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The Collaborative sends newsletters to share news and resources that support
the work of building a better mental health workforce in the greater Bay Area.
Welcome Amy Faulstich to the Collaborative!

Amy Faulstich, MSW started with CIBHS on December 3, 2018 as the new Senior Associate/Program Manager for the Greater Bay Area Mental Health Workforce and Education Collaborative. 

Amy has over 10 years’ experience developing and implementing programs to improve access to mental health and social services to underserved populations in Marin and Sonoma counties. Amy served as the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Coordinator for the Sonoma County Department of Health Services Behavioral Health Division for 5 years. Amy provided leadership for the planning and development of all MHSA programs and services in Sonoma County, collaborating with community stakeholders, managing contracts and reporting MHSA activities to the Department of Health Care Services. In her role as MHSA Coordinator, Amy also oversaw all Workforce Education and Training (WET) programs and activities for the Sonoma County Behavioral Health Division.  

Amy was formerly the North Bay Suicide Prevention Project (NBSPP) Coordinator at Family Service Agency (FSA) of Marin, a Division of Buckelew Programs. At FSA of Marin Amy was responsible for the implementation of the North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline Program to 6 counties and funded by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA).   

Amy has a background in community organizing and in mental health. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from San Francisco State University with an emphasis in Social Action and Change in 2011. Amy is passionate about the field of behavioral health and is dedicated to workforce development as critical to the future of the profession. She is excited to start her work in this new role and to support communities throughout the Greater Bay Area in their workforce development activities.

Upcoming Events
State Peer Standardization Update
December 13, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 pm
 
Senator Beall has reintroduced Peer Certification legislation. Join CAMHPRO's webinar to find out more about SB-10!

Register now!
GBA Collaborative In-Person Meeting

January 30, 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm


Alameda County Behavioral Health Services
1900 Embarcadero, Brooklyn Basin Room
Oakland, CA
GBA Collaborative In-Person Meeting

April 24, 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Alameda County Behavioral Health Services
1900 Embarcadero, Brooklyn Basin Room
Oakland, CA
Learn more!

GBA Collaborative In-Person Meeting

July 17, 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Alameda County Behavioral Health Services
1900 Embarcadero, Brooklyn Basin Room
Oakland, CA
Learn more!

GBA Collaborative In-Person Meeting

October 23, 2019
10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Alameda County Behavioral Health Services
2000 Embarcadero, Joaquin Miller Room
Oakland, CA
Learn more!

Latino Service Providers: Testimonios Project
The Greater Bay Area Collaborative spoke to members of the Latino Service Providers: Testimonios Project on November 14, 2018 about managing challenging community behavioral health concerns and careers in behavioral health. The Testimonios Projects offers culturally responsive peer support to Sonoma County Latinx community members on a variety of health issues. The providers are high school and college youth who reach the community through strategic outreach efforts, and their presence enables them to share critical health information and support to community members who might not otherwise have access to such services. They also help link community members to necessary health services throughout the county.

Kristin Dempsey, GBA Mental Health and Education Collaborative Consultant, lead the Youth Promotor training on the topic of understanding crisis, depression, and self harming behavior. The group had specific and thoughtful questions regarding addressing community trauma, a topic of significant relevance considering many individuals and families continue to struggle emotionally after the 2017 Sonoma County Fires. Before and throughout the session, behavioral health careers were discussed, with special emphasis placed on how Testimonios health promoters are building skills that are foundational for many behavioral health occupations.
 
A total of 17 Youth Promotores were present for this training.
Collaborative Website Employment Resource

Are you considering creating a webpage to advertise open positions in your program? Use The Collaborative’s employment listing page! 

Through social media and web outreach, The Collaborative‘s audience is growing every week.  We have re-designed our webpage so job seekers can locate employment in the North, South, West and East Bay Area.

Please send any listings to post to: afaulstich@cibhs.org

You can visit our employment pages here.

Click here to check out our section on Reports, Tools, & Best Practices. We have resources from prior training and tools/artifacts supplied by our Collaborative members!
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