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State Youth Treatment Planning (SYT-P)

Ohio has entered into a cooperative agreement with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) for FFY 2016-2017. The purpose of the planning award is for states to develop a comprehensive strategic plan to improve treatment for transitional-aged youth (ages 16-25) with substance-use disorders (SUD) and or co-occurring substance-use and mental disorders. The plan will help ensure that youth have access to evidence-based assessments, treatment models and recovery services by strengthening the existing infrastructure. SYT-P is designed to bring together stakeholders across the systems serving transitional-aged youth to plan for a coordinated statewide network that will develop policies, expand workforce capacity, disseminate evidence-based practices, and implement financial mechanisms and other reforms. The aim is to improve the integration and efficiency of the treatment and recovery support system.

The Results Management Team (RMT) at CETE is managing this collaborative planning effort via facilitation of a formal decision-making process supported by several functions including leadership, community involvement, generation of pertinent information and data, community investment in programs and services, and meaningful evaluation. RMT evaluators facilitate all planning meetings and data collection efforts designed to support development of recommendations for changes in policy, programming, and workforce preparedness and recommendations to leverage or realign funds to support integrated, comprehensive behavioral health approaches to ensure equal access to behavioral health of all Ohio transition-age youth.