Save the dates! / March 27-28, 2015 / Beachwood, OH / CMEs, CEUs / Join the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at the “12th All-Ohio Institute on Community Psychiatry: Integrating Care: Preparing Your Workforce for the Future.” / The All-Ohio Institute is a statewide multidisciplinary event that focuses on community mental-health services, clinical practices, and research and education. For psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, and other mental health providers. / This event is presented by University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University Department of Psychiatry. / Call for presenter abstracts! / Deadline is December 12, 2014. / The All-Ohio Planning Committee is calling for abstracts from presenters who wish to highlight the following:
Integration of care
Workforce development initiatives
New research and educational programs
Other topics of interest to hospitals and community psychiatrists in the public sector
December 9 & 10, 2014 / Milwaukee, WI / CEUs + Supervision Credits / “IDDT Implementation Strategies for Program Leaders” is a two-day training for innovators who are implementing an Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) team with aspirations of high fidelity to this evidence-based practice for people with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness (SAMI, COD). / Presented by Ric Kruszynski, MSSA LISW, LICDC, and Stephanie Lagalo, MSW, LISW, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.
Associate Professor David B. Miller, who is also president of South Euclid City Council, will present “Local Government in an Age of Austerity” at the next Public Affairs Discussion Group on campus tomorrow, November 21, at 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Dampeer Room of the Kelvin Smith Library.
Dr. Miller will share his perspective as both a social policy researcher and city council president to consider how local governments cope with bad budgetary news, and what the consequences are for the services they provide.
It’s a significant problem in Northeast Ohio and around the country. Economic stress, by driving down property values, has threatened one of the main sources of revenue for local governments. Incomes are recovering only slowly from the effects of the recession. At the same time, the 2014-15 Ohio budget reduced state aid to more than $1 billion below the 2010-11 figure; repeal of the estate tax cut revenues by at least $300 million per year; and compensation for other local taxes that the legislature eliminated over the last decade is dwindling.
The groundbreaking work of our students and faculty would not be possible without the support of our school’s staff. Each year, we celebrate them at the MSASSy Awards, an afternoon reception that includes special honors given to a select few on staff who are nominated by their peers and the faculty.
The highest MSASSy Award is the B. Lenora Benson Award of Excellence, established by and named for Mrs. Benson, who worked at Case Western Reserve for more than 30 years, managed the Mandel School’s finance department for a decade, and attended the reception to personally present the award. This year, the Benson Award was given to the school’s webmaster, Marie Vibbert, for exemplifying the mission and goals of the Mandel School. Known for her technical expertise and patience in her work, Marie is also a great motivator on the school’s wellness committee and – as a published author and a professional football player on the Cleveland Fusion — is a true Renaissance woman.
The other 2014 MSASSy Award Winners are (pictured from left to right, holding their awards with Mrs. Benson) Rachel Blake, Assistant Director of Finance; Nora Hennessy, Associate Dean of Institutional Advancement; Tammy Warner, Executive Aide to the Dean; Marie Vibbert, Webmaster; and Bill Haller, Facilities Coordinator. Not pictured: April Hirsh, Research Assistant, and Nina Lalich, Analyst/Programmer.
Congratulations to all and thank you for your exemplary service to the Mandel School!