2014 Ethics Training – REGISTRATION

This free ethic training sponsored by the ADAMHS Board will provide CEU’s for social workers, counselors, and supervisors. 

2014 Ethics Training

Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment 101 Training – REGISTRATION

Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence-based practice used to identify, reduce, and prevent problematic use, abuse, and dependence of alcohol and illicit drugs

This training will be offered four times to both professionals and community members.

Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment Training 101

Jail Based Peer Support Specialist

Century Health is currently accepting applications for a full time jail based peer support specialist.  This individual ideally is someone who has struggled with substance abuse and/or mental health issues and has been involved in the legal system in the past, but has overcome those challenges and now leads a stable, positive life.  This individual must be someone who wants to help others overcome similar challenges.

For additional information, click on the link below:

Jail Based Peer Support Specialist

New Support Group Starting 9-6-14

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ADAMHS Board Program Meeting Change

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:

ADAMHS Board Program Committee will meet on the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30-9:00am.

What is the GAP Network?

On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 a Community Forum was held to hear concerns regarding the local opiate epidemic.  One issue that continued to rise to the surface was the need to provide a system of support for those affected by the opiate epidemic.

Catherine Gabe, State Coordinator for the GAP Network was in attendance to share information about how to develop a support group in Hancock County.  Attached below is a document with additional information regarding the GAP Network.

The GAP Network

If you would like to contact Catherine Gabe for additional information, she may be reached here:

Cathy Gabe (writer@oberlin.net)

If you are interested in joining a support group, please contact our office.  A support group is in development and additional information will be available as this project moves forward.

Join Us On August 19 – Community Forum

Community Forum Flyer

July-August 2014 Newsletter

The July-August edition of The Highlighter is available:  CLICK HERE

ADAMHS Committee/Board Meetings – Cancelled for July

All ADAMHS Committee and Board meetings have been cancelled for July.  Regular meeting schedule will resume in August.

Millstream Class Earns Award

On July 1, 2014, the Millstream Interactive Multimedia Class, taught by Michael Magnas, was awarded Third Place in the state-wide 2014 Don’t Get Me Started PSA and Music Video Contest sponsored by the Ohio Association of Community Behavioral Health Authorities and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

 

In the fall of 2013, the class was asked by the Hancock County Opiate Task Force Education Committee to write, develop, and produce a short video that would appeal to their peers and address the risk of prescription drug misuse and abuse.  Impressed by the quality of work presented by the students, the Task Force submitted this video for adjudication in the video contest.

 

This video contest was a project of the Don’t Get Me Started (DGMS) anti-drug campaign.  DGMS draws on collaborative community outreach initiatives and engagement strategies to increase awareness and the openness to discuss the issue of prescription drug misuse and abuse among youth and young adults.

 

Representatives from the class met at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus to be recognized for their work on this video and their commitment to promoting a drug-free lifestyle.  The class will receive a $500.00 scholarship to be used for future class project.

 

The video, “Prescription Drugs are Still Drugs” can be viewed on-line at http://bit.ly/1lrL5Kw

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Pictured left to right: Tracy Plouck, Director of Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Destiny Adams; Stuart Collins; and Kevin Miller, Executive Director of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency.

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