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Resources in response to COVID-19

Supporting Youth and Families as They Prepare to Return to School
RIHS interviewed Mara Madrigal-Weiss, Director of Student Wellness and Positive School Climate, San Diego County Office of Education, about how behavioral health services providers can best partner with schools to support children, youth and families as students return to in person instruction. Watch video.

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.

SAMHSA Resources
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.

Caring for Your Mental Health During COVID-19 For Healthcare Personnel
Resources and immediate support curated by the County of San Diego HHSA.

About RIHS

Responsive Integrated Health Solutions (RIHS) is part of a network of services made available to the County of San Diego and contracted behavioral health service providers. 

RIHS provides workforce development and peer education direct service. This includes staffing needs assessment, career paths analysis, and workforce development. RIHS workforce development includes classes, conferences, curriculum development, trainer development, eLearning, training coordination, as well as consultation in each of these areas. These services are provided to all staff within the behavioral health field including Peer Support Specialists and paraprofessionals.  

RIHS provides peer education through Roadmap to Recovery (R2R). R2R is an educational and empowering peer-to-peer set of structured classes provided throughout the County of San Diego.

RIHS is a County of San Diego Behavioral Health Services contracted program of the Academy for Professional Excellence, a project of the SDSU School of Social Work.

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.

ADA Statement

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.

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