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MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS Volume 3 Issue 2 MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS Page 12 Volume 3 Issue 2 Volume 3 Issue 2 FAMILIES FORWARD: A NEW MHSA Page 1 August 2007 FUNDED COLLABORATIVE Submitted by Cesar B. Court LABOR DAY RECEIPES Did you know the Mental Health Division has expanded Services to the Far East Region of Contra Costa County? Families Forward is a Baked Honey Mustard Garlic Drumettes Recipe collaborative venture between Familias Unidas, Asian Pacific Psycho- For quick and tasty party chicken wings, marinate and then bake in the oven. Marinate as little as 1 hour or as long as overnight. Recipe is easily doubled for larger crowds. logical Services (APPS) and the Contra Costa County Mental Health INGREDIENTS: Division. Funded by the Mental Health Services • 8 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed Act (MHSA- Prop 63), Families Forward’s mission • 2 Tbsp honey is to provide underserved/uninsured children be- • 2 Tbsp Dijon mustard tween the ages of 0-18 and their families with cul- • 2 Tbsp light soy sauce • 2 Tbsp lemon juice turally sensitive services based on the Wrap- • 1/4 cup olive oil around process. • 2 tsp salt • 1 tsp fresh-ground black pepper • 20 chicken drumettes The Far East Region of Contra Costa County (Brentwood, Oakley, Dis- PREPARATION: covery Bay, Knightsen, Bethel Island) was selected as the location for Combine garlic, honey, mustard, soy sauce, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a nonreactive bowl. a Children’s Program funded under MHSA. There are no comprehen- Add chicken and toss to coat each piece well. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to 1 day. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place chicken in a single layer on a wire rack set over an oven tray. Bake 45 min- sive mental health or support services for addressing the complex utes until well browned and cooked through. needs of those children and their families whose cultural differences Yield: 20 chicken drumettes and financial limitations have historically precluded them from access- ing Mental Health Services in that region. Services are designed to be Per piece: 118 calories, 49 percent from fat, 6 grams total fat, 39 mg cholesterol, 1 g saturated fat, 12 g protein, 2 g carbohydrates, .05 g total fiber, 357 mg sodium. strength-based, family focused, and will be provided by multidiscipli- nary teams comprised of culturally diverse and linguistically competent staff. Families Forward will ensure accessibility to culturally competent ser- vices through the delivery of individualized, family-driven and strength BERRY CHERRY MINI SHELLS based services. The Program assist families to identify and utilize their This recipe received honorable mention in Athens Holiday Mini Fillo Shells Recipe Contest. natural supports and will help to restore them to a level of wellness and Ingredients resilience while maintaining the integrity of the family. 1 cup orange flavored dried cranberries 1/2 cup hot water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract The office is located at 1191 Central Blvd., Suite A, Brentwood Ca. 1 cup tart cherries 1/4 cup sugar 94513. The phone number is (925) 634-4445, and the office hours are 1 tablespoon honey 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. The Program is now open and will begin enrolling 15 Athens® Mini Fillo Shells (1 box) 1/4 cup whipped topping, thawed for garnish children and their families any time now. Please feel free to stop by to 15 mint leaves, for garnish see the new office and meet the warm and friendly staff. There will be In a small sauce pan combine cranberries, hot water and vanilla extract. Let soak for 30 minutes. Add cherries, sugar an open house as soon as the new furniture is installed. We look for- and honey, simmer over low heat until it comes to a slow boil. Remove from heat and let cool for 30 minutes. Spoon 1 tablespoon of filling into each Fillo Shell. Garnish with whipped topping and mint leaf. Serve immediately. ward to seeing you in Brentwood. Makes 15 Desserts MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS Page 2 Volume 3 Issue 2 Volume 3 Issue 2 Page 11 A Message from the Director • Imo Momoh, from Agency Temporary to Administrative Intern MANAGING DEPRESSION – Since it’s the middle of summer I wanted to share some thoughts on an • Cathy Bennett, Hospital Laison formerly of Support Group for Adult Men and Women important summer ritual…vacation! While many of us can only take a Central County Childrens. John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Community Coun- few days away from work at a time, vacations are important for more • Latricia Johnson, from Clerk-Senior Level, East seling Center, located at 380 Civic Drive, Suite 200, Pleasant than just fun. They help us to reconnect with ourselves and our loved Hill, has announced a new “Managing Depression” Support County Child MH, appointed to Utilization Review Clerk ones; they help us to prevent burnout (Clerk-Specialist Level) Group for adult men and women. (especially important in the Mental Health • Gloria Hill, from Contractor to MH Family Services Participants will learn how to manage stress; improve rela- profession), and, most importantly, they Coordinator tionships; express feelings; reduce negative feelings; find help to keep us healthy. The demands of • Candace K. Tao, MH Clinical Specialist, moved from structure and purpose in daily life; and overcome depression and its symptoms. our daily work in the County are both chal- Concord Adult MH to MH Services Act Program Donna M. Wigand, LCSW lenging and rewarding. I appreciate all • Bill Bowers, Mental Health Clinical Specialist, Hospital & The Managing Depression Support Group will meet Tues- Mental Health the hard work that each of you put in Residential Unit, 2425 Bisso Lane, Suite 280, Concord days, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on an ongoing basis. Support Groups Director every day and hope that you are finding will meet at Pleasant Hill Community Counseling Center, healthy ways for rest and rejuvenation. • Suzanne Davis, formerly a Mental Health Clinical 380 Civic Drive, Suite 200, Pleasant Hill. There is a fee of Specialist with Central County Adult Mental Health, $10.00 per week to participate. started work with the Conservatorship Office on July 30, 2007, as a Deputy Public Guardian/Conservator Anyone interested should call (925) 798-9240 to get more INTEGRATING REGISTERED NURSES Submitted by Grace Brooks, RN • Gary Stater, MRT formerly a Mental Health Senior information or sign up. Agency referrals are welcome. Su- pervision for the groups will be provided by Diana Methfes- Level Clerk has been promoted to a Medical Re- sel, LMFT I would like to express my appreciation to the following Program Managers and/or Supervisors for their assistance cords Technician with Central County Adult Mental in integrating Registered Nurses into clinic and community based multidisciplinary teams: Health • Juanita Garrison, formerly a Lead Clerk with Care John Allen, LMFT, Program Manager, Central County Adult Mental Health Management Unit, has been promoted to Clerical Supervisor for the Care Management Unit. Involved RNs in nursing assessments, evaluations, and linkage referrals of consumers residing in Independent Living Facilities and in providing medication support services to consumers between visits to psychiatrist. Good Bye & Good Luck Cheryl Bryan, PhD, Program Manager, East County Adult Mental Health Took initiative to develop and implement a nursing development program for conducting group therapy, • David Bergesen retired as Hospital Liaison for Hos- treatment planning and mental status examinations. Also involved RNs in providing community based nursing pital & Residential Program. assessments evaluations, medication support services and linkages to outpatient services. • Robert Kain, Clerk-Senior Level, Children’s Specialty Mental Health, leaving to accept position as Executive Di- Genoveva Calloway, LCSW, Program Manager, West County Adult Mental Health rector of Diablo Valley Foundation for the Aging. Involved RNs in nursing assessments and evaluation of consumers in Intensive Day Treatment program, medication support services and development of an Anger Management group. Matthew Luu, LCSW, Program Supervisor, West County Adult Mental Health BISSELL COTTAGES Trained RNs in provision of community based evaluations, assessments and linkages to outpatient services. The opening of the Bissell Cottages in Richmond, California, was celebrated with a Karen Pratt, MFT, Program Manager, “Community Transition Team” housewarming on Friday, July 27, 2007. The Bissell Cottages is a 24-month transitional living program for homeless youth ages 18-24, including those exiting foster care who Involved RNs in community based screenings/evaluations and in assisting consumers transition from acute need mental health services and supports as they transition into adulthood. inpatient and IMD facilities back to their communities. Contra Costa Health Services Homeless Program Youth Continuum of Services, Mental Health, and EHSD (Employment and Human Services Department) have worked together to start the program. The Bissell Cottages is funded in part by Proposition 63, MHSA (Mental Health Services Act) and the California Department of Social Services Transitional Housing Program Plus. Supervisor John Gioia attended the opening. MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS Star Staff News Page 10 Volume 3 Issue 2 Volume 3 Issue 2 Page 3 SELF INJURY SUBMITTED BY VERONICA VALE I have been a compulsive self-injurer for quite a few years but have been free of this compulsion for five years. Thanks goes to Dr Kate Mehler PhD. She took me as a client even though Medicare only pays $55 an hour. She Congratulations New Stars Welcome used Dialectic Behavior Therapy as well as compassion to help me see that there were other safer options for some- one who suffered early traumas. We are happy to report the following new hires; I am not an authority on the subject but have been facilitating a self-help group for SI sufferers for the past four years. • Debra L. Jones, Health Services Planner/Evaluator Let’s give them all a warm welcome! Level B, MH Administration, Martinez Causal factors,solutions and myths are the three things that are important in the road to healing. Causal factors such as childhood traumas, low self-esteem, invalidations, pain & guilt, plus an array of personality traits are known to pre- Vidya Iyengar • Sharleen M. Hanaway, MH Clinical Specialist, Cen- ciptitate this behavior. Very often people have not even heard of someone doing this kind of self-harm before they Ethnic Services & Training tral County Children’s Alternative Treatment Team start doing it. It appears to come from a place within to get rid of the intense feelings in which a person is incapable of dealing and to feel alive. Vidya joined the County about a year and a half ago and • Holly M. Hand, MFT, MH Clinical Specialist Project – worked in Conservatorship as a Probate Guardian. Previ- Solutions are plentiful. Communication by way of reaching for a phone instead of a razor and art to express the feel- ous to that , she used to work with a county CBO as a Pro- Juvenile Probation MH Services, Martinez ,Children's gram/Clinical Director in residential and outpatient treat- ings that don't have word descriptors yet! Distress tolerance - coping skills such as enduring discomfort and accept- Alternative Treatment Team (CATT) ing self. Assertiveness training to express anger and rage appropriately. ment of clients suffering from mental illness and substance abuse disorder. Her current job title is Ethnic Services and • Jennifer Tuipulotu, MH Community Support Worker Self-affirmations and self-care are important too. Empowerment to authorize oneself to take control because you de- Training Manager and she reports directly to Donna M. Wi- I- Project – Juvenile Probation MH, Martinez gand, LCSW, Mental Health Director. serve good treatment is one of the first steps to heal from victimization. • Angela M. Gonzales, Clerk, Senior Level, East Now as far as myths in the public "shame based activity", there are four. Tony Lopez County Child MH, Antioch 1) "Done for attention or manipulation" It is done to demonstrate the inner pain. Most often, it is done in Community Support Worker • Hannah Head, UR Coordinator, Mental Health Ha private. The person is just trying to get their needs met. Don't we all do that! Tony joined Contra Costa County working as a member of Administration, Martinez 2) "Suicide attempt" Wrong again. Self-injury also known as self inflicted violence is to deter ending the Community Transition Team as a Community Support one's life; it is to prove they can take more pain and not have to die to end all the pain. It may lead to Worker. Prior to joining Contra Costa County, he worked • Patricia Deery, MFT, Mental Health Clinical Spe- suicidality from all the grief suffered from people that do not understand. for Anka Behavioral for 7 years. His worksite while with Anka Behavioral was the Neirika House in Concord. In cialist - Project, Central County Children's Mental 3) "They are dangerous to other people." It is perceived that other people are better and more worthy 2006, he completed the SPIRIT training given by Contra Health, Concord than themselves. Self-hate and loathing can lead to self-harm. Costa County he completed his internship at Crestwood 4) "Medication is the answer." Medications are the management of symptoms not what is needed most, Pleasant Hill at “The Bridge”. During an extended work • Denise Chmiel, MFT, Mental Health Clinical Spe- study this year, Tony met John Allen, Program Manager for which is therapy to heal from traumas. Kindness and compassion by family, friends and professionals cialist-Project, Central County Children's Mental heal the person more efficiently. I am not totally against medication. It helps relieve the intensity of Central County Adult Mental Health. Tony now works with the Transition Team helping consumers to get to appoint- Health, Concord rage and other feelings, while the person is in therapy and developing skills to cope with life's issues. ments, providing peer support, help with groups, and help- ing consumers with refills on medications. Tony reports to • Rokki LeVias, Patient Financial Services Special- A side note: Men, women, teenagers, all ages have the propensity for this behavior. The self-help group Karen Pratt, Adult Program Manager, and when asked, said ist, Conservatorship, Martinez meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month in Pleasant Hill from 7pm - 8:30pm. Referrals, please call be- he is really enjoying his work with Mental Health Admini- fore coming each time. 925-945-7871. * We take measures to prevent people from getting triggered. We talk about stration! • Cindy Phillips, Accounting Technician, Conserva- feelings,not methods we use. torship, Martinez Christine Madruga Licensed Psy.D, • Monique Carter, Clerk for Dr. Andleman and Christine completed her Pre-doctoral training at Children’s Dr. Whalen in Central County Childrens. ANA RELEASES NEWLY REVISED SCOPE AND STANDARD FOR NURSES Hospital and Research Center Oakland and Post-doctoral residency at Kaiser Antioch, joining the Children’s Mental • Julie Tambini, Clerk, Concord Adult Mental American Nurses Association released newly revised scope and standards for Nurses in Psychiatric Health Division on March 15th of this year. As a native of Health Mental Health Practice. Psychiatric-Mental Health: Scope and Standards of Practice, the latest addi- Far East County, Christine is thrilled about the opportunity tion to ANA’s library of nursing specialty publications, reflects the immense change in mental health to serve families in the community she proudly calls home. • Maria Barsa, Clerk for UR Coordinators at Mental care since the last edition in 2000. Again co-published with the American Psychiatric Nurses Asso- Christine will act as a Wraparound facilitator and will pro- Health Administration ciation and the international Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, the book details nursing’s vide assessments to determine eligibility for the Families leading edge in a critical healthcare arena. Forward Program. • Jennifer Miranda, Clerk for Mental Health Admini- Corina Hidalgo stration Psychiatric-mental health nursing is a specialized area of nursing practice committed to promoting mental health MH Community Support Worker II through the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of human response to mental health problems and psychiatric dis- Corina began working for Children’s Mental Health May orders. This core mental health profession employs a purposeful use of self as its art and as its science. 16th, 2007. Previously, she worked for the Family Stress Center as a Case Manager for nine years. As a Case Man- Staff Changes A foundational volume, “Psychiatric-Mental Health; Scope and Standards of Practice”, articulates the essentials of ager , she helped fathers with parenting, family planning, psychiatric-mental health nursing, its activities and accountabilities—the who, what, when, where and how of prac- anger management, child support/custody and employment concerns. She assisted fathers to gain the skills and confi- • Dr. Suzanne Tavano, PhD, from Chief of Clinical Op- tice—at all practice levels and settings. Delineating a body of knowledge and an advanced set of applied nursing erations to Deputy Director of Mental Health skills, this book reflects the diverse activities in which psychiatric-mental health nurses are engaged and serves them dence needed in order to be successful and responsible. Corina is fluent in English and Spanish and will provide the • Grace Marlar, from Provider Relations Coordinator to in their clinical practice, education, research, and community service. While the emphasis on advanced practice is families enrolled in Families Forward with culturally sensi- new to this edition, the book remains a core resource for all nurses who have chosen to focus their professional life in Mental Health Program Manager tive services. this area. (It is also a key reference for several certification exams of the American Nurses Credentialing Center.) MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS Page 4 Volume 3 Issue 2 Volume 3 Issue 2 Page 9 SUCCESS STORY Submitted by John Hollender LETTER TO THE EDITOR Ralph was referred to Vocational Services by his Department of Rehabilitation Counselor. Ralph’s Reha- bilitation Counselor, who has been working with him for some time, decided to refer him to Vocational Ser- On June 2 1,2007 Assemblyman Mark DeSaulnier greeted the audience of over two hundred people . " I vices since she was having difficulty getting him to work due to not having recent employment. Ralph met have always wanted to come to Saint Paul's Episcopal Church to meet with Saint John Allen of Concord with a Vocational Analyst, who referred him to the Work Program (Anka Enterprises) funded by County Adult Mental Health Services." Those of us who know John Allen knew what he meant. Mental Health. The Vocational Analyst informed Ralph that this would allow the Analyst to assess his work skills and work ethic and provide him recent employment. Ralph did well at Our community should make honorable mention of those dedicated men and women, like John Allen, who the Work Program, and he was referred to the job club within a month of his employment. make Contra Costa County safer for all citizens. A consortium of Agencies including Contra Costa Health Services, Mental Health Division, Contra Costa Crisis Center, John Muir Health, Anka Behavior Health Ralph continued to meet with the Job Developer. Together they worked on development of Inc., Crestwood Patterson, Suicide Prevention Research Center and American Association of Suicidology resume, and Ralph applied for positions. Ralph attended multiple job fairs and persisted in met to further the understanding of "Assessing & Managing Suicide Risk" presented by Dr. M. David Rudd looking for employment, with the assistance of the Job Developer. Ralph was placed at a lo- who focused on core competencies for Mental Health Professionals. It was aimed, in large part, at assess- cal grocery store as a courtesy clerk and has been successfully employed since December ing those at " Risk" patients in our population and assisting those who have been involuntary bystanders 2006. to the suicides of others and have sustained the pain and suffering caused by those events. Good Mental Health Matters to all of us. It is therefore imperative that opportunities be presented to further educate ourselves regarding those signs and symptoms of emotional distress that may trigger a need for ACCESS TO SERVICES FOR LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENT PERSONS (LEP) AND referral to accessible treatment. This challenge faces government and the private sector equally, mandat- HOW TO ARRANGE FOR AN INTERPRETER: ing a spirit of mutual cooperation that fosters timely intervention and, ultimately, prevention of these tragic scenarios, for the betterment of our community and the salvation of those individuals sometimes overbur- Health Services Department Policy 402-PCS was recently revised to spell out additional requirements for providing dened by mental disorder to the point of taking their own lives. Access to Services for Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons. While there were a number of changes in the pol- icy, the most important changes noted were: There is evidence of this required cooperation surrounding us now. We thank the Concord Police Dept., • Minors are not to be used as interpreters (a minor is someone less than 18 years of age); especially Officer Turner and Officer Von Savoy. Thank you Dave Kahler and dedicated families of Naini. • Clinical/Professional staff must inform LEP clients/family in their language of their right to an interpreter at no The people of Contra Costa County have extraordinary leadership from people like John Bateson and cost to them; Susan Moore of Contra Costa Crisis Center. The outstanding and tireless work of the mental Health Clin- • If a client expresses desire to use a friend or family member to provide interpretation, the decision must be ics Psychiatrists and staff, Clinic coordinators Jan Gordon and Erika Barrow of Concord Mental Health documented in the client’s record. Advise clients that Contra Costa Mental Health will also need to access a Clinic. A special thank you to Saint Paul's Episcopal Church members for sharing your sanctuary with our trained interpreter to provide interpretation to insure client safety (that the effectiveness of the clinical en- Mental Health Professionals. Thank you Sonset Flowers for your donation. counter is not compromised). • Clinicians must document the client’s primary language in the client’s record, and whether or not an inter- Thank you Assemblyman Mark DeSaulnier for making this event possible in part with funds contributed preter is needed. upon the closure of your Supervisory Office. Lets continue to join together and bridge the gap in under- • Clinical/professional staff shall ask the following questions, in this order, during the course of the first Intake standing that Mental Health Matters in our attitudes of body and spirit and seek the support of one all process: agencies in working together in this vital mission. o Do you speak a language other than English at home? If the answer to this question is “yes”, the language will be noted and then the next question shall be asked. o In what language do you prefer to receive your services? Be sure to document this in the client’s re- cord). • LEP clients have the right to file a complaint about the provision of language assistance; complaints should be processed and resolved through established grievance and/or complaint procedures. If a clinician needs to arrange for an interpreter, the Health Services Department requests that the appropriate forms be completed to make the request, and then the form be faxed to the contracted interpretation service. All of the Mental Health operated sites/clinics have the forms available at the reception/front desk. For oral-in-person interpre- tation services and ASL contracted with CCHS, contact in the following order: • OPTION ONE: International Effectiveness Center, (925) 933-8555. Complete the “Onsite Interpretation Ser- vice Order” form and fax it to (415) 788-4829. They will fax back a confirmation. • OPTION TWO: California Translation International, (925) 947-3520. Complete the “CTI Request for Inter- preter Form” and fax it to (925) 947-3527. CTI will fax back a confirmation to the requesting clinician. OPTION THREE: Limited English Access Program (LEAP), Public Health Division, contact Maggie Nguyen, (925) 313-6893, or for emergency or after hours requests, (925) 209-5708. MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS Page 8 Volume 3 Issue 2 Volume 3 Issue 2 Page 5 EDITORIAL Submitted by Sherry Bradley MHSA COMPONENT FUNDING Submitted by Kimberly Mayer, MSSW MHSA Component Funding Release of Purpose of Funding/Notes It’s with a good deal of excitement that I pass my Mental Health “RHD Workgroup” Leader hat to Vidya amount DMH Iyengar, our new Ethnic Services & Training Manager! Vidya has “hit the ground running” as they say, and is busy with her new role. (if known) Guidelines Community Services & I will continue to be involved as a member of the Workgroup. I will also continue coordinating language Supports access for the Mental Health Division. 1) Change to Three-Year Plan N/A 12/7/2006 To add or delete a previously approved program under the three-year (add/delete program) Community Services & Supports (CSS) Plan. Please join me in welcoming Vidya to her new role, and email her with your congratulations!. 2) Augmentation Plan for 07- $2.6 million 12/7/2006 Increase in FY 07-08 funding for CSS funds. Must submit plan for State 08 growth funds Department of Mental Health (DMH) approval. RHD WORKGROUP UPDATE JULY 2007 Submitted by Vidya Iyengar, RN Workforce Education & Training As part of my contribution to this newsletter each month, I plan to present information from our Workgroup and 3) Workforce Education & $2.2 million over July 2007* To address workforce development and education and training needs also invite questions/comments from all staff that I will take back to the Workgroup. Training Three-Year Plan 10 years for the public mental health system. Includes statewide initiatives, in I facilitated the RHD workgroup as the Ethnic Services Manager for the first time today. We had some veterans addition to local county strategies. Must conduct workforce needs of the RHD workgroup as well as several new members that are eager to learn about the Workgroup and are assessment. enthusiastic to join our efforts. We heard the ‘senior’ members talk about the perseverance and patience that MHSA Technology they have learned to cultivate in order to make the changes that they have made. We also heard from them 4) Initial Three -Year Plan Unknown. July 2007* To modernize and transform clinical and administrative information about the different strategies that can be used to put our plans to actions. We heard them encourage the new Technology & systems to improve quality of care, operational efficiency and cost members to keep their spirits and hopes up and join hands in making a difference. A very important message that was received was that the workgroup members are the “ambassadors” that need to take the message to Capital Facilities effectiveness; To Increase consumer and family empowerment by their colleagues and managers in order to give strength to this movement. are one single providing the tools for secure consumer and family access allocation. There was lot of energy in the room from the newcomers and several exciting ideas sprung up. The members talked about the baby steps that they had taken in order to make positive changes within their own individual environment that rippled over to people at different levels. Capital Facilities 5) Capital Facilities Plan July 2007* Funding to acquire, develop or renovate buildings for county-operated One of the products of the labor of the workgroup members is the Cultural Competency Assessment tool. Al- or contracted MHSA services, including administrative offices. May not though it was a mighty effort, given our limited resources, the RHD members developed most of the items on be used for master leasing or rentals. Must support CSS, Prevention & the survey, circulated it to the different sites and collected the results. You will be happy to know that we have Early Intervention and Innovation plans. compiled a report on the Cultural Competency Assessment Tool results that we received from all our staff mem- bers. I would like to thank Imo Momoh for spearheading the process of analyzing the data received, putting it together in a user-friendly format and charting out his recommendations. I appreciate each and every staff MHSA Housing Program member that took time to fill out the survey, the results of which will act as a baseline for the outcomes of future RHD activities to be measured. We will be coming around to each site to share the results of this survey and 6) MHSA Housing Program $9.1 million for 5 July 2007* To create new permanent supportive housing to target populations (as the recommendations that the workgroup has made. years. Up to defined by DMH). Includes new construction and rehabilitation. Further, the workgroup also received the draft of the Reducing Health Dispari- $3.4 M of this Applicants must be nonprofit housing developers. Mix of capital/rental ties Updated Plan presented by the RHD leadership group at CCHS. Our RHD amount can be subsidies. Application is jointly developed with Cou workgroup will be reviewing this plan, making their recommendations to it and used for rental also incorporating the elements of the plan into our own RHD workgroup plan. subsidies. All this lead to a general consensus that we need to look at our mission, vision Prevention & Early and value statements as a group. In the next few weeks the workgroup mem- Intervention bers are going to work on what defines us as a workgroup and use it as a driv- 7) Prevention & Early Unknown Draft To create programs & strategies to help prevent the development of ing force in formulating a new structure for the workgroup as well as revising Intervention Three-Year Guidelines serious emotional disorders and mental illness. Minimum of 51% of PEI our workgroup plan. Plan July 2007 funding must be dedicated to serve ages 0 - 25. Must focus on We will be making the work plan available to all staff. I hope to receive input from each one of you as we come disparities in access; impact of trauma; at-risk childre around to the different sites. It is my dream that cultural competency is woven into every aspect of the services that we provide and all the practices that reflect who we are as an individual, a provider, a division and a depart- ment. 8) Innovation Unknown Unknown Competitive application process for new, innovative programs. MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS Page 6 Volume 3 Issue 2 Volume 3 Issue 2 Page 7 THE MENTAL HEALTH COMMISSION NEEDS YOU ! Submitted By: Karen Shuler CULTURAL COMPETENCE AND MENTAL MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION LABOR As mandated by the State of California, each Committee, Justice Systems Committee; and HEALTH SUMMIT XV MANAGEMENT TEAM – CLARIFICATION County that has a Mental Health Department is Older Adults Committee. The Cultural Competence and Mental Health Sum- required to have a Mental Health Board/ mit XV will be held this year on October 29-30, 2007. The June 2007 Mental Health Matters article regard- Commission, an advisory board established to be There are currently four vacancies on the Mental ing the Mental Health Division Labor Management This year’s Summit is titled: “Evolving with Commu- the advocates to the Mental Health Administra- Health Commission: A Consumer Representa- Team (hereinafter “MHLMT”) stated that the Mental nities to Achieve Culturally Responsive Ap- tion, as well as to the Board of Supervisors, on be- tive position in District IV (Supv. Bonilla’s Dis- Health Director, Donna M. Wigand, LCSW, had re- proaches”. The Summit will be held at the Town and half of all persons in the County who use or are in trict); and a Consumer Representative, Family convened the team. Country Resort and Convention Center in San need of mental health services. Each County’s Member, and At-Large Member in District V Diego. Registration information will be mailed out Commission must be made of up family members (Supv. Glover’s District). The following CORRECTION and CLARIFICATION later this summer. of people who are using or have used mental is provided: health services, consumer representatives Membership on the Commission is voluntary . (individuals who are using or have used mental Expenses are reimbursed (gas, childcare, public The MHLMT was reconvened by John Gragnani, health services), and at-large members transportation to get to and from meetings, travel President of Local One, and Donna M. Wigand, (individuals who have an interest in advocacy for expenses for conferences attended as a Com- LCSW, Mental Health Director, in the spirit of col- mental health services). The Contra Costa missioner). The mininmal requirements for being laboration. The MHLMT will be looking at issues like County Mental Health Commission has three a Commissioner is attendance at the monthly revenue generation, while also recognizing staff’s members from each of the five supervisoral dis- Commission meeting, and participation in at non-billable productive services, such as the super- tricts: one family member, one consumer repre- least one of the standing committees each vision of Interns, which will now be counted in meas- sentative, and one at-large member. The Com- month. There is also a Commission Retreat one uring monthly productivity data. mission is not a policy-making body. They can Saturday per year. If a Commissioner chooses, write letters making recommendations for action and their schedule permits, they can be more The MHLMT agreed that regular updates from the on different issues, but cannot order that action be active. MHLMT will be posted to the Newsletter when it is taken. Please call or e-mail if you wish to have an appli- published. CCMHP Support Staff Commended for In order to be more effective and to narrow their cation packet sent to you, or if you have any focus, the Commission has chosen to establish questions. Nearly Perfect Data Entry of CSI The MHLMT met on Friday, July 27, 2007, and min- utes of that meeting will soon be available to staff. standing committees that address specific con- Karen Shuler, Executive Assistant CCMHP Support Staff were commended at the last C.O.G. cerns and, after thoroughly researching the is- Contra Costa Mental Health Commission (Clerical Operations Group) meeting July 11, 2007, for Staff can contact either John Gragnani or Donna M. sues, bring them back to the full Commission for 925-957-5149 nearly perfect data entry of CSI data into PSP. The CSI Wigand with questions or comments regarding the action. The standing committees are: Adult & firstname.lastname@example.org Detailed Edit Report processed by the State Department of MHLMT. John can be reached by telephone at the Transitional Age Youth Committee; Children’s Mental Health for the report period of June 2006, showed East County Children’s Mental Health Clinic (925) that for the client record type edit test, which reflects data 427-8664. The Mental Health Director can be con- Mental Health Services Act Update– Prop 63: August 2007 about direct clerical input, there was only 1 failed record tacted by calling her secretary, Jeannie DeTomasi, Submitted by: Kimberly Mayer, MSSW out of the 1,088 sampled for the period. at (925) 957-5111. Our new Children’s and Transition Age Youth (TAY) programs are now accepting referrals: Contra Costa County Mental Health submitted a total of Families Forward in Brentwood is a Full Service Partnership serving children 0 – 18 in Far East 57,831 records for the period. State Department of Mental County. For referral information please call the Families Forward office at 925-634-4445. Health (State DMH) receives an upload from the County Transition Age Youth Program (TAY) is a Full Service Partnership serving young adults ages in West County. For referral information please contact the Fred Finch Youth Center at 510-439- and conducts field edit testing for the following record 3130, x 103 types: Client; Service; Periodic. The support staff for the The Bissel Cottages, a new transitional housing facility that will serve TAYs in our new FSP MH Division enters the following CSI field data: DIG In- program, recently opened in Richmond. Operated by the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program dicator; Birth Name (First, Middle, Last, Suffix); in partnership with the County’s Homeless Program, MHSA is one of the funding sources for Mother’s First Name; Date of Birth; Place of Birth; Gen- the new facility. der; Ethnicity/Race; Primary Language; Preferred Lan- guage; Ethnicity; Race. The data that support staff input Prevention & Early Intervention: into PSP is derived from the information provided to them The State Department of Mental Health has issued draft guidelines for the Prevention & Early Inter- on the appropriate forms, which are completed by the Divi- vention Component of the MHSA. The 61-page document is available here: http://www.dmh.ca. sion’s appropriate clinical staff. gov/mhsa/PreventionEarlyIntervention.asp Debra Jones, PhD, has joined Mental Health Administration as a Planner/Evaluator working on MHSA pro- Congratulations to the CCMHP Support Staff for their ex- grams and strategies. Debra brings a wealth of experience in program evaluation, health planning and cellent record! health services research & consulting, and most recently worked for the Veterans Health Administration.