The Academy for Professional Excellence’s programs serve health and human service agencies and community-based social service agencies throughout California and the nation with a primary focus on Southern California. Specialized projects can be negotiated based on your needs.
BHETA provides the County of San Diego Behavioral Health System with staff development services that will increase competency in culture, co-occurring disorders, and resiliency as is required to outreach, assess, and support the recovery of severely mentally ill adults, children, and their families.
LIA was established as a training program originating from human services directors for an executive talent pipeline to fill executive positions. LIA incorporates evidence-based approaches to succession planning and executive development in a way that is tailored to the needs of the SACHS counties.
MASTER is a training program designed to provide a competency-based multidisciplinary training to Adult Services workers and their partners. MASTER’s overarching goal is the professionalization of Adult Service workers to ensure that abused and vulnerable elders receive high quality, effective interventions and services.
PCWTA is one of five Title IV-E funded child welfare training academies in the State of California that provide competency-based and culturally relevant training. The curriculum is based on statewide practice standards and competencies established by the California Social Work Education Center and is tailored to meet the needs of the Southern California Counties including: Imperial, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego.
SACHS is a partnership between the directors of County Human Service Agencies and Schools of Social Work in the Southern California Region. SACHS provides a forum for directors to address strategic issues facing public human services by engaging in strategy discussions, research, policy development, executive development, and succession planning.
SDIGEC is a collaborative effort lead by the Academy and the SDSU Schools of Nursing and Social Work and Public Health, San Diego County Aging and Independence Services (AIS), and UCSD Medical School Departments of Geriatric Psychiatry and Geriatrics and will initially focus on Alzheimer’s and related dementias. The project offers workforce training across the spectrum from health care professionals and social workers, to family caregivers, and includes student stipends and cross-disciplinary collaboration to build an integrated geriatric system of care.
Tribal STAR provides interdisciplinary training and technical assistance to build collaborative partnerships and improve outcomes for Tribal youth. Tribal STAR offers comprehensive, competency-based, interdisciplinary curriculum and training that incorporates current research and best practices in serving foster youth within the Tribal Community.
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