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  • Treatment and Beyond; Improving Retention and Treatment Outcomes
    A message brought to you by Office Of Ethnic Services
    Training presented by ONTRACK Program Resources, with funding from DHCS & hosted by Alameda County BHCS, Office of Ethnic Services Friday, July 27, 2018. This comprehensive training will focus on several issues related to work with African Americans from the perspective of SUD treatment, referral and service coordination. An enhanced focus will be paid to topics of case management, transition planning and retention as a means of enhancing engagement and positive treatment outcomes. Special attention will be paid to influences attributed to race and ethnicity specific to African Americans and to some extent Latino populations.
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  • Announcement of Sausal Creek Redesign
    A message brought to you by Aaron Chapman, MD, BHCS Medical Director; and Kate Jones, RN, MS, Director, Older Adult System of Care
    In an effort to meet our DHCS contractual obligations and to reduce wait times for mandated specialty services, the Telecare Sausal Creek facility will be retooled to become a needed provider of specialty medication support. The Sausal Creek Crisis Stabilization Unit will cease operation on July 1, 2018 and after a short period of closure for needed facility improvements, Sausal Creek will re-open as a Level III program. We anticipate a reopening on July 17, 2018.
    Please see attached memo for further information as well as hours of operation.
  • Call For Workshops for the 2nd Annual API MH Empowerment Conference
    A message brought to you by The Office Of Ethnic Services
    The Office of Ethnic Services wants to bring your attention to the 2nd Annual Asian and Pacific Islander Mental Health Empowerment Conference. CALL FOR WORKSHOPS
    Dear Community:
    Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services is bringing the second annual Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Mental Health Empowerment Conference to Oakland on November 29 and 30, 2018! This year’s theme is Unified In Resilience: Drawing Strength from our Communities.
    Please view attached letter.
  • The African American Family Support Group: You Are Not Alone
    A message brought to you by The Office of Ethnic Services
    The Office of Ethnic Services would like to pass along The African American Family Support Group's "You Are Not Alone" Free Workshop.
    A FREE workshop for families whose members are struggling with mental illness or substance abuse. You will hear from experts on treating these conditions & learn about useful resources in Alameda County.
    Saturday June 23, 2018 930-230
    Allen Temple Baptist Church
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  • Please plan to attend the BHCS Pool of Consumer Champions 7th Annual Award
    A message brought to you by Office of Consumer Empowerment
    Please plan to attend the BHCS Pool of Consumer Champions 7th Annual Award Banquet and Conference on Thursday June 28 & 29, 2018 at the Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel at 1 Hegenberger Rd. There will be a POCC membership meeting in the morning of the 28th. Providers and family members please plan to attend at 12:00 P.M. to enjoy a buffet lunch, a keynote from Sharon Wise a national consumer leader, awards ceremony followed by a dance with live music from 4:00-6:00 P.M. On Friday there will be a day of workshops. Please register on eventbrite at www.pocc.org.
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  • CLAS Training: Afghan Community
    A message brought to you by The Office Of Ethnic Services
    This is a workshop focused on the psychological problems of the Afghan population residing in Alameda County. The training is designed to help clinicians and professional entities working with the Afghan population to understand the various mental health challenges the Afghan refugees are experiencing. Lunch is provided
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  • Caught in the Crossfire of Cultures
    This is a five-part intensive workshop series focused on the psychological problems of the Afghan population residing in Alameda County.
    The training is designed to help clinicians and professional entities working with the Afghan population to understand the various mental health challenges the Afghan refugees are experiencing
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  • Opportunity for Peer Training and Employment
    The California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organization (CAMHPRO) is a non profit statewide consumer run advocacy organization. CAMHPRO received an OSHPD grant to provide trainings and employment to consumers in the mental health system in Alameda County partnering with BACS, La Familia BestNow!, Peers Envisioning and Engaging in Recovery and the Pool of Consumer Champions (POCC) in this project. The program provides.
    1. sixty hour intensive Peer Specialist training
    2. Three day Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) for work
    3. forty-hours advanced skills training in crisis support
    Fact sheet
    Alameda County Accelerated Peer Specialist Program (ACAPS) Participant Application
  • DHCS State FY 16-17 county Monitoring Report- SUD Programs
    ACBHCS has received the DHCS May 1, 2017 State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2016–2017 – County Monitoring Report with Audit results.
    Please Click Here for Report Content
  • FAQs, Lock-Out Grid, and Recoupment Memo for Mental Health Services
    The Quality Assurance Office is issuing this memo for IMMEDIATE ACTION re: ACBHCS Medi-Cal Lock-out Restrictions: DHCS/ACBHCS Reasons for Recoupment SMHS FAQ?s on the Provider Website Please Click Here for Full Content and Resources: Memo
  • Building Hope / Construyendo Esperanza
    We are happy to announce that Alameda County Early Childhood Consultation and Treatment Program (ECCTP) has a new name Building Hope / Construyendo Esperanza
    We will continue providing early childhood home-based and clinic-based mental health services, as well as mental health consultation in early care and education (child care) programs in Alameda County.
    • Same Program
    • Same Great Staff
    • Same RU
    • Deb Yates, Supervisor 510.481.4203
    Our flyer for distribution.
  • Trauma Informed Care Website
    We are pleased to announce that BHCS has re-launched the Alameda County Trauma Informed Care website. Information and resources about Trauma Informed Care are posted in the following sections: Trauma Informed Care, Trauma Informed Agencies, Caregivers & Providers, Trauma Survivors & Family, and Resources.
    On the site, you will find answers to questions like ?what is trauma?? and ?what?s the difference between trauma treatment and trauma informed care??
    Learn about how trauma impacts mental and physical health, trauma specific interventions, the fundamentals of a trauma informed agency, relevant webinars and trainings, vicarious trauma support, tips for self-care, and recommended learning resources.
    To access the website, go to the following link www.AlamedaCountyTraumaInformedCare.org For more information and questions, please contact Lori DeLay, BHCS Trauma Informed Care Coordinator, ldelay@acbhcs.org

Mandated Services

The level of mandated services is prescribed by AB 1288 and related Realignment legislation. AB 1288 requires the County to fund Mental Health Services up to amounts received via its Realignment allocation, mandated matching funds set according to a base year and any applicable third party revenues that are available. The mandated services that are required to be funded include: psychiatric crisis or emergency care, inpatient care, outpatient/day care, case management, conservatorship, administration and evaluation. Within these seven mandated service areas, there are a variety of specific mandates such as staffing standards, quality assurance standards, and a host of reporting and general practice standards. Discretionary funding has been used to augment the seven basic departmental services and other program services, such as housing support services and Community-Based Organization stabilization. Continuation of this funding level and service support is at the discretion of the Board of Supervisors.