The OhioMHAS Office of Prevention & Wellness is excited to announce that the 25th annual Ohio Prevention and Education Conference (OPEC) is merging with the Ohio Early Childhood Mental Health Conference. This conference will integrate the work of two bureaus within the Office of Prevention & Wellness. The Bureau of Prevention and the Bureau of Children and Families are working together to build the capacity of Ohio’s prevention and early intervention workforce to transform wellness for Ohio’s children, families and communities. The merged conference is tentatively scheduled for June 2-5, 2014, on the campus of the Ohio Wesleyan University. The 3rd Annual Youth-Led PSA Contest will again be a part of the event as well as recognizing this year’s Prevention Champion. A “Save the Date” will be coming soon, along with the PSA entry form.
Those individuals who are used to attending the OPEC conference in the fall are encouraged to check out the 2013 Mental Health & Addiction Conference on Dec. 16-17, 2013. You can register for Coming Together for a Healthy Ohio on the website of the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities.