Chabot College is hosting the Spring General Meeting. We'll be at the Events Center - Building 700, in Room 722. Here's a campus map and directions; parking passes will be available at the meeting or you may purchase a pass for $2.00.
Lunch will be provided and there is no charge for this meeting.Thanks to ValJean Dale. LCSW for hosting.
Please RSVP to Bev Muse now, then print/complete the registration form to bring with you.
The Agenda for this meeting includes an overview of the proposed changes to the Health Fee and a joint response from HSACCC & CCCMHWA.
Registration is OPEN - Mark your calendar, clear your schedule and make your travel arrangements for October 14th, at San Diego City College. The general meeting is from 10:00 -12:00, lunch (provided) from noon to 1:00, and Daniel Willick, JD, will present on Mental Health Law for CA Community Colleges from 1:00 to 4:00. 3 units of CEU are available for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs . Cost - $30.
RSVP to Leslie Easton, LCSW at email@example.com ASAP to reserve your lunch, get a parking pass & request any necessary accommodations. Please don't send your check - bring it with you to the event. More details & the registration form are available here.
Please come and join your MHWA friends, enjoy San Diego, and benefit from the guidance regarding the legal/ethical ins and outs of sharing information and addressing students' mental health needs in our community colleges.
Dear MHWA Members and Friends,
Welcome back to Fall 2011! I hope everyone had a wonderful fun- filled summer, even those of us who were still working (!).
A recap of MHWA’s accomplishments during 10-11:
This year’s general meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 14, 2011, 10:00 to 4:00, at San Diego City College.
Leslie Easton, LCSW, Coordinator of Mental Health Counseling at San Diego City College, has engaged Daniel Willick, JD, general counsel to the California Psychiatric Association, to present from 1:00 to 4:00. Mr. Willick will address laws regarding the privacy of student information, campus safety, responding to the death of a student, and students with mental illness. Three hours of continuing education will be available for psychologists, MFTs and LCSWs at a cost of $30.00. More information to come.
Another reminder: It’s dues time again. We have two membership time periods: academic (from July to June) and calendar (from January to December). Membership benefits will include a new listserve for collegial consultation, now that C3PO is no longer active. Membership applications are attached and can be found on our website. Please renew! If you’re not currently a member, please join!
As a professional organization, we have the chance to develop best practices and influence mental health decisions for the California Community College system. This is especially important as funding decreases and budgets are cut. With our time severely stretched, having colleagues as both resources and support is invaluable. For me, this is the most important aspect of my membership. I have grown and developed from my relationship with other MHWA members. These collaborative relationships bring such relief - just knowing there are people to call for advice, support and validation.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone in San Diego this October!
Beverly Muse, MA, MFT
MHWA Executive Board President, 2010-2012
Best Practices for Student Veterans Conference - Sponsored by the USDE, Office of Civil Rights, September 9, 2011
Here's a recent announcement, from Betsy Sheldon at the Chancellor's office, via the California Community College Mental Health Listserve.
The U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), is pleased to invite you for a one-day conference on best practices for serving student veterans on college campuses. The conference will be held on Friday, September 9, 2011, in our office at 50 Beale Street, Suite 8100, in San Francisco, California, from 8:00 am-4:30 pm.
This conference will provide a unique opportunity for college staff to learn about best practices for student veteran success. We will address questions such as:
- How do PTSD and TBI affect learning?
- How do you interpret and understand VA documentation of disability, and what are some of the latest assistive technologies to help Wounded Warriors?
- How can your school attract student veterans and help them achieve their educational goals?- What external services and resources are available to help student veterans and how can your school partner with the VA or the Vet Center to offer counseling services on campus to student veterans?
- What services have been tried, what has worked, and what has not worked as well?
- What can we learn from the experience of others with well established veterans programs such as Sierra College, San Diego State University and Sacramento State University?
This conference is ideal for administrators, veterans services staff, counselors, faculty, and disabled student service staff. There is no registration fee and space is limited. To register, please go to the website address below. Make sure to continue with the registration process until you reach the confirmation page.
http://usdoedregistration.ed.gov/profile/web/index.cfm?PKWebId=0x856631f If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Laura Welp at Laura.Welp@ed.gov or (415) 486-5577. Thank you for your consideration, and we hope to see you on September 9th!
San Francisco Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
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