Submit a Proposal!!

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Office of Prevention and Wellness (OPW) is now accepting proposals for the 2018 OPEC Conference. If you would like to submit a proposal to present a workshop at the 2018 conference, please note the following important information:

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018

  • Submissions will only be accepted via web form
  • Free registration for the conference will be provided for only one speaker per session

    Disclosure Forms
    Must be signed by EACH presenter. When submitting proposal, when prompted to indicate number of presenters, you MUST select at least 1. If not the system will bypass the page containing the disclosure form.
    Alternately, please click here to access and download disclosure form OPEC2018Disclosure

    Conference Objectives

  • Promote collaboration at the state, county and community levels to meet the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, families and communities across the continuum (prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support needs).
  • Provide opportunities for networking across multiple systems invested in the delivery of quality mental, emotional, behavioral (MEB) health services for children, adolescents and families.
  • Promote an understanding of prevention science and the utilization of evidence-based MEB prevention programs, practices, strategies and policies that focuses on efficiency.
  • Promote an understanding of Early Intervention and Early Childhood Mental Health practice.
  • Promote an understanding of evidence-based treatment and models of recovery support.
  • Provide workshops that demonstrate Cultural Competency as fundamental to evidence-based MEB prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support practices. Presentations must demonstrate how their relationship with the consumer is critical to their evidence-based MEB health practice and consistent with achieving the intended outcome.

  • Session Criteria

    The OPW encourages proposals from a variety of systems, individuals and programs that correspond with one of the four tracks listed below and that exemplify:

  • Knowledge of research and evidence-based MEB prevention, early intervention, treatment and recovery support strategies including technology based strategies.
  • Cultural competency as foundational for effective population-based MEB prevention services delivery.
  • Networking and coordination across multiple systems as necessary for the delivery of effective evidence-based MEB prevention strategies and as key to meeting prevention needs at the state, county and community level.
  • Networking and coordination across multiple systems as necessary for the delivery of effective evidence-based early intervention, treatment and recovery support strategies and as key to meeting MEB needs of the consumers.

  • We appreciate the dedication you have demonstrated by submitting your proposal to present at the 2018 OPEC Conference. Thank you and we will notify you of your acceptance to present in March.

    Submission Deadline: Friday, February 23, 2018 at 5:00pm SUBMIT PROPOSAL