2018 Spring Conference

OACCA convened its 42nd annual spring conference for child and family service professionals on May 1-2, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio.  The conference will feature national and state leaders in the behavioral health and child welfare sectors, including government and provider leaders.

A primary theme of conference presentations is opportunities for collaborations and connections between health plans, state and county agencies, and local service provider agencies.  The conference will also address the latest policy initiatives impacting providers, including the Medicaid Re-Design, managed care, and Bridges, as well as various clinical, direct practice, management, best practices.

35 sessions will be held and 9 CEUs are available!

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Keynote: Community Collaborations: Strategies to Addressing the Opiate Crisis

Mr. Orman Hall  (May 1)

Orman Hall is Ohio’s foremost leader in addressing and solving the Opiate crisis.  In his keynote presentation, he will explain how local agencies can collaborate to respond to the Opiate crisis.

Mr. Hall previously held several cabinet posts to the current and former Governors of Ohio, including Director of the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, Director of the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team, and Manager of Specialized Dockets for the Supreme Court of Ohio.  Mr. Hall also served as Executive Director of the Fairfield County Board of Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services for many years.  He is currently working as a Public Health Analyst and Consultant for the Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

Keynote: The Federal Family First Act: Impact on Ohio’s Child Welfare & Behavioral Health Sectors

Mr. John Sciamanna  (May 2)

John Sciamanna is one of the most influential and knowledgeable child welfare advocates in the entire country.  His keynote presentation will explain the new federal Family First Act and its impact on Ohio’s community child welfare and behavioral health agencies, both public and private.

Mr. Sciamanna is the Vice President for Public Policy for the Child Welfare League of America, and has served CWLA in advocacy capacities for over 11 years.  Mr. Sciamanna also has leadership roles with the National Child Abuse Coalition and the National Foster Care Coalition.  He started his career as a Legislative Assistant in the U.S. Senate where he focused on Social Security and children’s issues.


May 1, 2018

8:00am, Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00am, Myers-Briggs Leadership Education & Development (all day)

9:30am, Welcome and Introductions / Award Presentations

10:00am, Keynote: Collaborative Strategies to the Opiate Crisis with Mr. Orman Hall

11:15am, Breakout Session 1

12:30pm, Luncheon

1:30pm, Breakout Session 2

2:45pm, Breakout Session 3

4:00 pm, Breakout Session 4

5:00 pm, Evening Reception

May 2, 2018

7:30am, Registration and Light Breakfast

9:00am, Welcome and Introductions / Award Presentations

9:30am, Keynote: The Federal Family First Act-Impact to Ohio with Mr. John Sciamanna

10:45am, Breakout Session 5

12:00pm, Luncheon

1:15pm, Breakout Session 6

2:30pm, Breakout Session 7

3:30pm, Adjourn


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5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, OH 43017

A limited about of discounted sleeping rooms are available at a rate of $129 per night (+taxes/fees).  Reserve online or call 614-790-9000 or 1-800-220-9219 and request the CCA group rate.  Deadline to obtain the discounted rate is April 14.

Alternative nearby hotels (within 0.2 miles) that guests may want to make a sleeping room reservation include:

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Conference Booklet Sponsors
A New Leaf, Inc.

Accreditation Guru, Inc.

Buckeye Ranch, The

Council On Accreditation

Family Focused Treatment Association

Columbus Springs Hospitals

The Marsh Foundation

OrionNet Systems, LLC

Sequel Youth Services

The Village Network

This End Up Furniture Company

TIL Consulting

Youth Advocate Services

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Brennan, Manna and Diamond

Buckeye Health Plan

Buckeye Ranch, The

Community Teaching Homes

Columbus Springs Hospitals

Council On Accreditation


Foothold Technology

JusticeWorks OH

Pinnacle Partners

ProComp Software

St. Joseph Orphanage

The Village Network

This End Up Furniture Company