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Reminder: Statewide enCompass Training to Combat Substance Use Disorder – Nov. 9

RecoveryOhio, Addiction Policy Forum, and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) are teaming up to host a free, statewide enCompass training on Nov. 9 to help those affected by addiction. The program, called enCompass, is a comprehensive resource for navigating substance use disorder.  Funded by OhioMHAS, enCompass is a resource for family members who are trying to navigate the complex world of addiction while helping loved ones achieve recovery. The EnCompass program has already been helping families around Ohio since April 2021 by holding individual county trainings. On Nov. 9, enCompass will have its first statewide, 8-hour virtual training session. Participants will learn from six main subject areas, the signs and symptoms of addiction, how to start the conversation, getting an assessment and treatment options, how to set healthy boundaries, and how to access recovery support about the medications to treat addiction. Attendees for the trainings can include families, friends, caregivers, clergy, law enforcement, first responders, healthcare providers, employers, educators, community-based service providers, and anyone else interested in learning how to respond to substance use/co-occurring disorders. All participants will receive a certificate at the completion of the course. 

Statewide Anti-Stigma Campaign to Launch Nov. 10

On Wednesday, Nov. 10, the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance and the State of Ohio will launch a new statewide education and awareness campaign that will challenge Ohioans' beliefs about addiction and mental illness. The Alliance will share its newest campaign, statewide expansion plans, and how together we can beat the stigma of addiction and mental illness. More information on the launch event and how to stream is available HERE.

RFP: SFY22 SBIRT Model for Mental Health and Substance Misuse Prevention

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Office of Prevention is pleased to announce the release of a new funding opportunity, SBIRT Model for Mental Health and Substance Misuse in Prevention (MHA-SFY22-Prevention-SBIRT-03). The purpose of this RFP is to identify a subject matter expert to serve as the lead organization in the development of an SBIRT framework that integrates the delivery of early intervention for persons at risk for substance use disorders, mental health disorders, or both. The framework, to be known as the “SBIRT Framework for Mental Health and Substance Misuse in Prevention,” is intended for use by prevention organizations and prevention professionals throughout Ohio and the lifespan. Accordingly, the awardee will build statewide capacity and infrastructure for the Framework, with an emphasis on cultural humility and equity. The awardee will also provide leadership, best practices, program development, training, and technical assistance for the Framework across multiple focus areas and settings within the prevention infrastructure of this state. The total award is $500,000 for the period between Dec. 1, 2021- June 30, 2022. All questions should be emailed to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov by Nov. 12 at noon. Responses to frequently asked questions will be shared on the OhioMHAS Funding Opportunities web page.  Applications must be emailed to MHAS-OPWGRANTS@mha.ohio.gov by Nov. 22 at 5:00 p.m.

RFP: Creating Lasting Family Connection Curriculum Implementation

The Children of Incarcerated Parents Initiative, a program of Mansfield Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs (UMADAOP), with support from OhioMHAS, is offering a funding opportunity (maximum of $10,000) for up to seven community and/or faith-based organizations interested in implementing Creating Lasting Family Connection Curriculum in a community setting. The goal of this RFP is to create a funded opportunity for CLFC certified trainers to engage in a learning collaborative with their peers and receive technical assistance to build community capacity to implement CLFC within a community setting. Click the funding opportunity link above to view the RFP. The deadline to apply is Dec, 10 by 5:00p.m.

Virtual Trauma Training: “Love Epidemic II” – Nov. 16

Kettering Health and CareSource are partnering to host Love Epidemic II, an all-day, virtual trauma training on Nov. 16. The morning general sessions will explore the impact of trauma on both individuals and our communities.   The afternoon sessions will provide deeper dives designed to equip participants to serve congregants, parishioners, and members who have been affected by grief, trauma, suicide, substance abuse, and mental illness. The event concludes with a live panel answering questions from the participants. Click the link above for the full agenda. Click HERE to register online.

ODH COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

The Ohio Department of Health has developed some information and resources for parents/guardians and the general public about COVID-19 vaccination for children 5-11 years old. Please consider sharing these resources as you deem appropriate:

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