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>>> 340 Stakeholder Review Workgroup Regional Listening Sessions

This Fall, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is convening five in-person regional listening and discussion sessions and three virtual sessions to allow for local input and perspective on issues the 340 Workgroup has been considering. Our goal for these meetings is to facilitate roundtable conversations with representatives of local ADAMH boards, providers, county officials, community leaders, and Ohioans with lived experience and their families that allow OhioMHAS and members of the Workgroup to listen and gather feedback around the delivery of behavioral health services in Ohio’s communities. Anyone interested in participating in the roundtable discussions, in-person or virtual, must RSVP to 340ReviewWorkgroup@mha.ohio.gov no later than one week in advance of the meeting date. RSVPs should include full name, organization (if applicable), and county of residence; please also indicate if any special accommodation is needed. The meetings are open to the public, and a public comment period will be a part of each of these sessions. The dates and times of these meetings are below.

In-Person Sessions organized regionally by OhioMHAS Regional Psychiatric Hospital catchment areas

  • Central Ohio: Monday, Sept. 19, (2-4 p.m., State Library of Ohio, 274 E. First Ave., Columbus). RSVP by Sept. 12.
  • Northeast Ohio: Thursday, Oct. 13, (2-4 p.m., Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St, Akron). RSVP by Oct. 6.
  • Appalachia/Southeast Ohio: Thursday, Oct. 27, (location to be confirmed). RSVP by Oct. 20.
  • Southwest Ohio: Monday, Nov. 7, (2-4 p.m. Warren County Educational Service Center, 1879 Deerfield Rd. Lebanon). RSVP by Oct. 31.
  • Northwest Ohio: Monday, Nov. 14, (2-4 p.m., Wood County Educational Service Center, 1867 Research Drive, Bowling Green). RSVP by Nov. 7.

Virtual Sessions

To receive a link to these sessions, please register by sending an email to 340ReviewWorkgroup@mha.ohio.gov no later than one week in advance of the meeting date.

  • Monday, Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m. RSVP by Oct. 17.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6-8 p.m. Please note this session is reserved specifically for peers and organizations run by peers. RSVP by Oct. 25.
  • Wednesday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-12 noon. RSVP by Nov. 2.

>>> CORRECTED EMAIL CONTACT: OhioMHAS Director’s Summit -- Virtual Option

If you registered for tomorrow’s OhioMHAS Director’s Summit and are interested in switching from in-person to virtual attendance, there is still time to do so. Please send an email to Adriane Cesa at adriane@redstory.com. You will receive a confirmation email with a link and instructions on how to join virtually. A previous version of the story had a typo in the contact email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

>>> Application Now Open: Trauma Informed Biographical Timeline Facilitator Training (5th Cohort)

SoulBird Consulting is now accepting applications for the fifth Cohort of Trauma Informed Biographical Timeline Facilitators. This cohort is a community of practice dedicated to helping cohort members develop understanding, knowledge and skills to facilitate Trauma-Informed Biographical Timeline sessions that help people impacted by stress and trauma. Participants in the cohort will learn: how to prepare for a Biographical Timeline; the practice of Biographical Timeline Facilitation, and best practices in supporting a team in learning from a person’s biography and how to grow resilience in self and others. Applications are due Thursday, Sept. 7.

>>> September Suicide Prevention Trainings

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation is offering the following trainings in September. Click the links for more information and registration details.

Sept. 19 | Psychological Autopsy Certification Training (virtual) | Register

Sept. 23 | Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) for Substance Use Providers (in-person) | Register

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