Wraparound System of Care Initiative Webinar Series

Overview Ohio System of Care
Cliff Davis provides a comprehensive overview of Ohio’s ENGAGE System of Care initiative – Presented by OHIOMHAS and the CIP cliff-davis

The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and on behalf of Ohio Family and Children First(FCF) and the Ohio ENGAGE Initiative, presented a webinar on Ohio Wraparound System of Care, under the ENGAGE initiative, for all Ohio counties that have chosen to implement services and activities, presented by System of Care consultant, Cliff Davis.

Clink on this link to view the December 8th ENGAGE Webinar: | View Webinar for ENGAGE System of Care Overview |

| View Cliff Davis’ Wraparound System of Care Powerpoint Presentation from the December 8th Webinar |


Cultural Competence in Ohio’s Wraparound System of Care Initiative
Vivian Jackson, Ph.D. and OhioMHAS’ Jamoya Cox provide insight on how to reach individual Wraparound clients and their families in an atmosphere of inclusion and understanding

The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services invivian-jackson Health and Health Care (the National CLAS Standards) are intended to advance health equity, improve quality, and help eliminate health care disparities by providing a blueprint for individuals and health and health care organizations to implement culturally and linguistically appropriate services (HHS, Office of Minority Health).

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ENGAGE Webinars are facilitated by the Center for Innovative Practices at the Begun Center for Violence Prevention with the support of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association (SAMHSA).

Dr. Jackson is a member of the faculty of the National Center for Cultural Competence at Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development, where she provides technical assistance and consultation related to cultural and linguistic competence for the SAMHSA Children’s Mental Health Initiative.

Her publications include “Cultural and Linguistic Competence and Eliminating Disparities,” in The System of Care Handbook (Brookes, 2008); Cultural Competence in Managed Behavioral Health Care (Manisses Communications,1999); Getting Started…Moving On: Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Cultural and Linguistic Competency for Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Families(NCCC, 2003); and The Essential Role of Cultural Competency in Addressing Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in the African American Community in Diabetes in Black America (Hilton Publishing, 2010, L. Jack, Jr. Ed.).


Fidelity Monitoring Using the WFI-EZ in Ohio’s Wraparound System of Care Initiative
Jane Timmons-Mitchell, Ph.D. explains the Wraparound Fidelity Index Short Form (WFI-EZ) forms and how they ensure fidelity for Wraparound clients and their families in an atmosphere of inclusion and understanding – Presented by OHIOMHAS and the CIP

The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP) offers three recorded sessions of an ENGAGE jane-timmons-mitchellWebinar on Fidelity Monitoring Using the Wraparound Fidelity Monitoring Index Short Form (WFI-EZ), hosted by Begun Center Senior Research Associate Jane Timmons-Mitchell, Ph.D., presented in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS)

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The WFI-EZ is a straightforward measure of wraparound implementation that can be self-administered or completed via interview. Any site interested in collecting fidelity information in adherence to the wraparound practice model and principles is eligible to use the WFI-EZ.

In order to reduce burden to staff, team members, youth and families; increase consistency of data collection method; increase consistency, and reduce response bias, WERT recommends that the WFI-EZ be self-administered wherever possible. That said, the WFI-EZ can also be administered via interview, either for all respondents, or for those for whom reading comprehension is very low. However, we recommend that the administration method is as consistent as possible within an evaluation.1 Where interviewing is used, researchers, evaluators, family members, students – even youths (with adequate training and supervision) – can conduct interviews.


Trauma Informed Approaches in Wraparound Systems of Care
Bobbi Beale, Ph.D. provides approaches and strategies for helping clients deal with various post-traumatic challenges through Trauma Informed Care (TIC)  for Wraparound clients and their families – Presented by OHIOMHAS and the CIP 

The Center for Innovative Practices at Case Western Reserve University’s Jack, Josbobbi-bealeeph, and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, will present a webinar on Trauma Informed Care presented by Bobbi L Beale, Psy.D on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

View the Recording from the Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Session
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The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) provides both a Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) overview as well as a list of TIC resources. Click Here for Overview | Click Here for Resources

Dr. Beale is the Director of the Center for Applied Resilience at Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health in Canton, Ohio. She has been serving at-risk youth and families at C&A since 1991; first as a home-based therapist, then a program supervisor, program designer and division director.


Supported Employment in Ohio and Potential for its use in the Wraparound System of Care Initiative
Nicole Clevenger provides an overview of Supported Employment, how it has proved successful in Ohio, and the role it can play in the Wraparound System of Care initiative – Presented by OHIOMHAS and the CIP

The Center for Innovative Practices (CIP), in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Ohio Family and Children First, and the Center for Evidence-Based Practices, and with the support of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), presented a webinar on Supported Employment and its relation to Ohio’s Wraparound nicole-clevengerSystem of Care, designed for all Ohio counties that have chosen to implement services and activities.

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The webinar, entitled “Supported Employment for Emerging Adults: Principles and Practice,” will be presented by Nicole Clevenger, MSSA, a consultant and trainer at the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University and its Ohio Supported Employment Coordinating Center of Excellence (Ohio SE CCOE) initiative. In this role, she provides technical assistance (consultation, training, and evaluation) to service organizations that are implementing Supported Employment/ Individual Placement and Support (SE/IPS), the evidence-based practice, which helps people with mental illness and other disabilities find a job of their choice in the community.

The webinar was held Thursday, February 4, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Learn More about CEBP Supported Employment | Learn More about Nicole Clevenger

According to the SAMHSA, Supported Employment is an approach to vocational rehabilitation for people with serious mental heath challenges, fueled by the belief that everyone with a serious mental illness is capable of working competitively in the community and that such work helps significantly with recovery.


Informed Consent and Confidentiality in High Fidelity Wraparound
Michell Riske-Morris, PhD, JD provides an overview of consent and confidentiality when dealing with clients and families that at once adhere to all HIPAA regulations while making it less cumbersome for clients and families

michelle riske morrisUnderstanding and complying with these confidentiality provisions is an essential part of case management practices.  It is important to ensure that self-incriminating statements shared during a conference are not later used as evidence against a youth in delinquency adjudications or criminal trials.  It is also important to avoid a net widening effect as the client becomes involved in multiple systems.  Difficulties against unlawful disclosure are compounded as more agencies are involved.

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The bottom line is that it is best to secure written consent from youth and parents, which include written statements that describe the purpose of case management, public policy needs, agencies’ ability to receive and disclose information on an as needed basis, how agencies will use data obtained from disclosures and expected outcomes.


Understanding Emerging Adults Who Have Experienced Complex Trauma, Poverty, Homelessness
Youth Empowerment advocate and specialist, Angela Lariviere, provides an overview of poverty and homelessness, the special challenges in helping recovery treatment in this populations, and some promising intervention strategies for helping facilitate recovery.

Angela LariviereThis webinar explores the unique needs and strengths of homeless youth by creating an understanding of who they are and why they are homeless.  This will include identifying trauma and crisis while addressing unique barriers in order to provide services and stability.

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Angela grew up homeless and transitional.  She has been married to her husband for 25 years.  She and her husband have 2 biological children and 2 adopted children. They have also fostered and housed an additional 23 children over the years.  She attended Otterbein College.

In 1997 she used her life experience to  create the Youth Empowerment Program to give disconnected cross-systems youth a voice. YEP unites youth for social change by addressing the root causes of poverty. In addition to YEP Angela works with schools, churches, and community organizations to facilitate poverty awareness, policy, and service activities.

She has volunteered at the Homeless Families Foundation for 20 years and volunteers as the Director of Outreach for The Hope and Liberation Coalition to addresses the issue of Human Trafficking.  She currently contracts as the Director of YouthMOVE Ohio , which gives cross-sytem youth a voice in state and local systems.

Angela has worked for Kitsap County Schools, Kitsap County Community Action Agency, the Ohio Governors Community Service Council, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, The Ohio State University College of Education Department of Human Development, and NAMI Ohio.  She also was selected for a youth leadership position in the Clinton Administration to develop community service opportunities and was given a Diversity Fellowship from the Kellogg Foundation to connect youth in poverty to leadership opportunities.  In 2002 she was given the Bishop Bernadine Award as the National Catholic Youth Leader of the year.