Khani Gustafson, MSW, Project Manager

CIBHS designed a series of training activities for county programs providing services to juvenile and adult populations in partnership with mental health and law enforcement organizations. MIOCR funded programs are included and all interested county law enforcement, criminal justice, mental health collaborative are invited to participate. The series will include the following offerings:

Teaching Prosocial Skills (TPS): Utilizing Aggression Replacement Training (ART) Curriculum, Community Development Team

TPS is a cognitive behavioral therapy model used with juvenile offenders. There are three areas of focus in this behavioral, cognitive, and emotional.

Moral Recognation Therapy (MRT) Community Development Team

A cognitive behavioral treatment approach initially designed to be utilized within a jail/prison based treatment therapeutic community.   The process addresses the decision making part of personality and attempts to assist adult offenders reevaluate their decisions and build stronger decision making skills.

Crisis Intervention Teams and Programs Learning Collaborative

Crisis Intervention Teams are being utilized in several counties through sheriff or city police departments in partnership with mental health, NAMI, consumers, family members and community organizations. This CLC will inform interested county based   collaborations of the background, purpose and results of Crisis Intervention Teams and Programs and assist them with developing their plan form training and implementation.

Mental Health Court Learning Collaborative

Mental Health Courts are designed to process criminal cases involving people with serious mental illnesses. These courts strive to reduce the incarceration and recidivism of people with mental illnesses by linking them to mental health services and supports that might have prevented their arrest in the first place.

Many counties in CA are implementing Mental Health Courts for adults and others are interested in developing MHC for juveniles. The two leading MHC for juveniles in the nation are operated in California: Santa Clara and LA. This CLC will provide an ongoing series of training activities designed to support local implementation of Mental Health Courts. Information Event Day on Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)-like models which have been successful in California will be offered as well.

Trauma Focused Interventions Learning Collaborative

Series of clinical, community and resource training will be offered to inform local law enforcement, probation and mental health providers of the impact of traumatic experiences, violence and unresolved childhood trauma issues on the adult and juvenile offender. Effective assessment and intervention strategies for addressing trauma issues in criminal justice population will be offered.

Overarching Values

Awareness and Reduction of Ethnic Disparities

Ethnic and cultural specific issues, values and prevalence and disparities will be addressed in each project. Age, gender, ethnicity, community rural/ urban community influence, education, disparities in access to intervention models are some of the areas of focus.

Consumer, Family and Community Involvement

​​As participants, consultants and service providers.

Building Collaborative Partnerships across Systems and Communities

Wellness, Resilience and Recovery