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  • Center Teams Up with Veterans Affairs to Improve Mental-Health, Addiction Services for Military Veterans in Ohio

    Free PDFs of PowerPoints now available!/ Mental-health and addictions professionals in community agencies, hospitals, and Health Homes play an important role in helping veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their family members access help to manage symptoms of mental illness, substance use disorders, and brain injury. That's why the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University teamed up with VA medical centers to provide several important video-conference training events in February, March & April, 2013.

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  • Evenden and Gerhard Present Motivational Interviewing Training Series

    Additional dates for Columbus (5/14 & 5/20)! ... Join Jeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S, and Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, of our Center at their Motivational Interviewing (MI) training events in Akron and Columbus, Ohio, from February 19 to May 21, 2013. Register online today. Participants learn MI's client-centered approaches for responding to desire for change among individuals with SMI and/or substance use disorders in a number of service settings (e.g., IDDT, ACT, Health Homes, other best practices). $60/event. CEUs and supervision credits.

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  • Probation Officers Learn Motivational Interventions for Behavior Change

    Scott Gerhard, MA, LSW, of our Center will present a training session, titled "Why Won't My Clients Do What I Tell Them To?," at a meeting of the Ohio Chief Probation Officers Association (OCPOA) on Thursday, February 7. This session examines change from a client-centered perspective, drawing upon stage-wise principles (stages of change) and motivational interviewing. This training is designed for chief administrators of probation services and community control agencies and their staff.

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  • Cynthia Holstein, MA, of Shawnee Mental Health Center, Inc., in Portsmouth, Ohio, answers questions about her organization's Health Home for SMI.
  • Conference 2012 Review: Over 300 from 19 States Attend 49 Workshops that Highlight EBPs, Health Homes for SMI

    Our EBP conference featured a keynote plenary about the transformation of health and human services in Ohio and 49 workshops to improve the integration, management, and delivery of services to adults and adolescents with mental illness and substance use disorders. The event took place Oct 22 & 23. Our Center also presented Champion Awards to three outstanding organizations. Certificates of attendance and CEUs have been mailed. Free PDFs of many presentations are available online.

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  • 2012 Champion Awards

    Our Center presented its 2012 Champion Awards to three organizations that have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to implementing EBPs and improving access to quality care in their communities. The organizations are Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (EBP Champion); Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County (IDDT Champion); and Cleveland Sight Center (SE/IPS Champion).

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  • Housing Staff Learn Motivational Interviewing, Benefits Education to Enhance Outcomes

    This training series is designed for staff members and supervisors of housing services for people with mental illness, substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders (e.g., permanent supportive & independent, transitional, adult care, emergency shelters, ymca & ywca). The events take place from December 2012 to April 2013 and are free for individuals who work in Ohio. This series introduces you to Motivational Interviewing and Benefits Information and Education (SSI, SSDI, Medicaid, Medicare).

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  • Sharon Milligan, PhD, associate dean for academic affairs.
  • Motivational Interviewing Inspires Curriculum for Promoting and Supporting Advocacy, Change

    A recent addition to the curriculum of the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences explores in depth the process of change and innovation. It's a new elective course on Motivational Interviewing (MI), an evidence-based practice that is one of the best available to help individuals, families, groups, and organizations identify and move beyond their own ambivalence to change. The course is taught by staff members of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.

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  • Great American Smokeout includes people with serious mental illness, five tips for your practice

    The American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout takes place on Thursday, November 15. Our Center is using the event to remind health and behavioral health professionals to encourage people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders to consider reducing and eliminating the use of tobacco products. There are five easy things you can do in your practice. We also encourage organizations to incorporate tobacco recovery into their integrated primary and behavioral healthcare initiatives and Health Homes.

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  • Employment reaches 36 percent for people with mental illness in Ohio

    An analysis of employment data from23 behavioral healthcare organizations in Ohio shows that 36 percent of people with serious mental illness who received evidence-based Supported Employment/Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS) services were competitively employed in full-time or part-time jobs in September 2011. The number is significant, because the national average was 37 percent in that same month for similar services delivered at multiple organizations in 12 states as part of the Johnson & Johnson-Dartmouth Community Mental Health Program.

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  • New implementation tool helps make integrated primary and behavioral healthcare programs a reality for people with severe mental illness

    Shawnee Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, Ohio has teamed up with the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University to develop one of the first planning and evaluation instruments in the United States that helps organizations integrate primary and behavioral healthcare for people with severe mental illness. Shawnee is using the new Integrated Treatment Tool to develop and improve primary care facilities and services in its three-county service area. This initiative is funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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