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Governor DeWine to Unveil SFY 2022-23 Executive Budget Proposal Today at 1:30 p.m.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted will unveil their SFY 2022-23 Executive Budget proposal today at 1:30 p.m. The presentation will be broadcast live on The Ohio Channel. The Executive Budget "Blue Book" will be posted on budget.ohio.gov at 2:30 p.m. As a reminder, please make plans to join Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Director Lori Criss Feb. 2 at 1 p.m. for a webinar to highlight ohio the Governor’s budget, including an overview of proposals that specifically impact Ohio’s mental health and addiction services system. Click HERE to register for the webinar. You will receive a confirmation email. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the budget section of the OhioMHAS website for later viewing.

Weekly COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Behavioral Health Available

Please see this week’s updated Behavioral Health COVID-19 fact sheet or important updates. This week, find new, plain language resources from our partners at the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, along with updated data and resources. Also, read updated Myths vs. Facts about the COVID-19 Vaccine from the Ohio Department of Health.

National PAX Partner Virtual Training – March 25-26

The Paxis Institute is holding a National PAX Partner Virtual Training on March 25-26. To be eligible, participants must have completed the Pax Good Behavior Game (GBG) training. PAX Partners are able to support teachers with in-depth knowledge and skills to develop Tiered Support for children with higher needs. Research in adult learning indicates that partner-model interventions similar to PAX GBG have better implementation and results as well as improved staff outcome among implementers. Cost is $850, which includes the Pax Partner kit and all training materials. Click HERE to register by March 11.

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