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Nov. 2, 2022

>>> Recovery Is Beautiful Holiday Gathering – Dec. 14

The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA), in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Ohio, the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, will host a free Recovery Is Beautiful Holiday Gathering on Wednesday, Dec. 14 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Dwell, 1340 Community Park Drive, Columbus. The event will include motivational speakers, recovery stories, activities, and more. Click HERE for more information and to register.

>>> Training for Employers of Certified Peer Recovery Supporters – Nov. 16

OhioPRO will host a Certified Peer Recovery Supporter Employer Training on Nov. 16 at 11:00 a.m. Interested employers of certified peers can learn more and register using the link provided. OhioPRO has partnered with OhioMHAS in establishing five technical assistance centers, or eLicensing hubs, throughout the state. These hubs are primarily responsible for providing technical assistance to certified peers who have questions regarding recertification or to those individuals seeking certification for the first time. The hubs have also developed a training for the employers of certified peer recovery supporters. The training is designed to help employers understand the requirements for recertification, background checks, and other rule changes so that they are in a better position to provide assistance to their certified peer employees.

>>> Adult Advocacy Centers ADEPT Training Series

Adult Advocacy Centers is excited to roll out its next level of protocols: Advocacy and Disability-Focused Education for Professionals and Teams, or ADEPT. These trainings are uniquely specialized to specific areas of crime, disabilities, or augmented or alternative communication. The ongoing ADEPT series provides training in the disability field around forensic interviewing, investigations, education, and victim advocacy. Disability is not a topic where one training can create an expert. Training must be an ongoing educational process within the disability community. Forensic interviewing, criminal justice systems, and victim service agencies need to be as informed as possible to provide trauma-responsive care and conduct comprehensive investigations, including accessible and accommodating forensic interviews. Click the link for more information and to register.

>>> Pearl House Opens in Muskingum County

OhioMHAS Director Lori Criss visited Muskingum County on Oct. 27 where she participated in a ribbon cutting event for Pearl House, a 34-unit housing project for people in recovery from addiction in Zanesville. Click HERE to view more photos from the grand opening celebration and HERE to see local news coverage from the Zanesville Times-Recorder.

 >>> Wood County Welcomes New Crisis Stabilization Unit

Unison Health hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new 12-bed Crisis Stabilization Unit in Bowling Green on Oct. 26. The new facility will provide support services and treatment for those experiencing a mental health crisis and works directly with Wood County’s Mobile Crisis Team in providing a full continuum of care. The project is partially supported by a $750,000 capital award from OhioMHAS and a $550,000 earmark from the Ohio General Assembly. State Sen. Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) and State Rep. Haraz N. Ghanbari (R-Perrysburg) joined other local and state officials for the ceremony. Click HERE to see more photos from the ribbon cutting and HERE to read local news coverage in the BG Independent.

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