Ohio’s Statewide Respite Program: It Takes A Village-Partnering, Preventing And Prospering

Ohio’s Statewide Respite Program: It Takes A Village-Partnering, Preventing And Prospering

About this Webinar

The Collaborative, in partnership with CareSource, has developed Ohio’s statewide Respite Care Program, which offers therapeutic relief & time-limited breaks to families as well as to other caregivers who are CareSource Members. This network of respite care practitioners is available to assist CareSource Members with normal activities of daily life to meet the needs of the primary caregiver, as well as the child. The Respite Program’s goal is to improve outcomes for child & family and reduce health care costs.

This session will explore the continued need for respite to be a temporary program, including capturing data especially in support of improvements. Specific areas of data collection around a comprehensive understanding of how much time, energy, and costs are needed, especially in support of an infrastructure with intake and referral management. In addition, there will be discussions around incorporating technology to further build provider capacity, while supporting current staff, managing staff shortages, as well as increasing much needed foster homes. Lastly, the importance of developing a more effective and efficient referral process-providing pertinent information in support of timely decision making for successful placements.

Your Host

Kenneth McGill, EdS LMFT

Solution-Focused Care Senior Scientist at Opeeka

Kenneth McGill spent the last 12 years at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care serving as the statewide trainer on Wraparound, the fundamental evidence-based practice offered throughout the New Jersey Children’s System of Care (CSOC), and the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) curriculum. Ken was the 2013 recipient of the Praed Foundation’s Outcomes Champion (CANS) Award for his work in children’s systems of care and outcomes management. He has more than 20 years of experience in marriage and family therapy, education and research and is currently serving as President of the New Jersey Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NJAMFT). Ken received his Education Specialist degree in marriage and family therapy from and his Master’s in Education from Seton Hall University.


Pam Sanborn, LISW

Pam Sanborn, LISW

Behavioral Health-Initiative Lead, CareSource

Pam is a Behavioral Health Lead with CareSource and she focuses on Child Adolescent Behavioral Health and Quality Outcomes and Improvement since 2020. Pam has experience working in the juvenile justice system, and in youth residential and community support programming. She has also spent time working in the hospital systems, both rural and city, in Central Ohio and has experience working in the Emergency Department, outpatient clinics, and inpatient settings, both for medical and psychiatric.

Aditi Naik, MPH

Aditi Naik, MPH

Healthcare Coordinator, Child and Family Health Collaborative of Ohio

Aditi Naik is the Healthcare Network Coordinator for the Child and Family Health Collaborative. She supports the Healthcare Network, by assisting with project data requirements, managing the CareSource Respite Care Program and assisting with other Network initiatives. She has over a decade of experience working on behalf of children and families in Ohio.

Lorie Stadtmiller, MBA

Lorie Stadtmiller, MBA

Healthcare Network Director, Family Health Collaborative of Ohio

Lorie leads the Collaborative on clinically integrated network program development, quality improvement projects, and the Respite Pilot project. She has been with the Healthcare Collaborative for 2 years and has 15 years of experience in BH implement projects and network management.

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