The Lynn Goff Spirit of Integrated Treatment Award

This award recognizes a service team that embodies passion, dedication, and creativity when providing services to people with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders. It recognizes those who consistently go above and beyond the expectations of the Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) model and, in doing so, raise the standard for exceptional care.

This award is presented by the Ohio SAMI Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE)—an initiative of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (CEBP) at Case Western Reserve University—in memory of Lynn Goff, whose life and daily work in Fayette and Highland Counties, Ohio, embodied the principles of the IDDT model.


ABOUT LYNN GOFF

Lynn Goff was the IDDT team leader at the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center (SPVMHC) in Greenfield, Ohio. She had spent 30 years working in Ohio's prison system and was recruited out of retirement in 2002 to help start an IDDT Criminal Justice SAMI Re-entry Program. The start-up program was funded by the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati. Ms. Goff died tragically in an automobile accident in the summer of 2006.

During its first year of operation, with Ms. Goff's leadership, the IDDT/SAMI Re-entry team achieved a number of significant outcomes. Read about the team and a consumer success story from the Fall 2005 issue of SAMI Matters, the newsletter of the Ohio SAMI CCOE:

• IDDT & Criminal Justice: Re-entry program reduces recidivism with community consensus, integrated treatment. SAMI Matters, Fall 2005, v4n1, p4-7 (get PDF).

• Acceptance, assertive outreach and social support inspire Jane's recovery. SAMI Matters, Fall 2005, v4n1, p7a-7d (get PDF | get html).


REFLECTIONS

Listen to Ric Kruszynski of the CEBP and Ohio SAMI CCOE reflect upon Lynn Goff and the award named in her honor:


1.) The Spirit of Lynn Goff (2m 3s)
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2.) Connecting with the Disenfranchised (2m 21s)
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3.) Outcomes Story (2m 6s)
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4.) The Santa Story (4m 28s)
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5.) A Motivational Mentor (1m 25s)
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6.) Last Visit (2m 43s)
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AWARD RECIPIENTS

2008 Award
Neighboring
Mentor, Ohio
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2007 Award
Central Ohio Mental Health Center (COMHC)
Delaware, Ohio
| SAMI Matters, Fall 2007, p8-12 (PDF)

2006 Award
Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center (SPVMHC)
Greenfield, Ohio
| SAMI Matters, Fall 2005, p4-7d (PDF) |


ABOUT THE MODEL

Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT), the evidence-based practice, was developed and is studied by researchers at the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center of Dartmouth Medical School in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The researchers include Robert E. (Bob) Drake, MD, PhD, Kim T. Mueser, PhD, and their colleagues. More information about IDDT is available on our website.


CITATION

Title: The Lynn Goff Spirit of Integrated Treatment Award
Author(s): Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2006
Publisher City: Cleveland, Ohio
Publisher Name: Center for Evidence-Based Practices, Case Western Reserve University
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  • The Lynn Goff Spirit of Integrated Treatment Award

    This award recognizes organizations and individuals who consistently go above and beyond the expectations of the Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) model and, in doing so, raise the standard for exceptional care to people with co-occurring disorders. Learn more about Lynn Goff and the organizations and people honored in her name.

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