A world in which the inherent worth and dignity of every person is valued and respected
“In Africa there is a concept known as ‘ubuntu’ – the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; that if we are to accomplish anything in this world it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievement of others.”
— Nelson Mandela
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Sonoma County, CA 94952 US
Building Beloved Community Circle (TBD)
Contact: Carol West (707) 481-76965
Special Interest Circles (TBD)
Organizational development of peer council
SCBH Three year Plan
Funding for Peer Centers
Alternatives to Mental Health Jail
The MHSA requires meaningful and ongoing stakeholder involvement in public mental health program planning, development, oversight, implementation, services delivery, and evaluation.
MHSA General Standards
9 CCR § 3200.050 “Client Driven” MHSA puts clients in the driver’s seat:
WIC § 5813.5(d) Planning for [MHSA-funded] services shall be consistent with the philosophy, principles, and practices of the Recovery Vision for mental health consumers:
9 CCR § 3200.120: “Integrated Service Experience”
Client, and when appropriate the client's family, accesses a full range of services provided by multiple agencies,
programs and funding sources in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.
Counties may allocate up to 5% of their total annual MHSA fund for the Community Program Planning Process (WIC § 5892(c); 9 CCR § 3300(d)).
We are stronger together
Outreach will be done by mental health peers trained in Intentional Peer Support (IPS) and outreach skills
We will reach out to marginalized and under served individuals and communities
We will practice community based collaborative learning in safe community based settings
Create a safe supportive space with structured techniques to help ensure that a diversity of communities are reached and that silent voices are heard
Enable “Code Shifting “ to share information across service silos