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Nov. 14, 2022

>>> RFA: Multi-Systemic Therapy (MST) and Functional Family Therapy (FFT) Teams

The Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (CABH COE) at Case Western Reserve University, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), is pleased to announce the release of a Request for Applications (RFA) to support the State of Ohio’s Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) implementation goal to increase statewide access to approved Title IV-E Clearinghouse prevention services. The CABH COE is providing grants for program start-up as well as training and technical assistance to eligible behavioral health providers proposing to create new, or expand existing MST and FFT services. The deadline to submit an application is Nov. 28.

>>> RFA: ASAM Criteria Provider Training

OhioMHAS seeks one qualified applicant to provide live and online ASAM Criteria trainings. Trainings can be provided in both live and virtual formats, and the awardee will provide up to 20 trainings that would each serve a minimum of 35-40 attendees over a two-day period of time. Trainings will provide an in-depth look at the theoretic foundations of the ASAM Criteria, including clinically driven services, biopsychosocial assessment, the six dimensions, continued stay and transfer/discharge criteria. The awardee will secure CME and CEU credits and distribute certificates for the training events. The awardee will also make available two online ASAM Criteria training modules on multidimensional assessment and levels of care for up to 1,500 unique learners. Applicants must have experience providing ASAM Criteria training and must have an established ASAM Criteria live and online curriculum. The funding period is from Dec. 12, 2022, to Sept. 29, 2023. Applications are due by 3 p.m. on Dec. 5 to ASAMCriteria@mha.ohio.gov.

>>> CADCA Scholarships Available – Applications Due Dec. 2

Are you interested in attending CADCA’s 33rd Annual National Leadership Forum on Jan. 30-Feb. 2, 2023? Prevention Action Alliance, with support from OhioMHAS, is fully funding 20 participants to attend this year's event. This $3,200 stipend will cover registration, airfare, lodging, per diem, and transportation around Washington, D.C. Please complete the SurveyMonkey application by Friday Dec. 2. Scholarship winners will be notified by Friday, Dec. 9, and funds will be disbursed by Friday, Dec. 1. Please email James Syphax jsyphax@preventionactionalliance.org with questions.

>>> AMSR-SUD Training (Dayton) – Dec. 2

The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation is hosting an Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) Training for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment Providers on December 2 at the Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board office in Dayton. Participants will learn how to recognize and assess suicide risk, plan for client safety, and manage the ongoing care of at-risk patients/clients. The training will be led by Josephine Ridley, Ph.D., AMSR Master Trainer. Click the link for more information and to register. Questions? Please email austin.lucas@ohiospf.org.

>>> Call for Presenters: 21st NADD State of Ohio MI/ID Conference

The 21st NADD State of Ohio MI/ID Conference will be held July 10-11, 2023, at the Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin. The NADD planning committee is currently seeking presentation proposals for 90-minute podium sessions and 3-hour skill building workshops. Presentations should focus on addressing the health, wellness, and support of people with mental health needs and intellectual/developmental disabilities, or the people and professional systems that serve them. Click HERE to submit a proposal by Jan. 15, 2023. Registration materials will be available in March 2023.

>>> SAMHSA Releases New National Guidelines for Improving Youth Mental Health Crisis Care

Last week, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a new report, National Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health Crisis Care, which describes the urgent need to improve crisis response services for children, youth, and families and provides guidance on how communities can address the existing gaps in care for youth. The National Guidelines for Child and Youth Behavioral Health Crisis Care offers best practices, implementation strategies, and practical guidance for the design and development of services that meet the needs of children, youth, and their families experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Additional technical guidance is provided in a companion report produced by SAMHSA in conjunction with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, A Safe Place to Be: Crisis Stabilization Services and Other Supports for Children and Youth. This report is part of a 10-paper compendium “From Crisis to Care” that will be released in coming weeks.

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