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>>> Governor DeWine Announces Safety and Security Support for Colleges and Universities

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that 33 colleges and universities in Ohio will receive a total of $5 million in funding for security projects that enhance the safety of students and staff. The grant awards are part of the 2022 Campus Safety Grant Program, which was funded with support from the Ohio legislature in Senate Bill 310 of the 133rd General Assembly. The Ohio School Safety Center, which is a division of the Ohio Department of Public Safety, reviewed the campus safety grant applications in consultation with the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Funds will be used to cover expenses associated with physical security enhancements such as security cameras, door locks, alarms, public address systems, and metal detectors. Click HERE to see a complete list of awardees.

>>> NASMHPD Releases From Crisis to Care Technical Assistance Collaborative Paper Series 2022

A compendium of 10 technical assistance collaborative papers, From Crisis to Care: Building from 988 and Beyond for Better Mental Health Outcomes, produced on behalf of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), provides important resources for state leaders, policy makers, providers, peers and others to learn from examples around the country and hear from thought leaders about innovative services and the needed for further 988 implementation. The papers together provide key information to help build services “beyond beds” to establish a continuum of care that can prevent crisis from occurring and also provide a safety net for care of people who have experienced behavioral health crises. The critical topics covered in this series are available individually HERE.

>>> Behavioral Health Coding 101 & 2023 E/M Coding Changes Training – Dec. 7

The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers is hosting a virtual Behavioral Health Coding 101 and 2023 E/M Coding Changes training session on Dec. 7 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. This session is designed for clinical, administrative, and billing staff seeking information on compliant coding for behavioral health services and upcoming changes to evaluation and management codes effective Jan. 1, 2023. The training will discuss best practices for compliant behavioral health CPT coding and will provide participants with an understanding of same day service limitations and NCCI edits, incident to provisions for billing under supervision, and billing for interactive complexity. Additionally, participants will be provided with an overview of CPT coding changes for evaluation and management services and prolonged services. Cost is $25 for Ohio Council members and $50 for non-members. If you have questions or need the Ohio Council member discount code, please email whiteside@theohiocouncil.org.

>>> OSPF Monthly Webinar Series: Telling the Story – Safely Sharing About Suicide Loss

What does it take to safely share stories around suicide loss and suicide attempts? How does someone know if they’re ready to share their experience? What's the best way for a host to plan and prepare for this kind of presentation in their community? Join Suicide Postvention Consultant Denise Meine-Graham for Part I of the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation’s (OSPF) special two-part Telling the Story – Safely Sharing About Suicide Loss webinar series to answers to these questions. Registration for this series is free for OSPF members and $50 for non-members. An OSPF Individual Membership is also included with the purchase of this webinar series. Continuing education will be provided for prevention, addiction counseling, social work, marriage and family counseling, and psychologists. Click HERE for more information and to register.

>>> Fourth Annual Human Trafficking Summit – Jan. 26

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost’s Human Trafficking Initiative has opened registration for the AG’s 2023 Human Trafficking Summit, set to take place on Jan. 26, 2023, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The summit brings together survivors, social workers and victim advocates, police officers, lawyers, prosecutors, judges, and other community stakeholders to learn how different areas of the state are succeeding in the fight against trafficking. The summit will feature 17 workshops and serves to inspire and motivate participants to help fill regional gaps in services. The 2023 keynote speaker will be Suleman Masood, chair of the 11-member U.S. Advisory Council on Human Trafficking, whose members are appointed by the president to advise and make recommendations on federal anti-human trafficking policies. Cost is $50.

>>> MHR Board of Union County to Offer Family Peer Support, Parent Peer Support Supervisor Trainings

Looking to become certified as a family peer supporter? The Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County is offering the FREDLA parent peer support provider (PPSP) practice model curriculum (one of two approved trainings to fulfill the requirement for becoming certified as a Family Peer Supporter in the State of Ohio) at no cost. The next 40-hour PPSP training will be held virtually from Feb. 13-17, 2023.  Click HERE to register. The Board also offers a Parent Peer Support Supervisor training. The next 24-hour supervisor training will be held virtually from Feb. 28-March 2, 2023. Click HERE to register. Questions? Please email Wren Hawkins at wren@mhrbuc.org.

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