Behavioral Health Pathway
Our curriculum is designed to prepare students for the future of behavioral health. It is rooted in a cultural competency framework and is inspired by the Wellness and Recovery movement, strength-based and client-centered care models, mindfulness and traditional healing. The 11th grade classes learn about different ways of defining mental health challenges before using things they learn from a panel of professionals to create mock treatment plans for a vignette-based group project. The curriculum for the 12th grade internship program is geared towards skills needed for their placements at local behavioral health agencies: positive communication in a clinical setting, HIPAA and confidentiality, the Stages of Change and more. The 12th grade curriculum is collected in a series of workshops which can be mixed and matched depending on specific needs and interests of the group. Other topics include: cultural values and identity, mindfulness for self-care, drumming as traditional healing and non-verbal communication.
To learn more about our Behavioral Health Pathway program, follow this link.
Behavioral Health Undergraduate Summit (BHUS)
In response to the large gaps in the mental health workforce, the FACES Coalition offers the Behavioral Health Undergraduate Summit (BHUS). In partnership with the Alameda Behavioral Health Care Services (ABHCS) under the Mental Health Services Act, BHUS is a unique opportunity for newly graduated high school students and current undergraduate students to gain experience, training and professional development in the behavioral health field.
For further information about BHUS, follow this link.