FEMA - COVID 19

Program Coordinator’s Weekly

CCP Training PPT- March 16, 2021
Program Coordinators Meeting PPT – March 25, 2021
Program Coordinators Meeting PPT – April 1, 2021
Program Coordinators Meeting PPT – April 8, 2021

Chat Training – March 16, 2021
Program Coordinators Meeting – March 25, 2021
Program Coordinators Meeting – April 1, 2021
Program Coordinators Meeting – April 8, 2021

Weekly Office Hours

Office Hours – March 19, 2021

Office Hours – March 26, 2021

Office Hours – April 2, 2021

Office Hours – April 9, 2021

Office Hours – March 12, 2021
Office Hours – March 19, 2021
Office Hours – March 26, 2021
Office Hours – April 2, 2021
Office Hours – April 9, 2021

CRISIS resources:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860

The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

24/7 California Peer-Run Warm Line: 1-855-845-7415

Warmline.org contains the links to Peer run or staffed Warm Lines in every state

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

*NOTE: Many of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services (with the exception of Trans Lifeline). You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you. You can also utilize these resources if you are concerned about someone in your life approaching a crisis.

Peer Supervision:

SAMHSA BRSS TACS Supervision of Peers Toolkit:

Supervisions of Peer Workers Toolkit – introduction to the toolkit (includes links to archived on-line trainings):

https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/programs_campaigns/brss_tacs/brss-209_supervision_of_peer_workers_overview_cp6.pdf

Self-Study Slide Deck with Trainer notes

https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/guidelines_peer-supervision_ppt_withpresenternotes_cp2.pdf

One Page Supervision Self-Assessment Tool:

https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/guidelines_peer-supervision_ppt_withpresenternotes_cp2.pdf

Peers for Progress:

Program Development Guide: Ongoing Monitoring, Supervision and Support:

http://peersforprogress.org/resource-guide/ongoing-monitoring-supervision-and-support/

Peer Training Resources:

SAMHSA

National Core Competencies for Peer Support Workers in Behavioral Health Settings:

https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/programs_campaigns/brss_tacs/core-competencies_508_12_13_18.pdf

National Association of Peer Supporters (N.A.P.S.)

National Practice Guidelines for Peer Supporters and Supervisors

https://inaps.memberclicks.net/assets/National%20Practice%20Guidelines%20for%20Peer%20Specialists%20and%20Supervisors%20%28final%20101816%29%20%281%29.pdf

Webinar 44: Peer Support in the Time of COVID: Technology Assisted Communications [ Download PDF

Originally Broadcast Aug 5, 2020

With Mary Kay Wagner, Peter Brucki and Peter Glowinski

After completing this webinar, you will be able to: Discuss how the limitations of video, audio and text-based technologies can make providing peer support more difficult; identify peer support skills that can help you foster safety, build connections, and nurture trust; determine how to mesh peer support skills with technology to foster safety, build connections, and nurture trust in virtual environments.

Webinar 45: COVID-19: A Catalyst for Change Download PDF

Originally Broadcast Aug 12, 2020

With Clarence Jordan, MBA, CPS and Lisa Kugler, PsyD

Training Goals: Understand of Covid-19 on Peer Delivery; A review of the Strength of Peer Specialist; How to build a Virtual Peer Support Group; Understand outcomes associated with Virtual Peer Support Groups

Active and reflective listening training resources:

PFA Mobile App: PFA Mobile was designed to assist responders who provide psychological first aid (PFA) to adults, families, and children as part of an organized response effort. This app provides responders with summaries of PFA fundamentals, PFA interventions matched to specific concerns and needs of survivors, mentor tips for applying PFA in the field, a self-assessment tool for readiness to conduct PFA, and a survivors’ needs form for simplified data collection and easy referral. PFA Mobile was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD in partnership with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology.

https://mobile.va.gov/app/pfa-mobile

COVID-19 Resources:

Apps (from Veterans Affairs and or the National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

COVID COACH – the COVID Coach app was created for everyone, including Veterans and Service members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The site provides information about the app, how to use the app and training material 

https://mobile.va.gov/app/covid-coach#AppDescription

Pat Deegan and Associates:

COVID 19 Safety Plan: 

Mental health recovery pioneer, Pat Deegan PHD, created a free worksheet to help develop a unique Coming Out of Quarantine Safety Plan. Visit this link to access a fillable worksheet in English or Spanish and a video tutorial on how to use it. For more information visit: COVID 19 Safety Plan

NOTE: It’s free but one must provide an email to access and can make their own decision about downloading and may opt out at any time)

NCAPPS COVID RESOURCES

The National Center on Advancing Person- Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) is an initiative from the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that helps States, Tribes, and Territories implement person-centered thinking, planning, and practice in line with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy.

NCAPPS has developed and pulled together a number of useful resources (templates videos etc)

https://ncapps.acl.gov/covid-19-resources.html

UCLA basic resources:

UCLA site, Together for Wellness, https://calhope.semel.ucla.edu/.

Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) – Crisis Response CCP for those impacted by recent wildfires.

CalMHSA is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP). All proposals must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://calmhsa.bonfirehub.com/.

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state of California Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS), is seeking proposals from potential contractors with the experience and expertise to rapidly implement the FEMA Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) to provide non-clinical emotional and crisis support in response to the recent wildfires in California and associated stressors. The mission of the CCP is to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the effects of natural and human-caused disasters by assisting survivors in understanding their current situation and reactions, mitigating stress, developing coping strategies, providing emotional support, and encouraging linkages with resources and longer-term supportive services. The CCP will provide community outreach and support for hardships resulting from the recent wildfires and represents a unique opportunity for selected contractors to provide support to negatively affected individuals in the following counties: Butte, Lake, Lassen, Mendocino, Monterey, Napa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tulare, Trinity, and Yolo. The CCP is currently scheduled to provide services beginning March 2021.

For your convenience, please see the following attachments:

  1. Request for Proposal
  2. Bidders Conference PowerPoint
  3. Bidders Conference Zoom recording
  4. FAQ

Due to the open procurement, CalMHSA staff is unable to answer any questions regarding the RFP. Any questions may be submitted using the Bonfire e-procurement portal, noted above. In addition, a RFP timeline is included below (please note there is a RFP Bidders Conference on Monday, January 4 2021 at 4:00 PM PST . RSVP is not required.

RFP Issued Dec 24, 2020
Bidders Conference Jan 4, 2021 4pm PST
RFP Questions Due Jan 6, 2021 5pm PST
RFP Questions Answered Jan 8, 2021 5pm PST
Deadline for Proposals to be Submitted Jan 15, 2021 5:00pm PST
Application Review Jan 16 – Jan 29, 2021

Additional Bidders Conference Information

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86156449489?pwd=WFAydjdLTHFtdjhDTVBCL3B1VCt5dz09

Meeting ID: 861 5644 9489

Passcode: 006878

One tap mobile

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+13462487799,,86156449489#,,,,*006878# US (Houston)

Dial by your location

+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)

+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)

+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Meeting ID: 861 5644 9489

Passcode: 006878

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdwe93yd1s

Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) – Crisis Response CCP for those impacted by COVID

CalMHSA is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP). All proposals must be submitted to the CalMHSA e-procurement portal located here: https://calmhsa.bonfirehub.com/.

The California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and state of California Department of Healthcare Services (DHCS), is seeking proposals from potential contractors with the experience and expertise to rapidly implement the FEMA Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) to provide non-clinical emotional and crisis support in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated stressors. The mission of the CCP is to assist individuals and communities in recovering from the effects of natural and human-caused disasters by assisting survivors in understanding their current situation and reactions, mitigating stress, developing coping strategies, providing emotional support, and encouraging linkages with resources and longer-term supportive services. The CCP will provide community outreach and support for hardships caused by COVID-19 and represents a unique opportunity for selected contractors to provide statewide community outreach and support leveraging a virtual service delivery.   The CCP is currently scheduled to provide services through August 8, 2021. A total of $26,227, 601.78 will be awarded to CCP providers.

For your convenience, please see the following attachments:

  1. Request for Proposal
  2. RFP Bidders Conference Recording
  3. RFP Bidders Conference PowerPoint
  4. FAQ

Due to the open procurement, CalMHSA staff is unable to answer any questions regarding the RFP. Any questions may be submitted using the Bonfire e-procurement portal, noted above. In addition, a RFP timeline is included below (please note there is a RFP Bidders Conference on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 3:00 . RSVP is not required. The link to the Bidders Conference is here.

RFP Issued Dec 15, 2020
Bidders Conference Dec 21, 2020
RFP Questions Due Dec , 23 2020 12pm PST
RFP Questions Answered Dec , 24 2020 12pm PST
Deadline for Proposals to be Submitted Jan 8, 2021 5:00pm PST
Application Review Jan 9 – Jan 22, 2021
Important Notes:Each item of Requested Information will only be visible after the Closing Time.Uploading large documents may take significant time, depending on the size of the file(s) and your Internet connection speed.

You will receive an email confirmation receipt with a unique confirmation number once you finalize your submission.

Minimum system requirements: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox. Javascript must be enabled. Browser cookies must be enabled.

Need Help?

California Mental Health Services uses a Bonfire portal for accepting and evaluating proposals digitally. Please contact Bonfire at Support@GoBonfire.com for technical questions related to your submission. You can also visit their help forum at https://bonfirehub.zendesk.com/hc