Ohio Program for Campus Safety & Mental Health

2022-23 Webinars


March webinar: Substance Misuse trends in higher education

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Cindy Clouner, MPH, LSW, OCPS, Managing Director of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery

Ahmed Hosni, MSW, Assistant Director within the Student Life Student Wellness Center at The Ohio State University

March 30th, 2023, 11:30am-12:30pm

This session will explore the current trends in substance misuse among college students and discuss how campuses can better meet the needs of their students across the
continuum of care. Join us to learn more about how alcohol, cannabis, and fentanyl is impacting students, the expansion of recovery supports on campuses, and national, state, and local resources that can support efforts to fill gaps within the continuum of care on your campus.

Webinar Objectives

  • Participants will be able to describe current trends related to
    collegiate substance misuse, specifically related to alcohol,
    cannabis, prescription drugs, and fentanyl.
  • Participants will be able to define the continuum of care, from
    prevention through recovery, and identify strategies they can
    employ to fill existing gaps in service
  • Participants will be able to list existing national, state, and local
    resources available that can support the implementation of
    strategies addressing the continuum of care.


Register in Advance for Webinars


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Application for CE credits is pending. This webinar will be recorded, and an archive will be sent out to all registrants and uploaded for public access.

February Webinar: Motivational Strategies to engage students violating the code of conduct

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Russell Spieth, Ph.D., Vice President of Adult Behavioral Health at The Centers in Cleveland, Ohio

February 16th, 2023, 12:00-1:00 PM EST

Dr. Spieth will discuss lessons learned from 25 years of experience serving mandated clients in community mental health, drug and mental health courts, and university-based counseling. Included in this presentation is a discussion of the value of integrating normative feedback, motivational interviewing, and harm reduction into programming for college students violating the code of conduct. Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based, collaborative, person centered, guiding conversation style to strengthen a person’s own motivation to change. Based on the 3rd edition of Motivational Interviewing: Helping People Change (Miller and Rollnick, 2013), this 1-hour training will cover the underlying mindset, core skills and strategies of MI.

Webinar Objectives

  • Appreciate how to use motivational techniques to establish the working alliance
  • Detail strategies to promote healthy change
  • Understand the rationale for incorporating harm reduction into the planning process

january webinar: Comprehensive Approaches for Addressing Student Mental Health: Needs and
opportunities for First-Generation Students

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Sara Abelson, PhD, MPH, Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice at Temple University School of Medicine

January 26th, 2023 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

Student mental health concerns are on the rise and exceeding the capacity of colleges and universities to respond clinically. Dr. Sara Abelson will present on public health opportunities and interventions for improving student mental health in higher education, based on her recent multidisciplinary review of the evidence-base, published in the Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. She will cover the unique needs of first-generation students and identify critical approaches for enhancing the mental health and wellbeing of this important population of students.

Webinar Objectives

  • Participants will identify the unique mental health needs of first-generation college students
  • Participants will describe individual, interpersonal, community, and institutional-level interventions for addressing student mental health
  • Participants will describe important approaches for supporting the mental health of first-generation college students


November WEBINAR: Pioneering a path forward: Engaging and understanding the Vitality of needs for Latinx students

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Magda Gomez, Ed.D.

Iris Mirelez, M.Ed.

Alejandro Martinez Jr., MSW, LSW

Jessica Cartagena, MBA

November 8th, 2022, 12:00pm-1:00pm EST

The Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health invites you to join us for a panel presentation with Magda Gomez, Ed.D., Executive Director Diversity & Inclusion,
Cuyahoga Community College, Jessica Cartagena, M.B.A., Program Manager, Hispanic Council, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Alejandro Martinez Jr., MSW, LSW Clinical Social Worker, Teleayuda Ohio and Iris Mirelez, Assistant Director of Student Diversity, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED), as we discuss engaging and understanding the mental health needs of Latinx students. Hispanic enrollment at institutions of higher education is expected to exceed 4.1 million students nationwide by 2026*, yet the ability to access mental health services, low utilization and gaps in prevention and early intervention persists. With the anticipation that Latinx students are surpassing the growth rate of any other racial-ethnic group, it is ever more vital that the unmet needs and barriers for accessing services including outreach and educational strategies are incorporated into best practices and concepts to combat stigma amongst this community.

october WEBINAR: Campus Safety: Prevention with a Purpose

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Joseph A. Hendry Jr. PSP, CLEE-Senior Director of On-Site Services at Navigate 360

October 12th, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

Campus safety takes the entire community. From leadership, law enforcement and security personnel to student affairs, counseling and the students themselves, it’s vital for everyone to understand how they can better identify concerning behaviors and prevent harm to self and others on their campuses. Through cross-functional collaboration, training, tools and technology, it is possible to create prevention processes and encourage participation in the detection of early warning signs. With rising mental health and public safety concerns top of mind for many this school year, this is not a webinar you’ll want to miss.

Webinar Objectives:

• Identify strategies and best practices for effective prevention through training, tools and technology.
• Learn why students are in the best position to report concerning behaviors and how campus stakeholders can encourage this action.
• Recognize why it requires compassion to report and respond to mental health crises.

september WEBINAR: Effective strategies to build campus-community Partnerships

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Cecilia Amoakohene, Community Partnership Coordinator, The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) Toronto, ON

September 29th, 2022, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EST

The creation of partnerships between campuses and community organizations can help to ease organization strain and support the work of meeting the increased, more complex mental health needs of students through combined knowledge and resources. But once these partnerships are formed, they need to be nurtured and supported by all involved. This webinar will give participants the knowledge and skills to maintain intentional, student-focused partnerships aimed at supporting mental health on campus. The webinar will also introduce participants to methods for engaging students effectively and working with non-traditional partners.

Webinar Objectives:

• Describe the importance of maintaining intentionally built partnerships
• Explain the importance of utilizing the ideal form(s) of engagement based on the type of partnership being pursued and the partner(s) involved
• Recognize that partnerships with non-traditional partners can have positive benefits for students as well as all partners at the table

To receive continuing education credit, you must create an account at eeds.com and login within 24 hours and complete the evaluation survey after the webinar. Each webinar equals one (1) CE unit and there is no limit to how many you can obtain. See the EEDs guide below to help you navigate the site. Continuing education credits are not retroactive after 24 hours so save the EEDs site as a favorite on your device to quickly submit the survey immediately following the webinar.

Need assistance with EEDs and obtaining your CEs? Download this instructional guide.

View past webinars and webinar materials at the OPCSMH Archives.

The Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health (OPCSMH) sponsors webinars and trainings on a variety of topics of interest to the campus community.  We have held trainings on Behavioral Intervention Teams, Violence Prevention and Best Practices in Postvention at several locations across the state.


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