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OhioMHAS Budget Overview Webinar – July 1

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is expected to sign House Bill 110, Ohio’s biennial operating budget for SFY 2022-23 into law this evening. The Governor has announced that he will hold a media availability at 10 a.m. on July 1 to discuss his budget priorities. Make plans to join Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Director Lori Criss on July 1 at 4 p.m. for an OhioMHAS budget overview. During the webinar, Director Criss will highlight key investments benefiting Ohio’s mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services system. Click HERE to register. After registering, you will receive an email containing information about joining the webinar. Click HERE to view system requirements for attendees. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the OhioMHAS Budget web page for those unable to attend.

Governor DeWine Signs House Bill 168

On Tuesday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 168, a measure that will invest $2.2 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into Ohio's future. Among other things, the bill, sponsored by Rep. Mark Fraizer (R-Newark) and Rep. Mike Loychik (R-Bazetta), invests $84 million in a pediatric behavioral health initiative administered by OhioMHAS. These funds will increase Ohio's capacity for youth behavioral health services and increase access and quality of care across all regions of the state. OhioMHAS will be sharing more soon about this initiative. Click HERE to read an announcement from the Governor’s office.

RFP: FY22 State-Wide Advocacy Network (SWAN) Initiative – MHA-FY22-BRS-SWAN-01)

OhioMHAS is seeking proposals from qualified applicants to serve as the State-Wide Advocacy Network (SWAN) to provide regional technical assistance, training, and oversight for wellness projects. These projects will support and encourage recovery, resiliency, wellness, and self-management of whole health (physical and behavioral). Projects will support people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders throughout Ohio living in or transitioning back to the community from regional psychiatric hospitals and/or other institutional settings. A total of seven grants will be awarded. Individual awards will not exceed $65,000 per applicant, per year. Questions must be submitted to wellnessrfp@mha.ohio.gov by 5 p.m. on July 22. Responses to frequently asked questions will be posted to the OhioMHAS Funding Opportunities web page. Proposals should be emailed to wellnessrfp@mha.ohio by 11:59 p.m. on July 30.


2021 OhioMHAS Agreements and Assurances

Grants Budget and Narrative Form

Face Sheet for Grant Proposal

Fairfield County ADAMHS to Host Drive-Through Narcan Event – July 8

The Fairfield County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board, in partnership with the Fairfield County Opiate Task Force, Fairfield County Overdose Response Team and Kroger, is hosting a Be a Smart Cookie Drive-through Narcan Giveaway and Training on July 8 from 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Kroger grocery store located at 1621 N. Memorial Drive, in Lancaster. Each participant will receive a free naloxone kit (and training on how to use it), drug disposal bag, and sugar cookie. The event is supported by grant funding through OhioMHAS and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – July 27-30

The Ohio Coaching and Monitoring Network (OCAM), in partnership with PreventionFIRST! and OhioMHAS, will host a free, virtual Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) July 27-30. SAPST, which offers a total of 26 CEUs, is intended for prevention professionals who have 1-5 years’ experience in the field. Participants must attend all four days. Click HERE to register online. Questions? Please email allison.ocam@gmail.com.

Trauma-Informed Leadership Series

The Northwest Ohio Trauma-Informed Care Collaborative, in partnership with OhioMHAS, will host a three-part Trauma-Informed Leadership webinar series in July. Each session will run from 9:30-11 a.m. Sessions will be led by Sarah Buffie from Soul Bird Consulting and Amy Chavez from ReStoryative Somatics. Click the links below to register.

July 21 | Safety and Trustworthiness

July 26 | Collaboration and Empowerment

July 28 | Inclusion and Healing-Centered Leadership

Understanding Trauma in Children and Self-Care Trainings

The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, with support from the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, will host two free trainings intended for educators, behavioral health providers, and others who frequently work with youth and families. Both trainings will take place from 1-3 p.m. on the dates noted below. Click the links for more information and to register. Questions? Please email Courtney Ebersole at cebersole@oacbha.org.

July 14 | Understanding Trauma in Children

July 21 | The Importance of Self-Care for Staff (Even a Cactus Needs Water)

Peer Recovery Supporter Facilitator Trainings

The OhioMHAS Bureau of Recovery Supports is pleased to announce recruitment and training for facilitators for the Integrated Model 40-hour OhioMHAS Peer Recovery Supporter Training. We are looking for facilitators to contract with the department. Candidates for Facilitator Training will need a flexible schedule and availability to commit to facilitate 40-hour weekday trainings. Candidates for Facilitator Training must have a direct lived experience and be in recovery from a mental health and/or substance use issue. Click HERE to access the Facilitator Training Application. For questions and to submit an application, please e-mail: peerservices@mha.ohio.gov. Please apply only if you are available during both of the below trainings:
Co-facilitator training:
Sept. 1-3 | Noon-4 p.m.
Master facilitator training:
Sept. 29-Oct. 1 | noon-4 p.m.

Ohio 2021 Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Needs Assessment

The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities and the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) are asking for your participation in a short needs assessment. This needs assessment is intended to identify mental health training and technical assistance needs among individuals and organizations in the Great Lakes Region and Ohio specifically. The primary focus of the Great Lakes MHTTC is to provide free training, resources, and technical assistance to individuals who serve persons with mental illness. The deadline to complete this survey is COB on Friday, July 2. Click HERE to access the survey. If you have any questions about the needs assessment or MHTTC, please contact Courtney Ebersole at cebersole@oacbha.org.

New Video Highlights Ohio Tele-Psychiatry Project for Persons with MI/ID

The Mental Illness/Intellectual Disability Coordinating Center of Excellence (MI/ID CCOE) has released a new video featuring Dr. Julie Gentile that highlights the Ohio Tele-Psychiatry Project for individuals with MI/ID. The CCOE is partnership between OhioMHAS, the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Wright State University. The MI/ID CCOE seeks to make life better for people with dual diagnoses of mental illness and intellectual disability by providing educational programming and training, clinical assessment and treatment, and support for county team collaboration.

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