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African-American Family Outreach Project



Workshop on Jan 27, 2018: Helping African-American families understand and successfully use the Behavioral Healthcare Services in Alameda County

 

This event is part of the African American Family Outreach Project which was approved by the African American Steering Committee for Health and Wellness and paid for by Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services using Mental Health Services Act funds.

The African American Family Support Group is a program of the Mental Health Association of Alameda County,
954 60
th St., #10, Oakland, CA 94608.
Telephone 510-835-5010.

The African American Family Support Group meets at 5:30 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month (except December) at 954 60th St., #10, Oakland.

The African American Family Support Group Steering Committee for the African American Families Outreach Project includes the following individuals: Margot Dashiell, Chairperson and other members Alma Blackwell, Peggy Hart and Greg Redmond.

 

African American Family Outreach Project

Help for Family Caregivers Coping with Mental Illness or Substance Abuse

Saturday January 27, 2018

East Oakland Senior Center

9255 Edes Avenue, Oakland

Help for Family Caregivers Coping with Mental Illness or Substance Abuse

January 27, 2018

Registration10:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks 10:10 
        Margot Dashiell, Facilitator of the African American Family Support Group

What is mental illness, What causes it and How 10:15 treatments can help”

        Aaron Chapman, M.D., Medical Director, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBHCS)

We’ve been there: Testimony of a Family Member” 11:10

        Peggy Hart, Member of the Steering Committee of the African American Family Outreach Project

About Psychiatric Medications” Information 11:20 about the main medications used to treat mental illnesses – what they are, how they work and potential side-effects

        Dr. Aaron Chapman, ACBHCS

About the Resource tables” 12:15

Lunch 12:25

Hope for Families Coping with Substance Abuse” 1:15

        Rev. Kenneth Love, Executive Director, BreakFree Ministries and certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor

Breakout sessions (please choose one) 2:10

        “Getting help from the mental health care service system“

        “Getting help from the substance abuse treatment system”

        “Taking care of yourself”

General Discussion – Questions, comments 3:05 and suggestions for the future

Closing – “Lift Every Voice” 3:50

 



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