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SFY 21 Carryover/No Cost Extension Process

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has opened the Carryover/No Cost Extension request process for those organizations unable to fully expend their SFY 21 funds. The form and instructions are available online at https://mha.ohio.gov/About-Us/Grants-and-Funding/Community-Funding. If you have difficulty accessing the form, please try using an alternate web browser or follow the instructions to download the document to your computer and then open it from there. Requests, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis, will be accepted through Aug. 20. Questions? Please email CarryoverFundRequests@mha.ohio.gov.

Pathways to Community Plans of Safe Care Live Event – June 7

Make plans to join Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on June 7 from 10-11:30 a.m. for a Pathways to Community Plans of Safe Care kickoff event focused on cross-agency collaboration aimed to elevate maternal and infant health and to better serve Ohio families. Participants will learn how state agencies are building infrastructures that can efficiently provide families the supports and services they need to thrive, including a community commitment to plans of safe care for infants. The virtual kickoff is being hosted via Microsoft Teams. Click HERE to join.

RFP: Peer Services Training Curricula

OhioMHAS has issued a request for proposals to offer two funding opportunities to universities and colleges for the development, implementation, and training of trainers on peer support curricula. Eligible candidates are institutions of higher education; universities and colleges with expertise in behavioral health, mental health and/or substance abuse and expertise in youth and young adult services Universities and colleges may submit a proposal for one or both funding opportunities. Proposals are due June 18. Learn more on the State of Ohio Procurement Opportunities web page.

Reminder: 30th Annual Addiction Studies Institute – June 18-19

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center will host the 30th Annual Addiction Studies Institute (ASI) virtually on June 18-19. The conference is the largest of its kind in the Midwest, offering participants up to 11.25 continuing education hours. Renowned psychologist and author Dr. Tian Dayton will provide keynote remarks. Click HERE to learn more about other featured presenters and to register online.

Health Equity Summit – June 22

As part of the 2021 Ohio Prevention Conference Virtual Training Series, OhioMHAS and The Ohio State University College of Social Work will host a Health Equity Summit on June 22. Focused on addressing health inequities through prevention, the Summit will feature Dr. Paola Molina and Rebecca Larson of the OMNI Institute, Chardé Hollins of the Cuyahoga County ADAMHS Board, and La’Quana Williams of the Prevention Institute, each exploring how prevention professionals can address health disparities and work for racial and social justice. Click the link for more information and to register online.

Self-Care for Resilience for Faith-Based Leaders: Training for Practice in Everyday Life

The Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center will host two, free Introduction to Self-Care for Resilience for Faith-Based Leaders trainings on June 24 and July 19. Participants will learn: the definitions and purpose of resilience and self-care and take a personal self-care assessment with other faith-based leaders; explore resilience and self-care research and how it applies to everyday life; discuss practical strategies for self-care to build personal and community resilience as faith-based leaders; and consider how to apply strategies self-care for resilience in everyday life. Click HERE to register for the June 24 training and HERE for the July 19 training.

Stage 1: Gambling, Problem Gambling, and Ohio’s Services System Summer Trainings

The Problem Gambling Network of Ohio (PGNO) will host virtual Stage 1: Gambling, Problem Gambling, and Ohio’s Services System trainings on July 28-30 and Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The trainings provide 12 continuing education hours of gambling specific education and serves as an introduction to the world of gambling and problem gambling with a focus on Ohio's current service system. Participants will hear from experts in the field of prevention and treatment, recovery advocates, and partners in regulation and operation. Cost is $30. Click HERE for more information and to register. Questions? Please call Cory Brown, PGNO Program Manager, at 614.750.9899 or email CBrown@PGNOhio.org.

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