Community Based Learning Series

Advances efforts to Improve Health Outcomes

Community Based Learning Trainings are free to Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (BHCS) systems partners, faith based communities and non-profit organizations that want to improve health outcomes for consumers and family members in the areas of mental health and substance use disorders. Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services Ethnic Services Department is able to offer trainings through funding from Prop 63, the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

Some trainings are based on curriculums and program designs developed through the BHCS Innovations Grant Program where demonstration projects were formulated around learning questions developed through needs assessments and utilization reports. Additional trainers are recruited to address gaps and trends identified through BHCS MHSA community input processes.

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Currently CBL trainings are available for the populations listed below. You may view introductory videos and training materials by clicking on the link.

African Americans

Co-Occurring Healing | Grantee St. Mary’s Center

His Health: Gender Responsive and Culturally Appropriate Counseling with African American Urban Male Youth | Grantee Alameda County Public Health Department, Office of Urban Male Health

The Sakhu Project: Incorporating the Illumination of Culturally Congruent Well-being and Wholeness | Grantee Institute for the Advanced Study of Black Family Life & Culture, Inc.

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on the Wellbeing of Young African American Children and their Families | Grantee Children Hospital Oakland – Early Intervention Services

Healthy Teens | Grantee Fremont Unified School District

African American Faith Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign | Grantee Healthy Communities, Inc.

Girls Far Above Rubies | Grantee EC Reems Community Services

Mental Health Friendly Congregations | Grantee Tri Cities Community Development Center

Community Healing Circle: For African-American Men and Adolescents on Probation” | Grantee Bay Area Black United Fund

Conscious Voices | Grantee Conscious Voices

Developing Trauma Informed Practices for Young People Caught in the Crossfire | Grantee Youth Alive!

Healing Trauma through Support and Care: Trauma Awareness Group (TAG) | Grantee East Bay Agency for Children

Healing Trauma and Overcoming Stress: Creating Health and Well-Being Through the Use of Cultural Genograms, Storytelling, and Mindful Based Practices | Grantee CMJ Associates, an Innovation project partner of the Center for Family Counseling

Safe Transitions | Grantee Centerforce

Isolated Adults

Reaching In: Reducing Isolation Due to Mental Illness by Partnering With Family Members/Loved Ones | Grantee CJM Associates

Refugee Well-Being Project | Grantee International Rescue Committee (IRC) of Northern California

The Special Messages Project | Grantee PEERS (Peers Engaging and Envisioning Recovery Services)

Stepping Out and Reconnecting (SOAR) | Grantee Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley

THRIVE: Teaming Housing Residents with Interest-based Volunteer Exercises | Grantee Berkeley Food & Housing Project (BFHP)

Isolated Older Adults

An SRO Culture of Inclusion Project | Grantee Public Health Institute

Asian Elder Wellness Project | Grantee Community Health for Asian Americans (CHAA)

Mental Health Peer Coaches for Older Adults | Grantee City of Fremont Human Services Department

Peer Elder Program (PEP) | Grantee St. Mary's Center

Project Asian Reach (PAR): Home and Place-based Outreach to Chinese and Korean Isolated/Older Adults | Grantee Asian Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS)

LGBTQI2-S (all age ranges)

ACBHCS Welcoming Toolkit Update | GranteeThe Pacific Center

Alameda County Peer Support in Congregation Collaborative:  Education and Peer Support Project AKA Overall Wellness Movement | GranteeCalifornia Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS)

Alameda County Peer Support in Congregations: Welcoming Toolkit Feedback | GranteeCalifornia Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS)

Alameda County Peer Support in Congregations: Welcoming Toolkit Feedback | GranteeCalifornia Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS)

Critical Conversations: Talking About LGBTQI2S Transition Age Youth & Mental Health | GranteeOur Space LGBTQ Center: a program of Bay Area Youth Center (BAYC)

Improving LGBTQI2S Competency for Providers Through Small Group Trainings and Follow Up Supports | GranteeThe Pacific Center

Improving LGBTQI2S Competency for Providers Through Trainings that Focus on Specific Age Groups | GranteeThe Pacific Center

LEADING TOGETHER:  LGBTQI2S Peer Supports Training | GranteeThe Pacific Center

Oyate Tupu'anga Project: Healing Indigenous Two Spirit and Takataapui Communities | GranteeCommunity Health for Asian Americans (CHAA)

Project Eden's Lambda Youth Project - Children & Youth (C&Y) | GranteeHorizon Services dba Project Eden

Project Eden's Lambda Youth Project - Transitional Age Youth (TAY) | GranteeHorizon Services dba Project Eden

Rainbow to Wellness Project | GranteeAsian Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS)

Safe and Visible:  Creating a Healthcare Practice Welcoming to LGBT Seniors | GranteeLavender Seniors of the East Bay: a project of Life ElderCare

UNCONDITIONAL PRIDE: A Clinical Framework for Partnering with LGBTQI2S Youth and Allies | GranteeSeneca Family of Agencies

download Click here to apply for training for your organization.

Note: Applications are to be submitted on-line via the link above.

Contact for questions or Javarre Wilson, Office of Ethnic Services Manager.

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last updated 11/20/17
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