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11/18- TransACTION Day of Change

In honor of *Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), San Mateo County and San Mateo County Pride Center invites you to TransACTION Day of Change where they are providing the community the opportunity to commit to ending TDOR (#endTDOR).

TransACTION Day of Change will feature resource booths, an Allegiance Wall, Reading of the Names, and a Candlelight Vigil. Creating change is difficult; especially when we mourn those who have lost their lives simply for being themselves. The event want to honor those who have died and also create ways for our community to learn and take action to #endTDOR.

Amazing agencies from San Mateo County and the Bay Area have been invited to provide exclusive resources, services and practical information that support trans and gender-diverse community members and their friends and families. This is where “ally” becomes a verb and we all take part in creating inclusive spaces at home, at work, and at school.

This event is free, inclusive, and will feature an Allegiance Wall where you can sign your name and walk away with practical ways to build awareness and ways that allies can impact and create a safer community for everyone.

Additionally, we are proud to announce that there will also be a COVID-19 and MPX vaccination clinics will be joining us. Both clinics are open to the public and they encourage folx to make appointments via MyTurn while walk-ins are also welcome. Please see the second attached flyer below for more information!

Questions?
Email Tanya Beat, LGBTQ Commission Director, tbeat@smcgov.org or
Azisa Todd, SMC Pride Center Lead Trainer & Events Coordinator, azisa.todd@sanmateopride.org

For more information about TransACTION Day of Change, visit: https://www.smcgov.org/lgbtq/event/transaction-day-change

9/14 – Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Community Input Meeting

Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander (NHPI) Community Input Session

September 14, 2022, 6pm

We are looking for input on Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Innovation approved funding to support the mental wellness of NHPI youth.  Join us in a discussion about the needs of NHPI youth in San Mateo County. Register here.

Please share with your networks.

For more information visit smchealth.org/bhrs/mhsa.

Parent Project Fall 2022 Schedule

The Parent Project® is continuing this coming Fall with four virtual classes. Please share with your networks and communities.

The Parent Project® is a free, 14-week course that is offered in English and Spanish to anyone who cares for a child or adolescent. The classes meet for three hours each week. Parents learn parenting skills and get information about resources and other support available in their communities. Parents/caregivers learn and practice skills such as:

  • appropriate ways to discipline
  • preventing or stopping alcohol, drug and tobacco use
  • improving communication skills
  • improving grades and school attendance

Spanish All Class Flyer
English All Class Flyer

For more information, visit SMCHealth.org/ParentProject.

Pride Center MHSA Project Outcomes

The San Mateo County Pride Center opened it’s doors in July 2016 as a Mental Health ServicesAct (MHSA) Innovation (INN)-approved five-year pilot project. Since then, the Pride Center has expanded the network of services available to the LGBTQ+ community, promoted visibility and belonging, and filled gaps in culturally responsive mental health treatment services.

According to the San Mateo County LGBTQ Commission’s 2018 countywide survey of 546 LGBTQ+ residents and employees, fewer than half (43%) of adult respondents felt that their mental health care provider had the expertise to care for their needs. Among LGBTQ+ youth who responded to the survey, three-quarters (74%)
reported that they had considered harming themselves in the past 12 months, and two-thirds (65%) did not know where to access LGBTQ+ friendly health care.

The MHSA INN component allows counties to introduce and evaluate mental health approaches that have not been tried elsewhere, to develop new best practices. The San Mateo County Pride Center was developed as an INN project since the U.S. has no other model of a coordinated approach across mental health, social, and psychoeducational services for the LGBTQ+ community.

The Pride Center offers services in three components:

  1. Social and Community Activities: outreaches, engages, reduces isolation, educates, and provides support to high-risk LGBTQ+ individuals through peer-based models of wellness and recovery that include educational and stigma reduction activities.
  2. Clinical Services: provides mental health services focusing on individuals at high risk of, or with moderate to severe, mental health challenges.
  3. Resource Services and Training: serves as a hub for LGBTQ+ resources. Hosts trainings and events related to sexual orientation and gender identity, and on providing culturally affirmative services.

In FY 2020-21 alone:
• 3,000+ participants served through clinical, social, training, and drop-in services
• 169 unique individuals received clinical services
• 2,700 hours of clinical services were delivered
• 359 community members served across 10 different peer support groups
• 300+ LGBTQ+ older adults were regularly contacted via emails, calls, and support groups

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February 7: Familias con OMICRON: Historias y Recursos

San Mateo County’s Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) invites you to join us for our Spanish-speaking Livestream event: Families with OMICRON: Stories and Resources, on February 7th @ 6:30 pm.

This event will feature San Mateo County Latinx community members and their stories of how OMICRON impacted their entire family, how they coped with difficulties, the support received, and the positive outcome they experienced navigating the OMICRON surge! Also, hear the voice of a medical expert on OMICRON updates, and learn about San Mateo County Resources.

Join us on Monday, February 7 @ 6:30 pm, via Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook @CountyofSanMateo, @SMHealth.

**Interpretation in English will be provided.

 Watch our promotional videos here: 1 & 2

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La Oficina de Diversidad y Equidad (ODE) de BHRS (por sus siglas en Ingles, Servicios de Salud Conductual y Recuperación) del Condado San Mateo, los invita al evento virtual en Español:

Familias con OMICRON: Historias y Recursos -Febrero 7 @6:30pm.

La comunidad Latinx del condado San Mateo comparte historias de cómo OMICRON afectó a toda su familia, cómo enfrentaron las dificultades, el apoyo recibido y el resultado positivo que aún experimentaron durante la oleada de OMICRON. Además, escucha la voz de un experto médico sobre las actualizaciones de OMICRON, y los recursos del condado de San Mateo.

Acompáñanos este lunes 7 de Febrero a las 6:30 pm por las redes sociales del Condado San Mateo vía Twitter, YouTube and Facebook @CountyofSanMateo, @SMHealth

**Interpretación en Ingles disponible.

Videos promocionales aquí: 1 & 2

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