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Join us for the Next Virtual Sessions in Early October!
Tuesday, Oct. 6
1:00 - 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 7
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 8 
8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Strengthen your connections, be inspired and collaborate with some of the best hearts and minds of the child welfare community of Ohio.

Our 44th Annual Conference will feature virtual keynote speakers and breakout session tracks detailing System of Care coordination with OhioMHAS resources, Ohio Education initiatives featuring the strategic plan: Each Child, Our Future, and many sessions for Leadership, Trauma-Informed Care, Behavioral Health, Foster Care and Adoption!


Get excited for a fantastic Brella Event! If this is your first time using Brella, view our tips here.


Continuing Education

The Oct 6-8 virtual conference sessions will offer 20 CEU-eligible* keynote presentations, breakout workshops, networking opportunities, and many sponsors and exhibitors featuring the following topics:

  • Advocacy and Public Policy

  • Best Practices and Innovative Approaches in Behavioral Health and Child & Family Services

  • Advancement in Trauma Informed Care

  • Best Practices in Management and Leadership

  • Clinical Interventions and Behavior Management Strategies

  • Three Open Minds Workshops sponsored by Qualifacts

  • System of Care Coordination


*The Ohio Children’s Alliance is an approved provider of Continuing Education credit by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. CEUs will be submitted for review for Ohio Social Workers and Counselors per RSX079104 and for Counselors per RCX089101

Why Attend?
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Hear from our keynote speakers—Lt. Governor, Jon Husted, and Paolo DeMaria from Ohio's Dept. of Education—while experiencing our workshops: 

  • Advocacy & Public Policy

  • Innovative Approaches in Behavioral Health

  • Management & Leadership

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Clinical Interventions

  • System of Care Coordination

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Spend some time with like-minded, passionate, creative people like you. These past months have been a difficult time to maintain our connections and relationships.


We’ll encourage you, challenge you and hopefully inspire you, to not only make new connections, but to also strengthen them. 


Our sponsors and exhibitors are anxious to learn from you and hear your concerns and ideas.  Join them at their virtual exhibitor booths. Any type of engagement at their exhibitor booth counts as an official visit, and 5 or more visits qualifies you for our end of conference raffle, where we’ll be giving away prizes you won’t want to miss!

Meet Our Speakers:

OCTOBER 7, 9:15 a.m.

Paolo DeMaria
Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction, Dept. of Education 
Paolo's role supports Ohio's 3,600 public schools and 1.7 million students. One of his proudest accomplishments is the collaborative development of Each Child, Each Future, Ohio's strategic plan for education. He has focused on education policy and improvement during most of his 28 years of public service.


OCTOBER 8, 9:15 a.m.

Jon Husted

Ohio's 66th Lt. Governor, was inaugurated in January 2019 along side Governor Mike DeWine. He is the founder and first Director of InnovateOhio. Throughout his time in elected office, Jon has consistently demonstrated his ability to get things done and have a positive impact on Ohio and its residents.


OCTOBER 8 (following Lt. Governor Husted)

Lori Criss

Director, Ohio Dept of Mental Health and Addiction Services

A native of eastern Ohio, Lori Criss has been engaged in the behavioral health field since 1992. Prior to coming to OhioMHAS, Lori served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers.


Thank You to Our Partner Support!



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System of Care:


We're virtual, but still have an array of exhibitors! 

...And they’re anxious to learn from you, hear your concerns, share some ideas, connect. Join them at their virtual exhibitor booths, thank them for their support and their efforts in helping our communities, or just stop by and say a quick hi! 


Any type of engagement at their exhibitor booth counts as an official visit, and 5 or more visits qualifies you for our end of conference raffle, where we’ll be giving away prizes you won’t want to miss!

Need more details? Contact us.
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