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Peer Specialist Workforce

On October 2016, the Florida Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program (DCF-SAMH) office released the Florida Peer Services Guidance Handbook.

It is imperative that systems, employers, and employees understand the role of a peer specialist. When peer services are implemented correctly, the benefits of peers can be realized. The handbook benefits Managing Entities, Behavioral Health service providers, Managed Care Organizations, Peer Specialists, and community partners, Drop-in/Clubhouse and Peer operated programs.

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SOAR

BBHC, in partnership with the Department of Children and Families, is leading the implementation of SOAR in Broward County. The Broward SOAR initiative welcomes agencies through BBHC's provider network and the local Continuum of Care to engage in monthly meetings and training for expanding SOAR for people we serve.

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IPS Supported Employment/Education

During the current fiscal year, 2015-2016, BBHC, in partnership with the Regional DCF SAMH Office in Broward County and the local Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) Office and, have established a pilot program that offers another form of Supported Employment - Individual Placement and Support (IPS). BBHC is implementing the first pilot programs in the state through two agencies, see attached community handout for details and contacts.

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Future First: Broward Behavioral Health Coalition

NEW CSC Future First episode topic: How the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition's management of services related to mental health and substance abuse is positively impacting youth and families. — with South Florida Wellness Network, BECON-TV and Henderson Behavioral Health.

Future First: Broward Behavioral Health Coalition

(Please Share) NEW #CSCfuturefirst episode topic: How the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition's management of services related to #mentalhealth and #substanceabuse is positively impacting youth and families.

Posted by Children's Services Council of Broward County Florida on Wednesday, April 13, 2016

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Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 8:00am

Out and About!

The 211-Broward Kip Hunter Marketing "Making Real Connections" Breakfast Presented by Baptist Health South Florida raises more than $55,000 for 2-1-1 Broward. It was a beautiful breakfast at Signature Grand for the Kip Hunter Marketing Making Real Connections Breakfast Presented by Baptist Health South Florida. It was nice seeing community coming together to celebrate organizations and individuals that have impacted 2-1-1 Broward.

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Collaborative Documentation Training- REGISTER NOW!

BBHC is pleased to bring the provider network a national best practice training on "Collaborative Documentation"- a process, endorsed by the National Council on Behavioral Health and SAMHSA-HRSA, in which clinicians and clients collaborate in the documentation of the Assessment, Service Planning, and ongoing Client-Practitioner Interactions (Progress Notes). Click here for full details of required staff, location, and registration

Training Dates: April 5 & 6, 2016
-Half Day Overview for Leadership -- April 5th, 2016 (1 pm – 4:30 pm)
-Full Day Training for Clinical Staff and Prospective Trainers -- April 6th, 2016 (9 am – 4:30 pm)

For any questions, please contact Tamika McBride, CQI Coordinator, at tmcbride@bbhcflorida.org or call 954-622-8121

To Learn more about Collaborative Documentation, visit this website.

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 12:15pm

Behavioral Health Conference a Success

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Funded by the Broward Behavioral Health Coalition (BBHC), the first 2015 Behavioral Health Conference: "Building Healthier Communities" was held on June 17-18 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center. More than 350 attendees enjoyed two full days of workshops and plenary speakers including a key note address by the former US Representative The Honorable Patrick Kennedy. The conference concluded with a panel discussion on the State of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Broward County featuring local community leaders. Workshop presentations can be downloaded from www.drugfreebroward.org

Plans are already underway to hold a conference in May 2016. Contact Conference@unitedwaybroward.org for more information.

Photo of Panel: Kathleen Cannon, Sheriff Scott Israel, moderator John O'Connor, Superintendent Robert Runcie, Silvia Quintana, Mayor Tim Ryan and The Honorable Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren.

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Friday, July 24, 2015 - 12:30pm
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One Community Partnership 2 (OCP2)



One Community Partnership 2 (OCP2) is a grant and county initiative enhancing the delivery of services to transition-age youth and emerging adults (14-21 years of age) who experience emotional/mental health challenges that also may include co-occurring substance use, trauma, and other complex issues. This initiative provides the Broward System of Care with effective transition supports for all youth entering adulthood on their way towards resiliency, recovery, and wellness.

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