NewsNow - 08.12.2022
>>> OhioMHAS Director’s Summit -- Aug. 30
There’s still time to register to attend the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) 2022 Director’s Summit scheduled for Aug. 30 at the Hilton Polaris, just north of Columbus. While the department has taken precautions to ensure a safe, healthy meeting environment, we know that given the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Columbus and Franklin County throughout the summer months, a virtual attendance option may be preferred, and has been added. There is no difference in price for attending virtual or in person. If you are planning to attend in person, we encourage you to register now as there are limited in-person seats left. Click the link above to register. If you already registered to attend in person and find that you need to change to virtual, please email email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you on Aug. 30.
>>> RFI: Ohio Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program Regular Services Program
OhioMHAS has posted a Request for Intent for the Ohio Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program Regular Services Program. Eligibility includes ADAMHS Boards with experience implementing the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program Regular Services Program grant. The funding period for this program is Sept. 30, 2021 to Sept. 29, 2022. Responses must be received by Aug. 22 at 5 p.m.
>>> RFI: Center of Excellence for Forensic Mental Health Examination and Treatment
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has posted a Request for Intent for the Center of Excellence for Forensic Mental Health Examination and Treatment for a team of professionals with at least 10 years experience in the field of forensic psychology to serve as the lead organization in development and implementation of the Center of Excellence (COE) for Mental Health Examination and Treatment. Responses are due Sept. 7.
>>> Families of Addicts' Annual Rally 4 Recovery – Aug. 28
Families of Addicts (FOA) and Banyan Treatment Centers, will host the 9th Annual Rally 4 Recovery in downtown Dayton on Aug. 28 from 2:00-6:00 p.m. The event will feature several speakers from around the state who will share personal stories of recovery, highlight the experiences of family members who have loved ones suffering from addiction, and perspectives from local leaders and activists. The Rally will also have local food trucks, raffle drawings, sign memory and honor banners, and networking opportunities with other families and individuals impacted by addiction. There will also be activities for children, such as face painting and balloon sculpting. Click the link for more information.
>>> Community, Culture, and Connection in Social Services Workshop Series
The Southwest Ohio Trauma-Informed Collaborative is hosting a free, Community, Culture, and Connection in Social Services virtual workshop series throughout the month of September. All presentations are moderated by Miami University faculty and staff. Click the link above for more information and to register for one or all of the sessions.
Topics and dates, include:
Sept. 7 | 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Understanding Implicit Bias in Social Services, Healthcare, and Education Settings
Sept. 14 | 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Recognizing and Disrupting the Harmful Effects of Implicit Bias
Sept. 21 | 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Social Services’ Roles in Disrupting Bias at the Agency, Community, and Systemic Levels
Sept. 28 | 1:00-3:00 p.m. | Designing Staff Training to Support Cultural Proficiency and Humility
>>> Black Suicide Prevention Week – Sept. 12-16
In recognition of September as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Male Behavioral Health, Inc., is sponsoring Black Suicide Prevention Week, (Sept. 12-16) to address the rise in suicide in the Black community. MBH will host a series of community events and conversations, including Restoring Hope and Saving Lives: Confronting Black Suicide on Sept. 14 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Click HERE to learn more and to register online.
>>> Save the Date! Private Psychiatric Hospital Conference – Oct. 21
OhioMHAS will host the 2022 Private Psychiatric Hospital Conference, “Reengagement and Innovation in Behavioral Healthcare” on Oct. 21 at the Quest Conference Center in Westerville. Watch this space for more information and registration details in coming weeks.
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