Register to attend regional input forums for the CA MH Workforce & Education Training

Message from OSHPD:

2020-2025 MENTAL HEALTH WORKFORCE 
EDUCATION AND TRAINING (WET) FIVE-YEAR PLAN

PROVIDE INPUT AT A COMMUNITY FORUM 

OSHPD is gathering input at community forums about public mental health workforce needs, challenges, and improvement strategies

Any interested party can participate – especially those who work in or use the Public Mental Health System

Register by October 23, 2018 by clicking here or visiting 

https://apps.cce.csus.edu/OSHPD_rsvp

Location provided upon registration

Space is limited so register today!

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, direct reasonable accommodation requests at least five (5) working days in advance of the event to: Julia Van Horn at (530) 574-7508 or j.vanhorn@csus.edu

Direct language interpretation service requests at least ten (10) working days in advance of the event to: Julia Van Horn at (530) 574-7508 or j.vanhorn@csus.edu

PLEASE SHARE WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS AND INDIVIDUALS!

See you there!

MHSA Workforce Education and Training (WET) Program
Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development
2020 W. El Camino Avenue, Suite 1222 | Sacramento, CA 95833
OSHDP.MHSAWET@oshpd.ca.gov

Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report 10/11/18

Lancet Commission Launches Report
Calling For Improved Support For
Mental Health ARTICLE

Quartz: Experts say there are six ways to tackle the world’s ‘monumental’ mental health crisis “The world is failing to tackle a mental health crisis that has resulted in a ‘monumental loss of human capabilities and avoidable suffering,’ according to a new report.

The review, by a team of 28 global experts, was published in The Lancet medical journal [Tuesday], and estimates the cost of the crisis will hit $16 trillion by 2030. More than 13 million lives could be saved every year if mental illness was treated properly — or at all, the report concludes.

The research was launched at the Global Summit on Mental Health Culture Change, a high-level meeting in London…” (Timsit, 10/10).

Doors to Wellbeing Webinar

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

2 P.M. ET/
1 P.M. CT/
11 A.M. PT

Community Inclusion and the Critical Role of Peers

To register:  Click Here

Presented By: Mark Salzer, PhD
Exciting new research suggests that increased community participation is related to improved physical, cognitive and mental health and  wellbeing. This webinar will provide mental health peer specialists and their allies a foundational understanding of the relationship between community participation and recovery and wellbeing. It will also explore the key role that mental health peer specialists can play in
supporting increased community participation.
Learning Objectives:

  • Define the concepts of community integration, inclusion, and participation and their relationship to physical, cognitive and mental health and wellbeing;
  • Describe the ways which community exclusion occurs and impacts physical, cognitive, and mental health and wellbeing;
  • Discuss the evidence base that establishes the medical benefits and need for increased community participation for people with mental health challenges;
  • Identify the role and value of peer support in promoting community wellbeing through increased integration, inclusion, and participation.
Mark Salzer, Ph.D. is a psychologist, widely published researcher, and globally recognized thought leader and pioneer on the role of Community Inclusion in Mental Health Recovery.
A professor and founding Chair of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University, Dr. Salzer is also the Principal Investigator and Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of individuals with mental
health challenges.

SB 906 Peer Cert. VETOED! Persistence is key!

From Sally Zinman, Executive Director, CAMHPRO

Governor Brown has Vetoed SB 906. The consumer and larger mental health stakeholder community will pursue California state certification and, by all accounts, will have a better chance with a new Governor.

Persistence is the key to success, and essential to advocacy. Persistence and hope. We will have peer certification in California!

See the Governor’s veto message (below), which in my opinion, is not knowledgeable of the purpose or content of the bill.

~Sally~

 VETO MESSAGE

Senator Beall's Response to SB 906 Veto.JPG

Goodbye from SAMHSA’s Recovery to Practice (RTP)

SAMHSA’s RTP project
Ended September 14, 2018.

You can continue to access timely information through webinars, eLearning courses, and podcasts at SAMHSA’s RTP website, many with free continuing education and continuing medical education hours. Also, check out SAMHSA’s RTP YouTube channel.
Remember, September is SAMHSA’s Recovery Month. Explore this site for even more excellent materials and resources.
To continue receiving information about recovery-oriented practices, consider subscribing to the following mailing lists:
Please note this list is not inclusive and inclusion on this list does not constitute endorsement by SAMHSA or HHS.
If you wish to contact staff from this project, you can reach out to:

https://www.samhsa.gov/recovery-to-practice

Today 9/25 11a.m. Mental Health Peer Specialist: Ethics and Boundaries Webinar

Doors to Wellbeing
Peer Specialist Monthly Webinar Series

9/25 11am: Mental Health Peer Specialist: Ethics and Boundaries
REGISTER HERE

This webinar will provide a brief overview of ethics and boundaries of peer support particularly for those who support people with substance use disorders. Looking through the value of lived experience, we will discuss the specific ethical dilemmas related to supporting individuals with a co-occurring substance use and mental health diagnosis.  Additionally, we will review the benefit of using community-based supports to address unique challenges and support recovery.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the ethical duties of a peer support specialists.
  • Describe ethics and boundaries for supporting individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental health diagnosis.
  • Discuss strategies to overcome unique challenges for peer support specialists when working with people with substance use disorders and mental health diagnoses.
Presenter Bios:

Ron Clark is a certified peer support specialist in North Carolina. Ron is a member of the Mecklenburg County Homeless Service Network Advocacy and Employment Committee, the Mecklenburg County Drug Free Coalition and the Carolina Healthcare Systems Advisory Board for the Traumatic Brain Injury 12 Step Recovery program.

Ron Clark began his Human Services career with Cardinal Innovations, as a Member Engagement Specialists with a focus on Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health in 2014. Prior to working for Cardinal Innovations, Ron was able to use his passion to help others as a technician with the Displaced Homemaker Program, part of the Domestic Violence Unit for the Mecklenburg County Women’s Commission.

ACAPS 3rd Cohort, application due date extended to Oct. 1! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Alameda County Accelerated
Peer Specialist Program (ACAPS)

Third cohort begins in October 2018.

Fact Sheet for ACAPS Letterhead

ACAPS Third Cohort APPLICATION

Don’t miss out on the final opportunity to participate in ACAPS, a training and placement program.

The California Association of Mental Health Peer Run Organizations (CAMHPRO) is a non profit statewide consumer run advocacy organization. CAMHPRO’s  mission is to transform communities and the system for all those affected by mental health issues by championing the work of consumer-run organizations. CAMHPRO strives to empower, support, and ensure the rights of consumers, eliminate stigma, and advance self-determination and choice.

CAMHPRO invites applications for Alameda County Accelerated Peer Specialist Program (ACAPS) training and employment placement opportunity.  CAMHPRO is proud to partner with Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients, Bay Area Community Services, Best NOW!, La Familia, Peers Empowerment and Recovery Services, and the Pool of Consumer Champions/ACBHCS in this Project.

Circulate to any mental health consumer/peer who might be interested.

Applications are due soon

October 1, 2018!

THE FACTS

  1. ACAPS is a CAMHPRO 18 month program funded by the Office of Statewide Planning and Development.
  2. The goal of ACAPS is engagement, training and placement in Alameda County’s public mental health system of peer specialists who bring a wide array of lived experience to their
  3. ACAPS is a partnership of CAMHPRO; Pool of Consumer Champions (POCC), Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBHCS); La Familia;   Best NOW!/Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients;  the Berkeley Drop-In Center and Reaching Across, Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients; Peers Envisioning and Engaging Recovery Services (PEERS);and Bay Area Community Services (BACS).
  4. ACAPS will offer a three part training program that includes 1) 60-hour Introductory Peer Specialist Intensive 2) Three-day Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) and 3) a 40-hour advanced skills training in peer support for people experiencing crisis, distress and suicidality. These trainings will be offered to three (3) different cohorts.
  5. ACAPS will place 40 people with lived experience in programs throughout Alameda County. These positions can be volunteer (stipend).
  6. Potential placements include: 15 peers at La Familia programs, including the peer respite; two (2) peers at drop in centers in southern and northern Alameda County run by Alameda County Network of Mental Health Clients; 20 peers at the Pool of Consumer Champions (POOC): and, at a minimum, six (6) peers placed in different programs of Bay Area Community Services (BACS), one being a residential crisis facility.
  7. Services also include career counseling at the time of training and throughout the program, and support once a person is employed.

Fact Sheet for ACAPS Letterhead

ACAPS Third Cohort APPLICATION

Circulate to any mental health consumer/peer who might be interested.