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Welcome New Parent Project Grads!

Written by Frances Lobos, Parent Project Coordinator 

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MidPen Housing South San Francisco Parent Project class

During our Fall 2017 semester a total of 74 parents and caregivers of San Mateo County signed up for our 12-week course, and 57 graduated the program.  This brings our graduates total to 742 since Parent Project began to be offered through Measure K funding. Participants had the opportunity to establish support networks and learn about additional community resources, while learning better communication and conflict management skills.

Many reflected how they benefited from the program through post evaluation surveys:

  • “It was an incredible experience, full of learning. The best decision I could’ve made, the best 3 hours of my week.”
  • “This class & instructors are amazing. I was nervous coming into this but they made it fun, warm, and welcoming.”  
  • “I’d like Parent Project Part 2!”

The Office of Diversity and Equity would like to thank all our facilitators, partners, and host sites for continuing to make this program a success!

For more information on our upcoming spring semester schedule, please contact Frances Lobos at flobos@smcgov.org or 650-372-3272.

For more information about the Parent Project visit their page on the Office of Diversity and Equity website here

Jan. 28 – Health Insurance Coverage for All

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Confused about the latest changes to health care and tax laws? Afraid of applying for public benefits because of potential changes to immigration laws?

Join San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services and Legal Aid Society for an informative presentation, offered in English and Spanish, on health coverage programs for all immigrants in California.

There will also be a community resource fair, on-site health screening, children’s activities, free refreshments, health insurance enrollment and more. See thee event flyer in English or Spanish for more information.

When?
January 28, 2018, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where?
St. Francis of Assisi Church
1425 Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA 94303

Please register by January 19 here. Interpreter services available within 3 days notice.

Questions? Contact Winnie Wu (650) 372-6113, wcwu@smcgov.org.

Become a Cultural Humility Trainer Through 2-day Training!

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Become a Cultural Humility trainer with creators of the multicultural-affirming tool, Melanie Tervalon, MD, MPH and Jann Murray- Garcia, MD, MPH. As a trainer, you will be able to teach Cultural Humility trainings to other organizations in order to further educate the importance of critical self- reflection and life-long learning; changing power dynamics for client focused care; advocating for and maintaining institutional consistency; and community- based care and advocacy. 

Please note: You may only apply if you have already taken Melanie Tervalon’s Cultural Humility training as a participant. 

Deadline to apply is January 31st. Application can be found here

For more information, contact Erica Britton at ebritton@smcgov.org or (650) 372- 6153. 

Wellness Matters – January 2018

CaptureBe sure to check out the January issue of Wellness Matters! 

This issue features:

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AACI Hosts Black History Month Kick Off Event: Empowerment Begins with You

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On Saturday, January 27th, African American Community Initiative (AACI) will be kicking off Black History month with a fun, informative, and free event celebrating the wellness, resilience, and recovery of the African American Community. 

Stop by the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to share stories, promote wellness and take one step towards improving the well being of our communities. With a focus on understanding substance use and suicide risk in the African American community, the event will feature a resource fair, informative presentations, a Photovoice panel where young people will share their stories, cultural entertainment, children’s activities and a free soulful lunch.

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Midnight Tonight: Deadline to Enroll for Covered California Insurance Starting January 1

covered californiaThe deadline to enroll in Covered California and have coverage starting January 1 is midnight tonight, December 22.  

Important Covered California deadlines:

  • For coverage beginning January 1, 2018 – Enroll by December 22, 2017
  • For coverage beginning March 1, 2018 – Enroll by January 31, 2018, last day of open enrollment 

How to enroll in Covered California

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