About the Conference

OACCA will convene its 20th annual conference for child and family service professionals on April 26-27, 2017.  The conference will feature national and state leaders in the behavioral health and child welfare sectors, including government and provider leaders.

Conference presentations will explore the Behavioral Health Medicaid Re-Design, strategies to thrive in a managed care environment, the BRIDGES foster care to 21 program, clinical best practices, innovations underway at local agencies, and various state policy topics.  CEUs for social workers and counselors will be provided.

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A schedule and conference brochure will be available in the coming weeks… Stay tuned!

Featured Presenters

Featured Presentation

Leadership Support Required for Strategic Business Plan Development – April 27

DAVID LLOYD, Founder, MTM Services

David Lloyd, Founder, MTM Services

One of behavioral health’s foremost management pundits renowned for his “We can do this” style of consulting, MTM Services founder David Lloyd’s (bio) expertise is built on 45+ years of experience in private for-profit and community behavioral health settings. A prolific speaker and author, David Lloyd’s expertise in turning data into actionable information is evident in the results he has helped organizations achieve.


Confirmed Sessions

just icon Day 1 – April 26

– Address from Tracy J. Plouck, Director, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
– Getting Ready for Managed Care: Update from Ohio’s Medicaid MCOs
– Transforming Your Organization for Managed Care: The Buckeye Ranch
– Implementation of Bridges (Foster Care to 21): ODJFS
– The Family Reunification Model: Purposeful Collaborations for Clinically Indicated Length of Stay for Residential Treatment Centers: Kelly Bako
– Connections Count!  Finding and Engaging Chosen Family for Youth Leaving Foster Care: Waiting Child Fund
– Mentoring, Legal Representation, and Rights for Youth and Young Adults Aging out of Foster Care: Family and Youth Law Center at Capital University Law School
– Intersection of Recruitment and Retention of Families: Ohio Family Care Association
– Family Involvement with Youth Transitioning to Adulthood: Unique Issues for Adoption, Foster, Kinship, and Primary Families: Ohio Family Care Association
– Fostering the Difference: Paula Kyle
– Out of Sight – Never out of Mind – Helping Siblings Adjust Through Separation: 
Paula Kyle
– Building Ohio’s Youth Recovery System of Care: Ohio State Collegiate Recovery Community
– Preparing Young Adults for Success in Health Care: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
– Effective Advocacy: G2G Consulting
– No More Sleepless Nights: Adapting to Managed Care in Ohio: Foothold Technology & Mended Reeds
– Managed Care Preparedness: A Primer for Agencies Contracting with Medicaid MCOs: Gary Humble
– Using Technology to Serve Transitional Youth: The On My Way Tool from UnitedHealthcare
– Annual Meeting of OACCA
– OACCA Public Policy Presentation

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Leadership Support Required for Strategic Business Plan Development: David Lloyd, Founder, MTM Services (4-part session)
Developing and Operating Housing and Living Arrangements for Youth Aging Out of Foster Care: Mark Kroner (4-part session)
– ODJFS Updates: SACWIS, CQI, Predictive Analytics, Licensing, Independent Living Toolkit, and More: ODJFS Bureau Chiefs

– Thriving in the Re-Design Medicaid Managed Care Service Delivery Model: The Village Network
– Treatment Foster Parent Recruitment: What Do the Experts Say?: Pressley Ridge
– Treatment Foster Families: What Makes Them Successful?: SAFY
– Preparing Youth in Foster Care for the College Journey: Cuyahoga Community College
– Post Permanency Services for Ohio Families: Adopt America Network
– Medicaid Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) – Opportunities for Providers: Case Western Reserve University
– OACCA Public Policy Presentation


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5100 Upper Metro Place, Dublin, OH 43017

A limited about of discounted sleeping rooms are available.  Reserve online or call 1-800-220-9219 by April 4th and mention our conference to access the discounted rate.

Gallery from Last Year’s Conference

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