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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resources

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resources

UPDATED MAY 7, 2020 California is doing a good job of holding the line on the Stay at Home order issued by Governor Newsome in a state of emergency proclamation on March 4, 2020. While the rates of infection and death are trending downward, it's important that we...

May is Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month

Five in Five Americans Reporting Stress, Anxiety or Loneliness While mental health previously affected an average of one in five Americans, that number has soared to five of five reporting some issues of stress, anxiety, and loneliness in dealing with the stresses...

California’s Hub & Spoke System

California’s Hub & Spoke System

California's Hub & Spoke System is an essential component of the MAT Expansion Project launched in 2017 as a coordinated response to the opioid crisis. Funding for the project comes from the State Targeted Response (STR) to the Opioid Crisis Grant program...

Medi-Cal Healthier California for All

Medi-Cal Healthier California for All

January 8, 2020 New Name Reflects Medi-Cal Initiative’s Aims, History The Department of Health Care Services is renaming its multi-year reform initiative aimed at improving the health outcomes and quality of life for California’s population in Medi-Cal. Effective...

TAP 21

TAP 21

TAP 21 – A Very Important Document for SUD Counselors   ADDICTION COUNSELING COMPETENCIES: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice, Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) Series 21 TAP 21 is the document that guides the educational...

Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing

The counselor must have various tools in their toolkit when working with their clients. One important tool is direct counseling skills. Motivational Interviewing, is an identified best practice for SUD counseling. Motivational Interviewing is a clinical approach that...