Lt. Governor Cawley Announces Substantial Agreement on Block Grants for Counties
OMHSAS has announced the implementation of the human services block grant. Read the announcement here and more details here. Since the time Governor Corbett proposed the block grant, MHAPA, along with consumer, family and provider organizations across the state, have vehemently opposed it. Our position remains that the block grant is NOT an effective way to fund behavioral health services and that its impact on vulnerable individuals and the organizations that support them will be devastating. We do not support OMHSAS’ position.
Additional information about the block grant from OMHSAS:
- Human Services Block Grant – One Pager
- Human Services Block Grant – Joinder Arrangements
- Human Services Block Grant – Single County Authorities
19th Pennsylvania Case Management Conference – “Case Management – The Common Thread”
June 22, 2012 – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm – Doubletree Hotel, Monroeville, PA
Sponsored by the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), Office of Education and Regional Programming.
Case management is a dynamic service that encompasses and involves many treatment and provider services, as well as providing assistance to a wide variety of consumers. Throughout all of the services and providers, the Case Manager is often the common thread.
The latest edition of the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services’ QUIC Facts Now Available
The latest edition of the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services’ QUIC Facts entitled “Follow-Up Care After Acute Inpatient Hospitalization for Mental Illness” has been posted to PArecovery.org.
Engaging Women in Trauma-Informed Peer Support: A Guidebook – Free download
This guide was created by the National Center on Trauma-Informed Care as a technical assistance document to help make trauma-informed peer support available to women who receive or have received services in behavioral health or other human service systems. It is designed as a resource for peer supporters in these or other settings who want to learn how to integrate trauma-informed principles into their relationships with the women they support or into the peer support groups of which they are members. The goal is to provide peer supporters—both male and female— with the understanding, tools, and resources needed to engage in culturally responsive, trauma-informed peer support relationships with women.