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Call Center Trainings Offered at No Cost to Ohio Agency Staff

The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Social Work, on behalf of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), provides online trainings for the Ohio CareLine and National Suicide Prevention Lifeline call center providers. These offerings are available at no cost to any Ohio crisis or help line staff. OSU encourages call centers to offer the trainings to staff, volunteers or anyone interested. A schedule of upcoming live trainings will be available soon. The next live Zoom webinar, Supporting Callers Through Grief and Loss, will be held on Dec. 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. There are also 20 free, self-paced CareLine courses available, and all are eligible for CE credits. Topics include: “Active Listening,” “Anger Management,” “Best Practices for Engaging with Youth and Adolescents,” “What You Need to Know About Grief and Loss,” "How to Engage with Someone At-Risk for Suicide” and more.

Sandusky Prevention Partnership Offers Online Trainings

The Prevention Partnership Coalition of Sandusky County Public Health is offering two upcoming trainings at no cost. Click the links for more information and to register. For questions, please contact Charlotte Stonerook, Health Education Coordinator for Sandusky County Public Health, cstonerook@scpublichealth.com.

Dec. 3, 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Implementing a Community Plan and The Right Fit

Dec. 10, 9:00-10:30 a.m. | Creating a Safe and Welcoming Environment for Our LGBTQ+ Community

Coalitions Rising Conference – Dec. 7-9

Prevention Action Alliance will host the virtual Coalitions Rising Conference Dec. 7-9. This year’s conference will feature presentations from state and national prevention experts and will examine various behavioral health concerns, their intersectionality, and how coalitions across the state can build capacity to address them. Registration is free and open to anyone and will include continuing education units for prevention professionals approved by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. Click the link above to learn more and to register.

CCBHC Expansion Grant Deep Dive Webinar – Dec. 7

Interested in becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC)? The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) CCBHC Expansion (CCBHC-E) Grant program provides funding to clinics to establish the model and increase access to and improve the quality of community mental health and substance use treatment services. Learn more about these opportunities and considerations for applicants in a Dec. 7 webinar hosted by the National Council for Mental Wellbeing’s CCBHC Success Center. This session will provide an overview of the CCBHC core requirements, review recent funding opportunity announcements (FOA), provide answers to frequently asked questions and share strategic guidance and tips for implementing the CCBHC model. Click HERE for a list of CCBHC Expansion Grant FAQs from The National Council. More information about the CCBHC model is available on the CCBHC Success Center website and from CCBHC@TheNationalCouncil.org.

OSU Offering Free Mental Health First Aid Training for Ag Community – Dec. 15

The Ohio State University College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences is hosting a free Mental Health First Aid training on Dec. 15 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Educators, community leaders, members of the agricultural community, and anyone who wants to learn new tools to assist farmers during difficult times are encouraged to attend. Email Bridget Britton at britton.191@osu.edu to register. Additional trainings will be held throughout 2022.

SAMHSA’s SMVF TA Center Invites Communities to Apply for Crisis Intercept Mapping (CIM) Workshops

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Service, Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance (SMVF TA) Center is currently soliciting applications from communities interested in participating in Crisis Intercept Mapping Workshops. Crisis Intercept Mapping (CIM) is designed to bring together an interagency group of key stakeholders from the community (typically a county or city) to identify barriers and gaps in the community’s crisis system serving SMVF and discuss ways in which best practices and partnerships can be implemented to close those gaps and reduce service member and Veteran suicide. Through the development of integrated local strategic action plans, evidence-based and best practices are integrated into the protocols of key community organizations. CIM teams are expected to be drawn, in large part, from local behavioral health, crisis care, and Veteran service agencies and organizations. The SMVF TA Center is soliciting applications from communities that are interested in virtual and/or face-to-face CIM Workshops to be facilitated with teams within their jurisdictions. The workshops will broadly focus on identifying and responding to the needs of service members, Veterans, and their family members who are at risk for death by suicide. SAMHSA’s SMVF TA Center will provide the CIM Workshops free of charge to selected applicants between January and April 2022. There are no fees for registration, tuition, or materials associated with these workshops. The SMVF TA Center will cover all costs associated with facilitation, pre- and post-workshop planning and coordination, travel and lodging of CIM facilitators, SMVF TA Center data collection and analysis, and report development. Click the link above to apply. For more information about this opportunity please review the Overview and Guidance document or contact the SMVF TA Center’s Aaron Motschmann at amotschmann@prainc.com.

National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare: New Resources and Learning Exchange Series

The National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) has published a new three-part series of technical assistance briefs: How States Serve Infants and their Families Affected by Prenatal Substance Exposure. NCSACW will explore the briefs in-depth in a three-part Learning Exchange. These interactive sessions feature subject matter experts and professionals that are currently implementing innovative policies and practices that support families affected by prenatal substance exposure. Click HERE to register for the Learning Exchange series and click the links below for a PDF of each briefing.

Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m.-noon | Brief 1: Identification and Notification summarizes steps states have taken to implement the 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) amendments to the Child Abuse and Prevention Treatment Act (CAPTA). The amendments focus on changes to state statutes, establishing a difference between notification and reporting to Child Protective Services, and developing shared definitions to identify and serve these families.

Jan. 11, 2022, 10:30 a.m.-noon | Brief 2: Plans of Safe Care Data and Monitoring reviews states’ systems- and case-level strategies for monitoring Plans of Safe Care (POSC) and fulfilling the amended annual data reporting requirements, to the maximum extent practicable, in CAPTA. This brief also highlights innovative ways states and local communities monitor POSC for infants and families without open child welfare cases.

Feb. 8, 2022, 10:30 a.m.-noon | Brief 3: Lessons from Implementation of Plans of Safe Care provides an overview of the progress, knowledge, and experience states have gained since the passage of the CARA amendments to CAPTA. The three highlighted lessons include promoting systems collaboration, reducing stigma, and using data to implement effective policies and practices.

In the News

11.30.21 | Ohio Capital Journal Ohio sees 26% increase in fatal drug overdoses

11.30.21 | WTOL-TV Teen suicide numbers on the rise; local professionals say mental health treatment is key

11.29.21 | The Washington Post New opioids more powerful than fentanyl, are discovered in D.C. amid deadly wave of overdoses

11.29.21 | WTOL-TV Toledo Police investigating more than two dozen overdose deaths, the majority caused by fentanyl

11.29.21 | WDTN-TV Public Health begins new addiction treatment technique

11.28.21 | Ironton Tribune Foundation for Appalachian Ohio: School-based healthcare grants are available

11.27.21 | The News-Herald Cuyahoga County seeing near-record number of overdose deaths

11.26.21 | Youngstown Business Journal Mahoning Mental Health and Recovery Boards adds staff

11.26.21 | WEWS-TV Nonprofit using power of music to promote mental health awareness in Black community

11.26.21 | The New York Times Pushed by players, NFL works to embrace mental health

11.25.21 | SpectrumNews1 Northeast Ohio woman runs donation drive to cope with depression

11.25.21 | WTOL-TV Clyde native travels across the country to promote recovery, mental health

11.24.21 | WFIN-AM Residential stabilization center opening in Findlay

11.24.21 | Toledo Blade Mental health techniques on the cards in Mindfulness Deck

11.24.21 | Dayton Daily News Retired Beavercreek doctor’s message helps Dayton-area youth with suicide, coping issues

11.23.21 | Cleveland.com Federal jury finds 3 major pharmacies oversupplied opioids in Lake, Trumbull counties

11.23.21 | WYTY-TV Mental health expert talks Thanksgiving stress

11.23.21 | Athens Messenger OU receives $500K in funding for recovery program

11.23.21 | WBNS-TV New Newark clinic aims to bridge gap in behavioral health

11.18.21 | The New York Times Why are more Black kids suicidal? A search for answers.