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Ohio to create statewide support system for child and adolescent behavioral health

Ohio state agencies have announced plans to create a statewide center that will offer support to child and adolescent behavioral health programs and agencies, including providing services to keep children out of foster care (Source: “Ohio looks to form new statewide support system for child and adolescent behavioral health,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 12).

Ohio’s Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health “Center of Excellence” will offer training and technology and administrative services, including increased access to government support through telehealth. Multiple departments, including the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, created the request for qualified contractors to help develop the center.

Case Western Reserve University’s Center for Innovative Practices, through a two-year, $3.6 million contract, will organize the creation and operations.