Training Calendar

   

Training events listed are for Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) Staff and ACBH contracted Provider Staff (unless specified on the announcement for a wider audience).

For Quality Assurance related training events (e.g Clinical Documentation) and materials, please go to this link: https://bhcsproviders.acgov.org/providers/QA/Training.htm

CANS/ANSA:
For training activities related to the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) and Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA), please go to this link: https://www.alamedatcom.org/training-calendar.html.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: For disability or reasonable accommodation requests, please email the contact person listed on the training flyer and cc the Training Unit at training.unit@acgov.org. Please make accommodation requests known at the time you register for a training, and at minimum five (5) full business days prior to the training date, in order to allow time to plan and secure the request.

Grievances?: If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to report a grievance about a BHCS-hosted training, contact the BHCS Training Unit: Training.Unit@acgov.org; Ph: 510-567-8113.

Continuing education (CE) credit is provided only for county and ACBH contracted provider staff who have attended qualifying ACBH training events. Details regarding CE credits for specific trainings are posted on the training flyer/announcement.

 
Upcoming Trainings
  • 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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  • YOUTH Focused Suicide Assessment & Intervention Training
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    DATE/TIME: June 11-12, 2024, 9:00am - 12:30pm each day (Must attend both days to complete training)
    LOCATION: Online/Zoom
    AUDIENCE: The training is for mental health professionals or anyone in a position to work with children or adolescents. Audience is reserved for Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) and Provider Staff (County units and contracted community-based organizations).
    TRAINER: Cris Rita, MA
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods, including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own feelings toward suicide and suicidal clients. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk and protective factors for youth populations. There will also be discussion about how to ask about suicide with a client, and ways to practice self-care or encourage colleagues if a client dies by suicide.
    CE CREDIT: 6 CE’s available for ACBH and contracted ACBH providers/CBOs.

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  • 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

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  • 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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  • Update on Medications for Tobacco Cessation
    A message brought to you by Lifelong Medical Care Tobacco Treatment Training Program and ACBHD SUD Services
    DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Administrative and/or clinical staff of Alameda County Public Health Department-contracted provider organizations and Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH)-contracted substance use treatment and mental health programs.
    TRAINER: Dr. Robin Corelli, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, and Vice Chair for Professional Affairs, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy
    DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn about the six FDA-approved medications used to treat tobacco use disorder. Attendees will learn dosing and administration best practices, including evidence-based approaches for combination pharmacotherapy, including applications for populations with underlying behavioral health conditions.
    CE CREDIT: 1

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  • ADULT Mental Health First Aid Training
    A message brought to you by ACBHD Training Unit
    DATE/TIME: Monday, May 13, 2024, 9:00am - 4:00pm
    LOCATION: Zoom, consisting of live webinar with online pre-course independent study
    AUDIENCE: This training is best suited for NON-Clinically licensed staff. Administrative staff and others who serve clients in Alameda County are especially encouraged to attend.
    TRAINER: MHFA certified instructors from Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (CSS).
    DESCRIPTION: MHFA teaches a five-step action plan to provide initial help and support to someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Participants will be able to gain confidence to be there for a friend, family member, or colleague. Mental Health First Aid was designed for the general public to receive basic mental health information, reduce stigma, and enhance the safety net within our communities. Participants who complete the full course will receive a certificate from the National Mental Health First Aid organization, good for 3 years.
    Please NOTE: Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour national certification course. The first 2 hours is completed PRIOR to class as independent study, then there is 6 hours of training online, in a live training. Due to class size limitations, please sign up with the intent & commitment to complete both the pre-coursework and in-person sessions.
    CE CREDIT: 0

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  • Update on Medications for Tobacco Cessation
    A message brought to you by Lifelong Medical Care Tobacco Treatment Training Program and ACBHD SUD Services
    DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Administrative and/or clinical staff of Alameda County Public Health Department-contracted provider organizations and Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH)-contracted substance use treatment and mental health programs.
    TRAINER: Dr. Lisa Kroon, Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and Vice Dean of Clinical Innovation and Entrepreneurship, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Pharmacy
    DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn about the six FDA-approved medications used to treat tobacco use disorder. Attendees will learn dosing and administration best practices, including evidence-based approaches for combination pharmacotherapy, including applications for populations with underlying behavioral health conditions.
    CE CREDIT: 1

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  • What more can we do to help all clients recover from tobacco use challenges?
    A message brought to you by Lifelong Medical Care Tobacco Treatment Training Program and ACBHD SUD Services
    DATE/TIME: Monday, May 6, 2024, 9:00am – 10:30am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: This training is designed for physicians and psychiatrists at Alameda County Public Health Department-contracted provider organizations and Alameda County Behavioral Health-contracted substance use treatment and mental health programs. However, all staff are welcome to attend.
    TRAINER: Catherine McDonald, MD, MPH
    DESCRIPTION: The critical importance of improving tobacco treatment in behavioral health settings will be presented. Evidence-based strategies will be reviewed, including the 5 A’s for treating tobacco use, system protocols and procedures, and new ways to make it easier for clients to recover, including reduce-to-quit and maintenance therapy. The significance of smoke-free housing in assisting clients in starting a tobacco recovery journey and staying recovered will also be addressed.
    CE CREDIT: 1.5

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  • Suicide Assessment and Intervention Adult Focus (Two-Day, online training)
    A message brought to you by ACBHD Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    DATE/TIME: Part 1: Monday, May 6, 2024 AND Part 2: Tuesday, May 7, 2024, 9:00am - 12:30pm (both days)
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Mental health professionals or anyone in a position to work with adults experiencing a suicidal crisis. This training is reserved for Alameda County Behavioral Health, contracted Provider Staff and contracted CBOs.
    TRAINERS: Staff of Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (CSS)
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods, including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own feelings toward suicide and suicidal clients. The workshop will address common myths and perceptions about suicidal behavior, and cover suicide statistics, trauma, and suicide theory with an emphasis on Thomas Joiner’s model. Risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors will be introduced for adult populations. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk.
    CE CREDIT: 6

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  • 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.
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  • Tobacco Treatment in Primary Care and Behavioral Health Setting
    A message brought to you by Lifelong Medical Care Tobacco Treatment Training Program and ACBHD SUD Services
    DATE/TIME: Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 10:00am – 11:00am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Administrative and/or clinical staff of Alameda County Public Health Department-contracted provider organizations and Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH)-contracted substance use treatment and mental health programs.
    TRAINER: Dr. Maya Vijayaraghavan, Director of the UCSF Smoking Cessation Leadership Center
    DESCRIPTION: This training will provide an overview of the epidemiology of tobacco use in the United States, cover information on tobacco treatment approaches for the general population and those with behavioral health conditions, and review workflows and policy approaches to addressing tobacco use.
    CE CREDIT: 1

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  • Intermediate Motivational Interviewing Skills for Professionals Working in Law Enforcement & Juvenile Justice
    A message brought to you by ACBHD Training Unit and A Better Way
    DATE/TIME: Monday, April 22, 2024; 9:00am – 4:00pm
    LOCATION: Online via Zoom (pre-registration required)
    AUDIENCE: ACBHD Staff and contracted CBO staff. Those working in the juvenile justice system are especially encouraged to attend.
    TRAINER: Sarah Solis, LCSW
    DESCRIPTION: This 6-hour course will focus on enhancing existing Motivational Interviewing skills. Participants will identify situations in which they are likely to fall back into the fixing reflex and the ways in which they have further integrated the Spirit of MI. The training group will examine more nuanced forms of change talk and the use of complex reflections to consolidate client motivation. Each participant will act as the provider in at least one breakout room and will receive a feedback count of utilized MI skills and a reflection to question ratio.
    CE CREDIT: 6 CEs available for: LCSW, LMFT, LEP, LPCC, PsyD, PhD, RN, CADC, and Certified Peer Specialists

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  • Youth Mental Health First Aid
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    DATE/TIME: Thursday, March 28, 2024, 9:00am - 4:00pm
    LOCATION: Online, live webinar (*see note below for pre-requisite work)
    AUDIENCE: This training best suited for NON-Clinical staff. Administrative support staff and paraprofessionals who serve clients in Alameda County are especially encouraged to attend.
    TRAINERS: MHFA certified instructors from Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (CSS).
    DESCRIPTION: Mental Health First Aid YOUTH version introduces adults who work with youth to the unique risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems in adolescents, builds understanding of the importance of early intervention, and teaches participants how to help an adolescent in crisis or who may be experiencing a mental health challenge. This eight-hour course includes a five-step action plan to provide initial help and support to an adolescent or young adult who may be experiencing a crisis. Participants will be able to gain confidence to be there for a youth in need of support, friend, family member, or colleague.
    CE CREDIT: Continuing Education (CE) credit for clinicians is not available for MHFA courses.

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    Click HERE to register (Registration Deadline is March 18).

    *NOTE: This course is a national certification that requires two parts; two hours of pre-course work, and then the online, live course. Please register with the intent to fulfill both components.
  • 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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  • 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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  • Developing Effective Communication Strategies for Crisis Intervention in Behavioral Health
    A message brought to you by ACBH Workforce and Training Unit
    DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 29, 2024, 9:15am - 4:15pm
    LOCATION: Online via Zoom (pre-registration required)
    AUDIENCE: ACBH and contracted CBO clinical staff.
    TRAINER: Marya Wright, MSW
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop will cover key concepts related to crisis intervention, including common crisis situations, reactions to crisis, and the role of communication in crisis intervention. Participants will learn about different types of communication, including verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening skills, and empathy and rapport building. The course will also cover ethical considerations related to crisis intervention, including confidentiality, privacy, and professional boundaries.
    CE CREDIT: 6 CEs available for: LCSW, LMFT, LEP, LPCC, PsyD, PhD, RN and CADC

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Helping Behavioral Health Clients Succeed with Tobacco Treatment Medication
    A message brought to you by Lifelong Medical Care Tobacco Treatment Training Program and ACBH SUD Services
    DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 22, 2024, 9:00am – 10:15am
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Administrative and/or Clinical Staff of Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH)- funded substance use treatment and mental health programs
    TRAINER: Cathy McDonald, MD, MPH, Lifelong Tobacco Treatment Training Program
    DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn about tobacco treatment medication and behavior modification and how to explore these treatment options with clients and successfully address tobacco use disorder. Participants will also learn simple ways to help clients manage the common pitfalls of tobacco treatment medication.
    CE CREDIT: Under pending approval for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s, LEP’s, and SUD Counseling Staff

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  • RESCHEDULED DATE: Feb 21 - Tackling Tobacco Together • February 2024
    A message brought to you by Lifelong Medical Care Tobacco Treatment Training Program and ACBH SUD Services
    DATE/TIME: Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 1:00pm – 4:30pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Administrative and/or Clinical Staff of Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH)- funded substance use treatment and mental health programs
    TRAINER: Tara Leiker, Ph.D., Lifelong Tobacco Treatment Program
    DESCRIPTION: A Deep Dive into Tobacco Cessation Treatment Within Priority Populations
    CE CREDIT: 3

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  • Introduction to Family-Based Treatment for Treating Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents
    A message brought to you by Child and Young Adult System of Care
    DATE/TIME: February 14, 2024 - April 10, 2024, 1:00pm - 2:30pm (8 sessions)
    LOCATION: Online via Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County ACBH outpatient clinicians (County, Community-Based Organizations, Mental Health Network) working directly with clients who exhibit signs and symptoms of eating disorders are highly encouraged to attend.
    TRAINER: Helen Savin, LCSW, Eating Disorder Consultant
    DESCRIPTION: This training offers up to 12 hours of instruction designed for outpatient clinicians to learn and practice principles of Family Based Treatment (FBT) to treat children and adolescents with eating disorders.
    CE CREDIT: Up to 12 CE credits

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tobacco 101 and Tobacco Use Disparities
    A message brought to you by Lifelong Medical Care Tobacco Treatment Training Program and ACBH SUD Services
    DATE/TIME: Friday, February 2, 2024, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Administrative and/or Clinical Staff of Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH)- funded substance use treatment and mental health programs
    TRAINER: Tara Leiker, Ph.D., Lifelong Tobacco Treatment Program
    DESCRIPTION: This 1-hour training will provide an introduction to tobacco use and basic treatment possibilities. It will take a deeper look into disparities that exist within tobacco use in California, and specifically Alameda County. Participants will learn about health literacy and disparities in tobacco use and control and how to integrate this knowledge with best practices into a standard delivery of care.
    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    View FLYER.
  • 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

    View FLYER.
    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.

    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION.
  • 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

    View FLYER.
    Click HERE to register.
    Join HERE.
  • 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

    View FLYER.
    Click HERE to register.
    Join HERE.
  • Returning Citizens Virtual Series
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    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.
  • African American Technical Assistance & Training Program
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    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.
  • Law & Ethics for County Healthcare Providers
    A message brought to you by ACBH Workforce, Education, and Training

    DATE/TIME: Friday, October 27, 2023, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
    LOCATION: Online, live webinar (for webinar, use Safari, Firefox, Chrome, or Edge as your browser)
    AUDIENCE: This is a collaborative training for Alameda County’s HCSA agency and its departments, including: Office of Agency Director, Behavioral Health, Public Health, and Environmental Health. Direct service staff, contracted providers, and contracted CBO staff who work with PHI are especially encouraged to attend.
    TRAINER: Garrett Law LLP – Linda J. Garrett, Esq. and Andrew Garrett, Esq.
    DESCRIPTION: This 6-hour web-based workshop will review new legislation that affects healthcare providers in California, or their patients/clients. It will also alert participants to changes in the law that directly impacts involuntary “hold” patients’ Due Process rights when they have not been released from a hold after 72 hours. Finally, we will look at the perils of social media for healthcare providers when anything work-related is posted, and best practices for disengaging with difficult patients.
    CE CREDIT: 6 CEs will be available for BBS-licensed clinicians, RNs, SUD counselors, Ph.D., PsyDs
    CME CREDIT: A maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for MDs/Dos

    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION.
  • Multi-County Suicide Prevention Summit 2023
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    DATE/TIME: Thursday, September 28, 2023, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
    LOCATION: Online via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cpIyolcUT_-Vij7k6IhGPw
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Contact: Lisa Crossley for more information: lcrossley@fresnocountyca.gov
    DESCRIPTION: Please see the information attached and below regarding a virtual Multi-County Suicide Prevention Summit that is free for county staff, taking place Thursday, September 28th. You can register via the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Crossley at lcrossley@fresnocountyca.gov. Thank you to Fresno County for sharing this great event!

    Registration for the Multi-County Suicide Prevention Summit on Thursday September 28th is now open. This all-day virtual summit is FREE. Six (6) Continuing Education Units will be available at no cost for LMFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs, as well for substance use counselors eligible for (CCAPP) continuing education courses. To secure your spot, register for this event by clicking the link below.

    https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cpIyolcUT_-Vij7k6IhGPw
    CE CREDIT: Free Continuing Education Credits are Available!
    CLAS STANDARDS: This Training meets one of the CLAS Standards, but does NOT offer Continuing Education Units

    REGISTRATION LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cpIyolcUT_-Vij7k6IhGPw
  • Mental Health Services With Latinx Populations: An Antiracist And Intersectional Approach
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    DATE/TIME: Monday, October 16, 2023, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    LOCATION: Online via Zoom: Webinar Registration - Zoom
    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 CREDIT: 3 CEs, includes one-hour of preparatory reading and 2-hours of workshop time.

    See FLYER
  • Community Based Learning: Returning Citizens Series - Housing, Homelessness & Hope
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    DATE/TIME: 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.
    PANELISTS: 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 CREDIT: No CE Credits, Satisfies CLAS Requirements

    See FLYER for details and registration information.
  • Liberty Leadership Training
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    DATE/TIME: October 11, 18, 25 & November 1, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    LOCATION: Oakstop – 274 14th Street – Downtown Oakland
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Nikole Lim
    DESCRIPTION: Groundbreaking Liberatory Leadership Certificate Program Offered by Internationally known Freely in Hope
    SESSIONS COVER:
    • Emotional Safety in Leadership
    • Transformational Leadership
    • Appreciative Leadership
    • Sustaining Leadership
    PARTICIPANTS WILL:
    • Gain leadership skills that promote individual and collective well-being
    • Explore organizational development practices that foster healthy organizations
    • Learn how to prevent sexual abuse and establish communal care, shared values, and effective cultures in their organizations and communities at large
    CE CREDIT: N/A

    See FLYER for details and registration information.
  • Registration Still Open: September Older Adult Training & Virtual Workshop - Space Available!
    A message brought to you by ACBH Older Adult Division

    DATES: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 and Thursday, September 21, 2023, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day
    LOCATION: Via Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health staff, contracted provider staff and the residents of Alameda County.
    TRAINERS: Vanessa Baker, LMFT – Older Adult System of Care director and a variety of others listed on the flyer
    DESCRIPTION: This two-day training will enrich participants’ understanding of the major mental health conditions and substance use concerns facing older adults, as well as the importance of promoting mental wellness and resilience. Attention will be paid to the importance of screening, assessment, and evidence-based interventions, emphasizing integrated care. The group will learn about self-care and hear from a speaker with lived experience.
    CE CREDITS: 6 CE credits per day, for a maximum of 12 CEs. Please see the flyer for details.

    For more information, please see the FLYER.
  • September Is Suicide Awareness Month! Three Workshops from Crisis Support Services (CSS) are Available
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

    Crisis Support Services of Alameda County is offering safety planning workshops and agency Information sessions, which is a great way for our communities to learn about the organization and how to access services. There is even a special session for Medical Providers. Please review and take advantage of these valuable workshops!

    Registration page for all sessions can be found at: bit.ly/CSS2023SPM

    1. Crisis Support Services Agency Information Session on Thursday, September 7, 2023, 12 - 12:30 pm (for all Alameda County staff and CBOs)
      If you're an agency, organization, or community member in Alameda County come join us virtually for a FREE agency information session! We'll talk about our 24/7 crisis line, teen text line, clinical services, and youth and adult community education program. It will be a great way to know more about us, how we can be a resource to the community, and how to access our services. Intended for those living, working, or supporting a loved one in Alameda County. See FLYER

    1. Safety Planning: An Introduction for Healthcare Providers on Thursday, September 21, 2023, 9:30 - 10:30 am
      The workshop's goal is to offer medical and other healthcare providers with an introduction to safety planning, including increasing knowledge about the background of safety plans and increasing confidence in supporting patients in developing one. Developed in collaboration with a patient, a safety plan can prevent crises from escalating by providing a person with tangible self-help coping strategies, including determining who can be most helpful during a crisis. Knowing that people who are experiencing suicidal thoughts are more likely to reach out to their primary care provider for support first, rather than a mental health professional, it highlights the key role health care settings play in suicide prevention. Intended for healthcare providers and those working in health care settings in Alameda County, however all are welcome. See FLYER

    1. Suicide Prevention in Medical Settings: The Role of Nurses on Thursday, September 28, 2023, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
      Medical settings play a key role in suicide prevention. The workshop's goal is to increase the knowledge and confidence of nurses working in medical settings in identifying and supporting patients who are suicidal. The workshop covers the role of medical settings in suicide prevention, risk factors, warning signs, overview of screening tools, basic risk assessment, and enhancing connection with patients. Intended for nurses and those working in medical settings in Alameda County, however all are welcome. See FLYER

    Registration page for all sessions can be found atbit.ly/CSS2023SPM

  • Trauma-Informed and Culturally-Responsive Practices in Working with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Clients
    A message brought to you by H.E.D., Office of Ethnic Services

    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.

  • CLAS Standards And Stigma Discrimination Reduction In Behavioral Health
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    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.

  • Knowing The Traumatized Afghan Refugee - Part II
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    Please join the Office of Ethnic Services in an upcoming training with Dr. Khalil and Saema Rhamany on “Knowing the Traumatized Afghan Refugee, Part II”. This intensive workshop is focused on addressing the mental health problems manifested by the Afghan refugees residing in Alameda County aimed at enhancing clinical/professional interventions. Please share this information with others who would benefit.

    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.
  • PEERS Presents an Online Webinar: Healing From Our Past & Expectations: Examining Asian American Culture, Mental Health, & Wellness Practices
    A message brought to you by PEERS and ACBH Training Unit

    PEERS invites providers from Alameda County for an in-depth and thoughtful overview on mental health, culture, and best practices for the Asian American community.​​​​​​​

    DATE: Wednesday, June 14th, 2023, 11am - 1pm
    LOCATION: Online

    Please see the FLYER for details and presenter bios.
  • When One Plus One Equals Three: The Illusion Of Co-Occurring Disorders
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    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
    TRAINER: 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.
  • 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
    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
    TRAINER: 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
    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 - 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.
  • LGBTQIA+ Health Equity And Cultural Humility
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    Please join in an upcoming with Koby Rodríguez, Chief Program Officer at the Sacramento LGBTIA+ Community Center in a discussion examining the ways in which, systems of care can provide a more affirming approach to service delivery for LGBTIA+ 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.

  • Law and Ethics Training for Mental Health Practice
    A FREE training brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way

    DATE/TIME: Friday, June 23rd, 2023, 9:00am to 4:30pm
    LOCATION: Online via Zoom (pre-registration required)
    AUDIENCE: ACBH and contracted CBO clinical staff
    TRAINER: Daniel Taube, J.D., Ph.D.
    DESCRIPTION: Meeting ethical and legal standards is foundational in the provision of competent mental health and recovery service. Many dimensions of these standards are clear and have remained constant over the years. Yet others continue to evolve, and social workers and mental health professionals (MHPs) routinely confront complex and ambiguous ethical and legal situations.
    Some of the take-aways that participants will learn include:
    • Describe elements of an ethical approach to challenging racism and oppression in clinical practice
    • Identify steps in reduce risks of a licensing board action
    • Recognize issues in providing cross-jurisdictional telehealth during COVID-19
    • Summarize three developments in limitations on confidentiality in California
    CE CREDIT: 6 CEs available for: LCSW, LMFT, LEP, LPCC, PsyD, PhD, RN and CADC
    This Law and Ethics course meets and exceeds the Board of Psychology's mandated ethics and law update requirement, and the Board of Behavioral Sciences 6-hour update requirement.

    See FLYER for more details.

  • Deconstructing Gang Culture In African American Adolescents
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    DATE/TIME: Friday, May 19th, 2023, 9:00am to 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
    DESCRIPTION: 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.
    CE CREDIT: 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

    DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 18th, 2023, 10:30am to 12:30pm
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Community-Based Organizations and ACBH contracted Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Provider Staff.
    TRAINER: Lindsey McMurin
    DESCRIPTION: 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.
    CE CREDIT: 3

    REQUIRED PRE-READING

    For more information, please see the ANNOUNCEMENT, register and share with others.

  • ADULT Mental Health First Aid Training
    A message brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

    May 25, 2023, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    LOCATION: Online (plus 2-hour commitment to complete online pre-course work, due by Thurs. May 11th)
    AUDIENCE: ng best suited for NON-Clinically licensed staff. Administrative staff and others who serve clients in Alameda County are especially encouraged to attend.
    TRAINER: MHFA-certified instructors from Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (CSS)
    DESCRIPTION: Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour course that gives a general overview of how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental health and substance use disorders. Six (6) hours of training is completed via an online live class, and 2 hours is completed PRIOR to class as independent study. Due to class size limitations, it is important to sign up with the intent to complete both the pre-MHFA teaches a five-step action plan to provide initial help and support to someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis. Participants will be able to gain confidence to be there for a friend, family member, or colleague. Mental Health First Aid was designed for the general public to receive basic mental health information, reduce stigma, and enhance the safety net within our communities. Participants who complete the full course will receive a certificate from the National Mental Health First Aid organization, good for 3 years.
    Registration: please go to https://bit.ly/ACBH_AdultMHFAmay25th

    View FLYER for details and registering information.
  • Introduction To Family-Based Treatment For Treating Eating Disorders In Children And Adolescents
    A message brought to you by Child and Young Adult System of Care

    Registration is open for an introductory training course to learn and practice principles of Family Based Treatment to treat children and adolescents with eating disorders. The course will occur over eight (8) one-and-a-half hour sessions, offering up to 12 hours of instruction and CE credits designed for clinicians. Please respond promptly if interested because spaces in the training are limited.

    DATE/TIME:

      May 24, 2023, 1pm to 2:30pm
      May 31, 2023, 1pm to 2:30pm
      June 7, 2023, 1pm to 2:30pm
      June 14, 2023, 1pm to 2:30pm
      June 21, 2023, 1pm to 2:30pm
      June 28, 2023, 1pm to 2:30pm
      July 5, 2023, 1pm to 2:30pm
      July 12, 2023, 1pm to 2:30pm

    LOCATION: Online via Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County ACBH outpatient clinicians (County, Community-Based Organizations, Mental Health Network) who work directly with clients who exhibit signs & symptoms of Eating Disorders are highly encouraged to attend.
    TRAINER: Eating Disorder Consultant, Helen Savin, LCSW
    DESCRIPTION: This training offers up to 12 hours of instruction designed for outpatient clinicians to learn and practice principles of Family Based Treatment (FBT) to treat children and adolescents with eating disorders.
    CE CREDITS: Up to 12 CE credits available

    See FLYER for details.

  • Suicide Assessment and Intervention - Adult Focused
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit

    DATE/TIME: April 26 and April 27, 2023, 9:00am to 12:30pm (Both days)
    LOCATION: Online via Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Mental health professionals or anyone in a position to work with adults or older adults. This training is reserved for Alameda County Behavioral Health, contracted Provider Staff and contracted CBOs.
    TRAINER: Cris Rita, MA, CSS’s Community Education Coordinator & Lead Instructor
    DESCRIPTION: This workshop uses a combination of teaching methods, including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. It will address common myths and perceptions about suicidal behavior. Risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors for adult and older adult populations will be introduced. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk, including how to talk about and ask about suicide with a client.
    CE CREDIT: This course meets the requirements for 6 hours of CE credit, including Psychologists.

    See FLYER for registration link and details.

  • 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

    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

    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.

  • Training UPDATE: Assembly Bill 541 – Treating Tobacco Dependence in Behavioral Health Settings
    A message brought to you by Life Long Medical Care Tobacco Treatment Program

    DATE/TIME: April 26th, 2023, 10am-11am
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Administrative and/or Clinical Staff of Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) funded substance use treatment and mental health programs
    TRAINERS: Patricia Sanchez, MPH
    DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn more about the new Assembly Bill 541 which requires all behavioral health agencies to screen and assist clients with tobacco use disorder. Attendees will learn more about the research that supports the benefits of quitting tobacco in behavioral health populations, tobacco treatment best practices and resources such as group curriculum and the Kick It California Helpline.
    CE Credits: 1 CE credit available via Lifelong
    To REGISTER, please go to: April 26 Registration Link
    See FLYER for more information.
    Please contact Linda Nguyen if you have any questions about this training: Lnguyen@lifelongmedical.org, Program Coordinator, Tobacco Treatment Program

    Reminder per BHIN-22-024: SUMMARY OF AB 541:
    AB 541 requires a licensed and/or certified SUD recovery or treatment facility to conduct an assessment of tobacco use at the time of the resident or client’s initial intake. The assessment shall include questions recommended in the most recent version of the DSM under Tobacco Use Disorder, or similar evidence-based guidance, for determining that an individual has a tobacco use disorder.
    COMPLIANCE: The California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 9, Section 10567, and the Alcohol and/or Other Drug Program Certification Standards, Section 7020 requires licensed and/or certified SUD recovery or treatment facilities to complete a client health questionnaire for all residents and clients. The Client Health Questionnaire and Initial Screening Questions (DHCS 5103) form has been updated and may be used to meet the requirements of AB 541. Any licensed and/or certified SUD recovery or treatment facility that fails to adhere with this information notice shall be cited effective July 1, 2022.

  • RESCHEDULED DATE: Friday, April 7, 2023; 10am-1pm
    Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Case Planning for Professionals Working with Spanish-Speaking Families *Presented in Spanish*
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way, Inc.

    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINERS: Jeanette Lopez-Urbina, LCSW
    DESCRIPTION: In this workshop, participants will review effective case planning in bilingual service delivery. Participants will practice how to engage Spanish Speaking clients and families in their native language to increase the partnership with the family as the services are in a language they are most comfortable with, but also to provide services that culturally responsive.
    CE Credits: 3 for LCSW, MFT, LPCC, LEP, and Psychologists

    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.

  • Geriatric Mental Health Among African Americans
    A training brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    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.

    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.
    TRAINERS: 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 see the flyer.

  • Student And Faculty Mental Health: How It Impacts African American Students
    A training brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    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.

  • Applying Updated Information from the DSM-5-TR in work with Adults and Older Adults
    A training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit

    Thursday, March 9, 2023, 9:00am - 4:30pm
    AUDIENCE: This course is most appropriate for licensed Alameda County Behavioral Health staff, and contracted Provider staff or CBOs.
    TRAINER: Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW
    DESCRIPTION: The DSM-5-TR (text revision) was recently updated and now includes changes in criteria to diagnoses and new diagnoses. Learn about the DSM, new and updated diagnoses, and how these changes may impact the diagnoses most commonly used with adults. Also learn how the DSM addresses cultural considerations in diagnosing.
    CE Credits: 6 for BBS licensed clinicians, BRN nursing, and CCAAP/Addiction Professionals

    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION and additional CE information.

  • Preventing, De-Escalating, & Managing Aggressive Behavior in Behavioral Health Settings
    A training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit

    Thursday, March 23, 2023, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    AUDIENCE: This course is appropriate for ALL classifications of Alameda County Behavioral Health staff, and contracted Provider staff or CBOs.
    TRAINER: Ian Brennan
    DESCRIPTION: Course emphasis is placed on exercising self-control and systematically utilizing the least restrictive measures versus attempts to externally control others. Content will cover: strategies that most reliably stimulate rational-thought, with an emphasis on choices and curiosity; communication missteps on the part of the speaker that unwittingly intensify rather than help calm situations; communication elements that must be in place in order for a sender’s message to be received as intended; and exploration of the core basis of arguments on the part of both parties.
    CE Credits: 4, for BBS licensed clinicians, BRN nursing, and CCAAP/Addiction Professionals

    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION and additional CE information.

  • Applying Updated Information from the DSM-5-TR in work with Children, Adolescents, and Transition Aged Youth
    A training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit

    Thursday, March 30, 2023, 9:00am - 4:30pm
    AUDIENCE: This course is most appropriate for licensed Alameda County Behavioral Health staff, and contracted Provider staff or CBOs.
    TRAINER: Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW
    DESCRIPTION: The DSM-5-TR (text revision) was recently updated and now includes changes in criteria to diagnoses and new diagnoses. Learn about the DSM, new and updated diagnoses, and how these changes may impact the diagnoses most commonly used with children and teens. Also learn how the DSM addresses cultural considerations in diagnosing.
    CE Credits: 6 for BBS licensed clinicians, BRN nursing, and CCAAP/Addiction Professionals

    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION and additional CE information.

  • Black History Month Community Based Learning
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    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 see the flyer for training descriptions and links to register.

  • Collaborative and Culturally Responsive Case Planning for Professionals Working with Spanish-Speaking Families *Presented in Spanish*
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way, Inc.

    Monday, February 13th, 2023; 10am-1pm
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: Jeanette Lopez-Urbina, LCSW
    DESCRIPTION: In this workshop, participants will review effective case planning in bilingual service delivery. Participants will practice how to engage Spanish Speaking clients and families in their native language to increase the partnership with the family as the services are in a language they are most comfortable with, but also to provide services that culturally responsive.
    CE Credits: 3 for LCSW, MFT, LPCC, LEP, and Psychologists

    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.

  • Defining Your “New Normal” - Strategizing for the Post-Pandemic in the Workplace and Beyond
    A message brought to you by HCSA Human Resources in partnership with ACBH Training

    Tuesday, March 14, 2023; 9:00am-2:00pm
    LOCATION: Virtual - Online via Zoom - link to be sent prior to meeting
    AUDIENCE: This training is only for HCSA permanent, part-time and temporary employees (including Provisional, Project and TAP employees assigned to HCSA departments). The course content is applicable for clinical, consumer, administrative, managerial, program and support staff.
    TRAINERS: Ellen Muir, LCSW, ORSCC, and Betsy Baum Block, MPP, CPCC, ORSCC, PCC.
    DESCRIPTION: The worldwide COVID-19 Pandemic coupled with stay-at-home orders, increased demands on workers to care for family members, economic hardships, national and international political tensions and more, pushed workers and those they serve to struggle with how to navigate the rapid changes to their daily lives. The Post-Pandemic fallout continues as organizations try to navigate return to office vs work from home scenarios and the impact of uncertain economic conditions are felt. As the world experiences declining COVID-19 rates, new complexities take its place. Defining your “new normal” can be a confusing concept, layered with personal and professional concerns. This course will help participants understand and create the conditions for change in the workplace and the impact of all these world events on ourselves, our colleagues and the communities we serve.
    CE Credits: 4.5

    Please note: There is a registration fee for this training and the departments will be billed for their confirmed attendees. Therefore, managers and supervisors must approve their staff’s registration on the Learning Management System (LMS). Registrants who decide not to attend must cancel their registration by 02/28/2023 by contacting HCSALearningCenter@acgov.org to avoid being charged for the training. Departments will be charged for attendees who fail to notify HCSA HR about their cancellation or do not attend the training. Registration capacity is limited and open until filled based on confirmation of registration by supervisor in the LMS.

    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.

  • Student and Faculty Mental Health: How it Impacts African American Students
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    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.

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPT)
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit

    Dear Staff, please note the time correction and number of CEs available for the CPT training on February 6 & 8, 2023. The correct time is 10am - 3pm each day, for a total of 8 CEs.

    February 6 & 8, 2023; 10am-3pm (must attend both days for CE credit)
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and it’s contracted provider/CBO staff.
    TRAINER: Christine Valdez, Ph.D, Psychology
    DESCRIPTION: This course will review the definition of trauma and PTSD, summarize statistics on trauma and survivor demographics to reduce implicit bias and provide recommendations for assessing PTSD. The Social Cognitive Theory of PTSD will be presented to contextualize the purpose of Cognitive Processing Therapy. The 12 sessions of Cognitive Processing Therapy will be presented with case examples and experiential exercises to understand the process of Cognitive Processing Therapy from client and provider perspectives.
    CE Credits: 8 for LCSW, MFT, LPCC, LEP, SUD providers, and RNs

    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.

  • Upcoming ACBH Trainings for Jan. and Feb. See What's Onboard!
    A list of Trainings brought to you by ACBH Training Unit

    Three Trainings in January and Four in February!
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and its contracted provider staff.
    DESCRIPTION: ACBH Workforce & Training Unit invites you see what's onboard for trainings in January and February 2023. There are some exciting offerings! Come join us for a training! (Supervisor approval required prior to registering.)
    See FLYER for details and Dates.

  • Friday, January 27th, 2023, 9am-1:30pm
    Emergency Room: How it Impacts Healthcare Disparities in African Americans

    A FREE training brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    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 >>

  • 2023 Mental Health/SUD Brown Bag Series
    FREE trainings brought to you by Quality Assurance
    Who should attend: Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) providers, Quality Assurance Lead Staff, Directors, Managers and Supervisors.
    Description: This is an open forum. The meeting allows ACBH Quality Assurance staff to share information about new or upcoming changes to processes and policies that impact the providers. It is also an opportunity for providers to get clarification about existing processes related to Medi-Cal and ACBH requirements.
    Dates and Times: 3rd Thursday of each month from 12-1 p.m.

    Sessions:
    • January: January 19th, 2023
    • February: February 16th, 2023
    • March: March 16th, 2023
    • April: April 20th, 2023
    • May: May 18th, 2023
    • June: June 15th, 2023
    • July: July 20th, 2023
    • August: August 17th, 2023
    • September: September 21st, 2023
    • October: October 19th, 2023
    • November: November 16th, 2023
    • December: December 21st, 2023

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  • Friday February 24th, 2023, 10am-11am
    Assembly Bill 541 – Treating Tobacco Dependence in Behavioral Health Settings

    A FREE training brought to you by Alameda County Public Health and Behavioral Health Departments, in contract with Lifelong Medical Care, Tobacco Treatment Program
    TRAINER: Patricia Sanchez, MPH
    LOCATION: Virtual (live, online webinar)
    AUDIENCE: Administrative and Clinical Staff of ACBH-funded substance use treatment and mental health programs
    DESCRIPTION: Participants will learn about the new Assembly Bill 541 which requires all behavioral health agencies to screen and assist clients with tobacco use disorder. Attendees will learn about the research that supports the benefits of quitting tobacco in behavioral health populations, tobacco treatment best practices and resources such as group curriculum and the Kick-It-California Helpline.

    Registration is essential, deadline by Thursday February 23rd, 2023
    Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ab-541-treating-tobacco-dependence-in-behavioral-health-settings-virtual-tickets-482717148987

    Questions? See flyer or Contact Linda Nguyen lnguyen@lifelongmedical.org

  • Provision of Mental Health Services With Latinx/Latiné Populations: An Intersectional And Inclusive

    A training brought to you by Office of Ethnic Services
    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.

  • Monday, January 23, 2023, 9:15am – 4:15pm
    Understanding Motivational Interviewing – MI 101

    A training brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way
    LOCATION: Virtual (live, online webinar)
    AUDIENCE: County ACBH staff and ACBH-Contracted provider clinical staff
    TRAINERS: Sarah Solis, LCSW
    DESCRIPTION: This 6-hour course provides attendees with a foundational understanding of Motivational Interviewing. Attendees will learn to assess client/family motivation around change and examine how to use Motivational interviewing open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections, and summaries (OARS) to further enhance or consolidate this momentum. Attendees will leave with the ability to differentiate between sustain-talk, discord, and change-talk, resulting in increased treatment planning efficacy. The day will culminate with practice creating change plans.

    See FLYER for more details and REGISTRATION.

  • Friday, January 27, 2023; 9:00am – 12:10pm
    Trauma-Informed and Trauma-focused Interventions using Telehealth, for Adult Clients

    A training brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Seneca Family of Agencies
    LOCATION: Virtual (live, online webinar)
    AUDIENCE: County ACBH staff and ACBH-Contracted provider clinical staff
    TRAINERS: Ritchie Rubio, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
    DESCRIPTION: The goal of this training is for participants to distinguish among some of the most commonly used and widely researched trauma-informed and trauma-focused interventions in working with clients who present with acute, chronic, or complex trauma. The training will primarily expand the participants’ clinical skills of telehealth adaptations of trauma-focused and trauma-informed interventions. It will also increase the participants’ competencies in integrating telehealth adaptations of some culturally-adapted trauma-focused interventions in their clinical work with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) clients. Finally, the training will culminate in the participants’ development of a tentative plan to implement trauma focused telehealth tools in their clinical practice and/or behavioral health programs.
    CE CREDITS:: 3

    See FLYER for more details and REGISTRATION.

December 2022 Training
  • December Community-Based Learning "Training Week" Series
    A training brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Seneca Family of Agencies

    Please join the Division of Health Equity in December for training designed to provide education, skill development in wellness, mental health reducing trauma, anxiety and wellness in communities of color
    LOCATION: Virtual (live, online webinar)
    AUDIENCE: CBO's involved in delivery of mental health/wellness for communities of color
    TRAINERS: Including Brown, Logan, Duval, Hoangm, and Tsehai
    DESCRIPTION: Training provides education and skill development in wellness, mental health reducing trauma, anxiety and wellness in communities of color.

    • December 12, 2022, 10am–11:30am | Recognizing and Reducing Stress Symptoms with LaFreshia “Free” Brown, LPCC, CADCII
    • December 13, 2022, 2pm–3:30pm | Working with the Re-Entry Community with Gaylon Logan, Jr.
    • December 14, 2022, 2pm–3:30pm | African American Older Adults (59 and up) with Derethia DuVal, Ph.D, MFT
    • December 15, 2022, 10am–11:30am | Understanding Mental Health in Asian Communities with Teresa Hoang
    • December 16, 2022, 10:00am–11:30am | Leading with Wellness with Asara Tsehai


  • See FLYER for more details and REGISTRATION.

November 2022 Training
  • Suicide Assessment & Intervention Trainings (ADULT)
    A message brought to you by the BHCS Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

    ADULT/Older Adult focused Suicide Assessment & Intervention
    DATE: November 1 & 3 2022 (Tue. & Thurs.), 9:00am - 12:30pm each day (Must attend both days to complete training)
    LOCATION: Online/Zoom
    AUDIENCE: The training is for mental health professionals or anyone in a position to work with adults experiencing a suicidal crisis. Audience is reserved for Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) and Provider Staff (County units and contracted community-based organizations).
    TRAINERS: Cris Rita, MA, and Matt Podkomorski, MA, LMFT, Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods, including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own feelings toward suicide and suicidal clients. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk. Emphasis will be placed on how to talk about and ask about suicide with a client.
    CE CREDITS:: 6. CE’s only available for ACBH and contracted ACBH providers/CBOs.

    See flyer for REGISTRATION link and additional details.
  • November 2022: Announcing Last Mental Health First Aid training of the Year! (Adult version) – All ACBH and CBO Staff Welcome!
    A message brought to you by the BHCS Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

    ADULT Mental Health First Aid
    DATE: Monday, November 7, 2022, 9 am, to 4 pm.
    LOCATION: Virtual/Online (note - Trainees must first complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, then participate in the Instructor-led video training)
    DESCRIPTION: Adult Mental Health First is a skills-based certification training that presents an overview of mental health and substance use issues in the U.S., including risk factors and warning signs of a mental health or substance use crisis. Participants will be taught a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an adult in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and connect them with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
    AUDIENCE: This is appropriate for any classification, and especially non-clinical staff, as “mental health 101” primer. Registration is open to Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and ACBH contracted CBOs or providers who are interested in learning how to recognize signs and assist someone in a mental health or substance-use crisis, and non-crisis situations.

    View FLYER for details and REGISTRATION link.
October 2022 Training
  • The Impact of Community Violence on Black Youth's Mental Health
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    Please join the Office of Ethnic Services in a discussion on The Impact of Community Violence on Black Youth's 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 see attachment.

  • Wed. October 19, 2022, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Law & Ethics for County Healthcare Providers
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: This training is offered for ACBH trainings are for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff, its contracted provider staff, and AC Public Health Nursing staff.​​​​​​​
    TRAINER: Linda J. Garrett, JD, and Andrew Garrett, JD
    DESCRIPTION: This 6-hour workshop will review new legislation and prior caselaw that have direct impact on the delivery of mental healthcare services in the state of California. It will examine regulatory changes that will necessitate updates in policy and procedures that currently guide the practice of mental healthcare delivery. Topics will include the LPS Act, Tarasoff (duty to warn), "due process" for clients on involuntary psychiatric holds and caselaw impacting HIPAA compliance.

    CE CREDITS: 6
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.
  • October 5, 2022; 9:00 am - 4 pm
    Mental Health First Aid (Youth Focused)
    A Free Training brought to you by ACBH & Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    LOCATION: Online/Zoom
    AUDIENCE: ALL staff of Alameda County Behavioral Health, contracted CBOs, and contracted providers who are interested in learning how to recognize signs and assist a young person in a potential mental health or substance use crisis.
    TRAINER: MHFA certified instructors from Crisis Support Services
    DESCRIPTION: MHFA is a national certification. Participants who complete the pre-requisite work AND attend the live online training portion will receive a certificate from the Mental Health First Aid organization, good for 3 years.

    The course introduces common mental health challenges for youth, reviews typical adolescent development, and teaches a 5-step action plan for how to help young people in both crisis and non-crisis situations. YOUTH Mental Health First Aid in particular is designed for adults who regularly interact with young people. Parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors, health and human services workers, and other caring citizens will learn how to help an adolescent who is experiencing a mental health or addiction challenge, or is in crisis.
    CE Credit: 0
    Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YMHFA10522
    View FLYER for more information.
  • October 10th and October 11th, 2022, (rescheduled from Sept. 13&15) 9:00am to 12:30pm (Both days)
    Suicide Assessment and Intervention (YOUTH Focused)
    A training brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    LOCATION: Online via Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Mental health professionals or anyone in a position to work with children or adolescents experiencing a suicidal crisis. This training is reserved for Alameda County Behavioral Health, contracted Provider Staff and contracted CBOs.
    TRAINER: Cris Rita, MA, is the Community Education Coordinator & Lead Instructor at CSS.
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods, including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. It will address common myths and perceptions about suicidal behavior. Risk factors, warning signs, and protective factors for youth populations will be introduced. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk. Emphasis will be placed on how to talk about and ask about suicide with a client.

    CE CREDITS: This course meets the requirements for 6 hours of CE credit.
    See FLYER for registration and details.
  • Wed. October 12, 2022 From 9:00am to 1:30pm
    Preventing, De-Escalating, & Managing Aggressive Behavior in Behavioral Health Settings
    A training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit
    AUDIENCE: This course is appropriate for ALL classifications of Alameda County Behavioral Health staff, and contracted Provider staff or CBOs.
    TRAINER: Ian Brennan
    DESCRIPTION: Course emphasis is placed on exercising self-control and systematically utilizing the least restrictive measures versus attempts to externally control others. Setting limits is viewed as informative and helpful to the other party, rather than punitive or judgmental. Content will cover: strategies that most reliably stimulate rational-thought, with an emphasis on choices and curiosity; communication missteps on the part of the speaker that unwittingly intensify rather than help calm situations; communication elements that must be in place in order for a sender’s message to be received as intended; and exploration of the core basis of arguments on the part of both parties, and the presence of anger masking fear.

    TRAINER: Ian Brennan
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION and CE information.
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022; 9:30 – 11:00 am
    Supporting Those Who Experience Grief During the Holidays
    A training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health and ACBH contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: S. Brooke Briggance, Program Director of Cypress Resilience Project, a program of Public Health Institute.
    DESCRIPTION: This workshop will provide a general overview of The Grief Recovery Method. We will differentiate between grief and bereavement, and discuss the different kinds of losses that can cause emotional pain. We will learn what a “STERB” is; and review helpful and unhelpful things to say when supporting a griever. We will explore and discuss tools and strategies for supporting someone who grieves during the holiday season.

    CE CREDITS are not available for this training.
    See FLYER for REGISTRATION link.
September 2022 Training
  • Friday, September 23, 2022; 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
    Maternal Mental Health and Infant Disparities Among African American Women
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Online/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.
  • September 20, 2022; 9:30 am - 11 am
    Space Still Available - Neurobiology of Trauma and Co-Regulation
    A message brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit and Cypress Resilience Project
    LOCATION: virtual, via Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health and ACBH contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: S. Brooke Briggance, Program Director of Cypress Resilience Project, a program of Public Health Institute.
    DESCRIPTION: This workshop uses a combination of teaching methods, including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own feelings toward suicide and suicidal clients. It will address common myths and perceptions about suicidal behavior. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk. Emphasis will be placed on how to talk about and ask about suicide with a client.
    CE Credit: there is no Continuing Education credit available for this training.
    Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Neurobio920221
    View FLYER for more information and CEs.
  • Date Canceled!! To be Rescheduled!!! September 13 & 15, 2022; 9:00 am - 12:30 pm each day
    Suicide Assessment and Intervention (Youth Focused)
    A Free Training brought to you by ACBHS & Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    LOCATION: Online/Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Mental health professionals or anyone in a position to work with children or adolescents experiencing a suicidal crisis.
    TRAINER: Staff of Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (CSS)
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods, including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own feelings toward suicide and suicidal clients. It will address common myths and perceptions about suicidal behavior. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk. Emphasis will be placed on how to talk about and ask about suicide with a client.
    CE Credit: 6
    Register at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Registrationsuicideassess9132022
    View FLYER for more information and CEs.
  • September 13 & 22, 2022; 9:00 am - 5 pm each day
    Older Adult Training and Certification Virtual Workshops
    A Free Training brought to you by the Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBH)
    LOCATION: Online/Zoom
    AUDIENCE: ACBH staff, contracted provider staff and the residents of Alameda County.
    TRAINER: Vanessa Baker, LMFT, Charmaine Brent, MSW, Aaron Chapman
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods, including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own feelings toward suicide and suicidal clients. It will address common myths and perceptions about suicidal behavior.. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk. Emphasis will be placed on how to talk about and ask about suicide with a client.
    CE Credit: 10
    View FLYER for more information and to register.
June 2022 Training
  • June 29 & 30, 2022; 9:00 am - 12:30 pm each day
    (RESCHEDULED from June 1-2)
    Preventing Vicarious Trauma
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit and Seneca Family of Agencies
    LOCATION: Online/Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) clinical staff and contracted CBO providers.
    TRAINER: Beverly Kyer, MSW
    DESCRIPTION: This interactive training is designed to address the self-care needs of those working with children, youth and adults impacted by traumatic life events. Participants are encouraged to verbalize their understanding and connectedness to the multiple aspects of compassion fatigue. By taking a self-inventory, participants will see first-hand the levels of stress they experience. The group will look at several tools and techniques to circumvent the most challenging aspects of their compassion fatigue and to be able to regain a state of neuro-physiological (mind-body) regulation, recovery and resilience.
    CE Credit: 6
    Register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqdempqDIrHdKVSHlZrl5ClQoRSV7ubz1b
    View FLYER for more information and CEs.
  • Friday, June 17, 2022; 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Community Based Approaches To Emotional Wellness With The South Asian Population
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: South Asian Community members, County and ACBH contracted Provider staff.
    TRAINER: Dr. Preet K. Sabharwal
    DESCRIPTION: Please join The Hume Center in partnership with ACBH’s Office of Ethnic Services and MHSA Departments as we discuss the History of the South Asian Community Members and describe stigmas around Mental Health.
    CE Credit: N/A
    Please see FLYER for more details and to register.
  • Friday, June 17, 2022; 9:00 am – 2:30 pm
    Cultural Psychiatry: Spotlighting Mental Health Of The Black Community
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Staff of Alameda County Behavioral Health, Mental Health and SUD provider staff from contracted Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).
    TRAINER: Delane Casiano, MD and Karriem Salaam, MD
    DESCRIPTION: The goal of this course is to enhance overall professional growth and improve clinical skills to help support the mental health of African-Americans who are at risk for negative mental health effects of social and economic stress, systemic/institutional racism, and the influence of implicit bias on disparate health outcomes before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    CE Credit: 3
    Please see FLYER for more details and to register.
  • June 16, 2022; 9:00am - 3:30pm (reg. closes June 9)
    YOUTH Mental Health First Aid
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County.
    LOCATION: Virtual/Online (note - Trainees must first complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, then participate in the Instructor-led video training)
    AUDIENCE: This is appropriate for any classification, and especially non-clinical staff, as “mental health 101” primer. Registration is open to Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and ACBH contracted CBOs or providers who are interested in learning how to recognize signs and assist a young person in a mental health or substance-use crisis, and non-crisis situations.
    DESCRIPTION:Youth Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based certification training that teaches adults (i.e parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors and health and human services workers and any other citizen) how to identify and respond to a young person (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Participants will be taught a 5-step action plan to help adolescents in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and connect them with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
    View FLYER for more details including REGISTRATION link.
  • June 9, 2022; 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
    Creating Welcoming And Affirming Spaces For LGBTQ+ Populations
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: County and ACBH contracted Provider staff; LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs.
    TRAINER: Dr. Jei Africa
    DESCRIPTION: The goal for this training is to help participants implement welcoming and affirming individual and organizational policies and practices to the LGBTQ+ populations that they serve.
    CE Credit: 3
    Click here to REGISTER
    Click here for REQUIRED PRE-READING
    FLYER
  • June 9, 2022; 9:00am - 4:00pm (reg. closes June 2)
    ADULT Mental Health First Aid
    A Free Training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County.
    LOCATION: Virtual/Online (note - Trainees must first complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, then participate in the Instructor-led video training)
    AUDIENCE: This is appropriate for any classification, and especially non-clinical staff, as “mental health 101” primer. Registration is open to Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and ACBH contracted CBOs or providers who are interested in learning how to recognize signs and assist someone in a mental health or substance-use crisis, and non-crisis situations.
    DESCRIPTION:Adult Mental Health First is a skills-based certification training that presents an overview of mental health and substance use issues in the U.S., including risk factors and warning signs of a mental health or substance use crisis. Participants will be taught a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an adult in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and connect them with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
    View FLYER for more details including REGISTRATION link.
May, 2022 Training
  • May 26, 2022; 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Intergenerational Trauma In Comparative Perspective And How Healers Should Approach It
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
    AUDIENCE: County and ACBH contracted Provider staff
    PRESENTER: Kini Chang, LMFT
    DESCRIPTION:This training will provide empirically evidenced practices and tools to address intergenerational trauma, through a clinical and nonclinical lens.
    CE Credit: 3
    TO REGISTER: Click Here

    See FLYER for more INFORMATION and to REGISTER.
  • May 23 and 25, 2022 (Mon. & Wed.) 9:00am - 12:30pm each day (Must attend both days to complete training)
    ADULT/Older Adult focused Suicide Assessment & Intervention
    A message brought to you by the BHCS Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    LOCATION: Online/Zoom
    AUDIENCE: The training is for mental health professionals or anyone in a position to work with children or adolescents experiencing a suicidal crisis. Audience is reserved for Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) and Provider Staff (County units and contracted community-based organizations).
    TRAINERS: Cris Rita, MA, and Matt Podkomorski, MA, LMFT, Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods, including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own feelings toward suicide and suicidal clients. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk. Emphasis will be placed on how to talk about and ask about suicide with a client.
    CE CREDITS: 6. CE’s only available for ACBH and contracted ACBH providers/CBOs.
    See FLYER for REGISTRATION link and additional details.
  • Thursday, May 12, 2022; 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
    YOUTH Mental Health First Aid Training
    A message brought to you by the BHCS Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    LOCATION: Virtual/Online (note - Trainees must first complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, then participate in the Instructor-led video training)
    AUDIENCE: This is appropriate for any classification, and especially non-clinical staff, as “mental health 101” primer. Registration is open to Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and ACBH contracted CBOs or providers who are interested in learning how to recognize signs and assist a young person in a mental health or substance-use crisis, and non-crisis situations.
    DESCRIPTION: Youth Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based certification training that teaches adults (i.e parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors and health and human services workers and any other citizen) how to identify and respond to a young person (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. Participants will be taught a 5-step action plan to help adolescents in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and connect them with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
    View FLYER for details and REGISTRATION link.
  • Friday, May 6, 2022; 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Building Community Mental Health Leadership Among Korean Immigrant Seniors
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Online (Zoom)
    AUDIENCE: The training is for Mental Health professionals and anyone in a position to work with older Korean adults; Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) and Provider Staff (County units and contracted community-based organizations).
    TRAINER: Pysay Phinith LCSW and Yeri Shon MPH, MSW
    DESCRIPTION: This training will provide a development process for a program that supports senior community members' evolving into leaders around Mental Health.
    TO REGISTER: Click Here
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION.
  • Annual Training: Law and Ethics in Social Work & Mental Health Practice
    A posting brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way
    Friday, May 6, 2022; 9:00 am – 4:30pm
    LOCATION: Zoom
    AUDIENCE: ACBH and contracted CBO clinical staff
    TRAINER: Daniel Taube, J.D., Ph.D.
    DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to give MHPs an opportunity to renew and sharpen their ability to engage in knowledgeable and effective ethical decision-making, assist participants in better managing the risks of clinical practice, and to understand and apply ethical and legal standards to challenges inherent in clinical work. This course is taught at an intermediate level and is appropriate for licensed professionals and advanced pre-licensed professionals. This course meets the Board of Behavioral Sciences 6-hour update requirement, and the Board of Psychology's mandated ethics and law update requirement. 6 CEs available for LSCW, LMFT, LEP, and PsyD
    Register at: https://training.abetterwayinc.net/courses/2725
    Use registration code: lar1qe
    See FLYER for more information
  • May 2nd, 5th, 6th, 2022. Pre-application necessary, DUE March 21.
    Call For Applications - Due March 21 - UMASS Tobacco Specialist Training In May
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Lifelong Medical Tobacco Treatment Program
    TO APPPLY: email lnguyen@lifelongmedical.org
    LOCATION: Virtual (online webinar)
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Health Care Services (HCSA employees); particularly Substance Use Counselors, Behavioral Health and Primary Care Providers, Case Managers, Health Educators, Community Cessation Facilitators, Home Health Care Workers, Nurses.
    TRAINERS: Cathy McDonald, M.D., MPH, Samali Lubega, M.D., and Ashley Jones, RN, NTTCP
    DESCRIPTION: Participants will understand Tobacco Use Disorder and its social determinants, learn how to support individuals in quitting tobacco, and understand the 7 tobacco treatment medications. Participants will learn motivational interviewing skills and learn how to tailor a quit plan to the needs of each patient/ client.
    CE CREDIT: 27.5 CE credits available only for Alameda County HCSA employees (including Public and Behavioral Health, and their contracted CBO’s/Providers). All 3 days, and the pre-coursework must be completed (no partial credits). See flyer for specific information.

    See FLYER for REGISTRATION link and additional details.
April, 2022 Training
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
    Defining Your "New Normal" - Strategizing for the Post-Pandemic in the Workplace and Beyond
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit
    LOCATION: Zoom/Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH staff and contracted Provider staff. Course content is applicable for clinical, consumer, administrative, managerial, program & support staff.
    TRAINERS: Ellen Muir, LCSW, ORSCC; Betsy Baum Block, MPP, CPCC, ORSCC, ACC
    DESCRIPTION: As we experience declining Covid 19 rates, the need to define your “new normal” can be a confusing concept, layered with personal and professional concerns. This course will help participants understand and navigate the fallout from world events of the past two years on the consumers/clients/families they serve as well as the workplace. Emotional/social intelligence, grief and loss, styles of change and Process Work therapy tools will be explored. Through experiential learning the participants will have the opportunity to practice tools that can be applicable within their teams as well as with the consumer/clients in clinical treatment.
    CE CREDITS: 4.5 CE credits available for qualified participants
    REGISTER: Click Here
    See FLYER for details.
  • Friday, April 22, 2022; 9:00 – 12:30 pm
    "No Rest For The Weary":Strategies For Promoting Mental Health Among Black Women During The COVID-19 Pandemic
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Zoom
    AUDIENCE: African American Women
    TRAINER: Karriem Salaam, MD; Delane Casiano, MD
    DESCRIPTION: The goal of this course is to enhance the overall professional growth and improve clinical skills to help support mental health in Black women who are at risk for negative mental health effects of social and economic stress, gendered racism, and health inequalities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    CE CREDITS: 3
    TO REGRISTER: Click Here
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION.
  • Wednesday, April 20, 2022; 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    ADULT Mental Health First Aid
    A message brought to you by the BHCS Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    LOCATION: Virtual/Online (note - Trainees must first complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, then participate in the Instructor-led video training)
    AUDIENCE: This is appropriate for any classification, and especially non-clinical staff, as “mental health 101” primer. Registration is open to Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and ACBH contracted CBOs or providers who are interested in learning how to recognize signs and assist someone in a mental health or substance-use crisis, and non-crisis situations.
    DESCRIPTION: Adult Mental Health First is a skills-based certification training that presents an overview of mental health and substance use issues in the U.S., including risk factors and warning signs of a mental health or substance use crisis. Participants will be taught a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources, and knowledge to help an adult in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and connect them with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care.
    View FLYER for details and REGISTRATION link.
  • April 12 & 14, 2022 (Tues. & Thurs.) 9:00am - 12:30pm each day (Must attend both days to complete training)
    YOUTH focused Suicide Assessment & Intervention
    A message brought to you by the BHCS Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    LOCATION: Online/Zoom
    AUDIENCE: The training is for mental health professionals or anyone in a position to work with children or adolescents experiencing a suicidal crisis. Audience is reserved for Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) and Provider Staff (County units and contracted community-based organizations).
    TRAINERS: Cris Rita, MA, and Matt Podkomorski, MA, LMFT, Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods, including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own feelings toward suicide and suicidal clients. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk and protective factors for youth populations. Emphasis will be placed on how to talk about and ask about suicide with a client.
    CE CREDITS: 6. CE’s only available for ACBH and contracted ACBH providers/CBOs.
    View FLYER for details and REGISTRATION link.
March, 2022 Trainings
  • Friday, March 25, 2022; 9:00 – 12:30 pm
    Emotional Reparations: Holistic Healing Within African American Communities
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Online
    AUDIENCE: Staff of Alameda County Behavioral Health, and Mental Health and SUD provider staff from contracted Community-Based Organizations (CBOs).
    TRAINER: Nia Campinha-Bacote, M.Div.
    DESCRIPTION: This training will discuss how culturally specific sonic therapy can help facilitate health and healing within the African-American community.
    CE Credit: 3
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION.
  • Friday, March 25, 2022; 9:30 – 11:30 am
    Traditional Healing Practices In Prevention And Early Intervention In The LatinX Community
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    LOCATION: Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Clinical Staff , ACBH Staff, Contracted providers, CBO's.
    TRAINER: La Clinica’s Cultura y Bienestar Program.
    DESCRIPTION: Participants will increase their knowledge about the diversity and cultural practices within the LatinX Community in Alameda County.
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION.
  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022; 9:30 – 11:30 am
    Supporting People who are Grieving
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Cypress Resilience Project
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health and ACBH contracted provider staff.
    TRAINER: S. Brooke Briggance, Program Director of Cypress Resilience Project, a program of Public Health Institute.
    DESCRIPTION: This workshop will provide a broad overview of The Grief Recovery Method, which is an evidence-based program to help individuals heal from the pain of loss. We will differentiate between grief and bereavement, and discuss the different kinds of losses that can cause emotional pain. CE CREDITS are not available for this training.
    See FLYER for REGISTRATION link.
  • March 7, 2022, 9:30am – 3:30 PM
    Culturally Responsive Restorative Practices
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County BHCS and contracted provider clinical staff/CBOs
    TRAINER: Jeanette Lopez-Urbina, LCSW
    DESCRIPTION: In the helping profession, we work with individuals, families, and communities with diverse backgrounds; including supporting clients as they manage generations of trauma. This course is designed to support providers with building on their current skills so that they can effectively engage and support diverse groups of people while maintaining a culturally responsive and trauma-informed lens. As we strengthen our ability to be open to the other, we will be open to shaping and adapting our support and service delivery to be culturally responsive, rather than taking a "one size fits all" approach to service delivery.
    CE CREDIT: 5 CE credits available for BBS and CPA licensed clinicians who are County, ACBH, or contracted Provider staff.
    REGISTRATION: See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.
  • Friday March 11, 2022, 9:00am - 12:30pm
    The Impact Of Discrimination On Mental And Physical Health Of The African American Population
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    Description: The focus of this course is health equity, an exploration of the ways systematic racism and various kinds of discrimination impact the mental and physical health of the African-American populations in the U.S.
    Trainers: Karinn Glover, MD MPH
    CE Credit: 3 hours of CE credit
    Audience: ACBH contracted Provider Staff
    View FLYER for more details.
  • March 14 & 16, 2022 (Mon. and Wed.)
    9:00am - 12:30pm each day
    (Must attend both days to complete training)
    YOUTH focused Suicide Assessment & Intervention
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    LOCATION: Online/Zoom
    AUDIENCE: The training is for mental health professionals or anyone in a position to work with children or adolescents experiencing a suicidal crisis. Audience is reserved for Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) and Provider Staff (County units and contracted community-based organizations).
    TRAINERS: Cris Rita, MA, and Matt Podkomorski, MA, LMFT, Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods, including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own feelings toward suicide and suicidal clients. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk and protective factors for youth populations. Emphasis will be placed on how to talk about and ask about suicide with a client.
    CE CREDITS: 6. CE’s only available for ACBH and contracted ACBH providers/CBOs.
    See FLYER for REGISTRATION link and additional details.
  • Monday, March 14, 2022, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM on Zoom
    Preventing, De-Escalating, & Managing Aggressive Behavior in Behavioral Health Settings
    A training brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit
    AUDIENCE: This course is appropriate for ALL classifications of Alameda County Behavioral Health staff, and contracted Provider staff or CBOs.
    DESCRIPTION: Course emphasis is placed on exercising self-control and systematically utilizing the least restrictive measures versus attempts to externally control others. Setting limits is viewed as informative and helpful to the other party, rather than punitive or judgmental. Content will cover: strategies that most reliably stimulate rational-thought, with an emphasis on choices and curiosity; communication missteps on the part of the speaker that unwittingly intensify rather than help calm situations; communication elements that must be in place in order for a sender’s message to be received as intended; and exploration of the core basis of arguments on the part of both parties, and the presence of anger masking fear.
    TRAINER: Ian Brennan
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION and CE information.
  • Friday, March 18, 2022, 10:30am - 12:30pm (PT)
    Trauma Informed And Culturally Responsive Practices
    A training brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    Description: This training will address principles of culturally-adapting evidenced-based clinical interventions, while working with BIPOC clients; using a combination of Top-down and bottom-up frameworks.
    Location: Online/Zoom
    Audience: Behavioral Health Clients and Clinicians
    Trainer: Ritchie J. Rubio, Ph.D
    CE Credits available: 3hrs CE credit
    See FLYER for details and registration information.
February, 2022 Trainings
  • Community Based Learning Training
    A message brought to you by Office of Ethnic Services

    Please see FLYER.
  • February 24th, 2022, 10:30 AM -12:30 PM
    Treatment Considerations & Practices When Working With The African American Community
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    Description: This interactive workshop will explore and consider clinical dynamics within the African American community that can help or hinder the therapeutic alliance. Best practice standards will be examined considering the unique needs, history, values, and strengths of our African American clients.
    Trainer: Dr. La Tanya Takla
    Audience: ACBH contracted Provider staff (LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP)
    CE Credit: 3 hours of CEU credit
    View FLYER for more details.
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Intro To Afghan Immigrants Living In The U.S.
    A training brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services

    Description: This training (UELP) will discuss a brief history of Afghanistan, demographics and common traditions, Ethnic cultures among Afghans, including family dynamics and the recent crisis in Afghanistan and its impact on Afghans.

    Location: Zoom

    Audience: Health, Mental Health, Social and Human Service Providers, Researchers and Community Leaders.

    Trainer: Masoud Ghafoer

    CE Credits available: N/A

    See FLYER for details and registration information.
  • February 1, 2022, 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM
    Engaging Consumers/Clients and Families in Behavioral Health Treatment
    A message brought to you by the ACBH Workforce Education & Training Unit
    LOCATION: Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Clinical ACBH and contracted Provider staff. CE credit is only provided for County and ACBH contracted Provider staff.
    TRAINERS: Ellen Muir and Betsy Baum Block
    DESCRIPTION: The spread of COVID-19 forced staff to pivot and serve clients differently which may have been frustrating and challenging for consumers/clients and staff alike. At the same time, the pivot to engaging with our clients virtually can be a blessing, an advantage, or a barrier providing services to support our clients and the communities we serve. What if these new tools are gifts for our clients’ progress and make us more accessible? This course is designed to build upon staff’s existing engagement tools to identify how to better engage with clients and consumers remotely or while practicing social distancing as required to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Staff will tap into their many roles and experiences that can be creatively utilized to connect and embed into ongoing practice.
    CE CREDIT: 4 CE credits available only for County and ACBH contracted Provider staff. See flyer for specific information regarding qualifying for CE credit.
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.
  • February 15 & 17, 2022 (Tues. and Thurs.)
    9:00am - 12:30pm each day
    (Must attend both days to complete training)
    ADULT/Older Adult focused Suicide Assessment & Intervention
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    LOCATION: Online/Zoom
    AUDIENCE: The training is for mental health professionals or anyone in a position to work with children or adolescents experiencing a suicidal crisis. Audience is reserved for Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) and Provider Staff (County units and contracted community-based organizations).
    TRAINERS: Cris Rita, MA, and Matt Podkomorski, MA, LMFT, Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
    DESCRIPTION: The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods, including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own feelings toward suicide and suicidal clients. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining risk. Emphasis will be placed on how to talk about and ask about suicide with a client.
    CE CREDITS: 6. CE’s only available for ACBH and contracted ACBH providers/CBOs.
    See FLYER for REGISTRATION link and additional details.
January, 2022 Trainings
  • Friday, January 7, 2022; 1pm-3:00pm
    Toxic Stress, Vicarious Trauma, & Self Care
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) and ACBH contracted providers staff.
    TRAINER: S. Brooke Briggance, Program Director if Cypress Resilience Project, a program of Public Health Institute.
    DESCRIPTION: Understand the neurobiology of vicarious traumatization, toxic stress and the impact of long-term exposure to stress over time. The workshop also explores evidence-based strategies for recovery from toxic stress including how to leverage the brain’s ability to heal. Learn about micro-routines, how to add protective factors into our environment and how to develop a self-care plan that will really work to avoid burn-out. CE CREDIT: CE credits are not available for this training.
    CE CREDIT: CE credits are not available for this training.
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information
  • Friday, January 21, 2022; 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Trauma-Focused CBT Training
    A training brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Mind Matters
    LOCATION: Virtual/Online
    AUDIENCE: ACBH and contracted provider clinical staff
    TRAINER: Christine Valdez, Ph.D.
    DESCRIPTION: This course will review the definition of trauma and PTSD, summarize statistics on trauma and survivor demographics to reduce implicit bias toward populations affected by trauma, and provide recommendations for assessing PTSD in clinical settings. The Social Cognitive Theory of PTSD will be presented to contextualize the purpose of Cognitive Processing Therapy. Challenges around delivering Cognitive Processing Therapy will be discussed.
    CE CREDIT: 6 CE credits available only for County and ACBH contracted Provider staff.
    See FLYER for details, REGISTRATION information, and CE credit information.
  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 1pm
    Informational Session For An Upcoming Training On Eating Disorder Treatment For Children/Adolescents
    A message brought to you by Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
    ACBH will be providing an eight-week introductory course on Family-Based Treatment (FBT) from March 2, 2022 to April 30, 2022. FBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents with eating disorders. See attached flyer regarding an informational session to learn more about the course on January 26, 2022 at 1pm.
    The FLYER for for the training registration is forthcoming.
  • Friday, Jan 28, 2022, 9:00am - 1:30pm
    The Office of Ethnic Services invites you to attend the training "Intersectionality Of Diversity And Trauma"
    A training brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    Description: When looking through the lens of trauma, individuals may respond differently depending on his/her diversity variables, and/or the experiences from his/her background. This training focuses on having a deep discussion utilizing current literature to best approach individuals from differing backgrounds, and ways in which intervention techniques can be catered to the African American and other diverse populations.
    Location: Virtual
    See FLYER for details and registration information.
December, 2021 Trainings
  • Thursday, December 9, 2021; 9am-4:00pm (Registration at 8:45am)
    Clinical Techniques and Best Practices in using a Telehealth Platform
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way
    LOCATION: Online, Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) clinical staff and contracted CBO providers are welcome. Capacity is limited. Open until filled.
    TRAINER: Cinthya Chin Herrera, PsyD, is the Director of Clinical & Community Training for Westcoast Children's Clinic.
    DESCRIPTION: See flyer
    CE CREDIT: 6 CE credits available
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information
  • Wednesday, December 15th, 2021; 10am-1:00pm (Registration at 9:45am)
    Linguistically Responsive & Trauma Informed Principles and Interventions for Spanish Speaking Clients *Presented in Spanish*
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and A Better Way
    LOCATION: Online - Zoom
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health (ACBH) clinical staff and contracted CBO providers are welcome. Capacity is limited. Open until filled.
    TRAINER: Jeanette Lopez-Urbina, LCSW; see flyer for details
    DESCRIPTION: *TRAINING WILL BE PRESENTED IN SPANISH* Working with Spanish Speaking clients in service delivery can present unique challenges, including addressing complex challenges related to immigration trauma that many families have experienced. Youth and families served by community-based agencies usually seek out services to address a multitude of needs, such as symptoms and behaviors stemming from trauma, but also other psychological and socio-political challenges. Therefore, providers that serve this population often feel “stretched” in trying to meet the needs of the families as well as work towards engaging families in a way that feels linguistically and culturally appropriate. Therefore, this training will support bilingual Spanish-speaking providers in practicing their bilingualism when providing services to this population, especially in the area of trauma informed principles, as well as support in building on their culturally responsive interventions.
    CE CREDIT: 3 CE credits
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information
  • December 16 & 17, 2021; 9:00am-4:00 pm (must attend both days)
    Clinical Supervision Skills Training
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Mind Matters
    LOCATION: Online, Zoom
    AUDIENCE: This course is for clinicians to learn various facets of clinical supervision of master’s level behavioral health, unlicensed clinicians. This training is reserved for Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and contracted Providers.
    TRAINERS: Alice LoCicero, Psy.D. and Robert Deady, Psy.D.
    DESCRIPTION: The course is designed for clinicians to learn various facets of clinical supervision. The topics include complex responsibilities, evaluation of intern competence, working with interns with personal and/or professional challenges.
    CE CREDIT: 12 CE credits available only for County and ACBH contracted Provider staff. See flyer for specific information regarding qualifying for CE credit.
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information
   
November, 2021 Trainings
  • Thursday, November 4th 2021 at 12 pm
    Knowing The Traumatized Afghan Refugee
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    You and your guests are cordially invited to attend an educational Afghan community event ‘Knowing the Traumatized Afghan Refugee’.
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.
  • Monday, November 8, 2021; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    YOUTH Mental Health First Aid Training
    A message brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit
    LOCATION: Virtual; First Aider Trainees must first complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, and then participate in the Instructor-led videoconference (10am-5pm)
    DESCRIPTION: Youth Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training that teaches parents, family members, caregivers, teachers, school staff, peers, neighbors and health and human services workers and any other citizen how to identify, understand and respond to an adolescent (ages 12-18) who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and contracted providers who are interested in learning how to recognize signs and assist a young person in mental health or substance use crisis and non-crisis situations. Most appropriate for NON-CLINICIAL staff. No CEs provided.
    View FLYER for more details including REGISTRATION information.
  • Friday, November 19th from 12-1:00 PM
    Transgender Day Of Remembrance
    A message brought to you by the Office of Ethnic Services
    Please join ACBHCS Pride Coalition, in lifting up the names, stories and voices of our transgender siblings. This open space will offer an opportunity to share stories and remember those from our Transgender communities.
    View flyer for registration and details.
  • November 19, 2021, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
    Trauma-informed and Trauma-focused Interventions using Telehealth for Adult clients
    A message brought to you by ACBH Training Unit and Seneca Family of Agencies
    LOCATION: Virtual
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County BHCS and contracted provider clinical staff
    TRAINER: Ritchie Rubio, Ph.D.
    DESCRIPTION: The goal of this training is for participants to distinguish among some of the most commonly used and widely researched trauma-informed and trauma-focused interventions in working with clients who present with acute, chronic, or complex trauma. The training will primarily expand and strengthen the participants’ clinical skills on telehealth adaptations of trauma-focused and trauma-informed interventions in working with clients. The training will also increase the participants’ competencies in integrating telehealth adaptations of some culturally-adapted trauma-focused interventions in their clinical work with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) clients. Finally, the training will culminate in the participants’ development of a tentative plan on how to implement trauma-focused telehealth tools in their individual clinical practice and/or behavioral health programs.
    CE CREDIT: 2.0 CE credits available only for County and ACBH contracted Provider staff. See flyer for specific information regarding qualifying for CE credit.
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.
   
October, 2021 Trainings
  • Annual Compliance Training (Completion Deadline: October 15, 2021)
    A message brought to you by Ravi Mehta, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer
    Dear ACBH Providers:
    The Alameda County Health Care Services Agency (HCSA) is committed to the highest professional, clinical, and business conduct, and takes seriously its responsibility for good stewardship of public resources. As part of our commitment to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations, the HCSA Office of Compliance Services provides annual compliance training to ensure you are aware of your obligations and responsibilities to a healthy and safe culture of professional and ethical conduct in all our business dealings.
    View memo for full details about the Annual Compliance Training.
  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    ADULT Mental Health First Aid Training
    A message brought to you by the ACBH Training Unit
    LOCATION: Virtual; First Aider Trainees must first complete a 2-hour, self-paced online class, and then participate in the Instructor-led videoconference (10am-5pm)
    DESCRIPTION: Mental Health First Aid for adults is a skills-based training that teaches people how to identify, understand and respond to signs and symptoms of a mental health or substance use challenge in adults ages 18 and over. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it builds mental health literacy, providing an action plan that teaches people to safely and responsibly identify and address a potential mental health or substance use challenge.
    AUDIENCE: Alameda County Behavioral Health staff and contracted providers who are interested in learning how to recognize signs and assist adults in mental health or substance use crisis and non-crisis situations. Most appropriate for NON-CLINICIAL staff. No CEs provided.
    View FLYER for more details including REGISTRATION information.
  • Friday, October 22, 2021; 9am-2:30pm
    African American Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Program
    A message brought to you by African American Mental Health Training and Technical Assistance Program
    LOCATION: Virtual/Online
    AUDIENCE: Clinical staff who provide services for African American Youth
    TRAINERS: Delane Casiano, MD, Karriem Salaam, MD
    DESCRIPTION: Training to enhance overall professional growth and improve clinical skills to help support mental health in African American youth during the COVID-19 pandemic
    CE CREDIT: 4.5 Hours for County and contracted Provider staff.
    See FLYER for details and REGISTRATION information.