Join the OCFA Advocacy Academy 2021, presented by The Copeland Center for those BHRS clients and family members who want to make a difference.
The Advocacy Academy is for individuals with behavioral health challenges and their family members who want to learn skills to be effective advocates within BHRS and beyond. Learn the skills to bring your voice to the BHRS committees, Health Equity Initiatives and all other workgroups. Advocate for positive change, social inclusion, consumer & family education and outreach, and much more.
Training provided by trainers with Lived Experience from The Copeland Center for Wellness & Recovery.
Date: Six consecutive Thursdays: February 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, and April 1. Time: From 1 to 3:30 PM Location: On Zoom
For more information or to apply, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jairo at 650-573-2890. Stipends will be provided.
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Young people have an incredible capacity to learn, grow and experience new things. Cannabis use can negatively impact a young person’s development. San Mateo County is hosting free cannabis education workshops for parents. Join local experts to learn how marijuana use can affect your child’s health, safety and educational outcomes. Find out what you can do to prevent underage use. See dates, locations and additional information below. Read more
New BHRS Director David Young will join the National Alliance on Mental Illness San Mateo County (NAMI SMC) for their next general meeting to share his background, perspectives, values and ideas to enhance the County’s behavioral health system. NAMI SMC general meetings are free and open to the public.
When? March 28, 2018 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Hendrickson Auditorium, Mills Health Center
100 S. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401 United States
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, callClaudia (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.
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.
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 email@example.com