Weekly Wrap-Up
July 2, 2021

In Observance of the 4th of July Holiday, MHAC's Office Will Be Closed on
July 5, 2021
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We Need Your Help Today
Be a Part of the Solution by
Helping to Pass AB 988

MHAC is Proud Sponsor of the
Miles Hall Act

Miles Hall
February 15, 1996 – June 2, 2019
This Bill Could SAVE LIVES!

Californians will be able to dial “988” instead of “911” for behavioral health crisis!

Hindsight 2020: Looking Back on a Landmark Year in Behavioral Health and Forward to the Future

In December 2020, the California Health Care Foundation (CHCF) sponsored the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) to conduct a public behavioral health stakeholder engagement process. The goal was to learn about behavioral health system and practice changes made in 2020 and how they benefitted people served by the public behavioral health system – especially Black, Indigenous, people of color, and
other culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Reducing Homelessness for
People with Behavioral Health Needs
Leaving Prisons and Jails

Homelessness is a longstanding problem in California, as it is in
much of the U.S. While homelessness has many root causes, including
an overall lack of affordable housing and lack of coordination between social service systems, incarceration is a major risk factor. Nationally, people who are formerly incarcerated are almost 10 times more likely to experience homelessness than the general public.

YouTube Video
Addressing Ethnoracial Disparities in Mental Health Risk, Assessment, and Service Delivery

Advancing Well-Being by Transcending
the Barriers of Whiteness

PolicyLink, in partnership with Well Being Trust, developed Advancing Well-Being by Transcending the Barriers of Whiteness to identify “centering whiteness” as a social and institutional framework that prevents meaningful movement toward racial equity, describe specific social and economic inequities that have been exacerbated by this framework, and make clear new narratives that will be necessary for systemic and policy change.

Monday, August 23, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Pacific Time

Risk Assessment for Violence: Key Concepts,
Tools, and Practice
Presenter: Nicole Paglione, PsyD

Risk assessment is the practice of determining the credibility and severity of a potential threat, as well as the probability said threat will become a reality. Risk assessment also seeks to predict an individual’s general capacity and tendency to react to situations violently, while understanding the factors that aggravate and motivate one’s decision to act violently and then offering strategies to mitigate said factors when possible. The goal of this training is to enhance forensic mental health professionals’ ability to identify risk factors of violent behavior and accurately assess consumers who are escalating and/or potentially violent.

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