Conference Programs

 

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Cultural Competence & Mental Health Southern Region Summit XVIII  Beyond the Talk, Practicing the Walk: A Path to Bridge the Cultural Gap, December 6th-7th, 2012

 

Sponsored by the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Behavioral Health Services through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) funds and the County’s Live Well, San Diego! Initiative, and in partnership with the Southern California Counties Ethnic Services Managers (ESMs). The purpose of the Cultural Competence & Mental Health Southern Region Summit XVIII (CCMH Summit XVIII) was to answer the call to reduce behavioral health disparities for African Americans and Latinos, which are among two of five historically under-served communities in California.

In line with the Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) component of the MHSA the CCMH Summit XVIII presented community informed practices in the African American and Latino communities that addressed behavioral health care through prevention strategies.

 

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We Can’t Wait 2012: From Science to Practice Relationships Matter, Early Childhood Mental Health 0-5, September 28th-29th, 2012, September 28th-29th, 2012

 

The County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services identified the need to build capacity for increased understanding of the science of healthy relationships with children, particularly young children aged 0 – 5 years old. The emphasis was placed on relationships because relationships matter. The role relationships play – as research shows us and children tell us — is a key factor in optimal child development and in building resilience in at-risk children. Through the vehicle of this conference, a strong emphasis was placed on the balance between research/science and practical application in early childhood programs. The intent was for participants to actually use the findings and knowledge derived from scientific research in their own lives and careers.

The County of San Diego utilized Mental Health Service Act (MHSA) Prevention Early Intervention (PEI) Training Technical Assistance Capacity Building (TTACB) resources to host this one and a half day Conference. During the Conference, successes and challenges across the southern region and throughout California were shared.

 

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pub-th4Supporting Students with Behavioral Health Challenges A Conference for Southern Region Community Colleges  April 17th-18th, 2012 Beyond the Conference

 

This publication serves as both a Conference Program and a Training Resource Guide for the Supporting Students with Behavioral Health Challenges: A Conference for Southern Region Community Colleges.

Beyond the Conference, participants are encouraged to utilize these materials as a tool to support them in promoting positive behavioral health in students with whom they interact. The training resource materials will help prepare campus personnel and their partners to recognize the signs of behavioral health challenges and respond accordingly with a strengths-based approach to facilitate health and wellness.

The County of San Diego Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) PEI utilized Training, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building (TTACB) resources to host this one and half day Conference to share successes and challenges across the southern region and throughout California.

 

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pub-th2Impact of Violence and Trauma In Our Community Building Effective Community Solutions Conference, August 29th-30th, 2011

 

The impact of violence and the trauma experienced across communities and demographics alike is at epidemic proportions. The conference planning team was committed to clearly defining and integrating the importance of healing throughout the conference. Their desire from the beginning was to connect the dots to be explicit in processing the wellness element of the conference. The conference focused in the areas of trauma informed care, domestic violence, gang violence, and bullying.

The County of San Diego Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) PEI utilized Training, Technical Assistance and Capacity Building (TTACB) resources to host this one and half day Conference to share successes and challenges across the southern region and throughout California.

 

Download Impact of Violence Conference Program Guide Here