Central Region Partnership Outcomes


Central Region Partnership Outcomes

2009 - 2018


Join us for an overview of the accomplishments of the Central Region Partnership! Since 2009, the Central Region has been one of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)-funded regional partnerships, supporting the advancement and development of the public mental health workforce from a regional perspective.

As Workforce Education and Training (WET) funding sunsets in California, the Central Region wants to share the results of their efforts and contribution to regional workforce development, including 25,000 individuals trained in Mental Health First Aid; newly licensed clinicians working in the region; and the contribution of educational and leadership development training for the 20 counties in the region.

In addition to the webinar, registered participants will also receive a copy of the Central Region Partnership’s Comprehensive Outcomes Report, covering all activities from 2009 – 2018.


Gina Ehlert, MEd, Central Region Coordinator
Kimberly Mayer, MSSW, Director

Friday, September 28th, 2018 from
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This will be hosted by GoToWebinar and can be accessed by following this link to register:

Please contact Gerilyn Walcott at gwalcott@cibhs.org.

Download Sept. 28, 2018 CRP Outcomes Webinar Flyer

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OSHPD WET Plan Feedback Opportunities

Make Your Voice Heard!

The Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) thanks you for your participation in our focus group meetings these past two weeks to provide input on the 2020-2025 Mental Health Services Act Workforce Education and Training (WET) Five-Year Plan development.

OSHPD has two additional requests regarding:

  1. Outreach for stakeholder engagement; and
  2. Information about community college programs related to mental health.

Outreach for stakeholder engagement

In OSHPD's continued effort to engage the public mental health system community in California, we ask for your assistance to distribute information about additional opportunities to provide input to the department regarding workforce needs.  OSHPD will launch a statewide survey in early October and convene seven regional community forums between late October and mid-November.  Please forward the following link to anyone you think might be interested in contributing to this important work: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020-25WET.  The purpose of this VERY brief questionnaire is to assess interest in the statewide survey and community forums.  OSHPD will follow up directly with respondents on these upcoming engagement opportunities.  Please submit any questions about the WET Plan stakeholder engagement process to OSHPD at mhsawet@oshpd.ca.gov.

Information about community college programs related to mental health

OSHPD is attempting to identify community college programs that train individuals to work in the mental health field (e.g., mental health workers or peer personnel).  If you know of any such schools, please email the name of the school and contact information for program affiliates to OSHPD atmhsawet@oshpd.ca.gov.

The information requested will not be used or shared for any other purposes.  Please feel free to forward this email to other interested parties.  OSHPD thanks you in advance for your assistance with this very important work.

Thank You,

Workforce Education and Training Program

Healthcare Workforce Development Division

Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development

2020 W. El Camino Avenue, Suite 1222, Sacramento, CA 95833


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Resources from 5/24/17 Peer Employment Meeting

Peer Employment

Working Well Together peer employment webinars:


E-modules for peer employment (Working Well Together):


How to Create Meaningful Roles for Peer Providers in Integrated Healthcare: A Guide


Working Well Together Toolkit for Employing Individuals with Lived Experience in the Public Mental Health Workforce (Attached)

Non-Stigmatizing Language

Mental Health Association San Francisco – “Language Matters” training


People First Language in Mental Health


How Stigma Interferes with Mental Health Care (Corrigan)


Trauma-Informed Workforce – the Well Workforce

Concepts of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach


Trauma Stewardship Institute Home


Wellness Works Training


First-Person – Sharing One’s Story to Fight Stigma

Honest, Open, Proud website (introduction, manuals, fidelity tools)


The Stability Network – Speakers in the workforce living with a mental health challenge


Stakeholder Meeting Invitation

On Friday, June 16, 2017 from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, The Hume Center will host a stakeholder meeting for consumers, family members, other providers, community members, and others interested in offering feedback to Hume Center and learning about our services.

We will offer light refreshments and discuss the following:

  • Brief overview of Hume services in Pittsburg
  • Implementation of a new Consumer Council
  • Stakeholder Feedback and Questions

If possible, please call us at 925.432.4118 to let us know you'll be attending so we can be prepared for the right number of attendees.

Consumers of our Community Support Program will receive a 20-ride Tri-Delta Transit bus pass for attending.

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WRAP Seminar II - Facilitator Training

WRAP Seminar II

Facilitator Training

Apply to attend a FREE WRAP® Seminar II facilitator training through the WISE Program

This course is five intensive days of workshops that prepares participants to facilitate WRAP® classes and equips them with the skills and materials to facilitate classes in their community and organization. It is for people who have completed a Seminar I WRAP® course. The WRAP® Facilitator training provides an experiential learning environment based on mutuality and self-determination. Participants in this course will be expected to participate in interactive learning activities and demonstrate their own experience with WRAP®.

This training is appropriate for anyone who would like to lead WRAP® groups, work with others to develop their own WRAP® and give presentations on mental health recovery related issues to groups or organizations.  Participants are expected to have a solid working knowledge of WRAP® and share their experiential knowledge of how WRAP® can work.



WRAP® Seminar II/Facilitator Training is an intensive course that lasts five full days (Monday - Friday). Participants must attend all five days to become a certified WRAP® facilitator. 

WISE will be hosting two WRAP® Seminar II/Facilitator Trainings in Sacramento, CA this summer. The dates for these trainings are:

July 17-21, 2017

August 21-25,2017

All training details including times, locations, and logistics will be sent to successful applicants once they are officially enrolled. 

Participants will be responsible for getting to and staying in Sacramento during the training week. Some participants may be eligible for WISE financial assistance to help offset the costs of attendance. We will provide more information about this assistance to applicants who are selected to attend.


To Be Eligibly, Applicants must:

  • Work or volunteer in California's Public Mental Health System (PMHS). PMHS means publicly-funded mental health programs/services and entities that are administered, in whole or in part, by the State departments or county. It does not include programs and/or services administered, in whole or in part by federal, state, county or private correctional entities. Title 9, CCR, 3200.253 
  • Work or volunteer in designated peer position. Peer specialists, peer support specialists, peer partners, peer advocates, peer mentors, peer counselors, recovery coaches, parent partners, family advocates, family and friends coordinators, youth advocates, etc.
  • Provide ongoing direct services to public mental health clients. 
  • Complete a WRAP® Seminar I workshop or other prerequisite course approved by the Copeland Center within the last three years. 

Enrollment priority will be granted in the following order:

  • Individuals who have already completed a WRAP® Seminar I workshop through NorCal MHA or WISE and are currently working or volunteering in a designated peer position in the PMHS
  • Individuals working or volunteering in a designated peer position in the PMHS who provide direct peer support services to mental health clients/consumers (including Transition Age Youth)
  • Individuals working or volunteering in a designated peer position in the PMHS who provide direct peer support services to either: (a) parents/caregivers of children and youth; or (b) family members of adult mental health clients/consumers 
  • Individuals with personal lived experience of recovery who want to work or volunteer in a designated peer position in the PMHS


Applications must be received by May 31, 2017. Please note that submitting an application does not guarantee a slot.

For questions, contact wise@norcalmha.org or (916) 376-7736



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Inaugural California Mental Health First Aid Summit


Inaugural California Mental Health First Aid Summit

Save the Date!

Inaugural California Mental Health First Aid Summit
March 17, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sacramento County Office of Education
10474 Mather Boulevard
Mather, CA 95655

The National Council for Behavioral Health has partnered with the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies to bring about the first Mental Health First Aid Summit for our state. Programming will be geared for those who are Mental Health First Aid Trainers. Trainers will learn about:

  • Bringing MHFA to Peace Officers
  • Working with school districts and educators
  • Updates regarding MHFA legislation, new initiatives, and advocacy
  • Effective marketing strategies

You’ll also have the opportunity to share your experience and network with others in this field. Registration is free – space is limited! Please email CCCBHA Program Manager, Alicia Castaneda (ACastaneda@cccbha.org) for more information, hotel room deals, and to register.

MHFA Summit Information MHFA Draft Agenda

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Get MITI with Motivational Interviewing


Get MITI with Motivational Interviewing

Deepen your understanding and practice of Motivational Interviewing. Learn how to use the Motivational Interviewing Treatment Integrity Tool (MITI 4.2.1). The MITI is used internationally as the primary tool to “code” MI interactions and determine clinician adherence to the model.

Clinicians who want to become more advanced in the practice of MI should attend this training on April 18 and 19 at San Francisco State University.

Taught by Ali Hall, JD. Ali is an international trainer of Motivational Interviewing and the MITI tool.

This tool is especially useful for supervisors, administrators, and evaluators to determine the extent to which providers are correctly using MI. The MITI assists in identifying where practice deficits occur and is an invaluable tool for providing consistent, effective feedback to providers on how to improve skills.

Use the following link to register. Continuing education credits are included in the two-day training fee.


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Minding the Gap: Towards Providing Evidence-Based Mental Health Services and Supports for Everyone

Register now for the Spring 2017 BHCOE Webinar Series, "Minding the Gap: Towards Providing Evidence-Based Mental Health Services and Supports for Everyone."


Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm- 4:00 pm PST

Register here: http://bit.ly/2kypany <https://t.e2ma.net/click/0wqiy/g96bno/cq56df



Title: Increasing Access through Reducing Disparities


Speaker: Deputy Director Jahmal Miller, MHA


Mr. Miller is the Deputy Director of the California Department of Public Health's Office of Health Equity.  He is California's lead advisor on issues related to reducing health and mental health disparities and achieving health equity for all Californians.


Please look for more details on our website here <https://t.e2ma.net/click/0wqiy/g96bno/si66d

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