Coalition Strategies


Safe & Healthy Schools Summit- Supporting Youth Through Evidence-Based Practices

Tuesday, June 6- 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. -Quest Conference Center- 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH

The purpose of this conference is to provide school staff and behavioral health professionals the opportunity learn about the successes of Ohio's Safe Schools Health Students grant provided by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration over the past four years. Dr. Holly Raffle from Ohio University will serve as the keynote speaker for the Safe & Healthy Schools Summit. 

Objectives for this event are:

1) Inform participants about system-based approaches for identifying behavioral health needs

2) Demonstrate use of multi-tier system approaches and evidence-based practices

3) Provide practices for sustaining school and community partnerships and behavioral health services. 

This comprehensive one day learning event is hosted by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Ohio Department of Education and PreventionFIRST! SAMSHA Grant funding #5U79SM061536-04. RCHs, CEUs and CHES hours are being applied for. Registration cost is $35 which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

For registration information, contact Cathy Born at PreventionFIRST! at 513-751-8000 ext. 10 or

Safe Schools Healthy Students Video

This video highlights the Back to School for Science Evidence-based Practices Summit that occurred in September 2014. The video shares the purpose of SSHS, the five SSHS Elements, and shares highlights from some of the summit speakers.