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>>> Peer Support Modernization and Expansion Webinar – April 22

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Bureau of Recovery Supports Peer Support team,  in conjunction with the Bureau of Children Youth and Families, are hosting a Peer Support Modernization and Expansion webinar on April 22, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., to highlight exciting changes in the peer support space, including rule changes, e-License roll out, and the addition of new Family and Youth Peer Supporter certifications. To join the conversation, click the link above at the time of the webinar. For questions related to Adult Peer Support  please contactpeerservices@mha.ohio.gov. For questions related to Youth and Family Peer Support please contact YouthandFamilyPeerSupport@mha.ohio.gov.

>>> Reminder: SAMHSA/HUD Mental Health Awareness Month Webinar Series

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Office of Public and Indian Housing and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are teaming up to present a series of free webinars this May to celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Month. The webinars will take place each Wednesday in May and will feature leading mental health and housing professionals from SAMHSA and HUD, as well as practitioners from their respective communities. This collaboration will focus on mental health issues that our nation is facing in the post-pandemic world, plus issues specific to HUD’s communities. The webinar lineup includes:

  • May 4, 1:00 p.m.

Webinar 1: Mental Health 101 – Overview of Mental Health Issues in the Modern World

Access Code: 4670871#

  • May 11, 1:00 p.m.

Webinar 2: 988 – What’s on the Horizon

Access Code 8477433#

  • May 18, 2:00 p.m.

Webinar 3: Get Help – Reducing Stigma Associated with Mental Health

Access Code: 5955873#

  • May 25, 2:00 p.m.

Webinar 4: Now What? – Mental Health Issues in Post-COVID America

Access Code: 6268721#

>>> Ohio Commission on Fatherhood #DadandMe Contest Announced

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Commission on Fatherhood have announced the launch of a statewide contest for youth of Ohio ages 2-18.

  • Youth ages 2-4 may submit artwork (e.g., a drawing) of themselves with their father.
  • Youth ages 5-7 may submit artwork (e.g., a drawing) of themselves with their father. The drawing must include a short, one-paragraph description of the drawing.
  • Youth ages 8-10 may submit a one-page short story about what their father means to them.
  • Youth ages 11-13 may submit a two-page story about what their father means to them.
  • Youth ages 14-18 (not yet 19) may submit a three-page essay about what their father means to them.

A parent or guardian of the applicant must submit the entry based on the youth’s age group. All applications and creative entry must be submitted in person or postmarked by April 30, 2022. Please submit the completed application and creative entry to Passages Connecting Fathers and Families. A subcommittee will review all qualified entries. Approximately 40 creative entries for each age group will be selected to receive free admission to the inaugural Fatherhood Festival for up to four family members over Father’s Day weekend in June. Please share this information with any eligible youth and organizations that serve eligible youth.

>>> Innovative Recruitment Strategies for Behavioral Health Careers Webinar – April 19

The Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center will host an Innovative Recruitment Strategies for Behavioral Health Careers webinar on April 19, at 1:00 p.m. The webinar will discuss recruitment strategies that are essential to enhance behavioral health pathways for a successful career while addressing the shortage of this specialty in rural communities. Many resources will be explored to assist with recruitment of behavioral health students in rural communities through academic training programs, rural partnerships to collaborate on common goals, and support networks through residences, internships, and practicum placements within a community. Discussion will explore the options available for students to engage within student advisory boards, the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska app, and other engagement opportunities in the effort to maintain and strengthen the rural behavioral health care workforce throughout the states. 

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