What We Offer
Our aim is to help develop leadership teams that build on “what works” and:
- increase the variety of culturally effective wellness practices offered to consumers and family members in your program
- support providers or other staff members in their day-to-day work.
Here is a menu of what we can do for you. We use a variety of methods that can be used separately or combined to suit your needs.
Recovery Education Dialogues (using a technique called Focused Conversation) ~ where any combination of staff, consumers and family members have an opportunity to further their understanding of wellness, recovery and resiliency by listening to the perspectives of other participants. Builds rapport among teams holding diverse understandings of recovery.
"Appreciative Inquiry" Focus Groups~ consumers, family members and providers talk about “What works, What gets in the way and What provides hope” in finding a life with meaningful choices in the community. Helps teams understand which services and community experiences have the biggest impact on a person’s recovery.
Consensus Workshops~ a facilitation method used to assist participants with diverse perspectives to find common ground on a variety of wellness, recovery, resiliency issues. This method can be used to choose which new wellness practices your program may want to offer to consumers and family members.
Action Planning~ a structured, concise technique for identifying and planning short-term wellness, recovery resiliency events or projects. This method can be used to figure out “next steps” in how to develop and implement a new wellness practice for your program or organization.
Recovery Event Planning~ Our team will help you design meetings, retreats and other events where: decisions are made; wellness knowledge, skills and experiences are shared; and community is built.
Consumer Empowerment / Leadership Training~
- L.I.F.E. (Living Intentionally Fully Empowered) Workshops~ interactive, experiential sessions where consumers have the opportunity to define their own wellness and recovery, develop self-advocacy skills and set wellness recovery goals. Open to consumers on the BHCS Adult Service Teams.
- C.O.R.E. Consumer-provider Ongoing Recovery Education Seminars~ ongoing training and mentorship for Peer Providers working in programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act (i.e. Full Service Partnerships).
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Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
2000 Embarcadero Cove, Suite 400, Oakland, CA 94606