Child and Youth Behavioral Health
PCSAO works to further the knowledge, policy, and practice related to screening, assessing, and linking to effective trauma-informed behavioral health services for our children and youth and their families. To impact this work, PCSAO convened a Behavioral Health Leadership Group with representatives from county PCSAs, private agencies, state agencies, managed care organizations, and other key stakeholders from 2012 to 2016.
The Behavioral Health Leadership Group (BHLG) has now transitioned to a core group of PCSAs. It accomplished much in terms of preparing PCSAs and our partners for the transition of foster children from Medicaid fee-for-service to Medicaid managed care in January 2017. The BHLG made recommendations on new children’s behavioral health services, such as Intensive Home-Based Treatment services, that are included in the State’s Behavioral Health Redesign effort that will become effective in July 2017.
Along with the core PCSA group, PCSAO continues to work on managed care transition issues for foster children, identify additional services that should be included in Medicaid such as High Fidelity Wraparound, enhance trauma-informed care, and work with partners to address service access and capacity issues for youth with multiple needs.
- Psychotropic Medication Toolkit for PCSAs
- Minds Matter: Prescribing of Atypical Psychotics (presented by Mary Applegate, PhD, Ohio Department of Medicaid)
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE Study Materials from Dr. Vincent Felitti)
- More ACE Study Resources
- Report and Recommendations by the Joint Legislative Committee on Multi-System Youth
- Overview: Addressing the Needs of Ohio’s Multi-System Youth
- Next Steps with Ohio’s Multi-System Youth Initiative (OACCA Conference Presentation, September 2016)