Resources in response to COVID-19
How to Provide Telehealth Services Now and Beyond
To help you leverage telehealth services, National Council strategic partner, Relias has created a resource page that includes:
- Unlimited access to a free telehealth course series
- A getting started with telehealth checklist
- Webinars on telehealth best practices
- Telehealth FAQs, blog articles and additional resources
San Diego Access and Crisis Line
Call 24/7 for free assistance
888-724-7240 or 619-641-6992
Telehealth Basics: Telehealth Learning and Consultation (TLC) Tuesdays
This hour-long online series will support behavioral health providers who are new to using telehealth. Every session will run from 9:00 am – 10:00 am (MT). Registration is required for every TLC Tuesday session.
San Diego County – COVID19 Information Page
Timely information regarding the Coronavirus in San Diego County.
San Diego County Behavioral Health Services – COVID-19 Resources
Resources for families, parents & caregivers curated by the County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services.
Managing Stress and Anxiety
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
Curated resources from SAMHSA.
Webinar: Telehealth: What you need to know
Webinar by San Diego Center for Children on how to utilize telehealth in your organization.
COVID-19 Resources for Social Workers and Therapists
50 free resources that may be of help to you as a social worker, mental health professional and/or social work educator during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cultural Humility Can’t Stop With COVID-19
A quick reference guide amid the pandemic from The County of Fresno Department of Behavioral Health
Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI)
Financial assistance to employees who are ineligible for other forms of assistance, including those who have DACA work permits, and were therefore excluded from receiving federal unemployment benefits and stimulus checks. Jewish Family Service of San Diego is the organization that will assist individuals with the application process, confirm their eligibility, and deliver a payment to any approved applicant. Those in San Diego County should call the organization at 858-206-8281; those in Imperial County should call 760-206-3242.
Responsive Integrated Health Solutions (RIHS), provides staff development services that will increase competency in culture, co-occurring disorders, family centered services and resiliency as is required to outreach, assess, and support the recovery of adults and children living with severe mental illnesses, and their families.
Funded via a contract with County of San Diego Mental Health, RIHS is part of a network of services made available by the county to behavioral health service providers. RIHS is a County of San Diego Behavioral Health contracted program of the Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of the SDSU School of Social Work.
RIHS provides classes and conferences, curriculum development, trainer development, eLearning, training coordination, as well as consultation in each of these areas.RIHS provides workforce development services including staffing needs assessment, career paths analysis, and staff development.
RIHS Continuing Education Certification
RIHS provides Continuing Education for many County of San Diego Behavioral Health Professionals. Continuing education is available for most trainings. Fill out form for more info.
For questions regarding obtaining certificates from in-person trainings, webinars and eLearnings, please see the RIHS FAQ page.
Eligibility for RIHS Training
RIHS trainings are designed for and offered to staff of San Diego Behavioral Health Services (BHS), contractors and BHS partners. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please see the RIHS FAQ page for more information.
The Academy for Professional Excellence and Responsive Integrated Health Solutions is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment that appreciates and builds on diversity. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, and California Administrative Code Title 24, The Academy for Professional Excellence prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability in employment, public services, transportation, public accommodations, and telecommunication services. Please submit all requests for accommodations two weeks prior to the start of the training.