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>>> Tune in Wednesday for Governor Mike DeWine’s State of the State Address

For the first time in three years, Governor Mike DeWine will deliver his State of the State address at the Ohio Statehouse at noon on Wednesday, March 23. The speech, traditionally delivered by Ohio’s governor annually, was canceled the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the speech live on The Ohio Channel.

>>> Ohio Brain Injury Connection Program Launched

The Ohio Brain Injury Program (OBIP) has launched a new resource facilitation program for Ohioans who have experienced brain injury. The Ohio Brain Injury Connection is a free program designed to offer on-going telephone support to assist individuals and/or their loved ones who have experienced brain injuries. This person-centered resource facilitation program is designed to help individuals navigate resources and supports, develop skills for self-advocacy, and articulate their long-term plan for achieving their goals. Having a brain injury can be difficult, but program staff can provide guidance and support to navigate these new challenges. Visit www.ohiobraininjury.org to learn more about The Ohio Brain Injury Program and The Ohio Brain Injury Connection. Questions? Please email OBIC@OSUMC.edu or call 614.293.7785.

>>> Problem Gambling Helpline Toolkit Available

In recognition of March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month, Before You Bet has launched a new toolkit encouraging Ohioans to “Make the Call” if they think they may have a gambling problem. The Helpline Toolkit focuses on the general public with the goal to connect at-risk individuals and others who may be concerned about someone they love to the support they may need. If you or someone you know needs help for a gambling issue, please call 1.800.589.9966.

>>> Trauma-Informed Educator Training Series: An Interactive Digital Curriculum for K-12 Educators

Recognizing the urgent need for schools to be able to identify and address trauma in youth, the Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and McKinsey Health Institute have developed a Trauma-Informed Educator Training Series. It is a free digital curriculum to support K-12 educators on how to be trauma-informed when interacting with students and families and caregivers. The training is comprised of four 60-minute sessions, covering topics including: reframing your mindset when faced with challenges; addressing traumatic events in the community; being a trauma-informed mandated reporter; and addressing trauma with students, families and caregivers. Click HERE to learn more about the training series and to register.

>>> New “Prevention Nugget” from Applied Prevention Science International

Applied Prevention Science International (APSI) has released Building Prevention Systems: Who are the Consumers of Prevention and Harm Reduction? – a new “Prevention Nugget” that addresses the concept of building prevention systems and providing an infrastructure that reaches out to those in need. There will be four Prevention Nuggets on this topic addressing: consumers of prevention services, evidence-based Services, the prevention professionals who implement and monitor these services, and delivery structures that support these services and professionals. Click HERE to read more.

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