Collects data for programs aimed at reducing the rates of suicide and depression in our community
Mission: To be North Tahoe's central link between individuals and families, and the services and programs available to them.
In 2001, the North Tahoe Family Resource Center established an integrated system of support providing comprehensive services to North Lake Tahoe. Families and individuals are given access to resources and support systems that allow them to thrive and become self-sufficient. Regardless of ethnicity, socioeconomic status or language, members of our community are provided with strength-based services to reach or maintain thier goals and resolve their conflicts.
Latino Leadership Worskshop Series: A year- long series of workshops led by bilingual and bicultural presenters with content area expertise in mental health and leadership development. The workshops are focused on creating personal and community culture that normalize mental health issues and support access to mental health services.
The Latino Leadership Mental Health Programs serve any Latino adult residents in North Lake Tahoe.
The Family Resource Center of Truckee (FRCoT) was conceived in August 2001 by a group of public and private agencies, community parents and advocates for the underserved populations in the Truckee area. Our mission is to promote social and economic success by providing education, mobilizing resources and advocating for change. We are a one-stop resource center for underserved families and individuals in our community — providing concrete support and safety-net services in times of need.
The 6-8 week mental health workshops are led by Promotoras using the curriculum in “En Mi Familia Empieza el Mundo” or "In My Family the World Begins". The main goals of the workshops are to decrease stigma and improve connectivity to services. Promotoras engage the groups of 6-10 members in a hands-on arts or craft activity to build trust among the members. This is a “soft approach” to entering into mental health conversations led by the Promotoras. Promotoras are trained in “Know the Signs” (of suicide) and “Mental Health First Aid" and are trained in providing referrals for mental health support and other services. Mental Health referrals include:
The workshops are small groups of 6-10 Spanish Speaking Community members
The Teen Screen program is a national program, originally funded by Columbia but offered at no-cost to qualified programs. All the programs in the U.S. have now been transferred to Stanford University for administration, including evaluation. Shellee thinks there are about 10 programs nationally and only one other program in California, in Marin. Stanford is in the process of developing a web-based application for data collection and reporting. This new system will most likely be implemented in spring 2017.
Identify through a screening process a broad range of issues that teens experience that create challenges for them in school and in their lives. This includes mental health issues such as depression, and also includes a suicide risk assessment. The goal is to provide support and referrals to help them deal with mental health challenges.
Once a student comes to the program, they are informed of confidentiality parameters and voluntarily assent. They are screened on a computer then given an in-person interview. If a student screens positive and shows a need for further evaluation, he/she receives a referral to support in the form of mental health support, group support, or other resources as needed. nt.
The teen screen is run through 9th grade health classes at North Tahoe and Truckee High Schools. The program makes initial contact with the parents of these students through teachers as part of the class curriculum, seeking permission to screen their teen as part of their in-class learning. Students can also be screened if he or she self-refers or is referred by someone in the school with parent consent. The screening takes place at the Wellness Centers or other available spaces on campus.
Whole Hearts Minds and Bodies Program is a therapeutic mentoring program serving youth in Truckee and North Tahoe who suffer from symptoms of mental illness, emotional disturbance, and substance abuse. We serve youth who are classified as "early in emergence" as well as youth who have suffered longer term from mental illness.
Our program is focused on providing enough support to reduce the incidence of the following negative outcomes that may result from untreated mental illness: suicide, incarcerations, school failure or dropout, unemployment, prolonged suffering, violent outbursts against self and/or others, homelessness, and removal of children from their homes.
Youth are treated in one-on-one sessions which last 4-5 hours one or two times per week. These sessions typically include outings in nature, exercise, and various therapeutic methods.
Sessions are led by trained therapeutic guides who work under supervision of licensed psychologists. The four tenets of our method are: 1. Authentic Relationship. 2. Connection to Nature. 3. Embodied Peak Experience. 4. Helping Others - Connection to Community through Service.
Youth from 4 years old - 23 years old. These youth are referred from County Wraparound programs or are the youth of most concern to the team of TTUSD School Psychologists.
Current Case-Load is 28 youth.