$0, Free./ Check for dates, times, locations of next meeting near you./ "Regional Meetings for Integrated SAMI Treatment" are peer-networking events for professionals from multiple disciplines and systems who serve people with co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness (SAMI). Participants discuss challenges and solutions for implementing evidence-based practices and other service strategies (e.g., IDDT, ACT, DDCAT, DDCMHT, TRAC, MI, Health Homes). Moderated by staff of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices.
The Center for Evidence-Based Practices is presenting an important training series as part of the Ohio Medicaid Health Homes initiative, which is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Mental Health. The event, titled "A Breath of Fresh Air: Promoting Health-Behavior Change among People with SPMI," is designed for health and behavioral healthcare organizations in Ohio. The event occurs on five different days in five cities from March to June, 2013. Learn how to support and motivate health-behavior change. Register online today. $0, Free/CEUs, CMEs.
Ohio needs to increase funding for early childhood education, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer opinion article "Ohio can and should beef up funding for early-childhood education" posted on May 11, 2013. The writer supports his argument with data from a report released by the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development in April evaluating Cuyahoga County's Invest in Children. "The fact is that preschool is delivering children far better prepared to engage school is a huge positive outcome," said Center Co-Director Robert Fischer. "This report confirms that."