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REGISTRATION CLOSED-Capacity Reached | Virtual Family Adventure Therapy Series
Presented by the Center for Innovative Practices (CIP)

In this timely webinar series, CIP trainer and psychologist, Bobbi Beale, Psy.D. and Maurie Lung, Ph.D., author of The Power of Family and master adventure therapist, combine forces to deliver engaging, stabilizing family treatment sessions that can be implemented virtually.

Families involved with Mobile Response Stabilization Service (MRSS), child welfare, and/or Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) during our current health crisis are at risk for increased conflict and disruption.

Sessions are modular and flexible; providers can deliver them in one, or across several appointments.  The entire program will include 12 sessions, with a new session presented each week.


May 13, 2020IHBT Ethics with Bobbi Beale, PsyD – 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  (Formerly May 15, 2020) | Register for Session HERE
This session will cover both the unique ethical issues associated with IHBT and the unique ethical issues associated with COVID-19. Small group case studies will be used to apply the concepts. Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training on 5/13/20.

May 14, 2020 – Resiliency-Oriented and Trauma Informed Supervision with Bobbi Beale, PsyD and Rick Shepler, PhD  Register for Session HERE
You are invited to register for CIP’s IHBT Supervision: Resiliency Oriented and Trauma Informed, presented on Zoom, May 14, 2020 08:45 AM  to Noon Eastern Time (US and Canada). This newly updated session will address the supervisory relationship as a parallel process of promoting resilience, providing both support to the provider and a roadmap for the therapeutic relationship that the provider has with the family.

COVID-19 and System of Care Practice Guidance | FOR Mental Health and Recovery Frontline Providers

Switching Gears & Changing Minds | Adapting Mental Health & Behavioral Health Services for COVID-19
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The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) offers a timely webinar on how mental health and behavioral health specialists and clinicians can meet the evolving needs of young clients and their families during the Covid-19 crisis and the necessary distancing involved. The session explores strategies, tools, and lessons learned in ways to offer connection and continuity those in recovery. – Hosted by the CIP’s Senior Research Associate, Bobbi Beale, PsyD as part of the CIP’s continuing mission to help clinicians, their organizations, their clients, families and  communities adjust to new ways of connecting in recovery, especially with high fidelity intensive home-base treatment and Wraparound Systems of Care approaches to youth mental health and substance use recovery.
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Resources: Suggested Resources for Clinicians to Pass Along to Young Clients | Click on an Image Below to Download PDFs

Shifting Gears & Changing Our Minds – Adjusting BH services during COVID-19 HO2 (PDF)  Here | Shifting Gears & Changing Our Minds – Adjusting BH services during COVID-19 HO2 (Word Document) Here | Individualized Resilience Plan – Sample (PDF) Here | Individualized Resilience Plan – Sample (Word Document)  Here

Update Memo From Director Criss Regarding Telehealth Services (March 18, 2020)
At this time, there is no guidance specific to behavioral healthcare. Use the guidance found through coronavirus.ohio.gov which links to the CDC and the most up to date information on protecting healthcare workers.•We expect that the ODM and OhioMHASrules and the accompanying Executive Order will be issued imminently. •We urge you to begin using telehealth to reach out to the adults and families in your care. •Document the decisions you are making with your own policies and protocol, and we will continue to work together to implement the practice and emergency rules once filed.•It is vital that you communicate to your community partners and the general public which programs and services remain open in your behavioral healthcare organization. Publish your phone numbers and other contact information.•Reach out to current clients through email or by phone. People need to know that behavioral health is open for business. – Courtesy of Project ECHO, a program with the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

View Project ECHO Video Presentation | View PowerPoint Presentation | Download PDF

ALSO: Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, CIP is postponing our regular training series and learning communities effective March 13, 2020.  CIP will proceed with small meetings/smaller booster trainings/ fidelity reviews that allow for appropriate social distancing, and when collaboratively agreed upon between the participants and CIP.  When possible, we will provide our services by web-based/conference call alternatives. Given that this is a fluid situation, it is difficult to project when we will be able to return to our regular in-person trainings and events.  We will base these decisions on recommendations from the Ohio Department of Health and the CDC.

Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) is a mental health service designed to meet the needs of youth with serious emotional disturbances who are at risk of out-of-home placement or who are returning home from placement. The goal of IHBT is to provide the necessary mental health services and supports to enable youth to live in their homes in the least restrictive, most normative setting possible. IHBT services are provided in the home, school and community where youth live and function. These services focus on the mental health issues that put the youth at risk, while promoting positive development and health family functioning. IHBT integrates core mental health services (community psychiatric supportive treatment, behavioral health counseling and therapy, mental health assessment and crisis response) into one seamless service. Service is flexibly delivered at a time that is convenient for the entire family and is available around the clock. Learn More | View Powerpoint Overview

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

COMING UP: IHBT TRAINING HELD: Break the Cycle: Understanding and Treating Generational Trauma
This workshop will explore how trauma is passed down from generation to generation, through the changes in one’s own genetics but also through environmental and behavioral factors. We will discuss the interplay of these phenomena and exploring common behaviors; moreover, we will understand these responses as adaptations to traumatic events. We will examine the connection between trauma and addiction, recognizing it as “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”, a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood. We will explore pathways to healing, including effective trauma treatment strategies for families and individuals, including various motivational, short term, mindfulness-based, and insight focused interventions, allowing for the cultivation and expansion of one’s resilience capacity.

Learn More and Register for: March 27, 2020 (Elyria, Ohio) TO BE RESCHEDULED
In light of information related to the evolving COVID-19 situation, growing community concerns, and guidance from CWRU, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the March 27th training.  We will post updates as we receive them on this website.  Registrants will be notified via email when it is rescheduled.

YOU CAN STILL REGISTER FOR THE: June 25, 2020 (Columbus, Ohio) HERE

New Report to Congress from The Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Task Force on Black Youth Suicide and Mental Health
Over the last several years, data has emerged indicating an alarming increase in the suicide rates for Black children and teenagers over the past generation. While research has also shown climbing rates for youth from other racial and ethnic groups, this trend in Black youth runs counter to historical data showing lower rates of suicide among Black Americans. It challenges the public perception that Black youth simply do not commit suicide. Additional research about suicidal behaviors has raised questions about whether the path from suicidal thoughts to attempts is well understood in Black youth, and whether we have the knowledge and tools to intervene before the worst happens.

A new study using the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (a national school survey of adolescent health behaviors developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) paints a further alarming picture for Black high-school aged youth. That study’s findings indicated that suicide attempts rose by 73% between 1991-2017 for Black adolescents (boy and girls), while injury by attempt rose by 122% for Black adolescent boys during that time period. This would suggest that Black males are engaging in more lethal means when attempting suicide. Although Black youth have historically not been considered at high risk for suicide or suicidal behaviors, current trends suggest the contrary. Read Full Report

Proven results for families and communities
In today’s era of tight budgets and demands for high accountability, states feel the pressure to invest in programs that will give them the most bang for their buck. The best way to meet these demands is by investing in evidence-based programs (EBPs) where research demons. Multisystemic Therapy (MST) is the leading EBP in the field of juvenile justice. Whereas traditional approaches to treating delinquent youths— such as incarceration and out-of-home placements — are tremendously costly and ineffective, MST’s effectiveness has been proven time and again. MST has been proven effective over the course of decades, not months. Long term follow-up studies found that MST reduces rearrests by 54% over 14 years, violent felony arrests by 75% over 22 years and caregiver felony arrests by 94%. The treatment generates a net benefit of up to $200,000 per youth.

While MST’s track record is impressive, the challenge of implementing a new evidence-based practice can be intimidating. To help states overcome that challenge, and better visualize how they can start successful MST programs in their communities, MST Services has compiled this State Success Guide. The guide outlines how five states implemented MST, and what lessons they learned. Read Full Report

It is critical to further promote and support the mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) development of our children and youth, according to a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. ”Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Development in Children and Youth: A National Agenda“. The report states: “Over the last decade, a growing body of research has significantly strengthened understanding of healthy MEB development and the factors that influence it, as well as how it can be fostered. Yet, the United States has not taken full advantage of this growing knowledge base.”
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Innovative Conversation | A State of Ohio Perspective on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFSPA)
Guests Crystal Ward Allen, MSW, LSW, Senior Director and Strategic Consulting with Casey Family Programs, Carla Carpenter, Deputy Director of the Office of Families and Children (OFC) at the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, and Angela Sausser, Executive Director at the Public Children Services Association of Ohio, speaks with former CIP Director and Innovative Conversations host, Patrick Kanary presenting an Ohio overview discussing the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFSPA) and its impact on the state and its communities. It is the second installment of a two-part discussion, the first of which will explored Family First from a national perspective with national expert dealing with youth and families at risk, Sheila Pires, which you can listen to and experience below.  To learn more, click here.

View and Download PDF of FFPSA in Ohio Overview

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New Webinar | A National Perspective on the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
An Innovative Conversations Webinar with Sheila Pires
Guest Sheila Pires, Managing Partner, Human Service Collaborative​ Core Partner, National TA Network for Children’s Behavioral Health​, speaks with former CIP Director and Innovative Conversations host, Patrick Kanary present a national perspective discussing the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFSPA). It is the first installment of a two-part discussion, the second of which will explore Family First from a state-wide perspective with specialists from Ohio. This session involves the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) and what it means to states funding in-home treatment and recovery for at-risk you dealing with the challenges of mental health, substance use, trauma, and judicial justice issues.

View Video of Webinar Session | Learn More about FFPSA

DECEMBER TRAINING | Virtual Family Adventure Therapy Series
Dec 4, 2020 – 11:00 AM EST
It’s very likely that we’ll need to lean back into tele-health this winter, so we are offering our popular course that we first held last spring and we want share the interactive and engaging strategies to connect with your families and make real clinical progress virtually. It includes a weekly pre-recorded session with instructions on how to lead all of the activities, the full written curriculum for each session, and a live training each Friday from 11-12 pm where you can rehearse skills with your peers, ask questions and contribute your own ideas. The first of 12 sessions will be held on December 4, 2020 11:00 AM EST. Register in advance for this series: CIP’s Virtual Family Adventure Therapy Series

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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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