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
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
This session is a question and answer format to allow participants to ask any questions they may have on behavioral intervention teams.
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
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
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 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
This publication will present some common barriers related to mental health shared by students from Asian American and Pacific Islander racial and ethnic backgrounds, and will describe how resources specific to the community college system can help support their access … read more
This factsheet is designed for administrators, staff, disabled student service providers, faculty, and other CCC stakeholders who want to understand how to better meet the needs of students with mental health disabilities.
Are you delivering trainings using your college’s Mental Health Support Allocation funds? The Chancellor’s Office developed a set of optional tools that you can use to gather participant feedback. You can adopt, adapt, or customize these tools for your use: … read more
This webinar provides an overview and orientation to the 12-hour basic curriculum, 9-hour supplemental curriculum, and ongoing peer to peer support group materials that comprise the curriculum, including youth workbooks, a youth resource guide, a trainer manual, and a peer … read more
Highlights from the Field: Developing a Psychological Services Intern Program at Your Community College
One promising solution for campuses that face internal or external challenges to meeting student mental health needs is a mental health intern program. Mental health intern programs are a viable and cost-effective strategy, and are increasingly used by community colleges.
An overview of how HIPAA and FERPA differ and interrelate, with an emphasis on enforcement and key risk areas for community colleges.
In partnership with the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP), and Riverside Community College District, CCC SMHP has tailored five PSAs to focus on the mental health needs of CCC students. This PSA is intended to help faculty … read more