8. Ohio Dept. of Mental Health
In January of 2014 the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services was awarded funding for an independent program evaluation study of the FLIP IT strategy as a promising best practice. Dr. Valerie Alloy, the Behavior Health Administrator, has been a true champion for this project. Twenty five FLIP IT trainers will be working with 400 families to receive the 6-hour FLIP-IT training. A university- based research group will empirically validate to the extent possible, the efficacy of the training using a battery of evidenced based measures: the Achenbach CBCL 1-5; ASQ-SE; DECA-P2; a trauma screen and a qualitative questionnaire assessing usefulness and helpfulness of the training. We are excited to learn the results.