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Coalition Strategies


Safe & Healthy Schools Summit 2017

Tuesday, June 6- 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Quest Conference Center- 8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH

The purpose of the Safe & Healthy Schools Summit/Supporting Youth Through Evidence-Based Practices 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. The SAMHSA grant was established years ago after a number of deadly school shootings in the 1990s.

Dr. Holly Raffle from Ohio University and a leadership panel from Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) and Ohio Department of Education (ODE) 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.

To register for the event, click here

Workshops planned include:

  • How to incorporate the evidence-based program PAX-Good Behavior Game or the PBIS framework into your local school
  • How the National Alliance for Mental Illness in Ohio provides services and advocacy for parents and children diagnosed with mental or emotional conditions
  • The collective impact behavioral services can have for the at-large community
  • Comprehensive substance abuse prevention programs and services for schools
  • Incorporating multi-ethnic cultural competency in schools, communities and behavioral health
  • The latest information from ODE about school safety laws and programs
  • The collective impact approach to making collaboration work across school and community organizations

For questions regarding registration, contact Cathy Born at PreventionFIRST! at 513-751-8000 ext. 10 or cborn@prevention-first.org.

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.