Join us for the Next Virtual Sessions in Early October!

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!

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.

What is the best way to stay informed about the conference?

To stay informed about the conference please make sure you are receiving emails from us via MemberClicks. If you are not, please have your IT department whitelist this address. ohca@memberclicks-mail.net

You can also check out conference webpage for updated information.

Why haven’t I received any conference information yet?

Conference log in information will be sent out 2 weeks prior to the start date of the conference. If you haven’t received information yet it is because it has not been sent yet. If you don’t receive a code within the 2 week window prior to the conference, please contact us.

How do I access Brella?

A join code for Brella with an event link will be sent out to all attendees 2 weeks prior to the conference. If you have not received a join code by then, please email or call us. Please note if you attended the System of Care Conference that your Brella join code will NOT work for the 44th Annual Conference. View our Brella tips here >

I haven’t received my Brella join code. How do I get my code?

Your Brella join code will be sent 2 weeks prior to the start of the conference from ohca@memberclicks-mail.net Please make sure you are receiving emails form this address and if not have your IT department whitelist the email address. If you still haven’t received your join code after these steps, then email or call us.

Once in Brella I can only access networking. How can I view the conference schedule?

The first page that pops up under the Schedule tab is Networking you do not have to select networking to access the conference schedule/information. To access the schedule go to the right-hand side bar and under filters select the box for “Sessions and Meetings.” The full conference schedule will then show.

How will CE Certificates be given out?

CE Certificates will be posted in Brella under the “More” tab. You will be able to access them after the conclusion of the conference.

I want to earn Continuing Education Credits, do I get CEUs for attending the conference?

If you are a licensed social worker or counselor in the state of Ohio and submitted you license # with your registration we will upload your CEUs to CE Broker based on your attendance. These will be posted in CE Broker by the end of the month. If you do not see your credits posted by the end of the month, please reach out to us. If you are not a licensed social worker or counselor in the state Ohio please contact you board to see if you are eligible for continuing education credits.

What if I miss a session, will recordings be available?

Yes, recordings will be available to all conference attendees in Brella session content after the conference. All attendees will have access to all of the recordings regardless of whether they attended that session or not.

Have Questions about Our Event?

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

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 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:

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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.