MHSA AB 114 Reversion Plan FY 18-20 and MHSA Innovation (INN) Plan FY 19-23
Alameda Behavioral Health Care Services invites you to review and comment on the following Plans: MHSA@acgov.org
All comments must be submitted by May 13th.
More information on Alameda County’s MHSA programs and activities please go to www.ACMHSA.org
- 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
- Best Practices in the Engagement and Retention of African Americans in SUD
ONTRACK and The Office of Ethnic Services present: Best Practices in the Engagement and Retention of African Americans in SUD Services This training will describe best practices in the engagement and retention of African Americans in substance use disorders (SUD) services. We welcome to this training: clinicians, social workers, SUD and mental health program managers, executives, and community members who support the SUD prevention and intervention work of local non-profits.
- 2018 Pool of Consumer Champions 7th annual Awards Banquet and Conference
A message brought to you by BHCS Consumer Empowerment Pool of Consumer Champions
Please plan to attend the BHCS Pool of Consumer Champions 7th annual Award Banquet and Conference on Thursday June 28 & Friday June 29, 2018 at the Hilton Oakland Airport Hotel at 1 Hegenberger Rd in Oakland. There will be a POCC membership meeting on Thursday morning followed by a banquet and awards ceremony. A dance with live music will top off the first day. On Friday there will be a day of workshops to discuss Alternative Crisis Services - Peer Respites on the Rise which is the theme. If you are interested please RSVP on Eventbrite, submit a call for presentations or nominate a consumer.
- Alameda County Behavioral Health Interpreter Training
Training of Interpreters
This intensive 2-day, 14-hour, workshop is designed to immerse bilingual interpreters in the principles and practices of interpreter communication skills. Participants must be proficiently fluent in at least one language other than English.
Who should attend this training? Direct service staff, clinicians, administrative support staff, community members, contractors, consumers, case managers and others who use their bilingual skills to interpret for their agencies.
- 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.
- sixty hour intensive Peer Specialist training
- Three day Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) for work
- forty-hours advanced skills training in crisis support
Alameda County Accelerated Peer Specialist Program (ACAPS) Participant Application
Finding Black Psychology-Toward a New Mental Health Paradigm, A Tribute to Dr. Joseph L. White
An Announcement brought to you by The Office of Ethnic Services
Join the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services’(ACBHCS) Office of Ethnic Services, African American Empowerment Committee of the Pool of Consumer Champions (POCC), and African American Steering Committee for Health and Wellness (AASCHW) as we celebrate Black History Month! FINDING BLACK PSYCHOLOGY—TOWARD A NEW MENTAL HEALTH PARADIGM: A TRIBUTE TO DR. JOSEPH L. WHITE
- Hepatitis A outbreaks in San Diego & Santa Cruz
Dear ACBHCS Colleagues and Partners,
The following information regarding outbreaks of Hepatitis A has been passed to the BHCS Office of the Medical Director from our Department of Public Health. While this outbreak has not currently impacted Alameda County, the possibility of spread among vulnerable populations is real and we wanted to encourage vigilance among our providers. Please read below and see the attached advisory.View Memo
- 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
- The Office of Justice Programs Provides Resources for serving the LGBT Population
The Quality Assurance Office is sharing the following via the Office of Justice Programs in honor of LGBT Pride Month:
- Learn about OVC's training on Serving LGBTQ Survivors of Violence.
- Watch recorded events from our Telemedicine Webinar Series, covering topics such as-
- Working with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex Survivors Following a Sexual Assault.
- Explore the Human Trafficking Task Force e-Guide for the section on LGBTQ Victims.
- Enroll in VAT Online to take the module on LGBTQ populations.
- Search the Resource Library for LGBTQ related materials.
- Search VictimLaw to learn more about your state's laws regarding LGBT victims of crime.
- 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
- 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, firstname.lastname@example.org