The Workforce Education and Training component of MHSA funds is targeted to address the shortage of qualified individuals who provide services in the County's Public Mental Health System. The education, training and workforce development programs and activities are to develop and maintain a culturally competent workforce, including individuals with client and family member experience that are capable of providing client and family-driven services that promote wellness, recovery and resiliency.
Plan was created as a result of a survey conducted in October 2008 which included the providers and community stakeholders. The plan was approved in June 2009. The five areas include:
Approved Workforce Education and Training Program and Expenditure Plan
Workforce Education and Training Subcommittee Agenda, Minutes, and Supporting Documents
The approved plan has resulted in numerous training events in the community including Becoming Trauma-Informed, Military Culture 101, Working with Older Adults, Motivational Interviewing II, and Co-occurring Disorders. Wellness Recovery Action Plan(WRAP) Facilitator Training has resulted in 20 WRAP facilitators that are certified in training others in how to create their own personal WRAP plan. The WRAP facilitators are certified by The Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. The five key recovery concepts of WRAP include: