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  • Center Publishes Free ACT Team-Meeting Tools and Booklet to Support Top-Notch Assertive Community Treatment

    The Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University has created new resources and free downloads for its online ACT Team Meeting Tools resource page. Among the new resources is an eight-page booklet that provides an introduction to some popular tools that ACT teams use in daily-team meetings to organize information about their work supporting the recovery of people with severe mental illness. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Department of Medicaid are supporting the implementation of ACT in Ohio with help from the Center.

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  • Ohio Expands Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) with Training Series, Learning Communities from Center for EBPs

    The State of Ohio continues to make Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) a top priority for people with severe mental illness who are most at-risk of homelessness, psychiatric crisis and hospitalization, and involvement in the criminal justice system. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Department of Medicaid are supporting the implementation of ACT in local communities with help from the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University. Our Center is providing consultation, evaluation, training, and learning communities for behavioral healthcare organizations that are implementing ACT or thinking about starting the process.

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  • Opioid Epidemic Needs Public-Health, Harm-Reduction Approach to Addiction Treatment

    Lenore A. Kola, PhD, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University has co-authored an editorial that encourages lawmakers and other policymakers to abandon harsh opinions and policies which may brand people who suffer from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, including opioids, as morally inadequate and, thus, not entitled to or eligible for treatment. Kola and her co-author, Mark I. Singer, PhD, argue that the time has come for social systems to adopt a public-health approach to addiction treatment that includes harm reduction.

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  • Training Available for Ohio’s Expedited SSI & SSDI Program

    The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has developed the Expedited SSI & SSDI Program as a way to reduce the processing time of applications for disability determination for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. OhioMHAS is training community-based behavioral health providers in the state about the program, so they may assist eligible individuals. Ohio providers may request an in-person training from OhioMHAS to take place at their organizations.

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  • Learn Motivational Interviewing to Build Trust, Relationships around Desire for Personal Change

    In Akron, OH: Oct 19 + Series in Columbus, OH: Oct 11, Oct 19, Nov 8 & Dec 20 / Help people discover and talk about their desire for personal change, like managing symptoms of mental illness; reducing the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs; and improving physical health. Attend our Center's Motivational Interviewing (MI) training events. MI is an evidence-based treatment utilized in a variety of service settings and models (e.g., ACT, IDDT, SE/IPS, Integrated primary health, housing services, residential treatment). / Supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

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  • Center for EBPs Helps Managers of Ohio Adult-Care Facilities Motivate Residents for Housing Success

    OhioMHAS Logo In an effort to increase housing stability among people with mental illness, addiction, and co-occurring disorders, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has teamed up with the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University to host an important training for owners, operators, and staff members of adult-care facilities throughout the state. "Motivating Residents for Housing Success" takes place on 15 dates (Jan-Aug) in 8 cities. Participants learn to assess stages of behavior change among residents and engage in conversations that minimize resistance to change and maximize personal transformation.

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  • Crystal Smith Receives 2016 B. Lenora Benson Award for Excellence from Mandel School

    Crystal Smith of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices received the 2016 B. Lenora Benson Award for Excellence from the Jack, Joseph & Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences in a ceremony that took place on Friday, January 20, 2017. The annual award is named for Mrs. Benson, who worked at Case Western Reserve for more than 30 years and managed the Mandel School’s finance department for a decade. Mrs. Benson and Grover "Cleve" Gilmore, PhD, dean of the Mandel School, presented this year's award.

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  • Our Office Has Moved: New Address, Fax Number

    It's time to update your address books. The main office of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices is now located in the newly renovated Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. We moved on November 30, 2016. Our new office is located just down the street from our old office. Our phone number remains the same but our fax number and address have changed. Please update your records with our new contact information and be sure to use our complete 9-digit postal (zip) code.

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  • Conference 2016 Review: Over 225 from 10 States Explore ACT, Other Best Practices for Behavioral Healthcare Redesign

    Free PDFs of many PowerPoints and handouts now available for download! / Over 225 people from 10 states attended our Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Conference 2016, which took place on October 19 and 20 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott. The event helped participants gain knowledge and skills for behavioral healthcare transformation and redesign. It featured a keynote plenary by James Tassie and Tracy Plouck of the Ohio Departments of Medicaid and Mental Health and Addiction Services and by Lorna Moser of the University of North Carolina. It also featured 42 workshops for implementing and integrating  evidence-based practices and other service innovations for adults and youth with mental illness, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders (e.g., ACT, IDDT, SE/IPS, MI, CBT, DBT, much more).

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  • Supported Employment in Ohio Gets Boost with Training Series

    The State of Ohio continues to expand its commitment to employment for people with severe mental illness, and the Center for Evidence-Based Practices is helping to make this happen with consulting and evaluation services and a statewide training initiative. The training series is designed for organizations implementing Supported Employment/Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS), the evidence-based practice. The series is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. / Next up: September 29 & 30, 2016 in Columbus, OH.

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