Example PEI Projects
These example forms are being made available to the MHSA Coordinators as technical assistance documents for use to plan and implement PEI Projects. DMH will add additional example forms as they are developed.
Example PEI Project Forms for School Failure
PEI Project Form 3 and Form 7 are example forms for the "School Family Connections Project." This project was developed by the California Department of Education and addresses the key community needs of at risk children, youth and young adult populations, and suicide risk. The priority population addressed is children and youth at risk for school failure. The sample Forms 3 and 7 describe two curriculum programs within School Family Connections: “Signs of Suicide”, “Reconnecting Youth,” and includes a Student and Family Assistance Center.
Example PEI Program Forms for an Older Adult Project
PEI Project Form 3 and Form 7 are example forms for the "Home Delivered Meals Prevention and Early Intervention Program." This program was developed by the Redwood Coast Seniors, Inc. and the California Department of Aging and targets older adults at risk for depression and suicide. These partners responded to an invitation to submit examples of PEI Projects to meet their specific community needs.
Example PEI Project Forms for First Onset
PEI Project Form 3 and Form 7 are example forms for the "Early Identification and Support Project (EISP)." The EISP addresses the key community needs of children, youth, and young adults at risk for first onset of serious psychiatric illness. The sample Forms 3 and 7 describe the application of three related but specialized programs within EISP: “The Science of Mental Illness”, “Leadership and Resiliency Program (LRP)”, and “Portland Identification and Early Referral Program (PIER). Please see Dr. Cameron Carter’s webcast presentation on PIER at http://www.dmh.ca.gov/Prop_63/MHSA/Prevention_and_Early_Intervention/Prior_Meetings_and_Training.asp
The purpose for posting Related Training Opportunities is to share information that may support PEI Project implementation. DMH is not sponsoring or endorsing the items posted.
Resources for Student Mental Health on College Campuses
Among 18 to 25 year-olds, the prevalence of serious psychological distress is the highest in the adult population; yet this age group is the least likely to receive treatment or counseling. In response, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has developed a website designed to encourage, educate, and inspire people in that age group to support their friends who are experiencing mental health problems. Visit the "What a Difference a Friend Makes" website at http://www.whatadifference.samhsa.gov to learn more about mental health and what students can do to play a role in their friend's recovery.
California Healthy Cities and Communities Program
Through funding from the California Department of Public Health, The California Endowment, and other partners, Healthy Cities and Communities programs have been implemented in communities of all sizes, demographics and civic personalities. Counties may find a list of these programs and training and technical assistance information at the Center for Civic Partnership website.
A Healthy City/Community promotes a positive physical, social and economic environment that supports the well-being of its members. The Program brokers programmatic and financial resources by working closely with local, regional and statewide organizations to support Healthy Cities and Communities efforts throughout the state. Healthy Cities and Communities have leveraged over $40 million and obtained valuable community building resources for local Healthy City/Community efforts.
The Healthy Start Field Office (HSFO) was created to provide training and technical assistance services to the more than 1,000 public schools in California receiving SB-620 Healthy Start planning or operational grants from the California Department of Education.
These grants were established in 1991 by SB-620 and have been awarded annually to establish school-linked learning supports for children, families, and communities. Over 800 grants have been awarded in all 58 counties of California.
The HSFO is in the Center for Community School Partnerships located in The Center for Cooperative Research and Extension Services for Schools in the School of Education at UC Davis. Some of the HSFO activities include:
- Providing individual consultation and trouble-shooting with sites.
- Identifying, developing, and disseminating user-friendly resource materials that can help with practical problem-solving in areas such as collaborative governance, confidentiality, case management, automated information systems, community assessment, results orientation, and others.
- Promoting regional and statewide networking, mutual support, and information exchange among Healthy Start participants at a variety of levels.
- Sponsoring and conducting regional workshops and training on selected topics and concepts in comprehensive school-linked services.
- Publishing a newsletter of pertinent information, articles, stories and upcoming events in the field of comprehensive, integrated, school-linked services.
- Posting a weekly electronic Listserve delivering legislative, family, community and school linked service news directly to your e-mail address.
- Managing a Healthy Start Clearinghouse of resource items (available at cost and/or sometimes free) to the public in areas including:
The California Healthy Kids Resource Center (CHKRC) – Free Statewide Lending Library of Mental Health-Related Resources.
The CHKRC is administered for the California Department of Education and the California Department of Public Health to provide the highest quality school health and health education resources to California schools. Educators and other professionals working with school-aged children can borrow reviewed, research-based curricula, books, and videos for four-week loan with FREE delivery anywhere in California on a variety of topics, including, bullying, eating disorders, social and emotional skill building, and suicide. Call 888-318-8188 or visit the California Healthy Kids Resource Center website.
Prepared by the National Adolescent Health Information Center. This brief presents national data on measures ranging from well-being to substantial impairment and aims to inform health professionals, policymakers, educators, administrators, and school-based health centers concerned with the health and well-being of adolescents. - 05/05/2008
The Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA Announces the Release of the Following Book:
"Mental Health in School & School Improvement: Current Status, Concerns, and New Directions"
The Center has put the volume online to make it immediately accessible at no cost and with no restrictions on its use. The book is available to access in part or in whole at: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/mhbook/mhbookintro.htm Additional resources may be found at the Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA website.