https_proxySeptember 8-9, 2016

Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin
5100 Upper Metro Place
Dublin, OH 43017

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Thank you to everyone who attend, presented, and sponsored our 2016 fall conference on Residential Treatment Transformation.  165 leaders from across the state — and country — explored new innovative approaches to residential treatment and serving kids with intensive behavioral health needs.  Policy presentations on the behavioral health Medicaid re-design and the pending federal Family First Prevention Services Act were also provided.

Handouts & Presentations

Residential Treatment Transformation – Keynote Address
Tom Woll (tomwoll@zoominternet.net)
Keynote Presentation
2017 Trends Report
rEvolutionary Change Leadership Capacities Practice Manual
Why Does Anyone Ever Agree to Change Anything?

Preparing for Residential Treatment Transformation & Building a Transformation Plan Workshop
Tom Woll (tomwoll@zoominternet.net)
rEvolutionary Change Leadership Capacities
Thought Progression Exercises
Integrated Treatment Design

What Works in Residential Treatment
Dr. Peter Pecora (PPecora@casey.org)
Keynote Presentation

Why Should We Care About Placement Change? And What Can We Do About It?
Dr. Peter Pecora (PPecora@casey.org)
Placement Stability Presentation

Additional Workshop Handouts
ODJFS Data Handout – Kristine Monroe
Multi-System Youth – PCSAO – Angela Sausser
Multi-System Youth Recommendations
UMCH Family Services Handout
Pressley Ridge Handout
Homes for Kids Handout
Treatment Outcome Package – TOP
Medicaid Health Presentation – Kara Miller and Dr. Appelgate
Mark Mecum – Medicaid Re-Design
Mark Mecum – Residential Care in Ohio, Family First Act
HOME Choice Workshop
Behavioral Health Medicaid Re-Design – OMHAS

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Peter Pecora

Managing Director of Research Services

Dr. Pecora is the lead researcher for Casey Family Programs and Professor of Social Work at the University of Washington.  He has worked with many social service departments in the United States and in other countries to refine foster care programs, implement intensive home-based services, and design risk-assessment systems for child protective services.  He is the author of the recent Casey report Safe, Strong, Supportive: Elements of Effective Practice for Children and Youth Served by Therapeutic Residential Care.  Dr. Pecora will present on What Works in Residential Treatment and Why Placement Change Is Bad for Children.

Keynote Speaker: Tom Woll


Residential Transformation Project Consultant, Alliance for Strong Families and Communities; Facilitator, Strategic Change Initiative

Tom Woll is a consultant who currently is assisting child-serving agencies in Ohio and across the country. Woll’s projections and principles are based on 38 years of experience in the field and more than 700 interviews with public sector leaders, private agency executives, service leaders, and key stakeholders.  Mr. Woll is the Lead Facilitator of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities’ Residential Transformation Cohort and former Executive Director of Parmadale Institute in Cleveland, Ohio.

Venue & Accommodations

Embassy Suites Columbus-Dublin
5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, OH 43017


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