Register for the Alameda County Behavioral Health Services
Innovations Grant Program Round Two
Come discover Innovative Community-Defined Strategies, Practice-Based Evidence and Culturally Responsive Approaches that effectively honor and responsibly meet the mental health needs of African Americans.
* Please note: Conference is free and registration is required
More information about the BHCS Innovation Grants Program Round Two: www.acinnovations.org/secondRound_2011
Luncheon Keynote Speaker:
Carl C. Bell, M.D., Former President/ CEO of the Community Mental Health Council, Chicago, IL, returns to Alameda County to offer insights and support our ongoing progression towards meeting our goal to reduce mental health disparities for the African American community following the recommendations outlined in the 2010 Alameda County African American Utilization Study Report.
“Funding Community-Defined Strategies” Panel
Panelists from Bay Area funding organizations will speak on trends and strategies for funding community-defined strategies
Concurrent Morning/Afternoon Workshops
Grantees presenting projects:
Target Population/Location: Adults & TAY males over 18 in San Quentin State Prison and California Medical Facility to be released in 3 months; Alameda County
Desired Outcome: Support and strategies for inmates transitioning from prison.
“African American Faith Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign"
(Healthy Communities, Inc.)
Target Population/Location: TAY and Adults (Age 8-59), re-entry from jail or prison; Alameda County
Desired Outcome: Faith Mental Health Anti-Stigma Campaign
"Mental Health Friendly Congregations"
(Tri-Cities Community Development)
Target Population/Location: All ages; African American congregations from Districts 2, 4 and 5.
Desired Outcome: Culturally responsive training curriculum for the African American Church intended to reduce stigma and to foster self-determination and hope for consumers and their families.
"Community Healing Circles: For African American Men and Adolescents on Probation"
(Bay Area Black United Fund, Executive Director Emeritus Woody Carter)
Target Population/Location: TAY at high risk of re-offending and recidivism; Alameda County Probation Department
Desired Outcome: Provider training curriculum
"Girls Far Above Rubies"
(EC Reems Community Services)
Target Population/Location: Children & Youth, Girls 8-18 years old; East Oakland
Desired Outcome: Curriculum for mental health workshops
"Healing Trauma and Overcoming Stress: Creating Health and Wellbeing Through the Use of Cultural Genograms, Storytelling, and Mindful-based Practices"
(CJM Associates with the Center for Family Counseling)
Target Population/Location: All ages, Focus on Seniors
Desired Outcome: Curriculum on narrative therapy; model of recovery after trauma.
"Developing Trauma Informed Practices for Young People Caught in the Crossfire"
Target Population/Location: TAY ages 16-24 suffering from PTSD and co-occurring disorders
Desired Outcome: Caught in the Crossfire (CIC) hospital-based peer violence intervention program
"His Health: Gender Responsiveness & Culturally Appropriate Counseling with African American Urban Male Youth"
(Alameda County Public Health Department with Brothers on the Rise)
Target Population/Location: Children & Youth / African American middle school youth (age 11-14); Oakland and San Leandro
Desired Outcome: Training curriculum for providers to adopt the youth development framework.
"The Sakhu Project: Incorporating the Illumination of Culturally Congruent Well-Being and Wholeness into the Planning and Delivery of Services to African American Populations"
(The Institute for the Advanced Study of Black Family Life and Culture)
Target Population/Location: All ages; Alameda County / Oakland
Desired Outcome: Culturally congruent training curriculum & treatment plan.
(St. Mary's Center)
Target Population/Location: Older Adults (55+), co-occurring, homeless older adults; Alameda County / Oakland
Desired Outcome: Curriculum based on adapting a process of Healing Circles.
(Fremont Unified School District)
Target Population/Location: TAY 16-21; FUSD / Robertson Continuation HS & Washington HS
Desired Outcome: Positive Youth Development model (aka Healthy Teen) adapted for TAY in FUSD.
"Healing Trauma Through Support and Care: Trauma Awareness Group (TAG)"
(East Bay Agency for Children)
Target Population/Location: TAY & Youth (HS students age 13-18) from JJC/Dewey, Rudsdale, Ralph Bunche HS in Oakland
Desired Outcome: Provider curriculum on trauma
Target Population/Location: Mental health and healthcare providers/case managers, educators and administrations, parents, African American community, African American recovery community, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people.
Desired Outcome: Curriculum to address historical trauma, discrimination and stigma and suggestions for systemwide change.
"Understanding the Impact of Trauma on the Wellbeing of Young African American Children & Their Families"
(Children's Hospital Oakland)
Target Population/Location: Children age 0-5; Alameda County / Oakland Children’s Hospital
Desired Outcome: Provider training curriculum on trauma informed care for age-based African American clients/consumers and families.