Category Archives: Family-Member

Seeking BHRS Consumers/Clients for Focus Group

Have you or your child initiated services within the last 6 to 12 months from a San Mateo BHRS program, county clinic or contracted agency? If so, you are invited to participate in a focus group to give your opinions to an external quality review organization not affiliated with San Mateo County.

There are 15 spaces available for each focus group, so sign up soon if you’re interested! To sign up, call Claudia (650-573-2189) or Lee (650 372-6118) at the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs. Transportation assistance and interpreters are available with 48 hours advance notice. Check out theses fliers in English and Spanish for more information.

Parents/Caregivers
Wednesday, December 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Adult Clients
Thursday, December 14, 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

 

 

 

African American Parent Family Program

Starting in September 2016 through May 2017, North County Mental Health Clinic will begin a year-round, African American Parent Family Program, for ALL parents, and caregivers of African American and multi-racial children already receiving services within BHRS.

This once monthly parenting program will offer:

  • a culturally relevant format so that parent participants will be able to consider how culture and tradition can positively impact the family system
  • parenting support topics to help improve family relationships and new parenting strategies
  • family focused community referrals and resources

African American Parent Family Program
September 2016 – May 2017
3rd Wednesday’s Monthly
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: North County Mental Health, 375-89th St., Daly City, CA 94015

For further information, and to refer parents from your program, please contact: Kelly Lambert, LMFT, who will be facilitating and working directly with the parents of this program, at (650) 301-8662.

WRAP Turns 19 Celebration

Please join Voices of Recovery, Telecare, and BHRS in celebrating WRAP’s 19th Birthday with food, fun, and fellowship!

When: Thursday, March 10, 2016

Where: 264 Harbor Blvd. Bldg. A. Jupiter Room, Belmont

Time: 2pm

Special Guest Speakers (via Video Conference) Include:

2:30pm-3:30pm:  Mary Ellen Copeland, PhD–Founder of WRAP

5:30pm-5:45pm: Matthew Federici–Executive Director of the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

This event is for anyone in the community who is involved or is interested in San Mateo County’s Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) efforts.

For more information contact:

Jan Allen (650)481-5384, Lee Harrison (650)222-7732, Waynette Brock (650)440-0567

Mental Health First Aid Training Offered to Older Adult Caregivers and Volunteers

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Older adult caregivers, volunteers and community members crowded the room in San Mateo for the Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course held in Spanish, prompting training coordinators to plan for a future training in the coming months.   Thirty-four individuals (pictured above), most of whom caregivers and volunteers, were certified in Mental Health First Aid during the mid-November training. The training marked the second course in 2015 offered in collaboration with Aging and Older Adult Services to In-Home Support Services (IHSS) Registry caregivers. Also in attendance were volunteers from Peninsula Family Services.

The course was taught by BHRS staff members Hector Moncada, Supervising Mental Health Clinician, and Gloria Gutierrez, Clinician, both of whom are very active in the Latino community. Mental Health First Aid is provided by the Office of Diversity and Equity.

MHFA is a FREE 8-hour certification course that teaches community members how to recognize and appropriately respond to an individual experiencing an emotional or behavioral health challenge, including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and substance abuse. If you would like to host a training or are interested in attending, please contact Natalie Andrade at nandrade@smcgov.org