Wednesday March 27
Senate Health Committee Room 4203
Webinar A: Advocacy Basics
Thurs., Feb. 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM
- What is advocacy, who are stakeholders and why advocate.
- Consumer roots of the law, the Mental Health Service Act (MHSA) and regulations for Stakeholder involvement in planning mental health services.
- A bird’s eye view of who the County decision-makers are and how you can participate.
- Access to basic terms and acronyms used in Behavioral Health and where you can go to find county contacts.
Webinar B: Best Community Planning Practices
Thurs., Mar. 7, 2019 at 10:00 AM
- Types of County meetings and various stakeholder participation or roles
- Meeting mechanics, culture and etiquette
- MHSA stakeholder community planning best principles & practices applied to different stakeholder roles.
- What to look for in county budgets and plans.
- More resources to become a meaningful stakeholder
Webinar C: Community Planning; How to Work It
Thurs., Mar. 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM
- More on applying the MHSA community planning best principles & practices
- How you compose and give public comment.
- How you get on decision-making boards/councils.
- Next steps to being a meaningful stakeholder.
CAMHPRO disclaimer: The deadlines of these webinars are from January, so they may not be available, but please look at the material for updates and resources. Thank you.
Welcome to the January 2019 Monthly Update from SAMHSA’s Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS). BRSS TACS monthly updates highlight upcoming events and resources that promote recovery.
In This Issue:
Recovery LIVE! Virtual Event
What Does the Data Say? Effective Use of Recovery Supports in Various Treatment and Healthcare Settings
Thursday, January 24, 2:00–3:00 p.m. EST
BRSS TACS invites you to join national experts in a conversation about using research and program data to communicate the effectiveness of recovery supports.
Presenters will discuss real-life examples and strategies for measuring and using program data to communicate effectiveness and reinforce the value of recovery supports in treatment and healthcare settings. They will share data from several research studies on the effectiveness of recovery supports and recent data from the Association of Recovery Community Organizations.
This event supports critical SAMHSA strategic priorities as described in the SAMHSA FY2019–FY2023 Strategic Plan, including activities related to the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) to improve the lives of individuals living with serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbances and their families. For example, included in the 45 recommendations in the ISMICC’s seminal report, issued in December 2017, is a focus on developing standards that include a full spectrum of integrated, complementary services known to be effective and to improve outcomes. These standards include team-based models of care delivery that are interdisciplinary and incorporate peer and family support specialists as a matter of routine practice.
Presenters include Phil Rutherford, Director of Operations, Faces and Voices of Recovery; Annette Crisanti, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of New Mexico; and Jennifer Chadukiewicz, Recovery Coach Program Manager, Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR).
Join us for this free, interactive virtual event, moderated by BRSS TACS Deputy Director Steven Samra.
About BRSS TACS
BRSS TACS helps programs, systems, states, territories, and tribes as they implement effective recovery supports and services for individuals of all ages and diverse populations with mental or substance use disorders or co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.
SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance use and mental illness on America’s communities.
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Disclaimer: This newsletter was supported by contract number HHSS2832012000351/HHSS28342002T from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The views, opinions, and content of the newsletter are those of the writers and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of SAMHSA or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
CAMHPRO’s PS4PS Webinar
Thursday, January 10, 2019 at noon
‘Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters’
If you’re interested in being a co-facilitator
About CAMHPRO’s Monthly Peer Webinars
Quarterly Rotation of:
— Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters (PS4PS) NEW
— Spotlight on Model Peer Practices
— State Peer Standardization Update
Jan, April, July, Oct: Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters
Feb, May, Aug, Nov: Peer Model Spotlight
Mar, June, Sep, Dec: State Peer Specialist Standardization Update
- Thu, Jan 10, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST
- Thu, Feb 14, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST
- Thu, Mar 14, 2019 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
Senator Beall has reintroduced SB 10, mental health services: peer, parent, transition age, and family support specialist certification
See News Release from Senator Beall’s office:
SACRAMENTO — On the opening day of a new legislative session, lawmakers from the Senate and Assembly gathered to call for action to stem California’s mental health crisis.
“It’s no secret that access to integrated mental health services and provider shortages plague our state, resulting in deteriorated mental health outcomes for all Californians,’’ said Beall, chairman of both the Senate Mental Health Caucus and the Select Committee on Mental Health. “The lack of integrated, accessible mental health services is one of the greatest humanitarian challenges we face and we must invest in mental health infrastructure to save many, many lives.
“Early access to treatment is key. Three-quarters of all mental health issues have their onset by the age of 24. Yet adolescents and young adults are the group least likely to receive mental health care. State Auditor Elaine Howle identified that counties have millions of dollars in unspent mental health funds and the state is projecting now a massive budget surplus. With resources available and the need for comprehensive mental health so great, the time for legislation and legislators to act is now.’’
“Joining Beall were John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), and Assemblymembers Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno), Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) and representatives from the Steinberg Institute, Mental Health America of California and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
This morning, Beall introduced three bills to increase and ensure mental health services and treatment:
SB 10 increases the effectiveness of mental health and addiction supportive services by establishing a state certification process for peer providers — people with lived experiences as family members, clients, or caretakers of individuals recovering from addiction or mental illness – who guide and help their clients.
SB 11 strengthens enforcement of state and federal mental health parity laws by requiring health care service plans and health insurers to submit annual reports to the state to determine if they are complying with parity laws. The information would be available to the public on the website of either the Department Of Managed Health Care or the Department of Insurance.
SB 12 declares the intent of the Legislature to amend the existing Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) to authorize the state and local governments to establish at least 100 drop-in centers to meet youths’ needs. They would be modeled after the headspace project, an Australian national network comprised of “one-shop stop’’ centers for youth to ensure they have the coping skills and a support system in place for a successful transition to adulthood. In California, 17 percent of high school students reported they have seriously considered attempting suicide; 9 percent reported they have attempted suicide one or more times.
The need for mental health treatment, therapy, and counseling is high in California. Only three out of four Californians who have mental health needs receive treatment.
The legislators made clear that California must eliminate gaps in the delivery of mental health services.
Sen. Moorlach called for connecting mental health services to young people. “I think with the Mental Health Services Act and all the funding that’s available, redirecting, giving more focus, and getting things moving is so critical. We can’t have $2.5 billion sitting in bank accounts languishing when we have so many families in need,’’ he said.
Arambula said, “Our foster kids who are exposed to more trauma than most should not have to deal with the crisis of the moment by being penalized and being sent to a judicial system that is not ready to process them. Instead, we should be meeting them where they are at by providing wrap-around services, a social worker and a crisis line.’’
Chu said he supports having at least one mental health professional on school campuses. “I believe the most central location to provide wrap-around services is at the school,’’ he said.
Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at Noon
Peer Model Spotlight Webinar
Analuisa Orozco, Peer Specialist, MSW, LCSW, Founding Director,Living in Wellness Center, Adin, Modoc County. Living in Wellness recently received a grant to provide Equine (Horse) Therapy
Julie Prentice, Certified Peer Specialist (MA & FL) & Kathie Tunstall Lanatti, Peer LMFT, Co-Founders, Making Magic Happen-People Helping People, Petaluma, Sonoma County. Making Magic Happen-People Helping People provides services on a “Paying It Forward” model.
Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) have shown effectiveness in decreasing the number of mental-health related arrests while increasing public safety. To support communities in creating and evaluating their own crisis intervention teams, SAMHSA has published a new report titled:
Crisis Intervention Teams: A Collective
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
2 P.M. ET/
1 P.M. CT/
11 A.M. PT
Community Inclusion and the Critical Role of Peers
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supporting increased community participation.
- 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.
SAMHSA’s RTP project
Ended September 14, 2018.
Doors to Wellbeing
Peer Specialist Monthly Webinar Series
9/25 11am: Mental Health Peer Specialist: Ethics and Boundaries
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.
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.
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.