Ohio's 2024 Mental Health Conference - Information


The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities Foundation, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and the Ohio Department of Health, will host Ohio’s 2024 Mental Health and Addiction Conference: Building the Systems of Care on June 3-4, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus, OH.
OACBHA is pleased to continue to expand on the successes of our 13 prior Opiate Conferences and we are excited to announce that this year's conference will shift to a broader focus and will address both mental health and addiction topics. Based on attendee feedback, this 14th annual, two-day conference will focus on efforts related to mental health. opiate and other addiction prevention, education, intervention, treatment, recovery, family supports, community engagement, and more. The conference will highlight Governor Mike DeWine’s investment in the mental health & wellbeing of Ohioans.

In an effort to conserve paper, this year materials for keynote presentations and breakout sessions are available to download at the following links. There will also be wifi available for those attending to view these materials during the conference. 

Ohio's 2024 Mental Health & Addiction Conference: Building the System of Care - Conference Program 
(All registered attendees will receive a printed program at the registration desk upon arrival.) 

All information regarding continuing education can be found here: Continuing Ed Information Sheet 

Keynote Presentations: 
June 3rd Morning Session - Director's Panel  
June 3rd Luncheon Session - Dr. Josephine Ridley (PPT)
June 3rd Luncheon Session - Dr. Mike Hogan (PPT
June 4th Morning Session - Dona Dmitrovic (PPT
June 4th Luncheon Session - Mark Sanders (PPT

Breakout Sessions: 
June 3rd - 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM 
A1. Implementation of mobile medical units for the delivery of mental health and addiction services in Ohio through the HEALing Communities Study (PPT)
A2. Epidemiology of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder among Babies Born to Ohio Resident Mothers (PPT
A3. Clubhouses and Recovery (PPT)
A4. From the Pros - Beating the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health for Student-Athletes (PPT)
A5. Understanding the McKinney-Vento Act:  How FPS Can More Effectively Support Unhoused Families (PPT
A6. Clinical High Risk for Psychosis: Overview and Implementation Considerations (PPT)
A7. Cultural Responsiveness in Action: Transforming Trauma-Informed Care for Latiné/x Unaccompanied Minors (PPT
A8. Prevention Science for Coalitions: Mobilizing Communities in Implementing Evidence-Based Practices (PPT)  
A9. Solution-focused Collaboration: Building and Sustaining Community Partnerships to Target Public Mental Health Needs (PPT) (handout
A10. Maximizing the Impact of Opioid Litigation Funds: A Local and Regional Perspective, Hamilton County, Ohio (PPT)  

June 3rd - 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 
B1. Franklin County’s Continuum of Crisis Care: Partnerships Fueling Innovation (PPT
B2. Recovery Housing Residences in Ohio (PPT
B3. Relationships and Resiliency (PPT)
B4. Preventing suicide by enhancing social connectedness: Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (PPT)
B5. Imprisonment to Empowerment: Using Family-Centered Approaches (PPT)  
B6. Medications for Opioid Use Disorder - Is it real recovery? (PPT)
B7. Innovative Approaches to Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Children and Youth (PPT)
B8. Sources of Strength Ohio: Building a Statewide Network of Suicide Prevention Programs (PPT)
B9. Hidden in Plain Sight: The Intersection of Brain Injury, Violence, and Behavioral Health (PPT)
B10. One Team, One Purpose: A Holistic Approach to Treatment in the Ohio Correctional System (no handout)

June 3rd - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 
C1. Neurologic-Informed Care (PPT)
C2. Multisystemic Therapy (MST): A Family-Focused Evidence Based Treatment for Adolescents with Complex Behavioral Needs (PPT)
C3. Self-Care: Why you need it, deserve it, and what do to when it isn't enough (PPT
C4. Revitalizing Recovery: A Nurse-Led Holistic Wellness Program for Women in Sober Living - A Pilot Program Experience (PPT)
C5. State of Ohio Adversity and Resilience Studies: Preliminary results from the Wellness Discovery Survey (PPT
C6. A Clinical Training to Supplement Suicide Prevention: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (PPT)
C7. Marijuana: Hidden Risks, Trends and Harm Reduction Strategies (PPT
C8. The Role of Faith and Spirituality in Strengthening Recovery Resilience (PPT)
C9. Mind Your Business; Understanding Behavioral Health in the Workplace & Practicing Effective Communication for Staff Retention (PPT)
C10. Building a Community Focused on Recovery (PPT)

June 4th - 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
D1. Panel: Ohioans in Recovery (no handout) 
D2. A Cross-Community Approach to Reducing Stigma: Following Up on the Experiences of Ashtabula, Fairfield, Sandusky, and Seneca Counties (PPT
D3. Equity Considerations for a Crisis Response System (PPT
D4. The Impact of Military Culture-Competence Training: State and Community Initiatives (PPT
D5. Recovery Peer Support Implementation and Utilization in Ohio Prisons (PPT
D6. Integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Mental Health, Addiction, and Recovery Systems (PPT
D7. Suicide Prevention Efforts – From Data to Action (PPT) (PPT) (PPT
D8. The Power of Peer Support for Family Caregivers (PPT)
D9. Discovering the Ohio School Wellness Initiative, Ohio’s Model for Student Assistance and Staff Wellness Programs (PPT
D10. Schools of Excellence in Prevention: A Community Partnership for Mental Wellness (PPT

June 4th - 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM 
E1. Addressing Mental Illness, Substance Misuse, and Trauma through a Health Equity Lens (PPT
E2. The Power of Prevention: Leveraging Prevention Strategies to End the Family Cycle of Addiction (PPT
E3. Knowledge is Power: Approaching Efficient, Cross-Discipline, Rapid Intelligence-Sharing as a Public Safety Priority (PPT
E4. Regulatory Compliance:  How OhioMHAS Licensure & Certification Division Investigates Reportable Incidents & Complaints (PPT)  
E5. AOD Treatment Challenges in the LGTBQ+ Community: Context, Culture, and Continuum (no handout) 
E6. People Who Train Together, Stay Together: A Collaborative Approach to Treatment and Staff Retention (PPT
E7. Using Technology to Prevent and Reduce Gambling-Related Harm (PPT
E8. Faith-Based Partnerships: Bridging the Gap in Addiction Treatment for African Americans (PPT
E9. Partnering with Ohio Parents (POP): Supporting Parents as Part of Systems Change (PPT
E10. Management of Synthetic Drug Withdrawal Within the Continuum of Care: Methamphetamines and More (PPT

June 4th - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 
F1. Ohio’s Innovative Approach to Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis Treatment (PPT
F2. Community Partnerships and Strategies – A Recipe for CME Collaboration and the OhioRISE System of Care Approach (PPT)  
F3. Older Adult Behavioral Health and Wellness, The WISE Initiative of Ohio (PPT
F4. Overview of Contingency Management for Stimulant Use Disorders (PPT)
F5. Empowering Communities: A Guide to Engagement through Educational Programming (PPT)
F6. Better Together – Comprehensive Partnerships and Strategies Supporting Recovery from Substance Use Disorders (PPT
F7. Introduction to Resilience Based Clinical Supervision (PPT)
F8. Behavioral Health in Ohio: Improving Data, Moving Toward Racial & Ethnic Equity (PPT
F9. Ohio’s Landscape of Peer Run Organizations and Clubhouses (PPT
F10. Motivational Interviewing for Dual Diagnosis Groups (PPT) (handout