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  • Prepare for Future of Behavioral Healthcare

    Some popular topics being featured in 48 workshops during our EBP Conference 2014. / Today's Spotlight! / Veterans Affairs in Ohio implements integrated treatment for co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness and presents five challenges and solutions  for systems change + Learn why effective team leadership includes more than supervision + Discover clinical solutions for the complexities of co-occurring disorders.

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  • Promote Health-Behavior Change among People with Severe Mental Illness

    OhioMHAS LogoLearn to support health-behavior change among people with SMI and addiction in your community with stages of change, motivational interviewing, and tobacco interventions. Our Center is adding new dates to its "Breath of Fresh Air" training series and "Tobacco Tuesday" conference calls as part of Ohio's initiative to promote integrated primary and behavioral healthcare. The initiative is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). The training events and teleconferences are designed for health and behavioral healthcare organizations in Ohio.

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  • Kola Leads Initiatives to Integrate Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services for Co-Occurring Disorders

    Lenore Kola has a reputation as an agent of change. Since 1970, she has led national efforts in local communities to enhance services and quality of life for people who struggle with addictions and mental illness. She has acquired and administered more than $7 million in grants from federal, state, and county agencies and charitable foundations to educate and train countless numbers of social work students and licensed professionals about clinical innovations. After 39 years at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, she is retiring. She will continue to serve as co-director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.

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  • Center Shares Lessons Learned about Addiction, Mental Illness, Primary Health, ACT with European Collaborators

    The work of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices in Europe is a cultural exchange that helps advance the stages-of-change and stages-of-treatment approach to recovery from substance abuse and mental illness. In his work with Dutch collaborators, Patrick Boyle has discovered how cultural values of tolerance and harm reduction in the Netherlands support this stage-based approach to behavioral healthcare and rehabilitation from co-occurring disorders. Recovery successes from Dutch agencies, hospitals, and criminal justice institutions, he explains, hold important lessons for American service systems.

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  • Training Series for Housing Staff Focuses on Stages of Behavior Change, Employment

    OhioMHAS Logo Increase housing stability and employment among people with severe mental illness and substance use disorders. Learn what to say and not say when encouraging behavior change and job searches. Our Center is presenting a series of one-day training events  at multiple locations throughout Ohio from February to June 2014. Designed for staff and supervisors of housing services (e.g., permanent supportive & independent, transitional, adult care, emergency shelters, ymca & ywca), but others are welcomed. This series is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

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  • New Strategies for Heroin, Opioid Abuse among People with Addictions, Mental Illness

    Heroin, krokodil, and prescription pain killers are opioids that are commonly abused by people with addictions and mental illness. The epidemic in Ohio presents numerous challenges for health and behavioral healthcare professionals. Attend our Center's opioid training series from March to June. Enhance your clinical knowledge and skills and improve recovery outcomes./ Presented by Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, of our Center./ This series is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)./ $Free for Ohio providers/ CEUs.

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  • In My Own Words: An Introduction to the Series

    OhioMHAS LogoIn My Own Words is an emerging series of first-person recovery stories from people throughout Ohio and the United States and in other countries, including the Netherlands. The series is published by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

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  • In My Own Words: Russell

    My name is Russell Lawrence Cummins. I was born on November 9, 1959 in Rotterdam, a city in the Netherlands. Five years ago, my wife told me there was a vacancy for a peer specialist at the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team. We peer specialists are in one way pioneers for a new profession. As a peer expert, I try to build bridges between the ACT team and sometimes very reluctant clients, and I represent the client's point of view in important decisions made in the team. I dare to state that I have the most expensive education for this job among my team members.

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  • In My Own Words: Dirk

    My name is Dirk. I am forty-seven years old, and I live in The Netherlands. At this moment, I live at Mentrum (a mental health care institution, part of Arkin) in Amsterdam. Herewith, I tell you my life story and, foremost, how I stopped taking drugs. I do so, because I hope that others can use my experience. My dream is to help other people with my knowledge and experience.

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  • Ohio's Heroin Epidemic Explored at City Club of Cleveland Forum, WCPN 90.3

    The City Club of Cleveland examines the heroin epidemic in Cuyahoga County and the State of Ohio, which ranks 11th in the nation for the number of opiate-related deaths. Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, program director of Addiction Psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, participates in a panel discussion. Learn how the rise in prescription opiates increases heroin use in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Learn about strategies to address and reduce opiate addiction.

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