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Registration Information: Statewide Anti-Stigma Campaign Launch – Nov. 10

The Ohio Opioid Education Alliance will unveil its new statewide anti-stigma education and awareness campaign on Nov. 10 at 1:30 p.m. Click HERE to register for the livestream launch event featuring Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Recovery Ohio Director Alisha Nelson, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Director Lori Criss. Viewers will also hear from Franklin County ADAMHS Board Executive Director Erika Clark Jones, Mental Health and Recovery Board of Clark, Greene and Madison Counties CEO Greta Mayer, Nationwide Insurance CEO Kirt Walker, and Nationwide Foundation VP Chad Jester (on behalf of the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance.) The campaign is the result of months of primary and secondary research along with input from Ohio’s addiction and mental health experts. The State announced its commitment of $9.75 million to the initiative in February. The launch event will be streamed live on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

RFA: FY22 CABH COE Evidence Based Implement Support Funding Grants for MST, FFT

The Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (CABH COE) at Case Western Reserve University's Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education, with support from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, is excited to announce the release of a Request for Applications for FY 22 Evidence Based Practice Implementation Support Funding Grants for Multisystemic Therapy (MST) and Functional Family Therapy (FFT).  The purpose of this solicitation is to support the State of Ohio's FFPSA Implementation goal to increase statewide access to approved Title IV-E Clearing House prevention services. Through this RFA and grant awards, CABH COE will provide awardees training, technical assistance and grant funding for program startup and implementation of new or expansion MST and FFT teams that serve at risk youth with open case plans with local Title IV-E Public Children Services Agencies (PCSAs) or Title IV-E Juvenile Courts. A virtual bidder’s conference will be held Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 13 and should be submitted electronically to Heather.Distin@case.edu and Richard.Shepler@case.edu. Questions about this RFA may be emailed to Heather.Distin@case.edu. Click HERE for the Budget Narrative form and HERE for the RFA.

Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey (OHYES!) Reports Now Available for 2020-21 Academic Year

It is important that schools and communities have as much information as possible to make meaningful connections with students and plan new ways to address student needs and challenges. To support Ohio’s school districts in understanding the needs of middle and high school students, in Spring 2021, OhioMHAS Director Lori Criss, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction offered school districts the opportunity to implement the Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey (OHYES!). OHYES! is a voluntary, online survey designed to measure at the local level the risk behaviors and environmental factors that affect youth health and safety. It is a collaborative effort between the Ohio Departments of Education, Health and OhioMHAS to help Ohio’s educators and communities better understand the needs of their students and make informed decisions around the policies and programs that serve them. Schools, healthcare organizations, prevention providers, parent-teacher organizations, and community coalitions can use the data to identify areas of critical need. OHYES! is available at no cost to all Ohio schools for grades 7-12. Student participation is anonymous and voluntary, and superintendents and principals decide when they administer the survey.

You can find the All-OHYES! report (all students across Ohio who engaged in the survey), as well as county-level reports, behavioral health board region reports, and reports tailored for Ohio’s Appalachian region. District- and school-level reports are private and may be requested by superintendents and/or principals only. View the OHYES! Video Series to support communities in implementing the survey and using the data. OHYES! is available upon request for this school year. If you would like to participate or have questions, email info@ohyes.ohio.gov. OHYES! will recruit school participation this spring and summer for administration next fall.

Supporting Our Military and Veteran Caregivers – Nov. 16

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Service Members, Veterans, and their Families TA Center will host a webinar on military and veteran family mental health needs on Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. This webinar will provide a framework for understanding systems of care and support and the impact a Veteran’s illness or challenges can have on a family. Presenters will discuss strategies for helping veterans obtain the care they deserve, as well as strategies for caregiver self-care. Register HERE to discover new tools and resources to promote wellness for our service members, veterans and their caregivers.

CORRECTED LINK: Creating Lasting Family Connection Curriculum Implementation

Note: A previous version of this announcement contained an outdated link.

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 to view the RFP. The deadline to apply is Dec. 10 by 5:00p.m.

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