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IFMH Training Project

To learn more about each grant please click on the title:

 

2014-2017 DDS MHSA 4C Project: Enhancing Cultural Competence in Clinical Care Settings Training

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) received Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds for Fiscal Years 2014-15 through 2016-17.  Funding allows regional centers to develop and oversee innovative projects focusing on early intervention and treatment for children and adults.

In September 2014, CVRC was awarded a three-year grant for $531,123 from the DDS.  CVRC has partnered with the Central California Children’s Institute (CCCI) at California State University, Fresno to implement the grant.  For resources & training materials please click here.

Purpose: To promote culturally competent clinical care and systems coordination in early childhood mental health through team-based learning. 

Focus: "Enhancing Cultural Competence in Clinical Settings", will be framed around two models:  The Neurorelational Framework (NRF) developed by Dr. Connie Lillas and "Use of Self as a Cultural Being" developed by Dr. Valerie Batts. 

Goals: To measurably increase the knowledge and improve the practice of birth to five clinicians and other service providers (particularly Early Start providers) in providing relationship- based, culturally competent clinical care to families and children age birth to five.  

·         Objective 1.  Provide an integrated, advanced curriculum regarding the application of the "Neurorelational Framework (NRF)" of infant-parent mental health service delivery (developed by Dr. Connie Lillas) and the cultural competency in clinical care model "Use of Self as a Cultural Being" developed by VISIONS, Inc. (Dr. Valerie Batts) to 96 (48 in Phase II and 48 in Phase III) birth to five practitioners (with emphasis on Early Start providers) in a six county area on a monthly basis.

·         Objective 2.  Provide advanced training on the impact of sensory profiles and the impact of trauma on early relationships to two cohorts of 48 infant-parent mental health practitioners on a quarterly basis.

·         Objective 3.  Engage all 300+ CVRC staff in a "Use of Self as a Cultural Being" workshop to support development and implementation of a broader regional center plan to promote culturally competent service delivery.

 

 

2014-2017 DDS MHSA ARCA Mental Health-Developmental Services Collaborative: Facing the Issues for Persons with Developmental Disabilities in the Criminal Justice System

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) received Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds for Fiscal Years 2014-15 through 2016-17.  Funding allows regional centers to develop and oversee innovative projects focusing on early intervention and treatment for children and adults.

In September 2014, CVRC was awarded a three-year grant for $381,887 from the DDS.  CVRC has partnered with the Association of Regional Center Agencies (ARCA) to implement the grant.  For resources & training materials please click here.

The purpose of this project is to examine concerns expressed by regional centers and other agencies about potential systemic issues encountered by people with developmental disabilities who become involved in the criminal justice system. The outcome of the grant will be the identification of potential optimizations of the way such individuals are served during their involvement with the criminal justice system.

 

 

2011-2014 DDS MHSA Foundations of Infant Family Mental Health Training Project

The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) received Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds for Fiscal Years 2011-12 through 2013-14.  Funding allows regional centers to develop and oversee innovative projects focusing on early intervention and treatment for children and adults.

In August 2011, CVRC was awarded a three-year MHSA grant for $450,870 from the DDS.  CVRC has partnered with the Central California Children’s Institute (CCCI) at California State University, Fresno to implement the grant.

With this funding, the CCCI will plan, develop and implement a multi-county, multidisciplinary training program for professionals already working with families with young children. The training program will provide basic infant-family and early childhood mental health (IFECMH) curricula to 320 practitioners of six to seven large public agencies in the CVRC six-county catchment area (Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Kings and Tulare counties). These trainings will be directly responsive to the professional development needs of participating agencies, and will also serve to move attendees closer to meeting state-level endorsement in IFECMH, if desired.

The Project Overview/Blue Print.

The Two Year Summary Outcomes Report.

 

All project materials and resources are available on the CCCI's project page. Please click here to be redirected.

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