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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 of abuse in Ohio presents numerous challenges for health and behavioral healthcare professionals. Attend our Center's training events and access some useful resources and tools. Enhance your clinical knowledge and skills and improve recovery outcomes. This initiative is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

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

    OhioMHAS LogoLearn to support health-behavior change among people with severe mental illness and addiction in your community with stages of change, motivational interviewing, and tobacco interventions. Our Center has added new dates to its "Breath of Fresh Air" training series 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). Attend in a city near you: Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo.

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  • 2014 Champion Awards

    Our Center presented its 2014 Champion Awards to one individual and two organizations that have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs) and improving access to quality care in their communities. The award recipients are (EBP Champion) Lenore A. Kola, PhD, of the 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 in Columbus, Ohio; and (SE/IPS Champion) The Counseling Center of Columbiana County of Lisbon, Ohio.

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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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  • Stages of Behavior Change, Employment Promote Housing Stability

    OhioMHAS Logo Our Center presents an important training that provides an introduction to the effects of substance use and abuse on emotion, cognition, behavior, and employment. It explores stages of behavior and things to say and not say when encouraging individuals through a process of personal change. Increase housing stability among people with mental illness and substance use disorders. The training occurs on multiple dates at multiple locations throughout Ohio. This series is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

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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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  • 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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