Office of Ethnic Services

   
Alameda County Behavioral Health Office of Ethnic Services

Office of Ethnic Services (OES) advances health equity by creating racially, linguistically, and ethnically equitable access to Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) services.

OES has an ongoing commitment to the practice of cultural humility which embodies self-reflection and self-examination, as well as an understanding of the power dynamics between the provider and consumer, and ACBH and the community.

OES is in charge of the facilitation of:

  • Cultural projects
  • Cultural Responsiveness Committee and other affinity groups
  • Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Trainings
  • Building and maintaining healthy, positive relationships with community partners
  • Collaborating with staff, managers, operational leads, and providers across the mental health and substance use systems of care

Quick links

OES Committees and Coalitions

  • Cultural Responsiveness Committee (CRC)
    Stakeholders: ACBH staff, CBOs, Allies to the community and friends
    When: 3rd Tuesday, Bi-monthly 9:00am - 10:30am
    Where: If you are passionate about equity and reducing health disparities, please email OfficeOfEthnicServices@acgov.org for more information. See Flyer.

    The CRC is a guiding body that works to embrace diversity, eliminate health disparities and advance equity in Alameda County.
    CRC provides the following:
    • a space for collaboration and guidance for the Health Equity Initiatives
    • a forum to discuss and respond to needs and events that impact the community
    • a hub of information and resources to advance equitable behavioral health care
  • Alameda County Pride Coalition
    Stakeholders: ACBH staff, CBOs, LGBTQ Community, Allies to the community and friends
    When: 1st Wednesday monthly 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Where: If you are passionate about equity and reducing health disparities, please email OfficeOfEthnicServices@acgov.org for more information. See Flyer.

    The Alameda County Pride Coalition works to improve the well-being of the LGBTQ+ community and provides the following:
    • a space for collaboration and guidance for the Health Equity Initiatives
    • a forum to discuss and respond to needs and events that impact the community
    • a hub of information and resources to advance equitable behavioral health care
  • African American Steering Committee for Health and Wellness
    Stakeholders: ACBH staff, CBOs, African American Community, Allies to the community and friends
    When: 4th Monday monthly 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    Where: Coming soon
  • Latinx/Latino Advisory Committee for Health and Wellness
    Stakeholders: ACBH staff, CBOs, Latinx/Latino Community, Allies to the community and friends
    When: Coming soon
    Where: Coming soon
  • Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Advisory Committee for Health and Wellness
    Stakeholders: ACBH staff, CBOs, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Community, Allies to the community and friends
    When: Coming soon
    Where: Coming soon

Stephanie Montgomery
Health Equity Division Director/Health Equity Officer

  • The Impact Of Discrimination On Mental And Physical Health Of African American Populations
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Friday, June 28, 2024, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: In-Person, Executive Inn and Suites, 1755 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA 94606
    AUDIENCE: ACBH Staff, Contracted Community Based Organizations, and Mental Health and SUD Providers.
    TRAINER: Karinn Glover, MD, MPH
    DESCRIPTION: The focus of this course is health equity, an exploration of the ways systemic racism and various kinds of discrimination impact the mental and physical health of marginalized populations in the United States.
    CE CREDIT: 3.5 CE Credits

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    Click HERE to register.

  • Suicide Rates For Individuals Who Are Incarcerated
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Friday, May 31, 2024, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: Online via Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Health Behavioral Health (BHD) Staff; BHD Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider Staff; Community-Based Organizations.
    TRAINER: Darius Campinha-Bacote, PsyD, HSP
    DESCRIPTION: This training aims to discuss recent literature on the increased rates of suicide and factors that increase the risk of suicide within this demographic, as well as targeted intervention techniques catered to this population. The goal of this training is to raise awareness of an overlooked population, all with insights from a correctional psychologist with a decade of experience working with justice-involved individuals.
    CE CREDIT: 3.5 CE Credits

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    Click HERE to register.

  • Decolonizing How We Serve Asian American Clients
    A message brought to you by Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 30, 2024, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACHBHD trainings are for Alameda County Health Behavioral Health Department staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Michael Liao
    DESCRIPTION: Decolonizing How We Serve Asian American Clients: Strategies for Interpersonal, Organizational, Cultural, and Structural Change
    CE CREDIT: 3 CEs, Includes 1hr. Prep. Reading & 2hrs. Workshop

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    Click HERE for the required pre-reading.
    Click HERE to register.

  • Structural Competency Workshop
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 2, 2024, 9:30am - 12:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINERS: Margaret Mary Downey, Leanne Marcotrigiano, Katerina Melino
    DESCRIPTION: This training promotes health equity and appropriate patient care.
    CE CREDIT: 3 CE Credits: 1 Hr. Prep, 2 Hrs. Workshop

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    Click HERE for the required pre-reading.
    Click HERE to register.

  • Demystifying The Science Behind Psychiatric Medications
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Friday, April 19, 2024, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: Online via Zoom
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Provider Staff.
    TRAINERS: Lester Love, M.D. & Shadi Doroudgar, Pharm.D, APh
    DESCRIPTION: This course provides an accessible and informative overview of psychiatric medications commonly used for conditions such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Participants will understand how these medications work in the brain (mechanisms of action), explore potential side effects, and learn about considerations specific to African American patient.
    CE CREDIT: 3.5 CE Credits

    REGISTER HERE

  • Youth Experiencing Homelessness: A Focus On African American Adolescents And Experienced Trauma
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Friday, March 22, 2024, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: Online via Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider staff.
    TRAINER: Darius Campinha-Bacote, PsyD, HSP
    DESCRIPTION: Recent literature has focused on the impact that homelessness has on youth, as well as those around them. Through the means of a lively discussion and dialogue, this training aims to help the participants grasp concepts related to the often-inevitable generational trauma youth have, as well as the compounding trauma African American youth may encounter while experiencing homelessness. Additionally, trauma-focused interventions will be provided.
    CE CREDIT: 3.5 CEs

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    Click HERE to register.

  • Cultural Humility: Working In Partnership With Providers And Clients
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 9:00am - 12:00pm
    LOCATION: 5th Floor Gail Steele Conference Room, Alameda County Behavioral Health 2000 Embarcadero Ave, Oakland
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and it’s contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Dr. Melanie Tervalon
    DESCRIPTION: Cultural Humility Principles: lifelong process of critical self-reflection, redress power imbalances, develop partnerships with communities and advocate and maintain institutional accountability.
    CE CREDIT: N/A

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  • Community Engagement And Participatory Approaches To Improving Community Health
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 10:00am - 12:00pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Julia Chinyere Oparah
    DESCRIPTION: This training aims to deepen participants’ understanding of participatory approaches to improving community health. The training introduces participants to the concept of research justice as a tool for gaining insight into the health needs of marginalized community members while also accelerating community engagement. Participants will explore the role of power and inequality in relationships between practitioners and community members and will develop skills related to collaborative inquiry and co-design of health equity initiatives. The workshop addresses the Enhanced National CLAS Standard 12 and 13: Partner with the community to design, implement, and evaluate policies, practices, and services to ensure cultural and linguistic appropriateness.
    CE CREDIT: 3 CEs

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    Click HERE for the required pre-reading.
    Click HERE to register.

  • Financial Understanding and Wellness, Estate planning, Wills and Trust
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 10:00am - 11:30am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Cathy Jackson-Gent
    DESCRIPTION: Understanding why the financial gap exists. Explore key elements for financial success, such as; Define generational wealth, Identify ways to protect what you own, Steps to building an estate. Learning outcomes include learning more about: Budgeting, Goal Setting and Credit.
    CE CREDIT: N/A

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    Click HERE to register.

  • Community Based Learning: Holding Space For Race And Other Considerations In The Counseling Field
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Wednesday, February 26, 2024, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
    LOCATION: Online, via Zoom
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINERS: Mahesh Francis and Iesha Brooks
    DESCRIPTION: This training is specifically tailored to support therapists and mental health counselors working with Black clients. This training goes beyond traditional cultural competence training and delves into the nuanced intersections of race, identity, and mental health. Participants will gain insights into the impact of racial trauma and develop practical strategies for fostering a safe and affirming therapeutic space. This training enhances counselors’ ability to navigate and support the diverse experiences of Black clients, ultimately enriching the rapport and clinical alliance and promoting improved outcomes.
    CE CREDIT: N/A

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  • Environmental Impacts On African Americans Mental Health
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Friday, February 23, 2024, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: Online via Zoom:
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINERS: Delane Casiano, MD & Karriem Salaam, MD
    DESCRIPTION: This course will examine historic and contemporary effects of environmental injustice, and climate change on mental health and well-being in BIPOC communities and strategies to mitigate these impacts while promoting wellness, mental health, and resilience in this population.
    CE CREDIT: 3.5

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    Click HERE to register.

  • Self-Awareness, Self-Care and Emotional Intelligence
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Tuesday, February 13, 2024, 10:00am - 11:30am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Jennifer James Muhammad, Life Coach and Strategist
    DESCRIPTION: Learning Outcomes: Self assessment, Engage in productivity planning and Understanding life design
    CE CREDIT: N/A

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    Click HERE to register.

  • Turning Your Dreams Into Achievable Goals
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Wednesday, February 7, 2024, 10:00am - 11:30am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Donna Quarles, Certified Life Coach
    DESCRIPTION: Learn how to make achievable goals to turn dreams into reality and how to create an action plan and break it down into manageable bite sized pieces to achieve success.
    CE CREDIT: N/A

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  • Cultural & Community: An Indigenous Perspective on Healing from Historical & Contemporary Trauma
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Dr. Anton Treuer
    DESCRIPTION: Join celebrated Native American racial equity educator and scholar, Anton Treuer, for a deep dive into community-defined healing practices and strategies for mental health and addiction recovery, with a special focus on practices to help address historical and contemporary trauma. Treuer is Ojibwe, from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. His groundbreaking scholarship and service as a spiritual leader in Native spaces has equipped him with an authentic perspective on the most important work of our time and our individual and collective quest for healing. The session thus addresses directly the National CLAS Standards Principal Standard 1: “Provide effective, equitable, understandable, and respectful quality care and services that are responsive to diverse cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy, and other communication needs.”
    CE CREDIT: 3 CEs, includes one-hour of preparatory reading and 2-hours of workshop time.

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    Click HERE for the Required Pre-Reading.
    Click HERE to register.

  • AATA Training: Self-Care Perimenopause and Menopause among Black Women
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Friday, January 26, 2024, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: Online via Zoom
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Karinn Glover, MD, MPH
    DESCRIPTION: This course will address some basic biological changes that are part of the normal life cycle for women and will explore some of the mental health challenges that are part of this process for Black women.
    CE CREDIT: 3.5 CE Hours

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  • Self Care Becoming the Best You
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 10:00am - 11:30am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Dr. Renisha Coleman
    DESCRIPTION: Self-care is equally important for men and women. This training course will bring awareness to self-care and how practicing self-care can help you to improve and maintain good mental health. You will learn how self-care can positively impact your mental well-being, including activities that promote wellness that can lead you to a healthier and more balanced life. You will leave this training understanding why you should start or continue practicing self-care to become your best.
    CE CREDIT: N/A

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  • Community Based Learning: Design Love & Life In 5 Shifts
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 10:00am - 11:30am
    LOCATION: Online via Eventbrite
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Julius Jackson
    DESCRIPTION: The webinar emphasizes the importance of activating loving experiences, short-circuiting negative experiences, and understanding one's true power in love. The three I's (Immediate, Inspired, Intelligent) are presented as keys to unlock divine action and create a life of fulfillment and purpose.

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  • Financial Understanding and Wellness
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 10:00am - 11:30am
    LOCATION: Online via Eventbrite
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Cathy Jackson-Gent
    DESCRIPTION: Understanding why the financial gap exists. Explore key elements for financial success, such as budgeting, goal setting, spending types, credit and strategies.

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    Click HERE to register.

  • Community Based Learning For Self Assessment; Productivity Planning; Understanding Life Design
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Thursday, December 14, 2023, 10:00am - 11:30am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Jennifer James Muhammad
    DESCRIPTION: Wellness in the Workplace: Self assessment; Engage in productivity planning; Understanding life design
    CE CREDIT: N/A

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    Click HERE to register.

  • Community Based Learning: Financial Understanding and Wellness
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    DATE/TIME: Monday, December 11, 2023, 10:00am - 11:30am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Cathy Jackson-Gent
    DESCRIPTION: Understanding why the financial gap exists. Explore key elements for financial success, such as budgeting, goal setting, spending types, credit and strategies.
    CE CREDIT: N/A

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    Click HERE to register.

  • Community Based Learning: Self-Care Leadership Development
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE/TIME: Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 10:00am - 11:30am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Alicia Jacobs
    DESCRIPTION: (1) To use business acumen and teaming skills to deploy strategic and tactical skills for individual and workforce growth and transformations to optimize desired performance. (2) To align individuals with their personal mission, vision, values, and goals to achieve desired personal outcomes. (3) To empower individuals to chart their personal and career paths and receive recognition for their talents.
    CE CREDIT: N/A

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  • Community Based Learning Online: Strategies for Reentry
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE/TIME: Saturday, December 2, 2023, 10:00am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Dr. Stacy Thompson
    DESCRIPTION: Strategies for Reentry, Formerly Incarcerated And Justice System Impacted: (1) Formulate an action plan to a successful journey towards life goals. (2) Identify the tools and resources needed to reach those goals.(3) Build a comprehensive model of productivity and support in line with a viable life-plan, which can be duplicated and institutionalized.
    CE CREDIT: N/A

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  • African American Technical Assistance Training Program (AATA) - Between a Rock and a Hard Place
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE/TIME: Friday, December 1, 2023, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider staff.
    TRAINER: Skyler Jacksin, PhD.
    DESCRIPTION: This course will provide an overview of (1) the mental health disparities that shape the lives of African American LGBTQ+ individuals, (2) the role of stigma (e.g., racism, heterosexism, intersectional stigma) in shaping the mental health outcomes of African American LGBTQ+ people, and (3) best practices in intervening to support stigma coping, mental health, and resilience among African American LGBTQ+ people.
    CE CREDIT: 3.5

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    Click HERE to register.

  • Returning Citizens Virtual Series - Family & Children
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE/TIME: Thursday, November 16, 2023, 10:00am - 11:30am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINERS: ACBH & Health & Human Resource Education Center (HHREC)
    DESCRIPTION: This virtual training/panel discussion has been created to explore it's impact on the health and well being of our community! This episode will address how mass incarceration impacts family & children. We will explore the short and long-term effects of parental separation, financial strain, education disruption, and the emotional and mental health challenges. As with all episodes we will employ an expert panel to seek strategies and solutions for service providers and those directly impacted.
    CE CREDIT: N/A

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  • Holiday Blues & Suicide Prevention Awareness
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Saturday, November 11, 2023, 11am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    SPEAKER: Ms. Lynette Mackey
    DESCRIPTION: Alameda County Behavioral Health Community Based Learning: Holiday Blues & Suicide Prevention Awareness
    CE Credits: N/A

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    Click HERE to register.
    Join HERE.

  • African American Technical Assistance & Training Program
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Friday October 27, 2023, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: Register FREE via Eventbrite (Zoom Link will be sent after registration)
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider staff.
    TRAINERS: Delane Casiano, MD. and Karriem Salaam, MD.
    DESCRIPTION: This course will examine factors that contribute to anxiety disorders among African American youth and young adults along with clinical strategies to promote wellness, mental health, and resilience in this population.
    CE Credits: 3.5
    See FLYER for details.
    Click HERE to register.

  • Returning Citizens Virtual Series
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Thursday, October 26, 2023, 10:00am - 11:30am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINERS: Michael Bennett and Succatti Shaw
    DESCRIPTION: This virtual training/panel discussion has been created to explore it's impact on the health and well-being of our community!
    CE Credits: N/A
    Click HERE to register via Eventbrite.

  • Black Man It's OK To Cry
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Saturday, October 21, 2023, 11am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Chaplain Sheree’ Lewis
    GUEST SPEAKERS: Justinian Constantine & Pastor Kevin D. Hurd
    DESCRIPTION: Alameda County Behavioral Health Community Based Learning: BLACK MAN, IT’S OK TO CRY. YOU HAVE PERMISSION TO GRIEVE!
    CE Credits: N/A

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    Click HERE to register.
    Join HERE.

  • Mental Health Services With Latinx Populations: An Antiracist And Intersectional Approach
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Monday, October 16, 2023, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Dr. Laura Minero
    DESCRIPTION: An Antiracist and Intersectional Approach will address the psychological impact of systemic discrimination on Latinx people at the intersection of race/ethnicity, immigration, and sexual identity. This workshop will guide attendees in examining their own axis’s of privilege and oppression and how to actively reduce power dynamics inherent to provision of mental health services with Latinx communities. Finally, the workshop will introduce liberation as a framework for addressing the ongoing radical healing practices that can support Latinx communities.
    CE Credits: 3 CEs, 1 hr. of preparatory reading, 2 hrs. of workshop time
    REQUIRED PRE-READING
    See FLYER for details.
    Click HERE to register.
    Recording

  • Community Based Learning: Liberatory Leadership Certificate Program
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: October 11, 18, 25 & November 1, 9am – 12pm
    LOCATION: Oakstop - 274 14th Street - Downtown Oakland
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Nikole Lim
    DESCRIPTION: THIS IS A FREE TRAINING. You will participate in 4 Wednesday Sessions: October 11, 18, 25 & November 1, 9am – 12pm
    Sessions cover:
    • Emotional Safety in Leadership
    • Transformational Leadership
    • Appreciative Leadership
    • Sustaining Leadership
    CE Credits: N/A
    See FLYER for details.
    Click HERE to register via Eventbrite.

  • Community Based Learning: Returning Citizens Series - Housing, Homelessness & Hope
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: September 28, 2023, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    LOCATION: See Flyer for Registration Information
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Michael Bennett and Succatti Shaw
    DESCRIPTION: This virtual training panel discussion has been created to explore it's impact on the health and well being of our community!
    Join us for this episode on the topic of housing, homelessness, and hope. Panelists, Michael Bennett and Succatti Shaw will share their personal journey as it relates to housing costs and homelessness and its impact on individuals who have previously been incarcerated. There will also be an interactive audience/panel discussion exploring solutions and actions that can be taken to address this extremely critical issue.
    CE Credits: No CE Credits, Satisfies CLAS Requirements
    See FLYER for details.

  • Trauma-Informed and Culturally-Responsive Practices in Working with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Clients
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Thursday, August 31st, 2023, 10:00am - 12:00pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff
    TRAINER: Ritchie Rubio, PhD.
    DESCRIPTION: This training aims to deepen the participants’ understanding of the needs and cultural context of behavioral health clients who identify as Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI), within a trauma-informed lens. This training discusses areas for cultural adaptation when working with AANHPI clients using a combination of top-down and bottom-up frameworks, and ecological models. This workshop also addresses the National CLAS Standards’ “Principal Standard 1: Provide effective, equitable, understandable, and respectful quality care and responsive to diverse cultural health beliefs and practices, preferred languages, health literacy, and other communication needs.
    CE Credits: 3 CEs, includes one-hour of preparatory reading and 2-hours of workshop time.
    REQUIRED PRE-READING
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.
    Please click HERE if you were unable to attend and want to view the recording.

  • CLAS Standards And Stigma Discrimination Reduction In Behavioral Health
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Please join the Office of Ethnic Services in an upcoming training with Adèle James, MA, CPC. In this training you will have an opportunity to Identify impacts of racism on mental health and CLAS Standards that can be applied to improving client services and outcomes. Please share this information with others who would benefit.
    DATE: Thursday, July 20, 2023, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations, ACBH Contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider Staff and Community Members.
    TRAINER: Adèle James, MA, CPC
    DESCRIPTION: This webinar will explore impacts of mental illness and racial identity stigma in accessing mental health care. We will also discuss what holds behavioral health providers back from addressing these issues in sessions with clients, particularly from racial/ethnic groups, and strategies for countering stigma, prejudice, and discrimination against people with mental illness.
    CE Credits: 3
    REQUIRED PRE-READING
    For more information, please see the ANNOUNCEMENT, register and share with others.
    Please click HERE if you were unable to attend and want to view the recording.

  • Knowing The Traumatized Afghan Refugee - Part II
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Please join the Office of Ethnic Services in an upcoming training with Dr. Khalil Rhamany on “Knowing the Traumatized Afghan Refugee” on June 2nd and June 28th from 9am to 2pm. This intensive two-part hybrid workshop series focused on addressing the mental health problems manifested by the Afghan refugees residing in Alameda County aimed at enhancing clinical/professional interventions.
    DATE: July 14th, 2023, 9am - 2pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations, ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider Staff and general public
    TRAINERS: Dr. Khalil Rhamany, PhD, PsyD and Dr. Saema Rhamany PhD
    DESCRIPTION: This is an intensive two-part hybrid workshop series focused on addressing the mental health problems manifested by the Afghan refugees residing in Alameda County aimed at enhancing clinical/professional interventions.
    CE Credits: 3.5
    For more information and to register please see the ANNOUNCEMENT.

  • Profiles In Pride
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    During this LGBTQIA+ Equity Division is pleased to bring you Profiles in Pride. Our colleagues and team members reflect on how being part of the LGBTQIA+ community has shaped who they are today. Enjoy our colleague Rafael Chang's story here.

  • LGBTQIA+ Pride Month Observance
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    This month, we are honored to join the worldwide recognition of LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) Pride Month. The month of June is dedicated to uplifting LGBTQIA+ voices, celebration of LGBTQIA+ culture and support of LGBTQIA+ rights.

    View MEMO.

  • Asian American Pacific Islander Native Hawaiian Pacific Heritage Month
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    We have been honored to read the stories of our colleagues and community partners from the AAPINH community throughout the month of May. Roxanne Wong's heartfelt connection to family's ancestral home in China is a Joyful way to end this year's recognition of Asian American Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian Heritage Month. If you have not already, please take time to read the profiles featured throughout this month.

  • May Is Mental Health Awareness Month
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    As we end the month of May designated as Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to do so with a message from our Director of Substance Use Disorders at ACBHD, Dr. Clyde Lewis.

  • In Honor of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Community
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Join us in celebrating Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. As we wind down the month, please enjoy the profile of Nwe Oo whose family roots are found among the Rakhine ethnic group from Burma/Myanmar. Nwe is a Program Director with our community partners at Community Health for Asian Americans.

    We encourage you to also read the profiles of our other colleagues featured this month including:

    🟊 Mona Afary
    🟊 Christine Mukai
    🟊 Cristina De Leon
    🟊 Michael Castilla
    🟊 Lola Atienza
    🟊 Lai Phuong

  • Project Eden/Lambda Youth 27th Annual Pride Prom
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    The Health Equity Division is pleased to support the 27th Annual Project Eden/Lambda Pride Prom on June 15, 2024.

    View FLYER.

  • Recognizing Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Join us in celebrating Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month.

    View MEMO

  • In Honor of Women's History Month
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    The Health Equity Division is pleased to recognize the final two honorees for Women's History Month. And while the month has ended, the contribution of these and all of our honorees could not be ignored. Please help us in recognizing Svetlana Lesova and Karen Capece. Please take a moment and read the stories shared by all of our honorees throughout the month.
    🟊 Svetlana Lesova
    🟊 Karen Capece

    Previous Honorees recognized throughout March:

    🟊 Dr. Karyn Tribble
    🟊 Kinzi Richholt
    🟊 Juliene Schrick
    🟊 Rosa Warder
    🟊 Mary Hogden
    🟊 Shanequa McCrimmon
    🟊 Stephanie Lewis, LMFT
    🟊 Karen Grimsich

  • In Honor of Women's History Month
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    The Health Equity Division is pleased to continue to honor phenomenal women during Women Month from within our department as well as our community partners.
    🟊 Stephanie Lewis, LMFT
    🟊 Karen Grimsich

  • The Total You Women's Health Forum
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    The Total You Women's Health Forum is presented by the Oakland branch of the NAACP and will feature our own Dr. Karyn Tribble as a featured panelist. The community is invited to this free event that highlights the health needs, challenges and opportunities for Black women.
    View Announcement.

  • In Honor of Women's History Month
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    During Women's History Month, the Health Equity Division is pleased to honor just some of the many women who impact the way we are able to provide service to Alameda County residents. Join us in celebrating them.
    🟊 Dr. Karyn Tribble
    🟊 Kinzi Richholt
    🟊 Juliene Schrick
    🟊 Rosa Warder
    🟊 Mary Hogden
    🟊 Shanequa McCrimmon

  • ACBH Honors Black History Month
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    The Health Equity Division is pleased to honor Black History Month.
    View MEMO.

  • Native American Heritage Month (November 2023)
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division

    Alameda County Behavioral Health is pleased to recognize November as Native American Heritage Month. We pause to acknowledge and honor the history, spirit, tradition, culture, and land of indigenous communities across this nation with special consideration for the Ohlone people of this region.

    This month is also an opportunity to become familiar with the history of the First People of the United States and the unique challenges they face both historically and in the present. In this time of reflection and remembrance it is important to also acknowledge that part of the healing process for indigenous communities is to not only acknowledge the Ohlone and other indigenous peoples past we also want to acknowledge the present and affirm the ways healing and repair are taking root today
    View FLYER.

  • Homeless Resources Fair on November 9
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    ACBH's Health Equity Division is pleased to partner with the Office of Board President Nate Miley and a host of local agencies in hosting the Homeless Resources Fair.
    DATE/TIME: Thursday, November 9, 2023, 10am – 3pm
    LOCATION: East Oakland Faith Deliverance Center Parking Lot, 7425 International Blvd, Oakland, CA
    View FLYER.

  • Dia de Los Muertos Celebration
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Please join the Health Equity Division, Office of Ethnic Service in celebrating Dia de Los Muertos in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood.
    DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 29, 2023, 10am – 5pm
    LOCATION: International Blvd at Fruitvale Ave, Oakland, CA
    View FLYER.

  • Liberation Through Community: A Celebration Of The Latino/LatinX Community
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    The ACBH Latino/LatinX Steering Committee invites you to Liberation Through Community, a free cultural community event for families.
    View Flyer in English or Spanish for more information.

  • Support For Native Hawaiian Community on Maui
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    The Health Equity Division, Office of Ethnic Services extends our thoughts and prayers for the people of Maui during these most difficult times. Our local partners in the AAPI/Native Hawaiian communities have compiled a list of resources for those who would like to aid in the healing of the people of Lahaina Town and Maui in general.
    View LIST for more information and share with others.

  • ACBH Pride Panel
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Alameda County Behavioral Health Care (ACBH) Pride Coalition (Health Equity Division) would like to invite you to a panel discussion to acknowledge the disheartening and dangerous impact of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.
    DATE: Thursday, September 7th, 2023
    TIME: 12pm - 1:30 pm
    LOCATION: Zoom
    View the revised FLYER for updated registraion link and speaker list.

  • When One Plus One Equals Three: The Illusion Of Co-Occurring Disorders
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Please join the Office of Ethnic Services in an upcoming training on the evidence-based update on the diagnosis and treatment for patients with co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health disorders, with a focus on both pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions, and the role played by systemic racism in this endeavor.
    DATE: Friday, June 23rd, 2023, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider staff
    TRAINERS: Lester E. Love, MD
    DESCRIPTION: Please join the Office of Ethnic Services in an upcoming training on the evidence-based update on the diagnosis and treatment for patients with co-occurring substance use disorders (SUD) and mental health disorders, with a focus on both pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions, and the role played by systemic racism in this endeavor. For more information and to register please see the announcement.
    CE Credits: 3.5
    For more information and to register please see the ANNOUNCEMENT.

  • LGBTQIA+ Health Equity And Cultural Humility
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Please join us in an upcoming training with Koby Rodríguez, Chief Program Officer at the Sacramento LGBTQIA+ Community Center in a discussion examining the ways in which, systems of care can provide a more affirming approach to service delivery for LGBTQIA+ community members.
    DATE: Thursday, June 22, 2023, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider Staff
    TRAINER: Koby Rodríguez
    DESCRIPTION: This training will discuss issues facing the LGBTQIA+ community, specifically in California; examining the ways in which systems of care can provide a more affirming approach to service delivery to community members.
    CE Credits: 3
    For more information, please see FLYER.

  • What’s Going On?! And How to Help: Black Racial Stress, Trauma and Healing
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Please join the Office of Ethnic Services in an upcoming training discussing the impact of institutional and systemic racism, as well as implicit bias on the experience of Black identified community members. This two-hour interactive training workshop will allow attendees to consider their own identity and how it interacts with the provision of effective services to Black individuals, families, and communities. In addition, to identifying strategies to engage this population and enhance their cross- cultural communication skills.
    DATE: Thursday, June 8th, 2023, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider Staff
    TRAINERS: Kristee Haggins, PH.D.
    DESCRIPTION: This two-hour interactive training workshop introduces participants to racial stress, trauma and healing with a lens focused on the Black experience. Participants will learn about the impact of institutional and systemic racism, as well as implicit bias on the experience of Black identified community members. Attendees consider their own identity and how it interacts with the provision of effective services to Black individuals, families, and communities.
    CE Credits: 3
    For more information and to register please see the ANNOUNCEMENT.

  • Knowing The Traumatized Afghan Refugee
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Please join the Office of Ethnic Services in an upcoming training with Dr. Khalil Rhamany on “Knowing the Traumatized Afghan Refugee” on June 2nd and June 28th from 9am to 2pm. This intensive two-part hybrid workshop series focused on addressing the mental health problems manifested by the Afghan refugees residing in Alameda County aimed at enhancing clinical/professional interventions.
    DATE: Part I - June 2nd, 2023 & Part II - June 28th, 2023, 9am - 2pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations, ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider Staff and general public
    TRAINERS: Dr. Khalil Rhamany, PhD, PsyD and Dr. Saema Rhamany PhD
    DESCRIPTION: This is an intensive two-part hybrid workshop series focused on addressing the mental health problems manifested by the Afghan refugees residing in Alameda County aimed at enhancing clinical/professional interventions.
    CE Credits: 3.5
    For more information and to register please see the ANNOUNCEMENT.

  • Deconstructing Gang Culture In African American Adolescents
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    This course will present core concepts as to why African American adolescents appear to be more prevalent in gangs, and this training will focus not only in identifying these reasons but will also focus on insights from a communal perspective. In addition, the course will offer interventions geared toward African American youth who may be at a higher risk for gang involvement.
    DATE: Friday, May 19, 2023, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider staff
    TRAINER: Darius Campinha-Bacote, PsyD, HSP
    CE Credits: 3.5
    For more information, please see the ANNOUNCEMENT, register and share with others.

  • Connecting The Dots: Historical Trauma, Toxic Stress, And Indigenous Communities
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    This training will discuss six eras of Historical Traumas in Indigenous communities, four major components of Historical Trauma Intervention and health concerns of Native American nations by identifying; possible interventions that are culturally responsive.
    DATE: Thursday, May 18, 2023, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider Staff.
    TRAINER: Lindsey McMurin
    CE Credits: 3
    REQUIRED PRE-READING
    For more information, please see the ANNOUNCEMENT, register and share with others.

  • Community Based Learning
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    The Office of Ethnic services would like to invite you to join in Community Based Learning focusing on Building Relationships. Please see announcement for more information.
    SESSIONS:
    • Fostering Emotional Safety in Our Communities - Thursday, April 27, 1-2:30pm
    • Returning Citizens - Families Of Formerly Incarcerated - Thursday, April 27, 10-11:30am
    • Getting Back To Basics, Family And Community Health - Friday, April 28, 1-2:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Community Based Organizations and general public.
    TRAINERS: Various. See announcement.
    CE Credits: N/A
    View ANNOUNCEMENT for details and registering information.

  • Substance Use Among Black Youth: Understanding the Influence of Social Determinants of Mental Health
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Friday, Apr 21, 2023, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider staff.
    TRAINERS: Dr. Salaam and Dr. Casiano
    DESCRIPTION: This course will examine factors that contribute to mental health and substance use problems among Black youth exposed to school and community violence and clinical strategies to promote wellness, mental health and resilience in this population.
    CE Credits: 3.5 for LCSW, MFT, LPCC, LEP, and Psychologists
    View FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.

  • Geriatric Mental Health Among African Americans
    A training brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Please join the Office of Ethnic Services in an upcoming training with African American Technical Assistance. This training will discuss approaches to mental illness, particularly anxiety disorders, depression, and psychotic disorders. After completion of this training, you will be able to: identify assessment tools to assess mental health conditions and signs of cognitive impairment; describe ways to address elder abuse; and core concepts of psychopharmacology for elders.
    DATE: Friday, March 24, 2023, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider staff.
    TRAINER: Karinn Glover, MD, MPH
    DESCRIPTION: This course will present core concepts of geriatric mental health but will do so with an emphasis on older adults of African American and Caribbean-American background. There will be some discussion of approaches to mental illness, particularly anxiety disorders, depression, and psychotic disorders. There will be some exploration of cognitive disorders and substance use disorders as well. Special attention will be paid to elder abuse and support for caregivers.
    CE Credits: 3.5
    For more information and to register please view FLYER.

  • Student and Faculty Mental Health: How It Impacts African American Students
    A training brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Friday, February 24, 2023, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider staff.
    TRAINERS: Delane Casiano, MD and Karriem Salaam, MD
    DESCRIPTION: Please join the Office of Ethnic services and African American Pathways to Wellness in an upcoming training with Karriem Salaam, MD and Delane Casiano, MD. This training will discuss ways to support mental health in Black youth and increasing collaborations between schools and mental health providers.
    This training will discuss ways to support mental health in Black youth and increasing collaborations between schools and mental health providers. You will be able to:
    1. Identify social determinants of mental health that influence school/community violence.
    2. Describe three programs to augment hope and resilience in BIPOC youth exposed to school/community violence.
    3. Discuss risk factors and strategies for mitigating violence in school/community.
  • CE Credits: 3.5
    See FLYER for details and registration.

  • Black History Month Community Based Learning
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Please join the Office of Ethnic Services and The Community Based Learning training program in a series of five trainings on mental health wellness during Black History Month. flyer for training descriptions and links to register.
    • Session 1: Wellness NOW: Where Do We Need To Get To?
      Black Men Speak
      Wednesday, Feb. 15, 10–11:30am

    • Session 2: Cross-Cultural Collaboration & Coalition-Building
      Rev. Dr. Toni Dunbar and Rev. Floyd Thompkins
      Monday, Feb. 20, 10–11:30am

    • Session 3: DeColonizing the Psyche; Restoration and Renewal
      Dr. Amber McZeal
      Wednesday, Feb. 22, 1–2:30pm

    • Session 4: Recognizing and Reducing Stress Symptoms
      LaFreshia “Free” Brown, LPCC, CADC
      Thursday, Feb. 23, 10–11:30am

    • Session 5: Blessed not to be Stressed
      Pastor Maria Reems
      Friday, Feb. 24, 10–11:30am

  • Please view FLYER for training descriptions and links to register.

  • Student and Faculty Mental Health: How it Impacts African American Students
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Please join the Office of Ethnic services in an upcoming training with Karriem Salaam, MD and Delane Casiano, MD. This training will discuss ways to support mental health in Black youth, social determinants of mental health that influence school/community violence and ways to increase collaborations between schools and mental health providers. Please share this information with those who would benefit.
    DATE: February 24, 2023; 9am-1:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider staff.
    TRAINER: Karriem Salaam, MD and Delane Casiano, MD
    DESCRIPTION: This course describes how to develop opportunities for mental health, wellness, hope, and resilience among black youth. As well as increasing collaborations between schools and mental health providers. The goal of this course is to enhance overall professional growth and improve clinical skills to help support mental health in Black youth who are at risk for exposure to school and community violence.
    CE Credits: 3.5
    For more information and to register please see the ANNOUNCEMENT.

  • Emergency Room: How it Impacts Healthcare Disparities in African Americans
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Friday, January 27th, 2023, 9am-1:30pm
    TRAINER: Phillip Murray MD, MPH
    LOCATION: Virtual (live, online webinar)
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider staff.
    DESCRIPTION: This course describes the current mental health care system in which African Americans have been more likely to utilize the emergency department as a source of care. Please join the Office of Ethnic Services in an upcoming training with Dr. Phillip Murray. This training will discuss outpatient factors that can improve emergency psychiatry use and criteria related to the legal history for involuntary commitment. Please share this information with those who would benefit. For more information and to register please see the announcement.
    CE Credits: 3.5
    View FLYER for registration.

  • Provision of Mental Health Services With Latinx/Latiné Populations: An Intersectional And Inclusive
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Friday, December 16, 2022, 10:30AM - 12:30PM
    LOCATION: Virtual (live, online webinar)
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider staff.
    TRAINERS: Diana Lemos, Ph.D.
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop will critically examine: the different terminologies used to describe the Latinx/Latiné populations, and why it is important to understand these differences from an intersectional and inclusive perspective. This workshop will also examine how this knowledge can be utilized to create more equitable mental health service delivery practices when working with Latinx/Latine populations. Please note that this course is 2 hrs Live Training and 1 hr of REQUIRED pre-reading for CE credit.
    CE CREDITS:: 3
    See FLYER for more details and REGISTRATION.

  • The Impact of Community Violence on Black Youth's Mental Health
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Please join the Office of Ethnic Services in a discussion on The Impact of Community Violence on Black Youth Mental Health; focusing on identify the types of stressors that negatively impact mental and physical health of Black Youth.
    DATE: Friday, October 21, 2022, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    LOCATION: Online/Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider staff.
    TRAINERS: Delane Casiano, MD, and Karriem Salaam, MD
    DESCRIPTION: This course describes Black Youth and the current risks they face in their communities. The training will also identify the types of violence and other stressors that negatively impact mental and physical health of Black Youth.
    CE CREDITS:: 4
    For more information and to register please view FLYER.

  • Maternal Mental Health and Infant Disparities Among African American Women
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Friday, September 23, 2022; 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
    LOCATION: Onlien/Virtually
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider staff.
    TRAINER: Karinn Glover, MD, MPH
    DESCRIPTION: This course will focus on the sociological factors, social determinants and biological factors that can affect mental and maternal health for African Americans; exploring ways to assess mental well-being among pregnant patients using screening tools.
    CE Credit:: 4 Hours
    Please see FLYER for more details and to register.

  • LATINx Exploratory Listening Session
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Tuesday, July 19, 2022; 11:00 am – 12:30 pm and 3 pm - 4:30 pm
    LOCATION: Online
    Please join us in an Exploratory Listening Session for our Latinx Community. This is an opportunity to provide input on specific issues to highlight and give feedback on collaboration.
    For registration please see announcement (English/Spanish) and share with those whom are interested.

  • African American Wellness Hub Listening Sessions - Updated 04/26/2023
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Alameda County is interested in providing key updates regarding the search and purchase of an African American Wellness Hub Facility and welcomes the participation of the community through the last in a series Listening Sessions in several of the Alameda County Supervisorial Districts.
    DATE: May 1st, 2023 from 5:00pm – 6:30pm via Zoom
    View FLYER and for registration link.

  • African American Wellness Hub Listening Sessions
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    Alameda County is interested in providing key updates regarding the search and purchase of an African American Wellness Hub Facility and welcomes the participation of the community through a Series of (5) Listening Sessions in each of the Alameda County Supervisorial Districts.
    DATE: April 17th, April 20th, April 24th, April 27th & May 1st
    All sessions will be held from 5:00pm – 6:30pm via Zoom
    View FLYER.

  • ACBH Honors International Women’s Day
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    We want to pause this week to recognize International Women’s Day, 2023. As we honor the important role that women play, we would like to especially uplift those women who have worked to shape and advance our understanding and approach to Mental Health and Wellness.
    As the first Equity Officer at ACBH, it is heartening to celebrate this year’s theme, “Embracing Equity”. The Office of Health Equity was developed in the Fall of 2020, in response to a critical need for the department to remain forever grounded in the important work and focus of its most important resource: individuals and family that form our shared community. Women, no doubt play vital roles in all the communities we serve. We take this time to honor and uplift the critical role that women play in the work that we do throughout our care delivery system.
    View entire announcement

  • BLACK DON’T CRACK? Dispelling the Myth, Uplifting Excellence, Mental Health and Wellness in the African American Community
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Friday, February 24, 2023, 10am – 12pm
    LOCATION: Online via Zoom
    DESCRIPTION: Join us for a lively panel discussion
    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Wade Nobles, Psychologist/Educator/Author
    Panelists:
  • Dr. Karyn Tribble, Director ACBH
  • Kimi Watkins-Tartt, Director ACDPH
  • Dr. Angela Coombs, Psychiatrist, ACBH
  • Dr. Khalid White, Educator/ Entrepreneur
  • Ken Jones, PEER Mentor, San Mateo County
  • Shuja Johnson, Executive Director, Black Men Speak

  • No registration necessary! Just log in. View FLYER for details and zoom link.

  • Black History Month: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: February 2023
    As we begin Black History Month, many voices have already acknowledged that we do so from a place of optimism, hope, and pride. For this, we may all be thankful. Our Health Equity Division also recognizes that even with this perspective, one must authentically also hold an awareness that there is still much to do. A simple glance at stereotypical or negative portrayals of members of the African American community in the media; the real-time legislation being proposed in parts of the United States that would either downplay, ignore, or outright erase aspects of African American History; or the persistence of institutional oppression and its impact on wellness overall paint a clear, albeit nuanced picture.
    View MEMO.

  • Silence No More: An Online Event In Honor Of AAPI Month
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
    In Honor of Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) month, the Health Equity Division invites you to an online event entitled "Suffer in Silence No More". 
    View FLYER for more information.

  • A Fireside Chat with Tommy Orange in Honor of Native American Heritage Month
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Monday, November 28, 2022
    In Honor or Native American Heritage month, the Health Equity Division invites you to a Fireside Chat with Tommy Orange.
    View FLYER for more information.

  • Alameda County Behavioral Health Honors November as Native American Heritage Month
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Monday, October 31th, 2022
    We pause to acknowledge and honor the history, spirit, tradition, culture, and land of indigenous communities across this nation with special consideration for the Ohlone people of this region.
    View FLYER for more information.

  • 2022 DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    DATE: Sunday, October 30th, 2022
    View FLYER for more information.

  • ACBH Honors Hispanic & Latino/Latinx Heritage Month 2022
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    The month beginning mid-September through mid-October is commonly referred to as Hispanic Latino/Latinx Heritage Month. We at Alameda County Behavioral Health pause to acknowledge and honor the history, spirit, tradition, and culture of this community. We are pleased to join the national recognition of Hispanic Latino/Latinx Heritage Month.
    Click HERE to view the memo.

  • Oakland Pride 2022
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services, Health Equity Division
    This year we will be participating in Oakland Pride 2022 on Sunday, September 4th, 2022, from 10am - 6pm. We would love your participation and we look forward to seeing you. Please see the ANNOUNCEMENT for more information.