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Registration Open: Eighth Annual Trauma-Informed Care Summit – May 18-19

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) will host the Eighth Annual Trauma-Informed Care Summit virtually, on May 18-19. This year’s theme is “Creating Environments of Resiliency and Hope: Trauma-Informed Care Inside a Pandemic.” Cost is $39. Click HERE to register online.

Latest COVID-19 BH Provider Update

The latest COVID-19 Update for Ohio’s behavioral health provider network is now available. Click HERE to view.

ORH Releases Report on Recovery Housing Resident Outcomes

Ohio Recovery Housing this week released, Recovery Housing in Ohio: Analysis of Resident Survey Data, a new report analyzing the impact of recovery housing in Ohio. “This report reaffirms the vital role that recovery-focused alcohol-and drug free living environments play in helping Ohioans find pathways to wellness and long-term success,” said OhioMHAS Director Lori Criss. “We value working with Ohio Recovery Housing to invest in access to the affordable, quality housing and peer support that gives Ohioans affected by substance use and addiction a strong foundation for lasting recovery.”
Key highlights include:
  • Increased employment – More than half of respondents at move-out were employed, compared to 21 percent at move-in.
  • Positive Community Engagement – 46 percent of respondents who were not working at six months, were instead engaged in regular volunteer or service-work.
  • Decreased Criminal Justice Involvement – it is less likely for a respondent to have experienced an arrest in the past 30 days at six months (0.6 percent) or move-out (2 percent) than move-in (5 percent).
  • Family Reunification - It is nearly twice as common for a parent to indicate that their child is in their custody and residing with them at move-out (11 percent) vs. move-in (6 percent), indicating that parents are able to successfully reunite with their children.
  • Developed Recovery Capital – 98 percent of respondents moving out of recovery housing indicated that they were actively involved in an ongoing recovery support activity.
  • Housing Stability – 91 percent of move out respondents indicated that they were moving out to their own home, to rejoin their family, move in with a friend, or other stable independent living environment.

Registration Open: Ohio Power of Postvention Workshop Series

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, in partnership with OhioMHAS and the American Association of Suicidology, is hosting a seven-part Power of Postvention workshop series, with trainings to be held every other Friday beginning on April 2 at 1 p.m. and continuing through June 25. Cost is $50 for the entire series. Click HERE for more information on workshop themes/dates/times/ and to register online. Please direct questions to Austin.lucas@ohiospf.org.

National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center – March Trainings

The National Hispanic and Latino Mental Health Technology Transfer Center has announced several upcoming trainings. Please click the links below for more information and to register online. Please email hispaniclatino@mhttcnetwork.org with questions.

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