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The Ohio Youth-Led Prevention Network (OYLPN), in partnership with OhioMHAS and Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, is offering funding opportunities to adult allies who are interested in strengthening their knowledge of youth-led programs. Individual applicants may apply for up to $3,000 for this one-time, 10-month grant beginning Sept. 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022. The goal is to prepare participants to be leaders and resources in the field of youth-led programming. Grantees will participate in a monthly study group focused on the theories of youth development, youth empowerment and prevention. Click HERE for more information, including deadlines and instructions on how to apply.


>>> MACC, Inc. Cultural Competence Certification

Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC), Inc., with support from OhioMHAS and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), has announced a free Cultural Competence Certification program for behavioral health providers, addiction and recovery organizations, and peer recovery supporters. Services include: training and CEUs, a cultural competency assessment, environmental scan, organizational coaching, and mentoring. The certification program aims to: better equip behavioral health professionals to address the social determinants of health; improve outcomes for marginalized populations through culturally competent care; provide tools and resources in alignment with National CLAS standards; and increase access to resources for improved sustainability and collaboration along the continuum of care. Slots are limited. To participate, send an email to maccadmin@maccinc.net or call 614.221.7841. 

>>> Creating and Enhancing Pathways to a Racially/Ethnically Diverse BH Workforce – Aug. 18

SAMHSA’s National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health is hosting a virtual roundtable on Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. Participants will hear about strategies that motivate racially/ethnically diverse individuals to consider behavioral health as a career path. Click HERE for more information and to register.

>>> The Wellness Experience by Kroger – Aug. 20-21

The Wellness Experience by Kroger, co-founded by Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Jewel, is a virtual wellness platform and multi-day festival experience with a whole human approach to inspiring physical, emotional and mental health. This year’s festival takes place at The Banks in downtown Cincinnati on Aug. 20-21. The free event offers live music, celebrity-led workouts, beauty and cooking demonstrations, mental wellness talks, panel discussions, Food As Medicine expo and family-friendly activities. Click the link for more information or follow these hashtags on social media: #TWE2021 and #WellnessForAll.  

>>> Clinical Work with The Suicide Bereaved (CWSB) Training – Sept. 9

The American Association of Suicidology (AAS) is hosting a virtual Clinical Work With the Suicide Bereaved training on Sept. 9 from noon-4 p.m. This training focuses on unique aspects of the loss, pertinent grief theories, cultural implications, and clinical techniques will be covered. It is intended for mental health clinicians as well as clergy and support group leaders or people who want to learn more about clinical aspects of bereavement after suicide. Cost is $60 for AAS members, $75 for non-members. Click the link for more information and to register.

>>> 32nd Annual UMADAOP Statewide Conference – Sept. 15-17

Registration is open for the 32nd Urban Minority Outreach Programs of Ohio (UMADAOP) Annual Conference being held at the Lima Civic Center Sept. 15-17. This year’s theme is “Umoja: To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation, and race.” The conference is being held in person and virtually. Click HERE for the agenda and registration information.

>>> Southeast Ohio Suicide Prevention Conference – Sept. 16

The Southeast Ohio Suicide Prevention Collaborative, in partnership with the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and local county ADAMH boards, will host its second annual (virtual) suicide prevention conference on Sept. 16 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Themed, “Honoring Our Roots,” the Southeast Ohio Suicide Prevention Conference will focus on suicide awareness in Appalachia, addressing coalitions and organizations dedicated to preventing suicide and promoting mental health wellness, prevention professionals, healthcare professionals, veteran-serving organizations, state and community leaders, and others dedicated to community solutions to address the public health problem of suicide. The conference is free and open to all community members and organizations, schools, agencies, and others. Click the link for more information and to register.

>>> Ohio AAP Annual Meeting – Oct. 29-30 

The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) will host 2021 annual meeting, “Safely, Back Together in 2021,” on Oct. 29-30 at the Polaris Hilton-Columbus. Click HERE for more information.

For information on Ohio's response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). For behavioral health-specific information, visit: https://mha.ohio.gov/coronavirus. For behavioral health-related questions, email covid19BH@mha.ohio.gov. For COVID-19-related OTP questions, email OTP_COVID19@mha.ohio.gov, for Housing questions, email COVID19Housing@mha.ohio.gov, for Telehealth questions, email COVID19BHTelehealth@mha.ohio.gov, and for Vaccine questions email BHCOVID19vaccine@mha.ohio.gov. Ohio Careline 1-800-720-9616. Click HERE for a list of pop-up COVID-19 Testing Sites and HERE for the latest SAMHSA COVID-19 training and technical assistance resources.

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