Collaborative Meetings

We host meetings with county and community organizations to address workforce development, training, planning, and policy issues for behavioral healthcare providers. Meetings are free and open to the public.

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We have plenty of updates for the group and look forward to giving members a chance to share as well. At this meeting we’ll have conversation about updating Workforce Education and Training plans. Counties, their partners and stakeholders all have different processes and experiences, and we’ll spend some time seeing how different counties approach the process of WET update. If you are not involved in county plans directly, it will likely still be very helpful to listen and learn from others. Adrienne Shilton will join us for this call to help us gain some Statewide perspective on updating WET plans.

We’ll also discuss exciting plans for our July “in-person” meeting and Collaborative strategic planning scheduled for this fall.

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Meeting location:

County of Santa Cruz MHSAS
Atrium meeting Room
1430 Freedom Blvd.
Watsonville, CA 95076

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A reminder that our first Collaborative meeting of the year is on Wednesday, January 22nd from 10 am to 12 noon. Orientation for new participants at 9:30 am.

Location:
Alameda County Behavioral Health Services – Vocational Program
333 Hegenberger Road, Oakland, 6th floor, Monterey Room
Parking is free and plentiful.

This month’s meeting features a presentation on the CiMH Competencies Project. Donna Wigand, an author of the report, will review the development of the project, and how this new resource can be used by our partners. Much time and hard work was put into this document and we are pleased with the resulting product which we anticipate will be a helpful tool for many workforce development programs.

We will also discuss some Collaborative updates, including the upcoming Human Resources Forum, and we’ll have some time for partners to check in regarding their work.

Please read below for links to current workforce development resources and announcements:

  • The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) has released the Questions and Answers to the Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) Stipend RFP. To view the questions and answers to the MFT Stipend RFP, please click on the following OSHPD link: http://oshpd.ca.gov/HWDD/pdfs/wet/RFP-13-4155-Q-A.pdf. As a reminder, the MFT Stipend RFP mandatory bidders’ conference is scheduled for the purpose of further clarifying the RFP on Tuesday, January 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM.
  • The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) has released the Questions and Answers to the Masters of Social Work (MSW) Stipend RFP. To view the questions and answers to the MSW Stipend RFP, please click on the following OSHPD link: http://oshpd.ca.gov/HWDD/pdfs/wet/RFP-Q-A-MSW.pdf
  • See the attached flyer for the Disability Determination Process (DDP) Small Grant Program for graduate students to conduct supervised independent research on improving the efficiency and reducing the complexity of the SSA disability determination process. 
  • WRAP and Healing from Trauma retreat in Arizona from February 5th at 4pm to February 8th at 12pm. More info at: http://copelandcenter.com/sessions/wrap-and-healing-trauma?utm_source=ME...

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