Welcome to Wraparound Ohio

The wraparound process is a way to improve the lives of children with complex needs and their families.  It is not a program or a type of service, but a team based planning process used to develop plans of care that are individualized based on the strengths and culture of the children and their family. The plan is needs-driven rather than service-driven, although a plan may incorporate existing categorical services, if appropriate to meet the needs of the consumer.

The ENGAGE 2.0 initiative has announced three new upcoming trainings for March, April, May, and June: Wraparound Facilitator Training: Managing Difficult Team Members and Situations; Wraparound Facilitator Training: Developing Effective Needs Statements; Wraparound Supervisor Training,  and a Wraparound Three-Day Facilitation Training Sequence. For the training, 5.5 Social Work/Counselor CEUs are provided by Case Western Reserve University awarded by the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board approval #RSXX-058715 for Social Workers, #RCX-048801 for Counselors. Learn More

To Register for Individual Trainings:
REGISTER for Facilitator Training: Managing Difficult Team Members and Situations (April 17) HERE
REGISTER for Wraparound Facilitator Training: Developing Effective Needs Statements (May 14) HERE
REGISTER for Supervisor Training (June 5) HERE
REGISTER for Three-Day Facilitation Training Sequence (June 18, 19 & 25) HERE
REGISTER for Wraparound Facilitator Training: Creating Space for a Discussion of Alternatives (July 10) HERE

To better reach, inform, serve Ohio’s children, youth and families facing complex mental health, substance use, and behavioral challenges, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) has introduced Project ECHO as part of the State of Ohio’s WraparoundOhio systems of care initiative.

Using a trademarked technological platform and methodology developed at the University of New Mexico, Ohio Systems of Care Project ECHO program offers participants: Opportunities to present complex cases and to receive written recommendations from multidisciplinary experts; opportunities to develop the knowledge and skills to manage complex conditions in their own communities and to be part of a community of practice; brief lectures and case-based learning on topics of special interest; and free, convenient continuing professional education. Learn More About Project ECHO

CIP Introduces Innovative Conversations Initiative
The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP),  part of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, and in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, has developed a new resource initiative entitled, Innovative Conversations, facilitated discussions with national experts in children’s behavioral health and systems of care  Hosted by first CIP director Patrick Kanary, the series also examines how Wraparound Systems of Care can better facilitate how integrated treatment can help yield optimal outcomes with youth recovery.

SESSION 1 | Evolution of the System of Care Approach
Beth Stroul provides an overview and history of Systems of Care, a spectrum of effective, community-based services and supports for children and youth with or at risk for behavioral health or other challenges and their families, that is organized into a coordinated network, builds meaningful partnerships with families and youth, and addresses their cultural and linguistic needs, in order to help them to function better at home, in school, in the community, and throughout life.. Click here to learn more | Click here to listen

The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), WraparoundOhio and the Healthy Kids Learning Community has teamed up with Marcia Miller (pictured right) presenting a series of trainings involving Urban Zen Integrative Therapy (UZIT), Marcia Miller provided a webinar (view here) for the trainings, which are scheduled as follows,

Learn More about Urban Zen

(All sessions are 1:00-4:00 p.m.)

3/21/19 | SE
Bossard Memorial Library* – River Rec Room
7 Spruce Street, Gallipolis  OH 45631
For more information and for registration, click here. – SPACE STILL AVAILABLE

*This program is neither sponsored, co-sponsored nor endorsed by Bossard Memorial Library

NEW INITIATIVE: Health Kids Learning Community
The Healthy Kids Learning Community platform will enable participants to share their concerns and practices, related to youth and families impacted by the opioid epidemic, and to increase collaboration with child welfare agencies, substance abuse treatment providers and the court system to improve outcomes for children, parents, families, providers, and supporters. The Center for Innovative Practice (CIP) will collaborate with current projects, including the OhioMHAS and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Trauma-Informed Care Initiative.

Webinars | Resources | Connections with Other Care Providers Dealing with the Opioid Crisis
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TRAININGS AND WEBINARS | Trauma-Informed Biographical Timelines (TIBT)
The Center for Innovative Practice (CIP) is facilitating training events and workshops to increase our skills, support our communities and identify strategies to protect our children and youth.  Please consider joining us for one of the following training events on Trauma-Informed Biographical Timelines (TIBT), an assessment and planning process that increases empathy and supports the whole person. The TIBT can be used within, and potentially shared across, any of our child-serving systems: child welfare, behavioral health, juvenile justice, education, health care.

View Sarah Buffie’s webinars:

Trauma Informed Biographical Timeline
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FAQs Trauma Informed Biographical Timeline Follow-Up
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Hand Brain Takeaway with Sarah Buffie
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Learn more about Trauma-Informed Biographical Timelines

There will be two more opportunities to attend Trauma-Informed Biographical Timelines training.

March 6, 2019  at the State Library of Ohio, 274 E 1st Ave #100, Columbus, OH 43201
For more information, click here . – EVENT FULL

Webinar | Milwaukee County’s Mobile Crisis Response Services (MRSS)
Chris Morano, PhD is the Director of Mobile Emergency Mental Health Services for Milwaukee County Children and families. Dr. Morano has been in the crisis intervention field for nearly 20 years, and runs the largest mobile mental health unit in the country, through Wraparound Milwaukee. Milwaukee County’s Mobile Crisis Response Services were developed over 20 years ago as part of development of Wraparound Milwaukee, the county’s System of Care(SOC) for children with serious emotional and mental health needs. Named the Mobile Urgent Treatment Team, it began as a service to children in Wraparound with the primary goal to keep youth enrolled in the SOC at home and out of inpatient psychiatric care unless truly neeed.
Learn More | View Webinar

Systems of Care (SOC) Summit
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Department of Disabilities hosted the inaugural Systems of Care (SOC) Summit in September in Columbus with the theme, “Systems of Care – It’s About People Who Care”, designed to highlight the importance of collaboration in improving Ohio’s care giver systems in meeting the needs of children, youth, young adults with developmental challenges and mental health and/or substance use challenges and the families who care for them. There were over two-dozen presentations from experts across the nation.

To review individual speakers and presentations, click here.

Crisis Text Line
The Crisis Text Line provides Ohioans with a state-specific keyword to access its free, confidential service available 24/7 via text on mobile devices. Text the keyword “4hope” to 741 741 to be connected to a person trained to help.
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OhioMHAS Engage 2.0 Grant Summary
In December 2016 the MHRSB of Lucas County partnered with the Butler County Mental Health and Addiction Services Board and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services to submit a System of Care Expansion and Sustainability Cooperative Agreement Grant to SAMHSA. The grant, titled Engage 2.0 built upon the collaborative relationships that have developed regionally around the original Engage Grant communities previously facilitated by Boards in Northwest and Southwest Ohio, and the Family and Children’s First Councils within those Board regions.
Learn More | View Powerpoint Presentation