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The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is expanding all California’s behavioral health professions, including the behavioral health workforce. The commitment is to improve and expand access to behavioral health services throughout the state to allow productive participation. As part of this enhancement, DHCS contracted with Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. (AHP) to implement the Behavioral Health Workforce Development (BHWD) project.

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Intern Self-Assessment

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Please visit this link to take the Intern self-assessment. Each Intern must take this self-assessment survey as soon as their internship is confirmed with their agency and no later than 1 work week after their first day of internship. Interns must only take this survey once.

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Mentor Self-Assessment

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Please follow this link to take the Mentor self-assessment. Each Mentor must take this Self-Assessment survey as soon as their role as a Mentor is confirmed within their organization and no later than 1 month before they are assigned their first intern. Mentors must only take this survey once.

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  • Please visit the Resource Library for additional materials related to the Mentored Internship Program.

 

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upcoming events

Webinar - 7/12/2022

Workplace Ethics: Confidentiality, HIPPA, and Mandated Reporting

This course is aimed at providing participants with a basic overview of professional field ethics, the laws surrounding confidentiality, HIPAA and mandated reporting.  We will discuss key qualifiers for potential evidence of abuse/neglect, learn steps to take for reporting, protections for mandated reporter, and understand client rights under HIPAA guidelines.
Sources used to develop objectives ‘Behavioral Ethics in the Workplace - Workplace Ethics Advice’ ‘ Free HIPAA Tutorial - Ethics, Confidentiality, HIPAA, & Mandated Reporting | Udemy’


After attending this webinar, participants will be able to: 
•    Understand the importance of developing a process and protocols to support ethical decision-making through ethical        awareness
•    Understand the basics of HIPAA and the necessity for confidentiality as it relates to the work of peer counselors
•    Understand how the law defines child abuse and neglect and what the law requires of a mandated reporter

Register here!

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Webinar - 8/2/2022

Working Smart!: Preventing Burnout, Seeking Balance, and Managing Challenges

This course aims at identifying precursors for compassion fatigue or “burnout” of behavioral health professionals, and provide healthy strategies for managing a positive work-life balance.  Participants will learn tips for managing vicarious trauma and how to incorporate professional boundaries that promote healthy living.
    

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to: 
•    Identify signs of burnout and mental fatigue 
•    Assess and monitor their mental health and identify strategies for balancing their personal and professional lives
•    Identify 10 de-escalation tips for behavior healthcare professionals 

Link to event registration coming soon!