10:45-12:00 POWER SESSION 1

Title of session: Mitigating Risk, Supporting Children in AOD environments
  • Session description: Because Ohio leads the nation in deaths related to drug overdose, many of their children are at risk for countless adverse experiences. Explore those risk factors and learn how trauma is sustained. Understand that risk mitigation involves building connection and increasing resilience.
  • Speaker(s): Nicolle Moore is the Coordinator of Early Childhood Mental Health for Child Focus, Inc. She has worked in community mental health since 2002 and moved into early childhood work soon after. In 2013 she received her Early Childhood Mental Health Credential in Ohio and has recently been working as a Master Trainer under the Whole Child Matters grant. She enjoys working in early childhood mental health as she believes beginning prevention at the youngest ages is key to ensuring success in life.

Title of session: Addressing HB 367 in Health Education: The Health & Opioid Abuse Prevention Education (HOPE) Curriculum
  • Session description: The HOPE Curriculum is a set of K-12 health education lessons designed to help schools combat the opioid epidemic and meet the requirements of HB 367. The HOPE Curriculum includes lesson plans for health education teachers and classroom teachers; administrator guides; and community connections.
  • Speaker(s): Laura Rooney, MPH, is the adolescent health program manager for the Ohio Department of Health. Ms. Rooney has 20 years of experience in school and adolescent health program planning. She holds a bachelor's degree in health education from Ohio University and a Master's in Public Health from The Ohio State University. Ms. Rooney supported the development of the Health and Opiate Prevention Education curriculum. She also co-developed the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model used in schools to integrate health and learning strategies. Dr. Holly Raffle is an Associate Professor at Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. She serves as a project leader for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research projects including program evaluation. Dr. Raffle primarily works in the disciplines of K-12 education, post-secondary education, and public health. Additionally, she is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and taught health in the public school system as well as health, kinesiology, psychology, public administration and education courses at the collegiate level. Dr. Raffle has served as the lead evaluator for Ohio's SPF SIG, SPF-SPE, and SPF-PFS Initiatives. In 2013, Dr. Raffle was the recipient of the Firefly Award from the Fairfield County Family, Adult, and Children First Council recognizing her commitment to community-level prevention. In 2014, Dr. Raffle was the recipient of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services' Prevention Champion Award; recognizing her efforts to help state agencies, ADAMHS Boards, and prevention providers rethink or redesign their prevention systems through the Strategic Prevention Framework. Kevin Lorson is a Professor and Program Director of the Health & Physical Education Program at Wright State University. He is currently the President of the Ohio Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAHPERD). Kevin is leading the development of the Health and Opioid-Abuse Prevention Education (HOPE) Curriculum project.

Title of session: Invigorate Your Concept of Adolescence
  • Session description: Adolescence is an evolving area of study. This workshop addresses how our concept of adolescence impacts the success of youth outcomes, youth led prevention and community change.
  • Speaker(s): Glenna S. Edwards is the president and founder of the nonprofit organization LILYMI Foundation (Live It Like You Mean It). LILYMI began in 2005 to empower children, youth and families. Under Glenna’s leadership LILYMI provides workshops and mentors in the areas of prevention, intervention and increased graduation. Glenna is the author of two books. Karen Lackey, Director, is an Independently Licensed Social Worker with 31 years in professional practice. She completed her graduate degree in Non-Profit Management from Case Western Reserve University in 1989 and has worked in multiple service sectors including prevention education, mental health treatment, education and juvenile justice. Karen is currently in her 20th year as Prevention Services Director for Geauga County Educational Service Center. Julianna Fellows, OCPSA, received her BS from Kent State University in General Studies with concentrations in Psychology, Sociology and English. Julianna has worked in the area of community and social services for over 15 years in Lake County, Ohio in programs related to the homeless, at risk families and youth, prevention and victim advocacy. For the past 3 years she has been a part of The Ohio Adult Allies in conjunction with Drug Free Action Alliance, Ohio Youth Led Prevention Network.

Title of session: Words Matter: Changing the Language of Addiction
  • Session description: This session will briefly explore the history of language related to addiction and its impacts on people, policy and the community. The majority of the session will be a discussion of person-centered language across the continuum of care –what has been proposed by experts in the field and where we, as a prevention and behavioral health community, can find common ground for renewed advocacy in a healthcare environment.
  • Speaker(s): Stacey Frohnapfel-Hasson, MPA, OCPS II, serves as Problem Gambling Services Bureau Chief for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. She oversees policy, planning, and public outreach for a statewide system of care for problem gambling services. Stacey has 20-plus years in communications and public relations with for-profit, non-profit, and governmental entities. She worked with the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities for several years on advocacy, outreach, grants, and senior services, including a white paper on Ohio’s Adult Care Facilities. A Master Trainer in Healthy IDEAS, a depression screening and mediation program, Stacey has a Master’s in Public Administration from Ohio University and a BS in Communications from West Liberty State College, WV. Lynette Cashaw-Davis, MA, CPRS, CDCA, is a person in long-term recovery from substance use disorder - which for her means she has not used alcohol or other drugs since May 4, 2007. She is a passionate and outspoken recovery advocate, longtime community volunteer and committed, trusted servant within the recovery community. Her commitment to community service through advocacy and outreach activities includes being former Board Vice-President of Ohio Citizen Advocates for Addiction Recovery (OCAAR) and currently co-facilitator for the ADAMH Board of Franklin County’s Consumer and Family Advocacy Council (CFAC), where she also volunteers on the consumer/family panels for the county’s Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) program for law enforcement personnel. In addition, she sits on the Recovery Subcommittee of the Franklin County Coroner’s Opiate Crisis Task Force and the Patient/Patient Family Communication and Outreach Subcommittee of the Psychiatric Crisis Emergency System (PCES) Workgroup. Since 2003 she has been employed by Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services and is currently Administrative Coordinator in the Office of Prevention and Wellness. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Organizational Communication and is an Ohio Certified Peer Recovery Supporter.

Title of session: A Community in Crisis: Catalyst, Collaboration, Cohesion & Consequences
  • Session description: Learn the challenges presented by multiple suicide completions in one county. Five partner agencies discuss siloed reactions and responses, a call to action, intentional programming, and coordinated crisis response. Challenges encountered, problem solved, and lessons learned will also be discussed.
  • Speaker(s): Dr. Koenig holds a Ed.D from Argosy University in Counselor Education/Supervision. She earned a M.Ed. in Community Counseling/School Counseling from Ohio University and a B.A. from Wilmington University. She has worked in community mental health, a battered women’s shelter, the child protective services system, and juvenile corrections. She holds two certifications in trauma work and is the Director of Counseling & Health Services at Shawnee State University. Teresa Bryan is the Director of Social Work Services/Case Management/Pastoral Care/ Patient Relations Depts. at Southern Ohio Medical Center. She has been involved in services development including Inpatient Rehabilitation, Senior Behavioral Care, Case Management, Hospitalist Program, Palliative Care, Outpatient Psychiatric Service Clinic and telemedicine for psychiatric services. Teresa received her MSW from the University of Kentucky in 1993. She is a LISWS. Susan Shultz is the Executive Director of the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board of Adams, Lawrence and Scioto Co. (ADAMHS Board). She is the chair of the Scioto County Suicide Prevention Coalition and the Scioto County Behavioral Health Committee. She has a Business Administration degree from Shawnee State University and is a Certified Public Manager for the State of Ohio. Cyndy Bell, Medical Services Nurse, has thirty three years of Psychiatric Nursing experience. She graduated from Shawnee State University Nursing Program in 1983. She is a Crisis Intervention Team Instructor, Therapeutic Assault Prevention Instructor and a QPR Gatekeeper Trainer. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center since 1991 as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse. Sean Davis, LICDC III, LSW, has worked in mental health/substance abuse for over 20 years. Sean graduated from Ohio University with a BA in Sociology and Criminology. He continued his education with a MEd from Marshall University in Adult and Technical Education. Sean has worked in the crisis and emergency services field for the past 12 years. He is currently the Director of Crisis/Emergency Services Program at The Counseling Center, Inc.

Title of session: Treatment and Recovery Supports for First Episode Psychosis
  • Session description: Participants will learn about FIRST Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis programs in Ohio and how this evidence-based treatment enhances resilience and recovery for adolescents and young adults experiencing first episode psychosis.
  • Speaker(s): Nicholas Dunlap, M.Ed., LPCC, is a Consultant Trainer for FIRST Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis, at the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). He holds a Master’s of Education Degree from Kent State University. He is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor by the State of Ohio. He has experience in first episode psychosis, motivational interviewing, family psychoeducation, and co-occurring disorders.

Workshop 1
1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Title of session: Meeting MEB Needs of Future Students: Greene County's SSHS ECMHC Pilot Project
  • Session description: Learn how a community team in southwest Ohio identified local needs and gaps in services and, by building a culture of collaboration, developed a sustainable approach to addressing future student’s mental, emotional, and behavioral (MEB) health with Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation.
  • Speaker(s): Grace Schoessow, MS, is an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant and Certified Trauma Practitioner with a MS in Clinical Psychology. With 18 years of experience in the early childhood, developmental disabilities, and behavioral health fields, she uses a collaborative approach to promote behavioral health and mental wellness through consultation, training, mentoring, coaching and support of educators and caregivers to nurture emotionally healthy environments in which children can thrive.

Title of session: Setting Children Up for Success: One school's attempt to provide services on a continuum to increase school success and functioning.
  • Session description: Community Schools reach beyond the traditional boundaries of public education to mobilize community resources and focus on the whole child. Positive outcomes include improved student behavior and achievement and reduced dropout. This session will describe a Community Schools pilot in NW Ohio.
  • Speaker(s): Melanie Vierling, LPCC-S, NCC, has over 12 years of direct care service with children, adolescents and families and currently is the School Based Program Manager at the community mental health agency, Children’s Resource Center, in Wood County Ohio. Melanie provides clinical supervision for clinicians working in the Wood County area school districts and is a liaison to the school staff in understanding the roles and benefits of providing mental health services within the school setting. Dr. Noelle Duvall is a clinical psychologist and is currently the Chief Clinical Officer at the Children's Resource Center (CRC) in Bowling Green, OH. She received her Ph.D. in clinical/community psychology from the University of South Carolina in 1996. Dr. Duvall’s research and clinical interests have included violence and delinquency prevention, child and family trauma, and multi-systemic treatment, and she has worked in juvenile justice and community mental health settings.

Title of session: Building the Prevention Workforce Through Youth-Led Prevention
  • Session description: Do you ever wonder who would do your prevention work if you were not? Youth-Led Prevention programs are an excellent resource for building the prevention workforce. This session will arm you with the tools necessary to engage young people in conversations about prevention careers.
  • Speaker(s): Zach Miley is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist from Northeast Ohio. He specializes in adolescents involved in youth-led prevention programs, but provides services across the life-span. He coordinates Summit County Teen Institute (T.I.), co-coordinates Project PANDA, and is a product of Nordonia High School T.I. where he's been involved since 2002. He received his Associate's in Human Services from University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Human Services.

Title of session: Speaking with our Hearts: Effectively Engaging the Communities we Serve
  • Session description: The purpose of this session is to explore health disparities that exist in Appalachia and rural regions and share best practices in improving health through strength-based approaches that empower communities with the tools needed to develop long-term behavior change.
  • Speaker(s): Melissa Thomas, Founding Director; As founding director of the nonprofit Center for Appalachia Research in Cancer Education (CARE), Dr. Melissa Thomas has served as Principal Investigator on a number of research studies aimed at reducing the burden of cancer through culturally-competent health education programs. Melissa also serves as Director of the Office of Health Equity and Sponsored Programs at the OhioHealth Research & Innovation Institute in Columbus, Ohio.

Title of session: A Community-based approach to Assessing and Building Readiness to Address Important Issues in Ohio
  • Session description: Many Ohio communities are struggling to address important issues—such as problem gambling, underage drinking, prescription drug misuse, HIV/AIDS, intimate partner violence and others—that impact community health and positive youth development. This workshop is the result of an innovative learning community that has been implemented during SFY17 in partnership with seven Ohio communities. Participating communities learned about community readiness, developed problems of practice to identify a priority substance or priority problem to address, and implemented the Tri-Ethnic Center's Community Readiness Model (CRM) to assess readiness in their communities. The seven communities currently are working on reporting their community readiness results and on developing strategies to increase readiness. This workshop explores community readiness and draws on the experience of participating communities to identify lessons learned and key learnings that can guide other communities that may be considering conducting a community readiness assessment. In addition, we will present information about the Tri-Ethnic Center's Community Readiness Model (CRM) and how it can serve as an important tool for Ohio’s communities. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how community readiness can contribute to their efforts, along with resources for implementing the CRM in their home communities.
  • Speaker(s): Derek Longmeier, Problem Gambling Network of Ohio, Christi-Valentini-Lackner, PreventionFirst!, Krysta Bennett, Drug Free Action Alliance, Matt Courser, PIRE
  • Derek Longmeier, MBA, OCPC, ICPS has attained certification from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board as an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant and the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium as an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist. He holds an MBA from Ohio Dominican University, a BA in Psychology from The Ohio State University, and a Certificate in Social Enterprise from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. Longmeier has been in the substance abuse prevention field for over 20 years and has presented at local, state, and national trainings throughout the U.S. Derek serves as the Executive Director of the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio. In this role, he is the Ohio affiliate for the National Council on Problem Gambling, serves on the NCPG Prevention and Membership Committees, the OhioMHAS Problem Gambling Service Advisory Board and the Prevention Round Table. Prevention and health promotion is not only his profession, but also his passion.

Title of session: Building Tribe in a Disconnected World
  • Session description: Since 1992, The Akron-based Packard Institute Inc. have been engage Ohio youth and young adults in a range of recovery community building events and interventions. Often modeled on Native American traditions and ceremonies, our youth have launched epic hike and kayak journeys across the nation.
  • Speaker(s): Raynard Packard, Director; Raynard D. Packard, M.A.Ed., PsyD Candidate, LICDC-CS, has been in counseling practice with Ohio youth since 1992. In 2007 he founded The Packard Institute, Inc. in Akron, providing a range of clinical counseling levels of care - as well as a community center providing recovery-oriented systems of care. To date the institute has engaged over 1400 Ohio families. Robert Pantuliano, Recovery Coach and Misfit, holds a Master's from Fordham, is an Ohio LSW, and has focused his practice on adjudicated youth and recovery-oriented systems of care.

Title of session: Learn what data is available on Ohio’s Network of Care
  • Session description: This workshop will provide an overview of data available on the Ohio Network of Care at the national, state, and county levels. The workshop will also provide some information on national datasets such as NSDUH, BRFS, and YRBS.
  • Speaker(s): Dr. Lara Belliston, Health Policy Specialist, has a background in Human Development and Family Studies, with a B.S. from Brigham Young University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Auburn University, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the Study and Prevention of Violence at Kent State University. Lara has been with OhioMHAS for 10 years in Research, and now in Prevention and Wellness. Lara’s research has focused on the risk and protective factors in children and adolescents, with an emphasis in program evaluation.

Title of session: Enhancing Program Implementation – Making the Most of What You Have
  • Session description: Grant recipients are required to implement programs with fidelity which can be difficult in a real-world setting due to gaps between efficacy and effectiveness. Understanding the science of how to implement programs with fidelity can help improve behavioral health outcomes and program sustainability.
  • Speaker(s): Michelle L. Riske-Morris, Ph.D/JD, is a Senior Research Associate with the Begun Center for CWRU. Michelle has been practicing law for 23 years and has served in various administrative positions with state and local governments, creating a uniqueness wherein she offers real world experience combined with her educational background. As a project director and research associate, she has experience in both process and outcome evaluations. David L. Hussey, Ph.D, is an Associate Director for Research with the Begun Center at CWRU. Dr. Hussey is a licensed independent social worker-supervisor (LISW-S), and the Director of Research and Evaluation at Beech Brook. Dr. Hussey’s primary areas of research are in mental health, violence and victimization, and behavioral health interventions. He is an accomplished clinician, researcher and teacher with over 35 years of clinical experience in health, mental health and child welfare settings.

Title of session: Changing Campus Culture Through Sexual Violence Prevention
  • Session description: The Healthy Campus Partners consortium provides multi-campus support allowing implementation of the Ohio Department of Higher Education’s 5 recommendations for preventing and responding to sexual violence through evidence-based training, environmental strategies and direct intervention.
  • Speaker(s): Tessa Miracle is a Program Director at Wright State University’s College of Education and Human Services department. As the Project Director of the Healthy Campus Partners Consortium, Tessa coordinates key stakeholders and oversees implementation of programs. This involves coordinating the formation and development of both the Healthy Campus Partners Advisory Board and the Healthy Campus Partners Leadership Committee.

Title of session: Twenty self-regulating kindergartens ARE sitting quietly and focusing on their happy teacher: How PAX GBG helped this happen and helps produce a lifetime of mental and behavioral health, for both students and teachers.
  • Session description: Two boys known for daily principal visits completely focused on their teacher for over 15 minutes? PAX gave them self-regulation and has proven long-term social, emotional and academic outcomes. Learn how to use PAX to engage teachers, use PAX Partners, overcome barriers, and integrate PAX and PBIS.
  • Speaker(s): Laura Kamp, PAX Project Coordinator; Laura Kamp has been a certified teacher in four states and Canada and has coordinated PAX GBG for the SSHS Grant through the Northwest Ohio Educational Service Center since 2014. She works directly with teachers and administration, manages PAX Partners and is a PAX Partner. She has been involved in teaching and the organization, development and administration of several community and education organizations in the United States and Canada. Angela Patchen MSW LSW, Project AWARE Program Manager at the Wood Co. ESC, has directed the implementation of PAX GBG since 2014. She ensures all LEA and county activities are implemented as identified in the Project AWARE Coordination and Implementation Plan. Previously she worked with teachers and students on classroom environment and social skills through the Children’s Resource Center and developed and administered social skills groups to elementary school children in after-school programs.

3:00 PM to 4: 15 PM

Title of Session: The Lens of Trauma
  • Session description: The Lens of Trauma: When we experience a traumatic event the lens in which we perceive the world can be damaged. Ultimately impacting on our emotions and thought processes. We will explore how our brain is impacted by trauma and our role in helping others to heal and respond not react to life.
  • Speaker(s): Danielle Ratcliff, C.E.O.; Danielle Ratcliff B.A. Social Science(Human Services), Certified Trauma Practitioner / Trainer, Qualified Mental Health Specialist. Danielle has worked for over 20 years with at risk families as a Social Worker, Behavior Management Specialist, Trauma Practitioner and art therapist.

Title of Session: Kernels for Life: Transforming Communities through Environmental Strategies
  • Session description: Research-based Kernels for Life is a community-based prevention program made up of research-based strategies or “kernels” for improving the behavior, performance, and relationships with young people. An evidence-based kernel is the fundamental unit of behavior change.
  • Speaker(s): Carmen Irving, Community Engagement Coordinator; Carmen Irving is a Certified Family Life Educator and Child and Youth Care Practitioner. Carmen has a Master's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies and specializes in the area of adolescent development. Carmen serves as a mediator for the Juvenile Court and works for the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Union County. Dr. Philip Atkins is Executive Director of the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County. He has worked in prevention for nearly 30 years. He is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant and works extensively with environmental prevention strategies. He has a PhD in Public Service Leadership - Human Services Administration. He specializes in community-based research and developing sustainability strategies for prevention.

Title of Session: Positive Youth Development - Where we have been and where we should go!
  • Session description: Working with youth? Understanding the past can help you to develop a better future for your youth! Join us in gaining a better understanding of one of the youth development models which has shaped youth-led prevention.
  • Speaker(s): Stacey Logwood is the Director of Community Development for the Mental Health, Drug & Alcohol Services Board of Logan & Champaign Counties. As part of that role, she is the Coalition Coordinator of the Champaign Co. Drug Free Youth Coalition. Logwood and the Coalition have graduated CADCA’s National Academy and utilize the Strategic Prevention Framework for community change. Stacey and her husband Shawn reside in Urbana. They have four children, Jailin, Cameron, Taran, and Kennedy. Beth Thomas currently serves as the Program Director for Healthy Choices Caring Communities, a community coalition working to reduce underage substance use. She is responsible for the development of the Youth Advisory Council initiative and continues as a co-adviser. She obtained her MSW from The Ohio State University and her BSSW from Bowling Green State University. She and her husband Kevin have three adult children, Madeline, Emily, and Michael.

Title of Session: Countering Lack of Trust, Reducing Risk: Cultural Competence in Engaging Traumatized Communities with Health Disparities
  • Session description: This session will enhance your communication and outreach skills. Providers will be empowered to build credibility and trusting relationships with their communities, increasing both impact and effectiveness. Learn practical, community-tested strategies that can be used immediately in your work.
  • Speaker(s): Ivan J. Juzang, Founder/President; Ivan Juzang, MBA, Founder and President of MEE Productions Inc., is an innovative market researcher with over 25 years of first-hand experience working in at-risk, underserved and minority communities across America. He is a leading expert in strategic communications and social marketing. His work focuses on how the public health community can present street-credible, trauma-informed and culturally-relevant prevention messages to those with busy, economically-challenged and stressed-out lives.

Title of Session: FASD: The Foundation
  • Session description:What is more damaging to a developing fetus, alcohol or opioids? This presentation will provide information to answer this question. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is a lifelong disability caused by prenatal alcohol exposure. Learn more about how it manifests itself and ways to intervene.
  • Speaker(s): Sr. Suzette Fisher, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) specialist and director of client services, co-founded Double ARC, where she provides education, intervention, and advocacy services. She was instrumental in developing Double ARC's FAS diagnostic team and continues to serve on it. She led the development of a comprehensive FAS curriculum for parents and teachers funded by the CDC. Sr. Fisher gives FASD presentations at local, state, and national conferences.

Title of Session: Generation Found: Creating a Youth Continuum of Care
  • Session description: Generation Found is a powerful story about a community coming together to ignite a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown. This session will look at the successes of Houston, Texas and hear from young people in recovery to talk about how to bring recovery to Ohio for young people.
  • Speaker(s): Sarah Thompson is the Executive Director of OCAAR; Sarah began her journey advocating for addiction recovery with the Ohio Physicians Health Program. In addition to her professional experience, she has her own personal experience with recovery. Sarah is a champion for the recovery community, and a young thought leader dedicated to ensuring Ohioans have the resources and opportunities necessary to enter and sustain long-term recovery. Sarah studied Public Affairs at The Ohio State University.