Welcome to IHBTOhio

Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) | Read IHBT Overview and Learn More

We welcome you to check out our various trainings presented by the CABH COE/CIP. Click on the respective name for upcoming training schedules: UPCOMING TRAINING SCHEDULES from the CABHCOE CIP:  CANS, IHBT, MRSS and Wraparound Care Coordination

Supervisors’ Learning Collaborative | Monthly Meeting Minutes
The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), in partnership with Ohio’s Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) initiative, hosts a Supervisors’ Learning Collaborative each month as a complement to its IHBT trainings and consultation efforts.  If you are a home-based supervisor, program manager or administrator, this group is for you. click here to request to be added to this monthly Learning Collaborative.

CLICK HERE TO LOCATE AN OHIO PROVIDER IN A COUNTY NEAR YOU specializing in high-fidelity ICT (Integrated Co-occurring Treatment) | IHBT (Intensive Home-Based Treatment) |  MST (Multi Systemic Therapy) | MST/PSB (Multi Systemic Therapy/Problem Sexual Behavior)

Innovative Conversations | Child, Youth and Family Behavioral Health: Workforce Challenges
Patrick Kanary, founding director of the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) and host of the CIP’s Innovative Conversations series, conducts a discussion on the Workforce Challenges currently facing the fields of Child, Youth, and Family Behavioral Health Care with Teresa Lampl, Executive Director of the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Service Providers and Mark Mecum, Executive Director of the Ohio Children’s Alliance.


This session discusses recent articles involving the crisis in child mental health staffing throughout the United States and examines key findings from our guests’ respective recent reports. It also places local concerns within the national perspective and unpacks recent findings about, not only the crisis in child mental health care staffing, but also the challenges of retention of care givers in the current climate of need and burnout. Other areas covered include the Ohio leadership response to this: policy-wise, clinically, and financially as well as examples of strategies that community members are taking that seem to be getting some traction, both short-term and long-term, including the nascent rise of Telehealth, its current status, and how it developed further during the pandemic with implications for increased implementation.

The Role of Care Management Entities in OhioRISE
A new brief written by Center for Innovative Practices Founder and former director, Patrick Kanary and published by the Center for Community Solutions.

Ohio has long worked to meet the serious and complex behavioral health needs of children, youth, and their families. Previous (and ongoing) efforts to move this work forward have included state and local system of care grants, Family and Children First initiatives[3], local intersystem collaborations, advocacy to fund multisystem youth[4], the state’s current multi-system youth custody relinquishment prevention program, and many other efforts. However, despite these achievements, there remain gaps to fill, access to achieve, and services to provide. OhioRISE enters this landscape with the tools and resources to move the system to the next level, including a new waiver to prevent custody relinquishment in order to access services. READ FULL BRIEF BY CLICKING HERE.

Join Our Equity & Inclusion Learning Community Monthly Training Series
Dr. McFarlane, joined by Dr. Bobbi Beale, CIP Co-Director, will continue the learning community on Equity and Inclusion. This 12-session series will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. We’ll address the differential impact of trauma and behavioral health issues on marginalized populations, with a new focus each month. The 1-hour format will begin with a guided meditation followed by a didactic presentation on the current theme and include group discussion and Q&A. Designed to inform and support BH providers, all are welcome to attend. (CEs have been applied for.) The series is FREE to participants through the support of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

View short video from recent Learning Community session here. | Register for the series (July 2022-June 2023)here.

Innovative Conversations | Equity and Inclusion: Core Values for Our System of Care
Patrick Kanary, founding director of the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) and host of the CIP’s Innovative Conversations series, welcomes new CIP SOC Equity & Inclusion Coordinator, Kynetta Sugar McFarlane, PsyD, and current CIP Co-Director, Bobbi Beale, PsyD to discuss the new CIP Equity and Inclusion training series, the various levels of cultural awareness addressed, the long-lasting healing of youth and families that can result. In addition to creating and facilitating a monthy Equity & Inclusion Learning Community, Dr. McFarlane has also presented training series on: Understanding the Culture of Poverty; Trauma-Informed Family Engagement: Understanding Implicit Bias & Structural Racism; Affirmative Care to Genderqueer Youth & Families; and Equity in Behavioral Health for All Youth & Families in Ohio.
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New Presentation on Provider Resilience
View video of new presentation, Provider Resilience: Or What Do You Mean It’s Not Over Yet?, presented by Bobbi Beale, PsyD, Co-Director of the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) for Project ECHO’s latest weekly didactic session. It the latest in a continuing series of training presentations by Dr. Beale and her colleagues designed to help care providers care for themselves after two years of intense Covid challenges.

We invite you to also view Urban Zen: Avoiding Burnout in High Stress Work Environments as well as Experience TIC | Covid 19 and Provider Resilience Secondary Traumatic Stress, co-hosted CIP consulting partner Marcia Miller.

IHBT NEWS from the State of Ohio | New IHBT Enhancements Announced
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Effective March 1, 2022, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) will implement enhancements to the Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) service in accordance with new Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) rules 5122-29-28 and 5160-27-05.Notably, changes have been made, as authorized in OAC rule 5160-27-05, to the list of behavioral health services that are allowed to be rendered to a youth receiving IHBT, MST, or FFT.
More information about the transition of youth into OhioRISE will be shared in the coming months.The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) updated the Behavioral Health Provider Manual to incorporate these changes.
Again, you’re invited to download the two-page outline and specific information here. Please send any questions about these changes to BH-Enroll@medicaid.ohio.gov.

Resource from the Ohio Governor’s Children’s Initiative | Healthy Families Handbook:
Resources for Building a Collaborative Family Support Plan
n 2020, a total of 1,652 suspected cases of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) were reported to the Ohio Department of Health. That’s 1,652 babies who were born with drugs — most often opioids — in their system causing them to go through withdrawal in their first days of life. An unborn baby’s exposure to drugs may lead to long-term health and development problems, including hearing and vision problems, as well as
difficulties with learning and behavior.Download 27-Page PDF of Handbook The purpose of this handbook is to assist all community partners with understanding implementation of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) specifically plans of safe care (POSC). It was created to assist those professionals responsible for developing plans of safe care, Public Children Services Agencies (PCSA) and community partners.This handbook is the result of the hard work and dedication of the Practice and Policy Academy team, which came together because of a technical assistance grant from the Center for Children and Family Futures.Our partners include members from five state departments, the Supreme Court of Ohio, medical hospitals, the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative, the Ohio Hospital Association, and many other organizations. The team’s primary goal is to focus on implementing the changes related to CARA and Plans of Safe Care (PoSC) within Ohio’s communities.

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CIP Co-Director Rick Shepler Co-Authors Two New Articles on IHBT
Richard Shepler, PhD, Co-Director of the Center for Innovative Practices at Case Western Reserve University’s Begun Center for Violence Prevention has co-authored a new article entitled, “Defining Quality Standards for Intensive Home Based Treatment Programs for Youth with Serious Emotional Disorders,” appearing in Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research. The article accompanies Program and Practice Standards for Intensive Home-Based Behavioral Health Treatment (IHBT) for Children, Youth, and Families.

Download Article PDF | Download Program and Practice Standards PDF

Visit Manuscript Website Here

WEBINAR | Supporting LGBTQIA+ Children and Adolescents
The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) and the Bridgeway Academy presented an online training in June for over 200 participants in the behavioral health field in Ohio entitled, Supporting LGBTQIA+ Children and adolescents. The training is hosted by the CIP’s Bobbi Beale, PsyD and Kynetta McFarlane, PsyD,

TRAINING | Cultural Humility Training: Working With Latinx Youth and Families and Recovery from Trauma
The Center for Innovative Practices presents a two-part discussion and training entitled, “Working With Latinx Youth and Families and Recovery from Trauma,” with Ramfis L. Marquez, PhD, LPC,, Gisela Diaz, MA, and Francisco J. Cornejo, MSW. The two sessions guide clinicians and caregivers toward a better understanding of the many Latinx cultures and offers approaches, strategies, and tools for when working with Latinx youth and their families. Topics range from the subtleties and diversity of experiences in the many Latinx cultures to the degrees of generational trauma that uniquely affects these families and communities.

THIS TWO-SESSION, SIX-HOUR deep dive into Latinx culture in the United States and the unique challenges presented for behavioral healthcare clinicians and caregivers working with Latinx youth and families is explored in significant detail in a wide-ranging conversation, covering a broad landscape of topics, punctuated with dozens of real-life examples of challenges met and triumphs made along the path of recovery. The collaborative team-approach uses a combination of instruction, intervention, (listen for Uno Therapy in the fifth stanza), and lessons learned. The true-life examples – some amusing, some harrowing, all poignant, if not inspiring – provide a narrative tapestry that connects and engages throughout the training and makes the daily small victories.
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CIP Training Brief | Introduction to Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment (ICT)
The Center for Innovative Practice’s Mike Fox, MA, PCC-S, LCDC-III, launches a new series of Training Briefs on Integrated Co-Occurring Treatments and Youth with Multiply-Occurring Needs. The Integrated Co-Occurring Treatment (ICT) model, an evidence informed practice, uses an intentionally-integrated and domain-guided treatment approach, which aligns with the Intensive Home Based Treatment (IHBT) design. The reciprocal interactions of co-occurring substance use and serious emotional disabilities are addressed directly, with each considered ‘primary’. Guiding principles include: System of Care (SOC) core values, a developmentally mindful and resiliency-oriented approach, strong family partnering, intentionally integrated screening and assessment, integrated and stage-matched treatment design, and ongoing safety and risk assessment. Youth, family and community engagement is emphasized and evaluated at all phases. ICT therapists receive weekly coaching and consultation in order to stay on top of the multi-faceted challenges and evolving areas of focus. Learn More

View Video of ICT Training Brief 1 |Download PDF of ICT Overview | Download PDF of Presentation Slides PDF

Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line is designed to get a person through an intense or emotional period of time, but it is not meant to serve as counseling or therapy. It is a human response during a time of need. According to Crisis Text Line, it is “in the moment” crisis work. The highly trained volunteers are supervised by full-time paid staff who have a higher degree in social work, psychology or a related field.

The Crisis Text Line provides Ohioans with a state-specific keyword to access its free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices. Text the keyword “4hope” to 741 741 to be connected to a person trained to help. | Learn More |

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and the Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (CABH COE)
Part of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention
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