When the Community Health Centers of the Central Coast (CHCCC) teamed up with the local nonprofit Fighting Back Santa Maria Valley, its providers expected to focus on intervention and preventive mental health services for teens Then the pandemic hit...
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Millions of people are affected by mental illness each year. In fact, 1 in 5 U.S adults experience mental illness, and approximately 17% of youth (ages 6-17 years) live with a mental health disorder. It's important to raise awareness of those living with mental or behavioral health issues and to help reduce the stigma that many people experience and to point them toward getting help.
Every year, TRI recognizes an Ambassador who has worked tirelessly to help strengthen communities through the use of the Trauma and Community Resiliency Models. TRI has named their 2021 Individual Ambassador of the Year as: Magdalena Sunshine Serrano, LCSW - Director of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry Services at CHC
Community Health Centers of the Central Coast has been awarded $150,710 for Provider Engagement and Peer-to-Peer Learning as part of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) initiative. The ACEs Awareness Initiative has provided grant funding to 100 organizations throughout California to design and implement training and education activities for health care providers and other organizations that serve Medi-Cal beneficiaries.