Early Childhood Mental Health Summit

Posted by Julie Stone on September 21, 2016 under News | Be the First to Comment

Trauma and Stress: Approaches and Interventions

Wednesday, November 2 – Friday, November 4

Doubletree Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43235

The early childhood community faces increasingly intense challenges in the classroom that can be linked to the impact that we know trauma and stress have on the developing brain. This conference will address the next steps in understanding stress and trauma and creating an organizational environment that supports Trauma Informed Care.

State, regional and national presenters will bring the most current research and practice to help programs respond most effectively to the needs of young children and their families.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

Individuals who support services to young children and their families in any setting, particularly those who work in Education, Special Needs, Health and Mental Health as well as organizational leaders who influence policy, practice and organizational climate.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

CLICK HERE FOR FULL AGENDA AND REGISTRATION MATERIALS

CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE DOUBLETREE WORTHINGTON

The New Head Start Program Performance Standards

Posted by Julie Stone on September 1, 2016 under News | Be the First to Comment

Now Available on the ECLKC!

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced new Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) that will further improve and strengthen the Head Start program. The regulation is the first comprehensive revision of the Head Start Program Performance Standards since they were originally published in 1975. The updated Standards reflect current research, science, and best practice. They describe high-quality service delivery so Head Start is better able to focus on outcomes for children and families. They also reduce administrative and regulatory burden, and improve clarity and transparency.

The new HSPPS and related resources are now available on the Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC), including:

perf standThe webinar, Introducing the Head Start Program Performance Standards – Final Rule, was presented by OHS on September 1st. It is now available to watch on-demand. Topics for the webinar included:

  • An overview of the new HSPPS
  • A description of supports OHS will offer grantees as these they implement these Standards

NOTE: A Spanish translation of the new HSPPS will be available the week of Sept. 19, 2016.

 

OHSAI is Moving!

Posted by Julie Stone on August 29, 2016 under News

movingEffective September 1st, 2016 the OHSAI office will be at:

7810 McEwen Road

Suite E

Dayton, OH 45459

Phone, fax and emails remain the same.

 

OHSAI OCTOBER MEETING

Posted by Julie Stone on August 26, 2016 under News

Thursday, October 6th – Friday, October 7th

Doubletree Worthington, 175 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43235

The October Meeting will focus on the NEW 2016 Head Start Program Performance Standards and will kick off OHSAI’s new Community of Learners model which is intended to facilitate meaningful and intentional networking, sharing and learning among and between peers working in a common field.

COMMUNITIES OF LEARNERS:

  • Directors
  • Parents
  • Education/Data
  • Health/Disabilities/Mental Health
  • Early Head Start
  • Family & Community Partnerships

We will also have the latest state and national updates with a focus on the implications of the new Program Performance Standards, Innovation, and much more.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

CLICK HERE FOR FULL AGENDA AND REGISTRATION MATERIALS

CLICK HERE TO MAKE RESERVATIONS AT THE DOUBLETREE WORTHINGTON

Regional Dental Access Forums

Posted by Julie Stone on July 29, 2016 under News

AN INVITATION FROM 

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Please join us for a discussion about dental access in Ohio and to look in depth at our workforce options. Your voice is critical in creating greater access to dental care.

Getting Ohioans the dental care they need will take a multifaceted approach. Many good efforts are already underway to increase access to care, but Ohio’s safety net system—including free dental clinics which rely on volunteer dentists, federally qualified health centers, and the dental OPTIONS program— have waiting lists which can be months and sometimes years long.

Dental Access Now! has been studying oral health workforce issues for more than 5 years. We have been talking to community-based clinics, dental provider educators, hygienists, dentists, patients, people who cannot find a dentist or afford care, social workers, and other health care providers. We convened a workgroup with representatives from those groups. We have studied dental workforce models from other countries and across the United States. We have had support and technical assistance from some of the best known public health dentists and experts in Ohio and around the nation.

And, now, we have Senate Bill 330, which outlines a unique workforce modernization model to address some of the specific barriers that Ohioans face in getting the dental care they need. 

Click here to RSVP for one of the dates below.

Community Meeting Dates:

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