Details: Please join us for this annual webinar “Messaging Matters” to learn more about safe and effective messaging about suicide prevention. Participants will learn about responsible media reporting, how to engage the news media as partners in suicide prevention, and how to create effective suicide prevention materials and talking points. Presentation will be by subject matter expert Stan Collins, Suicide Prevention Specialist with California Mental Health Services Authority Technical Assistance Team. Flyer: View here and attached.
Please help us outreach to all members of our community, especially those who communicate publicly about suicide and suicide prevention. Examples include
Public information officers
Social media managers or influencers
Print media professionals (newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters)
Broadcast media professionals (television, radio)
Journalists and student journalists
Presenters/trainers who present on suicide and suicide prevention
Become a Cultural Humility trainer by learning the teachings of Melanie Tervalon, MD, MPH and Jann Murray-Garcia, MD, MPH, from Briana Evans and support our BHRS Multicultural Organizational Development (MCOD) framework to advance equity, diversity and principles of cultural humility and inclusion in the workplace.
You may only apply if you have already taken Dr. Melanie Tervalon and Dr. Jann Murray-Garcia’s Cultural Humility training as a participant.
It is required that you attend allfive Training of Trainer sessions:
May 24, in-person | 9:30 A.M. – 4 P.M.
May 25, in-person | 9:30 A.M. – 4 P.M.
May 31, virtual | 1 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
June 7, virtual | 1 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
June 21, in-person | 1 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Expectationsupon completion of this training:
Commit to providing a minimum of 3 Cultural Humility trainings (2 of which for BHRS staff) on an annual basis.
Attend the Cultural Humility Cohort meeting every 1st Monday at 10 A.M. where you will dialogue with other facilitators, support one another, and continue growing as a facilitator.
If you are interested to apply, please email KFLui@smcgov.org for application.Deadline to apply is 5/1. Note: Supervisor signature will be required on the application.
The Advocacy Academy is for individuals with behavioral health challenges and their family members who want to learn skills to be an effective advocate within BHRS and beyond.
Learn the skills to bring your voice to Behavioral Health and Recovery Services committees, particularly to the MHSA Health Equity Initiatives and all other workgroups. Learn to advocate for positive change, social inclusion, consumer and family education and outreach, and much more.
The next training session starts Thursday, February 3 and continues for a total of six consecutive Thursdays (February 3, 10,17, 24, March 3 and 10).
See the flier and application (PDF, Word). Applications are due by January 21, 2022.
For more information, contact the Office of Consumer and Family Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-388-5189. Learn more about the academy.
Become a Cultural Humility trainer with Leanna Lewis, LCSW. 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.
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