This fact sheet outlines why and how to begin a needs assessment process at a community college.
Health & Wellness ResourcesThese health and wellness resources are an extensive, curated collection of tools and resources. The library includes external resources as well as resources that were developed under CCC Health & Wellness or submitted by the colleges. Search by keyword, topic, and/or audience.
Cultural competency, cultural responsiveness and cultural humility have become imperatives in teaching and service practices with Asian American and Pacific Islander students. The presenter provides clinical information and research, in addition to personal stories garnered from AAPI students. The presentation … read more
Balancing Safety and Support on Campus: A Guide to Campus Behavioral Intervention Teams – The Jed Foundation
The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) produced a “Balancing Safety and Support on Campus” guide for campus behavior teams. This webinar will provide an overview of this guide. The session will review the background of campus teams and their … read more
Survey participants described best practices from their college or other CCCs for supporting students’ basic needs.
Basic needs insecurity directly impacts a student’s ability to succeed in college. Basic needs services are part of the non-academic supports that contribute to the third pillar of the colleges’ Guided Pathways, Help students stay on their path (Chancellor’s Office, … read more
In Fall 2017, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) conducted a survey of the CCC system to learn what supports are available to help with students’ basic needs, such as food and housing. Survey respondents provided information about campus … read more
This session is a question and answer format to allow participants to ask any questions they may have on behavioral intervention teams.
This primer is designed to guide Homeless Youth Liaisons in their work. It also provides a starting point for faculty and staff to support students in California’s community colleges who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Information includes … read more
This webinar explores the brief crisis intervention model, which provides immediate response and short-term support to help students remain in school. Benefits to participants include direction and guidance on how to conduct brief crisis interventions.
Building Collaborative Relationships: Community Colleges, County Mental Health Departments, and Local Mental Health Providers
The Collaboration Toolkit is for county behavioral health and mental health departments and community colleges to develop sustainable partnerships, and also allow both organizations to better understand their respective systems, processes, and help both find ways to identify partners from … read more
COVID-19 has added to the way many of us see the world through different lenses. Differences in our worldview perspectives can cause disconnection and lead to a lack of resilience. At the same time, our ability to help each other … read more
There is substantial evidence that shows that good mental health is a key variable in predicting academic success. Yet budgets on many CCC campuses have tightened, and there are few additional resources for mental health. One strategy is to screen … read more
California Community Colleges Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Guidebook – Includes SNAP Application and Staple Food Guidelines
College student hunger is a pressing concern. Many CCC students are eligible for federal and state benefits programs, such as CalFresh, that can help them afford food and other necessities. Colleges can help by becoming EBT retailers, so that students … read more
This resource was developed based on the Fall 2017 California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Basic Needs Survey. This spreadsheet includes survey respondents’ links to pages on their campus website where students can access food, housing, and essentials such as … read more
There is a wide spectrum of mental health conditions that impact students, ranging from mild depression, stress, and anxiety, to clinically diagnosed mental illness, including bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
California’s Mental Health Movement, Each Mind Matters, has made stigma reduction a top priority. This fact sheet from the CCC Chancellor’s Office provides an overview of primary stigma reduction strategies and offers recommendations for the California Community Colleges (CCC) for … read more
Many colleges and universities have moved to institute or further develop behavioral intervention teams on their campuses as a way to centralize information about emotionally distressed or disturbed students.
The California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program (CCC SMHP) for the Health Services Association – California Community Colleges (HSACCC) has County Profiles to provide an individualized snapshot of prevention and early intervention resources that are available to your faculty, … read more
The Chancellor’s Office, in partnership with the Foundation are working with the Crisis Text Line, a national organization that facilitates text-based mental health support. The goal of the collaboration is to implement a Crisis Text Line service specifically targeting California … read more
Culturally Responsive and Socially Distanced Suicide Prevention: Safety Planning and Other Resources in Pandemic Times
Dr. Heliana Ramirez discusses evidence-based strategies for suicide prevention, safety planning under social distancing orders, and the distinct factors related to suicidal crises among diverse populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session pays particular attention to social determinants of health … read more