Category Archives: Office of Diversity & Equity

Two Parent Project Spring 2021 Courses Starting 2/23 & 2/24

We are excited to share two of our confirmed Parent Project courses for Spring 2021. Facilitated by StarVista, both courses will be offered in Spanish and virtually. Please see the attached flyers for more information about schedule and how to register. Contact Kristie Lui at kflui@smcgov.org for any questions.

For more information about the Parent Project, please visit smchealth.org/ParentProject.

COVID-19 Vaccination: It Matters in Saving Black Lives

Saturday, Jan. 16 from 9am-12:30pm please join this event to discuss and learn about Covid-19 Vaccination: It Matters in Saving Black Lives. The Town Hall will address facts, fears and myths pertaining to Covid-19 vaccination.

To register and participate in this free virtual town hall, visit mhinst.org.

Congratulations to our Virtual Parent Project Fall ’20 Graduates!

Congratulations to another successful virtual graduation for our Parent Project graduates! The Office of Diversity and Equity would like to thank our partners at StarVista and Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center for successfully facilitating the program virtually and engaging our 30+ participants.

For more information about the Parent Project visit our website here.

Manage Covid-19 Stress with Headspace

Greetings BHRS Staff and Partners!

Keeping San Mateo County Strong! 

This year has affected all of us in different ways. But there’s one thing that keeps San Mateo County strong: a sense of community. That’s why Headspace and San Mateo County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services are working together to provide free resources that can help residents weather this storm. 

Sign up to access Headspace meditations, sleep sounds, and movement exercises designed to help you care for your mind — all free through August 2021 if you live, work or go to school in San Mateo County. Because in times like these, a little support goes a long way. 

Here is the link: https://www.headspace.com/san-mateo-county

11/24 – Stigma Free San Mateo Spanish Workshop

Please share with your networks this event for a San Mateo Stigma-Free virtual workshop that the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs and Office of Diversity and Equity will be hosting in Spanish on Tuesday, November 24th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

This presentation will address the negative ideas and myths in regards mental health issues and substance use that often discourages or prevents people from seeking treatment, and how we can help reduce the stigma in our community.

 During these critical times, specially for our vulnerable communities, we reaffirm our commitment to bringing cultural appropriate access to BHRS available resources.

11/20 – Transgender Day of Remembrance

Please join the PRIDE Initiative, the  Office of Diversity and Equity, the San Mateo County LGBTQ+ Commission  and Community Partners on November 20th 4 pm to 5:30 pm for Transgender day of Remembrance.  Registration through https://tinyurl.com/TDOR2020smc.

Start date 11/5 – Parent Project Spanish Class

Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center will be hosting a Spanish Parent Project class starting on Thursday, November 5th from 6pm to 8pm. The class will be held weekly for 12 weeks and will allow registration up till week 3. If you are interested in participating in this parenting course, please contact Evelia Chairez at echairez@pcrcweb.org or call (650) 513- 0330 x313.

For more information about the Parent Project, please visit smchealth.org/ParentProject.

11/13 – Race & Coronavirus 3rd Town Hall

Please join us for our third Race & Coronavirus Town Hall event on Friday November 13th from 11am-1pm. You can register for event here. The focus of this town hall will be on CBOs/community organizations and their experience during pandemic. In preparation for this event, we sent out a survey to hear from community organizations, the finding from survey will be presented at Town Hall. Additionally, we will be hearing from SMC leadership on COVID-19 recovery plan.  We will have the opportunity to hear directly from community organization representatives during a panel discussion. Attachment includes event flyer in English and Spanish, please support us by sharing this with you community. 

Thank you so much, I hope to see you all on Nov. 13th!

In Community,
DEC Co- Chairs & Town Hall Planning Committee 

Latino and Farmworker Spanish speaking communities COVID-19 FB Live

The Center for Healthy Communities within the California Department of Public Health has partnered with the Mexican Consulate to host a serious of four COVID-19 Facebook Live events Tuesday’s at 12:00 p.m. (60 minutes each). 

  • The target audience are the Latino and Farmworker Spanish speaking communities.
  • The first event is scheduled for Tuesday October 20, 2020, at 12:00 p.m.
  • Subsequent events to occur weekly thereafter on Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.
  • Topics discussed include: COVID 101, worker’s rights, contract tracing, testing, mental health, and disaster preparedness.  

The events will stream on the Mexican Consulate’s Facebook page on October 20 and 27 and November 3 and 10, 2020, at noon on each day, at www.facebook.com/consulmexsac.

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