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E-Learning Modules
On-the-go, whenever you need it
E-Learning Toolkit: Handouts and Worksheets
Local Advocacy 101


  • MHSA’s requirements for community collaboration and stakeholder participation

  • Various agencies, entities, and bodies that determine mental health policies and services

  • Access points for mental health advocacy

  • Crafting an effective public statement

  • Tips on attending and participating in public meetings

Shared Power and Collaborative Decision Making


  • Brief overview of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) and the Stakeholder Bill of Rights

  • What Shared Power / Collaborative Decision-Making is

  • Guidelines for Shared Decision-Making Barriers to Shared Decision-Making in Community Planning

  • Outcomes of Shared Decision-Making in Community Planning

MHSA Basic Training


  • MHSA Origins

  • MHSA Plans and Updates

  • MHSA General Standards

  • MHSA Funding Components

  • MHSA Community Program Planning Process

Recovery 101
  • The meaning of recovery 

  • Key components of recovery, including person-centered and client-driven care

  • Barriers to recovery

  • The case for recovery in mental health services

  • Ways to create and sustain a recovery-oriented workplace

Recovery Orientation
  • The History of Recovery Orientation

  • What is Recovery Orientation

  • Recovery Orientation is Evidence Based

  • Recovery Orientation in Practice

Recovery Planning
  • Foundational recovery planning principles, including recovery orientation

  • The definition and core concepts of recovery planning

  • How to begin the recovery planning process with a new client

  • How to help a client create a detailed personal recovery plan

California Public Mental Health System
  • What is the Public Mental Health System?

  • How it works.

  • Who’s eligible?

  • How to access services.

Peer Support 101
  • Foundational principles of peer support

  • Core competencies for peer workers

  • Cultural competence in peer support

  • Sharing your story skillfully

  • Peer roles in California’s PMHS

  • Workforce integration challenges

Surviving and Thriving as a Peer Support Specialist
  • How working supports wellness

  • Finding the right peer position for you

  • Applying and interviewing

  • The onboarding and orientation process

  • Becoming a great employee/volunteer

  • Overcoming barriers to workplace success

Supporting Success for Peer Support Specialist
  • Workplace mental health

  • The importance of social support

  • Psychological risk factors

  • Challenges to developing a healthy work environment

  • Overcoming challenges

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