WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28TH
10:45-12:00 POWER SESSION 3

Title of session: Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation: An Ounce of Prevention in the Early Years
  • Session description: ECMHC is both an effective early intervention and a powerful behavioral health prevention program. 10-20% of young children have serious behavioral health problems and many more have challenging behavior that compromise their ability to succeed in a group setting. An ounce of early prevention...
  • 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: Expanding and Integrating PBIS to Address Prevention in Schools
  • Session description: Many Ohio schools use Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) as a framework to address behavior. This presentation explores how PBIS can be expanded beyond behavior to address school-wide prevention including ATOD prevention, healthy relationships, bullying prevention, and more.
  • Speaker(s): Emily Jordan, MSW, LISW is a Behavioral Supports Consultant with the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children. Her primary responsibilities consist of developing programs and policies to support the educational needs of students with serious social, emotional, and behavioral disabilities. Ms. Jordan is Co-Project Director of Ohio’s Project AWARE grant. Karen Stine, PhD., NCSP currently serves as a Supervisor/Consultant with the Hamilton County Educational Service Center where she provides supervision for school counselors and school psychologists serving public and parochial schools. She partners with Region 13 State Support Team colleagues to provide professional development and technical assistance to school/district leadership teams for systematic and systemic implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports. Jill J. Jackson, Ph.D. holds a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs from The Ohio State University and a doctorate in Organizational Psychology at Capella University. Jill is a Consultant for the Ohio Department of Education’s Center for P-20 Safety and Security. In this position, she serves Ohio’s students, families and communities through prevention and early intervention services to reduce non-academic risk behaviors that impede academic achievement and school climate.

Title of session: Yes, Let's Empower!
  • Session description: In this interactive workshop we will look at the vital role youth empowerment plays in the life of a young person. Through activities and discussion we will identify meaningful strategies to move youth into a more meaningful and empowered role.
  • Speaker(s): Kevin Rigby serves as the Youth Programs Manager for Youth to Youth International. As a product of youth-led prevention Kevin had been working in the prevention field for Youth to Youth for 10 years. He found working with youth was his passion and now serves as the coordinator for the Franklin County Youth Advisory Board, coordinating the annual Central Ohio middle school camp as well as the International’s Summer Training Conference. B.A., OCPS Youth Program Coordinator. Autumn Snavely is the current Youth-led Program Coordinator for the Ohio Youth Led Prevention Network(OYLPN) through Drug Free Action Alliance(DFAA). She has been with DFAA since 2014. Autumn works directly with the OYLPN Youth Council throughout the year, providing training for the youth and assisting in the implementation of their strategic plan efforts for the state. She is fairly new to the field of prevention and is constantly learning from the veterans of this work.

Title of session: Beyond Competence: Cultural and Linguistic Humility
  • Session description: Beyond Competence: Cultural and Linguistic Humility will aid participants in the exploration of implicit bias and the importance of self-reflection in the acquisition of cultural competence and humility to positively impact treatment and outcomes.
  • Speaker(s): Lisa Golden, Clinical Lead Supervisor Early Childhood Mental Health Program. Lisa received her Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the current clinical lead supervisor for Early Childhood Mental Health Programs at Nationwide Children's Behavioral Health in Columbus, Ohio. Lisa has presented at the Zero, to Three National Conference, the Smart Start National Conference, and the OACCA Trauma Informed Care Summit. Misty Cole, Early Childhood Programs Master Trainer. Misty has been working with families and children for over twenty years. She began her career as an infant teacher and eventually held positions with toddlers, preschoolers, and school aged children before acting as an administrator and coordinator for multiple programs. Misty currently works for Hopewell Health Centers Early Childhood Programs where she is Master Trainer and an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant providing services for children, families, and early learning professionals.

Title of session: Resilience and Trauma: Balancing Development, Behaviors, and Academics
  • Session description: Classrooms contain approximately 66% of students with at least 1 ACE that costs over $200,000 per year per traumatized child. Healing children from the inside out is through intentional, effective, restorative strategies by targeting the interrupted neurodevelopment where learning can begin.
  • 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. Erin Lucas is the Director of Early Childhood Programs for Hopewell Health Centers in southeast Ohio. She has worked in community mental health since 2003 and moved into early childhood work in the summer of 2014. She and her husband enjoy parenting their two strong willed, curious young daughters in the countryside of southeast Ohio. /LI>

Title of session: Beyond Busy: Overcoming the Overloaded Life
  • Session description: In today's world it feels like we are being asked to do more with less. Often, we sum up the demands on our time with "I'm busy”, promoting a culture where busy is normal and valued. In this interactive session we introduce participants to the implications of busy and promote ways to move beyond it.
  • Speaker(s): Amy Homkes-Hayes works for the University of Michigan's Office of Academic Innovation as Lead Innovation Advocate in Michigan’s Digital Innovation Greenhouse. Amy is a certified MBTI practitioner, StrengthsQuest educator, and is trained in Motivational Interviewing. Amy comes from a place of yes, which she admits has its benefits and challenges. She struggles with the busy trap on a daily basis as a parent of a toddler and infant. Amy has degree from Grand Valley State University and Michigan. Jennifer Wegner is the Associate Director in Engineering Student Affairs at the University of Michigan. Her teaching and facilitation experiences include a mentorship/leadership course, LeaderShape®, first year seminars, and social psychology in residence settings. Jennifer’s research interests include the culture of busy and the intersection of women’s higher education career ascension and professional development. She is finishing her doctoral studies while working full-time, so is busy!

  • WORKSHOP #2
    1:30 PM to 2: 45 PM

    Title of Session: Sensory Interventions
    • Session description: This session will help you experience the evidence-based, structured sensory interventions a hands-on activities will provide participants with practice using TLC "Structured Sensory Interventions for Traumatized Children, Adolescents and Parents" (SITCAP®).
    • Speaker(s): Heather Gibson, C.E.O.; Heather Gibson is a lifelong resident of Ohio, residing in Greenfield for the past 25 years. She graduated from the College of Mount Saint Joseph with a bachelor degree in business administration. She is currently finishing her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Heather is the CEO of R.E.A.C.H. for Tomorrow, Inc. providing training, advocacy, and collaboration services for organizations, agencies and collaboration services for organizations, agencies and churches.

    Title of Session: Wonders and Woes of Social Media
    • Session description: The expectations for youths' social interactions have changed dramatically. Exploring the risks of social media and understanding the developmental implications will help adults intervene more effectively when posts cross the line from cute kittens to bullying, sexting, or other at-risk behaviors.
    • Speaker(s): Sharon Custer, LISW-S, Faculty, Field & Partnership Coordinator; Sharon Custer, LISW-S has worked with youth with behavioral health issues in a variety of capacities prior to coming to Miami University in 2014. Her passion for prevention has led to train on topics related to development, asset building, family engagement, child abuse prevention, and school partnerships. Sharon currently serves as the BSW Field Coordinator at Miami University and works to create meaningful partnerships across the community.

    Title of Session: Engaging Young People to Create Change
    • Session description: In this workshop we will differentiate between the concepts of prevention and promotion as they relate to Youth-Led programming. We will discuss the confusion between the two and discuss the strategies most effective for engaging and empowering youth.
    • Speaker(s): Jessica Mays is currently the Youth-Led Program Coordinator for The Federation of UMADAOPs of Ohio. Jessica has used her passion for young people to stand as a voice for positive youth development, empowerment and advocacy. She is passionate about engaging young people and believes that they our greatest untapped natural resource. Harim Ellis, Director of Youth-Led Programming. With more than a decade of experience working with young people, Harim continues his life's work as the Director of Youth-Led Programming for the Drug Free Action Alliance. Knowing if he can impact just one life his time will not have been in vain. He is a proud son and father. In his spare time... wait what is that? Harim reminds himself daily that his goal is not to be perfect, but to be able to perfect his improvement. Continuously bettering himself, his community, and his world daily.

    Title of Session: Rural Communication & Traditional Media
    • Session description: In some rural areas of the state, internet and social media outlets aren't immediately accessible. In these instances, it is important to know how to lean on traditional media outlets, namely newspapers and radio. We will be looking at these outlets as a complement to social media campaigns.
    • Speaker(s): Catherine Glass, Prevention Specialist; I have received my BA in Communication with a Minor in Marketing from the University of Dayton in 2005, and worked in a Public Relations capacity on a volunteer basis with other businesses or organizations. In 2008, I worked as a Sports Reporter for the Telegram News in Jackson, Ohio and gained important insight to media relations. I was raised and live in Jackson County, a rural Appalachian area in Southeastern Ohio and currently work as a Prevention Specialist with Health Recovery Services.

    Title of Session: Cutting Off the Pipeline to Opiate Addiction: A Community Strategy
    • Session description: Cutting off the Pipeline to Addiction is Summit County's story of working to prevent opiate addictions. In August 2016, Summit County Community Partnership launched The Deterra Project to distribute 40,000 drug disposal pouches to multiple target populations within 9 months through over 25 partners.
    • Speaker(s): Darryl Brake, Executive Director; Darryl Brake has been involved with Summit County Community Partnership since its inception in 1990, serving as its Executive Director since 2010. Darryl was honored as the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio’s (ADAPAO) 2015 Member of the Year. He is active in the Statewide Prevention Coalition Association and ADAPAO, presenting frequently at state conferences. He serves as the co-chair of the Summit County Opiate Task Force’s Public Relations, Youth and Education Committee. Alyce Jennings, Director of Development; Alyce Jennings is a coalition builder at heart. She has served as the Director of Development for Summit County Community Partnership, since November 2014. Alyce earned a degree in Social Work from Malone University and a Master’s of Non-Profit Organizations from Case Western Reserve University. During her time at CWRU, she conducted an in-depth resource assessment of Akron’s neighborhoods and served on a team of strategic planning consultants. Her career focus is supporting healthy communities.

    Title of Session: Children Matter! Montgomery County
    • Session description: Children Matter! Montgomery County is a high fidelity wraparound program that works with youth ages 5 to 14 years old, who have a mental health diagnosis (SED) and some involvement with juvenile court. The program also provides other services for the parents and siblings of the youth.
    • Speaker(s): Cindy Mockabee, Project Director; Cindy Mockabee is a MSW from The Ohio State University and has a LISW-S. She has experience overseeing and writing grants from local, state, and federal agencies. Also has vast knowledge about the individuals in the criminal justice system who have mental health disorders due to working in this environment for 12 years. She is also a trainer in SBIRT, SAPTS, CALM, and QPR.

    Title of Session: Think Big... Even On A Small Campus
    • Session description: What do mustaches & hearts have in common? They became the focal points of month long prevention campaigns at The University of Findlay. Learn how these large scale and comprehensive initiatives can be implemented with limited resources and make significant impact within any learning community.
    • Speaker(s): Ginny Williams, Assistant Director of Counseling Services; Ginny completed her graduate degree in Counseling from Heidelberg College and is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She is responsible for clinical work and prevention programming on campus and has served as adjunct faculty. In addition, Ginny is a certified QPR instructor, certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist. She also serves as chair for the Program Committee of the Hancock County Alcohol Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services Board.

    Title of Session: Suicide Prevention: There's an app for that!
    • Session description: We can prevent suicide by meeting our clients and constituents where they live much of their lives: on their cell phones. Learn about options available to your organization and community, from licensing existing customizable apps to using generic free apps to developing your own from scratch.
    • Speaker(s): Ken Browner, Psy.D., is Lakeland Community College's campus psychologist. In addition to providing direct services to students, he is responsible for coordinating mental health promotion efforts and enhancing the college's understanding of and capacity to address the mental health needs of its student body. His areas of clinical expertise include cognitive behavioral therapy and couples counseling. He has leveraged external and internal grants to develop innovative programs and projects.

    Title of Session: Women at Work in the Culture of Busy
    • Session description: Frustratingly or invigoratingly we continue to ask, “can women have it all?” And equally “do women want to have it all?” Join us as we grapple with the implications of busy culture for women and introduce ways to combat busy behavior for women to thrive in and outside of their professional lives.
    • Speaker(s): Amy Homkes-Hayes works for the University of Michigan's Office of Academic Innovation as Lead Innovation Advocate in Michigan’s Digital Innovation Greenhouse. Amy is a certified MBTI practitioner, StrengthsQuest educator, and is trained in Motivational Interviewing. Amy comes from a place of yes, which she admits has its benefits and challenges. She struggles with the busy trap on a daily basis as a parent of a toddler and infant. Amy has degree from Grand Valley State University and Michigan. Jennifer Wegner is the Associate Director in Engineering Student Affairs at the University of Michigan. Her teaching and facilitation experiences include a mentorship/leadership course, LeaderShape®, first year seminars, and social psychology in residence settings. Jennifer’s research interests include the culture of busy and the intersection of women’s higher education career ascension and professional development. She is finishing her doctoral studies while working full-time, so is busy!

    WORKSHOP #3
    3: 00 PM to 4: 15 PM

    Title of Session: Trauma Informed Care: Toxic stress to safe zone
    • Session description: When trauma occurs in early childhood, it impacts development across domains. Together we will explore causes of trauma, effects on development and implications for early learning professionals and parents. In addition, we will explore how being trauma informed impacts our response to child behavior.
    • Speaker(s): Erin Lucas is the Director of Early Childhood Programs for Hopewell Health Centers in southeast Ohio. She has worked in community mental health since 2003 and moved into early childhood work in the summer of 2014. She and her husband enjoy parenting their two strong willed, curious young daughters in the countryside of southeast Ohio. 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: Recovery Is Beautiful: Ohio’s Transition to a Recovery-Oriented System of Care
    • Session description:Ohio’s behavioral health system was built with one premise in mind; helping Ohioan’s live better, healthier, and drug-free lives. This is what Recovery is Beautiful is all about. This workshop will provide an overview of Recovery Is Beautiful and Ohio’s transition to a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC). As communities transition to ROSC, the workshop will also identify important aspects of building and sustaining prevention prepared communities to promote emotional health and reduce the likelihood of mental illness, substance abuse including tobacco, and suicide.
    • Speaker(s): Dontavius L. Jarrells Community Engagement and Advocacy Administrator is responsible for enhancing the levels of community participation among the Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health (ADAMH) Boards. A specialist in community stakeholder relations and digital strategies, Dontavius oversees OACBHA’s grant-funded educational campaigns and assist in the ongoing training of Boards and community partners on topics such as community engagement through digital strategies, Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), and Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC). Prior to serving in this role, Dontavius worked at the Ohio House of Representatives as a Legislative Service Commission Fellow and Legislative Aide. Dontavius graduated with a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in economics from Hiram College.

    Title of Session: Theory to Practice: An African Approach to Prevention Programming
    • Session description: This interactive workshop will focus on an African centered theory & treatment approach and its application by Minority Behavioral Health Group, a mental health agency. MBHG, provides culturally specific prevention programming. BLUE, an emotional wellness/suicide prevention program will be explored.
    • Speaker(s): Ciara Dennis, Clinical Coordinator; Ciara Dennis, is a Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervisory designation. She serves as the Clinical Coordinator of MBHG. Currently she is completing her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University. She is on internship currently working with veteran in the areas of Serious Mental Illness, Gambling Treatment, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Her research interests are in the areas of spirituality, African centered treatment approaches, cultural competency and trauma. Tania Lodge, Ph.D, is the Clinical Director of Minority Behavioral Health Group. She also holds a Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision Designation license in the state of Ohio. She is a graduate of Fielding Graduate University. Her areas of expertise are in cultural competency, culturally specific assessment, African centered theory and therapy, trauma and process addictions.

    Title of Session: Building Respite Capacity through Collaboration
    • Session description: Caregivers of people with special needs need an opportunity to rest and recharge. However, access to rest, or respite, is often very limited. Come and hear from a panel of people who were involved in an innovative collaborative project. Learn about our successes and areas that can still be improved.
    • Speaker(s): Lauren Perry is the training coordinator for the Butler County Family and Children First Council. She plans and implements professional development events for the county. She also oversees different cross systems committees including a respite collaborative. Lauren has a Bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University in Families Studies. She has worked directly with families and individuals as a legal guardian and a support coordinator for the developmental disability system. Sharon Custer, LISW-S, Field Coordinator, Family Science & Social Work; Sharon Custer is the Faculty & Field and Partnership Coordinator for the Social Work program at Miami University. She has her Master's of Social Work and is currently pursuing her P.H.D. in Educational Leadership, Interdisciplinary Focus from Miami University. Sharon has a long history of working with family serving organizations in different capacities including professional development specialist, community wraparound program director and training and evaluation coordinator.

    Title of Session: OMNI: The All-Inclusive Prevention and Intervention Program
    • Session description: The "Omni Project" is an all-inclusive approach to Prevention and Intervention services within a NE Ohio School District. Details on the planning, implementation and evaluation of the program are provided, including: school/community education, classroom lessons, and leadership clubs for students.
    • Speaker(s): Meghan Fawcett, Vice President, Clinical Treatment; Meghan Fawcett holds a Masters of Science in Education (MSEd) from Youngstown State University and has an LPCC-S and LICDC-CS license. She has supervised a full-continuum of services from Prevention to Detoxification. She is an adjunct faculty member in the Counseling Department at Youngstown State University. In addition, Meghan is a Past-President of Ohio Counseling Association and the East Ohio Counseling Association. Shaun Renato, Director of Youth and Young Adult Services; Shaun Renato holds a Master's of Science in Education (MSEd) and an LPCC-S. She is the current Director of Youth and Young Adult Programs at Meridian HealthCare, supervising Prevention, Outpatient Counseling and Gambling Services. She serves on several Prevention Coalitions in Trumbull and Mahoning Counties as to assist in the development of evidenced based community and school based services. Shaun grew up as a participant of NE Ohio prevention programs and is a leader in their implementation.

    Title of Session: Learn about methodology and state-level results from SY 2015-2016 Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey -- OHYES!
    • Session description: This workshop will provide an overview of the Ohio Healthy Youth Environments Survey – OHYES! methodology as well as statewide results and how to access county-level results.
    • Speaker(s): Lara M. Belliston, Health Policy Specialist; Lara Belliston 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: Helping community members prevent suicide through online, avatar-based simulations.
    • Session description: Participants will learn statistics on suicide in Ohio youth and young adults, and the importance of suicide prevention. Participants will be given access to online, avatar-based simulations and handouts which they can use to educate community members on how to recognize and help youth in distress.
    • Speaker(s): Shawna Hite, SAMHSA GLS Grant Projector Coordinator; Shawna Hite received her BA in Psychology and Communication from Lake Forest College in Illinois and her MPH (Master’s in Public Health) from The Ohio State University. Shawna is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), with experience and knowledge in planning, implementing, and evaluating health-focused curriculum, programs, events, and projects. Shawna is passionate about equipping all Ohioans with the knowledge, abilities, and environmental supports to live healthy, fulfilling lives.

    Title of Session: Project Based Citizenship: Empowering Youth to Promote Change
    • Session description: Active citizenship programs like Youth for Justice and Project Citizen empower youth to become "agents for change" to solve community issues. Participants in this session will learn the steps of project-based citizenship, and how to bring active citizenship to their classroom/organization.
    • Speaker(s): Ryan Suskey is the Director of Programs at the Ohio Center for Law-Related Education. Prior to joining the OCLRE, Ryan taught ancient history and U.S. Studies at the Columbus Collegiate Academy, in Columbus Ohio. Ryan is a graduate of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and also received his M.A.T. in secondary education from the Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and his B. Phil. In French Literature from the University of Pittsburgh.

    Title of Session: Why Should We Work Together: your coalition, my coalition, OUR Community?
    • Session description: This workshop will explore how different coalitions can partner around strategic planning and implementation to build greater capacity for collaboration that will help sustain our common goals for more impactful and measurable outcomes for our families and communities.
    • Speaker(s): Dr. Yvette Jackson, Executive Director; Over the last 25 years, Dr. Yvette Jackson’s professional career has included clinical, academic, and administrative roles. Formally trained as a Social Worker and a Chaplain, she has provided leadership to multiple systems, including the Child Welfare System, the Office of the Attorney General, several Faith-Based Institutions, and numerous educational systems, including Higher Education. Her roles in the community have allowed her to work with individuals and families across the lifespan.