The purpose of this document is to build collaborations that will better meet student mental health needs. The Toolkit provides information on how colleges and local County Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) staff can find the best people in each other's organizations to build collaborations that will better meet student mental health needs. The Toolkit provides tools, processes, and tips on addressing the special or unique circumstances for colleges and mental health departments, as opposed to a standard formula since each college, county, and surrounding community are all very different.
Welcome to the California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program Website.
In October, 2011 the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) was awarded $6.9 million by the California Mental Health Service Authority (CalMHSA). This funding is being utilized through the California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program (CCC SMHP), and is intended to focus on prevention and early intervention strategies which address the mental health needs of students and advance the collaboration between educational settings, county services, and the community at large which should form the foundation of future CalMHSA programs.
The CCC SMHP is a partnership between the CCCCO and the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC). There are four main components of the CCC SMHP:
Community colleges are often unable to even begin to meet the mental health needs and demands of their student bodies. Given that mental health practitioners must be highly skilled and trained; campuses are often able to provide only one or a few clinicians to serve an entire campus. This report has compiled information about mental health centers at California community colleges who are staffed in part by pre- and post-doctoral level interns in psychology and social work.
This publication outlines best and emerging practices and resources for community colleges’ mental health staff to support students of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. This publication will present some common barriers related to mental health shared by students from historically marginalized racial and ethnic backgrounds, and will describe how resources specific to the community college system can help support their access to mental health services.
This searchable database will provide information on the many programs, services, practices, events, tools, and documents that colleges are implementing to address mental health intervention and prevention services for students.
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