NewsNow - 02.23.2022
>>> Governor DeWine Signs Bill Into Law Allowing Virtual Public Meetings Through June 30
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Friday signed HB 51 into law which provides temporary authority for public bodies, such as county ADAMH Boards, to meet by teleconference or video conference through June 30, 2022. The bill included an emergency clause, and took effect immediately upon the Governor’s signature.
>>> Vendor Sought for FY 2022-23 Housing Environmental Scan
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is soliciting competitive proposals for a Housing Environmental Scan. This work will include examples of evidence-based models/interventions that work, as well as those deemed promising in the context of housing programs and supportive services. The environmental scan will be conducted through a lens of social determinants of health and health equity, and specify how the selected models/interventions address these variables effectively. The outcome of the scan will be a written environmental scan document that presents the process of the environmental scan, the findings, and opportunities and strategies that will guide OhioMHAS in developing programs that support individuals in housing. MBE Proposals must be submitted through the OhioBuys portal by 2 p.m. on Feb. 25. If no proposals are received the opportunity will be posted again for public bid. Please click the link above for more information about this opportunity.
>>> Mental Health and Older Adults Facebook Live Q & A – March 1
The National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute on Aging, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration are collaborating to highlight mental health and older adults. Together, they will host a Facebook Live Q&A event on March 1 at 2:30 p.m. where they will share materials to help raise awareness about mental health and older adults, highlight research in this area, and promote available resources for older adults who may be struggling with mental health. Visit the Facebook event page for more information.
>>> Strong Families Safe Community Training Opportunities March 4 & 11
OhioMHAS and The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities will host two trainings with support from Strong Families, Safe Communities. On March 4, Trauma Responsive Care: Safe, Connected and In Control will cover the causes of trauma and the factors that leave people with MH/DD more vulnerable to it. Discussions will include "Big T" and "Little t" traumas and how people with MH/DD may experience both more often than the general population. This training will include a practical exercise for self-grounding that participants can use in stressful situations. On March 11, The Foundation in Dual Diagnosis will discuss major diagnostic categories and how they differ in presentation with people with intellectual disabilities. The presenter will review diagnostic overshadowing and how it can impact perception of and support for people with dual diagnoses. This training will examine the “cultural” differences in the DD and mental health fields, and how to work effectively between the two systems. Questions? Please email Alaina Deighan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>>> Rise and Thrive Webinar – March 9
The Ohio College Initiative will continue its Rise and Thrive Campus Community Partnerships webinar series with “Facilitation as a Tool for Building Campus Community Relations” on March 9 from 1:30-3:00 p.m. Participants will learn facilitation strategies for developing collaborative relationships with community partners to enhance student support and services. The session will be led by Robert Hosea, Ph.D., Civil ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Branch Chief with the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court. Click HERE for more information and to register.
>>> NAMI Franklin County to Host FASD Family Peer Supporter Training – April 1-3
NAMI Franklin County, in partnership with Ohio’s Statewide Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Steering Committee, is hosting a Family Peer Supporter training with a special focus on FASD on April 1-3 at the Embassy Suites Columbus Airport. If you or someone you know is interested in being an FASD Family Peer Supporter, please contact Rachelle A. Martin at 614.501.6264 or email email@example.com. Click HERE for more information about this training.
>>> Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workshop – April 26-27
Tri-state Trauma Network (TTN) will host a two-day, introductory Dialectical Behavior Therapy workshop on April 26-27. This training is intended for mental health clinicians who are interested in learning about DBT, or for those familiar with the model, getting a refresher on the DBT. Cost, which includes 13 Continuing Education Credits, is $195 for TTN members and $220 for non-members. Click HERE for more information and HERE to register. Questions? Please email Melissa Adamchik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
>>> Ohio Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors (OAADAC) Conference – April 28-29
The Ohio Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors (OAADAC), in partnership with the Cuyahoga County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board, will host a two-day conference April 28-29 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Westlake. This year's conference titled Back to the Future will incorporate advances made in the addiction treatment field as well as the foundation upon which the field was built. Click the link above for more information and HERE to register online. Space is limited. Email email@example.com with questions.
>>> Deaf Services Center Receives Minority Health Leadership Award
Deaf Services Center (DSC) has been selected to receive the Ohio Commission on Minority Health’s 2022 Minority Health Organization Leadership Award. The award recognizes DSC for its exemplary work and commitment in addressing the needs of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. The award will be presented virtually at a later date.
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