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Archive: November 2014

Why it is Critical to Preserve California’s County-Operated Mental Health Carve Out of Specialty Mental Health Services

Bruce Saltzer

Executive Director, Association of Community Human Service Agencies

In anticipation of the need for California to renew its 1915(b) Freedom of Choice waiver, which sanctions the State’s carved out specialty mental health managed care program, the Association of Community Human Service Agencies recently developed a paper to articulate the critical reasons why the State’s county operated mental health carve out for this specialty […]

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Bringing Trauma-informed Care to Scale

November 20, 2014 | Trauma | Comments

Cheryl Sharp

Senior Advisor for Trauma-Informed Services

“Trauma-informed care is a hot issue these days. Everybody is talking about it… but not everyone knows exactly what it is or exactly what it takes to do it well. So that’s why we’re here.” With those words, Carmela DeCandia, Director of the National Center on Family Homelessness at the American Institutes of Research, kicked […]

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CROSS TRAINING? NO SWEAT.

November 10, 2014 | Mental Health First Aid | Comments

Alicia Aebersold

Senior VP, Communications & Strategic Development

I went to the gym last week for the first time in a while. I checked in, got a towel and was headed to the studio for a class when I saw it was closed. Instead, there were 15 gym employees sitting in a semicircle listening to an instructor. CPR dummies were lined up on […]

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