Community and Family Partnership Team (CFPT)

The Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Community and Family Partnership Team (CFPT) was designed to increase and strengthen the representation of individuals with lived experience and family members on OhioMHAS committees and workgroups. Team membership includes individuals with lived experience, family members, and OhioMHAS representatives. CFPT funds are used to reimburse for mileage, stipends, books materials, registration and lodging costs for conferences and trainings, and consultation services for Consumer Operated Services.

CFPT Guidelines

CFPT Scholarship Guidelines and Form

CFPT funds will be used to assist individuals with a lived experience of mental illness and/or substance use disorders and family members by reimbursing mileage, hosting in-state conferences, paying for lodging and registration for in-state events, and providing technical assistance.  Scholarship funds are used to support individuals to attend in state trainings and conferences that support community recovery and well as personal recovery. Items that scholarships cover consist of registration, lodging, mileage re-imbursement and books materials for attendee. Recipients of scholarships must agree and adhere to submitting a summary of what they learned and demonstrate how they will share the information.

CFPT Scholarship Guidelines   |   CFPT Scholarship Application

CFPT Technical Assistance Guidelines and Form

Technical assistance funds are used to assist individuals and groups develop cohesive groups and boards, education, and skill building focused on leadership and advocacy to enhance the ability to effectively participate in the planning and development of behavioral health policies and services. Priority areas for funding include, but are not limited to, the following topic areas:

  • Developing and/or maintaining Consumer-Operated Services
  • Developing local networks
  • Establishing and implementing communication strategies
  • Accessing local grant monies (Public and Private/Resource Development)
  • Developing a Recovery/Peer-Support Model
  • Incorporating cultural and linguistic competence

CFPT Technical Assistance Guidelines   |   CFPT Technical Assistance Application