CABH COE is providing grants for program start-up as well as training and technical assistance to eligible behavioral health providers proposing to create new or expand existing IHBT services.
 
The deadline to submit an application is February 2, 2024.
 
A virtual bidders’ conference to review the RFA and answer questions will be conducted on January 12, 2024, from 12:00 pm until 1:30 pm EST.

Applicants may attend the bidders’ conference online through registering at the following Zoom link: https://cwru.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0uceCspjIpGdJsfgbTRnwmmy5d9p2iGn0L 
 
Attendance at the bidders’ conference is not mandatory, however after this date, all other questions will be referred to the RFA document.  

Application submissions are to be electronically submitted as (1) PDF document by 5:00pm EST on February 2, 2024. Application submissions should be electronically submitted to: Heather.Distin@case.edu and Richard.Shepler@case.edu

Questions regarding this RFA may be emailed to: Heather.Distin@case.edu 

LEARN MORE ABOUT SYSTEM OF CARE IN OHIO HERE 

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.


Upcoming Webinar from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) |
Navigating Risk: Disrupting the Cycle of Substance Use for Children and Adolescents
 
Event Date – Eastern
Location – Online
 
 

Substance use disorders can have a genetic component but are preventable. For adolescents with adverse childhood experiences, substance use may be a mechanism to cope with trauma or unaddressed socioemotional or mental health concerns. Fortunately, prevention science has advanced in recent decades. Evidence-based research now focuses on risk and protective factors, a developmental framework, and a continuum of care. 

This webinar is part of the 2024 Practice Academy Series. This webinar reveals how professionals seeking to support family recovery must consider the risk factors, needs, and mental health of children and adolescents while strengthening family protective factors. Family treatment court teams can help parents and caregivers implement science-based strategies and interventions that support positive childhood experiences to disrupt the cycle of substance use and co-occurring mental health challenges.

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate the developmental nature of substance use disorders and recognize why child development and family wellness are foundational to prevention.
  • List risk and protective factors for children while examining factors specific to those affected by childhood adversity and familial substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders.
  • Adopt age-appropriate strategies and identify interventions for children and adolescents based on substance use prevention science.

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
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Calendar of Events & Trainings


Calendar of Events

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Wraparound SoC | Ethics. Confidentiality And Communication In Wraparound And Care Coordination

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CANS | CANS Assessment 101

1 event,

- Event Series

SoC Best Practices | IHBT Supervisors Learning Community (IHBT SLC)rvisors Learning Community (IHBT SLC)

1 event,

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SoC Best Practices | IHBT Basics: Orientation and Phase 1

1 event,

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Wraparound SoC | Practice Pillars STRENGTHS Training

1 event,

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CANS | Ohio Children’s Initiative CANS Assessment and TCOM Training

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1 event,

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MRSS | MRSS Supervisor/ Manager Training

3 events,

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CANS | Ohio Children’s Initiative CANS Assessment and TCOM Training

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SoC Best Practices Equity and Inclusion | Equity in Behavioral Health for All Youth & Families in Ohio

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CANS | CANS Assessment 102

5 events,

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SoC Best Practices | Life Adventures for Families (LAFF) Monthly Training Series

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SoC Best Practices | IHBT Basics: Phase 2

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MRSS | MRSS Core Model Training

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Wraparound SoC | Care Coordination Supervision Training

3 events,

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SoC Best Practices Equity and Inclusion | Working with Neurodiverse Youth

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Wraparound SoC | Practice Pillars NEEDS Training

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SoC Best Practices | Animal Assisted Therapy: Principles & Application Part 1

3 events,

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MRSS | MRSS Crisis Stabilization

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SoC Best Practices | Pharmacotherapy 101; A Prescription for Avoiding Confusion

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1 event,

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Wraparound SoC | Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Care Coordinators

1 event,

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SoC Best Practices Equity and Inclusion | Exploring Alternatives to Out of Home Placements

4 events,

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SoC Best Practices | DBT for Complex Families Struggling with Affect Regulation

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CANS | Ohio Children’s Initiative CANS Assessment and TCOM Training

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SoC Best Practices | IHBT Basics: Phase 3 and Special Topics

1 event,

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Wraparound SoC | Practice Pillars TEAMS Training

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CANS | Ohio Children’s Initiative CANS Assessment and TCOM Training

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Wraparound SoC | Safety and Crisis Planning for Care Coordination

2 events,

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SoC Best Practices | Equity and Inclusion Learning Community

1 event,

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SoC SoC Best Practices | Workforce Ethics & Psychological Safety

1 event,

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Wraparound SoC | Practice Pillars DETERMINED BY FAMILY Training

2 events,

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SoC Best Practices | Family Engagement

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SoC Best Practices | Adventure Therapy Learning Community (ATLC)

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1 event,

Wraparound SoC | High Fidelity Wraparound Facilitation Skills Training

2 events,

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CANS | Ohio Children’s Initiative CANS Assessment and TCOM Training

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SoC Best Practices | Creating Safe Spaces: Essential Training on IHBT Risk Reduction & Safety Planning

3 events,

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SoC Best Practices | IHBT Basics: Orientation and Phase 1

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Wraparound SoC | Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Care Coordinators

1 event,

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Wraparound SoC | Practice Pillars STRENGTHS Training

1 event,

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CANS | Ohio Children’s Initiative CANS Assessment and TCOM Training

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