Charryse Copper is an advocate for trauma-informed social work. During her Keynote Presentation at EBP Conference 2014, she shared her deeply personal and inspiring journey of survival and recovery.
 


Charryse Copper is an advocate for trauma-informed social work. During her Keynote Presentation at EBP Conference 2014, she shared her deeply personal and inspiring journey of survival and recovery.
 

 
 
 
 
November 15, 2014

EVIDENCE-BASED

Conference 2014 Review: Over 300 from 13 States Attend 48 Workshops that Highlight EBPs, Trauma-Informed Care for Mental Illness

—by Paul M. Kubek

Cleveland, OH—The numbers are in from this year's event: over 300 people from 13 states attended our Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Conference 2014, which took place on October 14 and 15 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott. The event featured a keynote plenary on trauma-informed care in Ohio. It also featured 48 workshops on a variety of topics to improve the integration, management, and delivery of services to adults and adolescents with serious mental illness and substance use disorders. Conference participants came from the following states:

  • CA, CO, CA, IL, IN, KY, MD, MI, MO, NM, OH, PA, TN

Our Center also presented its Champion Awards to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to implementing EBPs in their communities.

  • EBP Champion:  Lenore A. Kola, PhD, Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University
  • IDDT Champion:  Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • SE/IPS Champion:  The Counseling Center of Columbiana County

See "Champion Awards" section below for more information.


KEYNOTE PRESENTATION 

Title:  Trauma-Informed Care: Creating Positive Cultures of Care

Presenter #1:   Raul S. Almazar, RN, MA (right in photo), is senior consultant to SAMHSA ‘s Promoting Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraints through Trauma-Informed Practices at the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC). Mr. Almazar is past Deputy Director for Clinical Operations at the State of Illinois Division of Mental Health.

Presenter #2:  Charryse Copper is an advocate for trauma-informed social work (left in photo).

Abstract:  In our work, we frequently hear horrendous stories of trauma in the lives of the people we serve. We also work in organizations that are chronically stressed, even traumatized, from external and internal events and pressures. This session explored the interplay of individual trauma and secondary trauma (trauma exposure) with organizational trauma. It addressed strategies to build resilience in the individual practitioner as well as within organizations.


2014 Champion AwardsWORKSHOPS

Get a complete list of Conference 2014 workshop titles, abstracts, learning objectives, and presenters from the Overview and Agenda tabs of our event-calendar archive (click here). 

CHAMPION AWARDS

The Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University presented its 2014 Champion Awards to individuals and organizations that have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to implementing EBPs and improving access to quality care in their communities.

The presentation took place on October 15 at our EBP Conference. This year's awards and recipients include the following:


CHAMPION #1

Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) | Champion Award 2014

  • Awarded to & Accepted by:
    Lenore A. Kola, PhD (left in photo), associate professor of social work at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences; former dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Case Western Reserve University; and co-founder and co-director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.
  • City:  Cleveland, Ohio
  • Presented by:  Patrick E. Boyle MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (right in photo)
  • Abstract:   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, including evidence-based practices.

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CHAMPION #2

Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) | Champion Award 2014

  • Awarded to:  Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • City:  Columbus, Ohio
  • Presented by:  Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices
  • Accepted by:  Gary Stofle (center in photo) and the Columbus VA's IDDT Team
  • Abstract:  This IDDT team provides veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces in central Ohio the best treatment available for co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders. Team members achieve this by finding new ways to implement IDDT within the existing VA system. The VA provides both primary healthcare and behavioral healthcare to veterans, so the implementation of IDDT further enhances the integration of care by also combining mental health services and addiction services. In this way, the IDDT team is changing the system. It is inspiring innovations for the VA's electronic medical records and screening and assessment processes.

    This team is unique, because its leadership has prior experience implementing IDDT and Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) in a community-based system. Program Manager Gary Stofle and Team Leader Jimmy Portner both worked at Southeast, Inc. in Columbus, an early adopter of IDDT, before coming to the VA. Both Stofle and Portner understand the importance of hiring team members who are dedicated to providing quality care to clients and enhancing their own knowledge and skills continuously.

    This team receives consultation and training from the Center for Evidence-Based at Case Western Reserve University.

CHAMPION #3

Supported Employment/ Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS) | Champion Award 2014

  • Awarded to:  The Counseling Center of Columbiana County
  • City:  Lisbon, Ohio
  • Presented by:  Nicole Clevenger, BFA, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices
  • Accepted by:  Betty Larkins, vocational coordinator (center in photo), and The Counseling Center's SE/IPS Team
  • Abstract:  This SE/IPS team is known for its high job-placement rates, which they achieve from creativity and collaboration, not only with each other but also with clients seeking jobs, employers looking to hire reliable people, and other community partners. The team serves a large rural area in southeast Ohio, so team members clock a lot of hours on the road meeting with clients and conducting job-development with potential employers. Because there is a lack of public transportation in the region, clients often have a hard time getting to their jobs. The SE/IPS team found a solution through a collaboration which enables their organization to make use of buses from Head Start programs when those buses are not in use.

    Team members take a person-centered, motivational approach to services by getting to know each individual and their hopes, dreams, and needs. They recently made a formal commitment to welcoming and helping people who identify as transgender. The SE/IPS services at this organization benefit from support from the Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board.
This team receives consultation and training from the Center for Evidence-Based at Case Western Reserve University.

More Conference Moments

— Photos by Steve Zorc of Zorc Photo & Design, Cleveland, Ohio.

Welcome, Day 1

EBP Conference Manager Crystal Smith of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University greets participants to EBP Conference 2014, which took place on October 14 and 15 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott.

  
   

Patrick E. Boyle, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, director of implementation services at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices welcomes a crowd of over 300 behavioral healthcare and healthcare professionals who attended this year's event.

  
   

Rober J. Ronis, MD, MPH, co-director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices introduces this year's keynote plenary speakers and the topic of Trauma-Informed Care.
 
   

Keynote Title: Trauma-Informed Care: Creating Positive Cultures of Care

Keynote Presenter Raul S. Almazar, RN, MA, is senior consultant to SAMHSA's Promoting Alternatives to Seclusion and Restraints through Trauma-Informed Practices at the National Center for Trauma-Informed Care (NCTIC).


 

 

   

Keynote Title: Trauma-Informed Care: Creating Positive Cultures of Care

Keynote Presenter Charryse Copper is an advocate for trauma-informed social work. She shared stories of her personal experiences with trauma, her recovery, and her work as an advocate for trauma-informed care.

 

 

   

Leaders of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices and the keynote presenters. From left to right:
  • Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH, co-director
  • Raul S. Almazar, RN, MA, keynote presenter
  • Charryse Copper, keynote presenter
  • Patrick E. Boyle, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, director of implementation services
  • Lenore Kola, PhD, co-director
  
   

Workshop Title:  A1 | Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse 101

Presented by Christina M. Delos Reyes, MD, medical consultant at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices of Case Western Reserve University

 


  
   

Workshop Title:  A5 | The Future is Now: The Changing Face of Managed Care & Medicaid in Ohio

Presenter Jonas Thom, MA, PCC, of CareSource of Ohio

  
   

Workshop Title:  A5 | The Future is Now: The Changing Face of Managed Care & Medicaid in Ohio

Presenter Afet Kilinc, PhD, PCC-S, of Aetna Better Health of Ohio

 

 
   

Workshop Title:  A5 | The Future is Now: The Changing Face of Managed Care & Medicaid in Ohio

Presenter Terry Jones, MA, PCC, of CareSource of Ohio

  
   

Workshop Title:  A5 | The Future is Now: The Changing Face of Managed Care & Medicaid in Ohio

Presenter Stephanie Patrick, MSW, LISW-S (center), of United Healthcare of Ohio

 
   

Workshop Title: A6 | Co-occurring Treatment with People Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Presenter Nikki Bissig, MEd, of Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Healthcare (GCBH) in Cincinnati, Ohio


 
   

Workshop Title: A6 | Co-occurring Treatment with People Involved in the Criminal Justice System

Presenter John Scalish, MEd, PCC, of Community Assessment and Treatment Services (CATS) in Cleveland, Ohio

 
   

Workshop Title:  A 10 | Organizational Change: Using Motivational Interviewing Concepts to Facilitate Implementation of the Practice

Presenter Jeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S, consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices
 
   

Workshop Title:   B1 | Integrated Co-occurring Treatment (ICT): An Emerging Promising Practice for Youth with Co-occurring Disorders

Presenter Rick Shepler, PhD, CCP-S, of the Center for Innovative Practices at Case Western Reserve University


 
   

Workshop Title: B1 | Integrated Co-occurring Treatment (ICT): An Emerging Promising Practice for Youth with Co-occurring Disorders

Presenter Michael Fox, MA, of the Center for Innovative Practices at Case Western Reserve University

 
   

Workshop Title: B5 | Implementation Strategies for Effective Integrated Services: DDCAT & DDCMHT

Presenter Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices

 
   

Workshop Title: C5 | Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone)
 
   

Presenter/ Panelist Jackie Pollard, LPCC-S, LSW, CDCA, of the Mental Health and Recovery Services (MHRS) Board of Stark County in Canton, Ohio
 
   

Welcome Day 2 & Champion Awards

Patrick E. Boyle, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC-CS, director of implementation services at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices welcomes conference participants to day two of the event and introduces the EBP Champion Awards ceremony.

(See "Champion Awards" section above)

 
   

EBP Champion Award

Lenore A. Kola, PhD, associate professor of social work at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and co-director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices addresses conference participants after receiving the 2016 EBP Champion Award.

 
   

IDDT Champion Award

Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices presents the 2016 IDDT Champion Award to the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of Columbus, Ohio.

 
 
   

IDDT Champion Award

Gary Stofle accepts the 2016 IDDT Champion Award on behalf of the Chalmers P. Wylie VA Ambulatory Care Center, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Columbus, Ohio. Stofle acknowledges members of the Columbus VA's IDDT Team who are present at the conference, as well as those unable to attend.

 
   

SE/IPS Champion Award

Nicole Clevenger, BFA, consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices presents the 2016 SE/IPS Champion Award to The Counseling Center of Columbiana County of Lisbon, Ohio.

 
   

SE/IPS Champion Award

Betty Larkins accepts the 2016 SE/IPS Champion Award on behalf of The Counseling Center of Columbiana County of Lisbon, Ohio. Larkins acknowledges members of the SE/IPS Team who are present at the conference, as well as those unable to attend.

 

 
   

Workshop Tilte: D7 | Persuasion Groups (for Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment)

Presenter Ric Kruszynski, MSSA, LISW, LICDC, consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices

 
   

Workshop Title: D8 | The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC): Unifying Science, Education and Services to Transform Lives

Presenters Tiffany Kilpatrick, BS, CMP, and Monica Velazquez


 
   

Workshop Title: D8 | The Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC): Unifying Science, Education and Services to Transform Lives

Presenters Tiffany Kilpatrick, BS, CMP, and Monica Velazquez


 
   

Workshop Title: E2 | Getting Started with ACT

Presenter Jon Ramos, BA, consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices

 
   

Workshop Title: E2 | Getting Started with ACT

Presenter Stephanie Lagalo, MSW, LCSW

 
   

Workshop Title:   E5 | Trauma-Informed Systems of Care

Presenter Kim Kehl, MEd, of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)


 
   

Workshop Title:   E5 | Trauma-Informed Systems of Care

Presenter Mark Hurst, MD, medical director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)

 
   

Workshop Title: E6 | Supervising the Supported Employment Team Part 1: Use of Outcomes

Presenter Betty Larkins, vocational coordinator at The Counseling Center of Columbiana County in Lisbon, Ohio


 
   

Workshop Title: E6 | Supervising the Supported Employment Team Part 1: Use of Outcomes

Presenter Deb Hrouda, PhD, director of quality improvement at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices

 
   

Workshop Title: F3 | Hearing Distressing Voices

Presenter Deana Leber-George, MEd, PCC-S, consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices


 
   

Workshop Title: F3 | Hearing Distressing Voices

Presenter Julie Kalina-Hammond, MSSA, LISW, of Beacon Health in Mentor, Ohio

 

 
   

Workshop Title: F4 | Combined IDDT & ACT Team Leader Panel

Presenters Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW; Jon Ramos (right), BA; Stephanie Henderson (left) & Nicole Newsome


 
   

Workshop Title: F4 | Combined IDDT & ACT Team Leader Panel

Presenter Stephanie Henderson

 
   

SPONSOR & CO-SPONSOR

Conference sponsor:  Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University—a partnership between the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and Department of Psychiatry at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. The Center for EBPs is the parent organization of three Ohio Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiatives:

  • Ohio ACT CCOE | Assertive Community Treatment
  • Ohio SAMI CCOE | Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
  • Ohio SE CCOE | Supported Employment/ Individual Placement and Support

Conference co-sponsor:  Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention, Research and Education at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University

Conference co-sponsor:  EBP Conference 2016 was made possible with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)


LEADERSHIP OF CENTER FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES

  • Lenore A. Kola, PhD, co-director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University & associate professor of social work at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences (get bio)
  • Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH, co-director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices & the Douglas Danford Bond Professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine (get bio)
  • Patrick E. Boyle, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC, director of implementation services at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices (get bio)

A LEGACY OF EBP CONFERENCES

Learn more about some previous conferences sponsored by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices and its Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiatives: