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ACEs Champion Spotlight: UC Davis – Connecting People to Care

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Nicholas Thomas

Director of Content Marketing, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

When it comes to reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), collaboration is key. Just ask Leigh Ann Simmons, Ph.D., M.F.T., FAAHB, a professor and chair in the Department of Human Ecology at University of California, Davis (UC Davis), and co-director of the Perinatal Origins of Disparities (POD) Center.

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ACEs Champion Spotlight: Orange County – Trauma-informed Care through Collaboration

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Karen W. Linkins, PhD and Andrea Mander

Chief Innovations Officer, Mind OC and Senior Project Manager, Mind OC

Orange County, California’s MIND OC is paving the way by leading a cross-sector coalition of organizations dedicated to building a trauma-informed network of care. Karen W. Linkins, PhD, Chief Innovations Officer, and Andrea Mander, Senior Project Manager, share their insights about the impact of their trauma-informed work.

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Furthering the Wellbeing of Black, Indigenous and People of Color through Integrated Care

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Paula Zaremba

Project Coordinator for Practice Improvement and Consulting

July is Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month – a month dedicated to growing public awareness of mental health, including mental illness among communities of Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC), and the life of Bebe Moore Campbell, an author and advocate who worked to end stigma and promote education of mental health among diverse communities.

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LGBTQ+ Support: Health and Healing in San Francisco

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Brett Beckerson

Director of Public Policy & Advocacy at the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

We sat down with Vitka Eisen, HealthRIGHT 360’s president and CEO and a member of our board of directors, to discuss their commitment to advance mental health and substance use care for LGBTQ+ persons and others.

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Moving Forward this Black History Month – Setting Youth Up for Success

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J'Neal Woods

Project Coordinator, Practice Improvement and Consulting

Black History Month is rarely used as an opportunity to discuss and understand the toll of overcoming historical adversity and its long-lasting effects on our mental health. It’s time we start.

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Overcoming the Trauma of COVID-19 with “Resiliencing”

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Amelia Roeschlein, DSW, MA, LMFT

Consultant, Trauma Informed Services, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Consultant Amelia Roeschlein proposes the wide adoption of the term “resiliencing” during this culmination of historical events in real-time through a national experience of complex trauma, a global pandemic, worldwide demonstrations and civil unrest and a push for social justice and reform.

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New SAMHSA Grants: Bringing CCBHCs Nationwide

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Nicholas Addison Thomas

Director of Content Marketing for the National Council for Mental Wellbeing

There’s a new model in behavioral health care, one that is alleviating decades-old challenges that have led to a crisis in providing access to mental health and addiction treatment.

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Keeping Clients and Staff Safe in Residential Treatment; Lessons Learned throughout COVID-19

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Patti Mohling, LMSW, CADC

Counselor/Preauthorization Coordinator, Pathways Behavioral Services

Pathways Behavioral Services, a participating site in the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solution’s collaborative in Waterloo, IA, implemented new rehabilitative services protocols in response to COVID-19 to ensure they could remain open and continue to provide services to those experiencing SUD or transitioning back into the community from the criminal justice system.

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A Path Forward: Mental Health and the United States Pandemic Response

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Chirlane McCray & Linda Rosenburg, MSW

Writer, mental health advocate and First Lady of New York City & former president and CEO of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing, respectively

Addressing the pandemic compassionately, while keeping our communities and families safe from harm, requires immediate preparation to meet the current and future mental health needs that come with COVID-19. The mental health care workforce must play a central role in the national recovery.

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Innovative COVID-19 Partnerships: Bringing Community Together to Support Those Experiencing Homelessness

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Mark Boorse, MHS

Director of Program Development, Access Services

Access Services, a participating site in the Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solution’s collaborative, expanded COVID-19 testing to vulnerable populations within their community by leveraging innovative partnerships to scale their mobile crisis and telehealth services.

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