DMH + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence

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The DMH + UCLA Prevention Center of Excellence (COE) is committed to improving the wellbeing of Los Angeles County by creating a robust continuum of workforce development programs. Its offerings aim to support the development and sustainment of prevention networks that are both trauma and resilience informed. The COE capitalizes on DMH’s service delivery experience and footprint alongside UCLA’s interdisciplinary expertise in mental health prevention training, education, and implementation support to improve both the provision of care and wellbeing in the workplace. The COE’s goal is to optimize and sustain trauma and resilience informed programs that leverage community platforms to create a robust continuum of workforce development programs. Its offerings aim to support the development and sustainment of prevention networks that are both trauma and resilience informed.

  • Moving the Needle Towards Acceptance: Discussing the COVID-19 Vaccine with Our Los Angeles Community

    The Moving the Needle Towards Acceptance video series provides information for LA county community members and workers to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. This series contains engaging answers to common questions around vaccine hesitancy, efficacy, safety, and inclusive and considerate communication approaches that recognize challenging personal and historical narratives about medical interventions.

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  • Looking Through a Trauma and Resilience Informed Lens

    Designed for everyone, not just professionals who provide care, this course defines trauma and resilience informed care and reviews its six core principles. Throughout, evidence-based materials engage participants in active learning and assists them to reflect on their own experience and applications. Participants will be introduced to the pervasiveness of stress and trauma as well as the benefits of approaching situations from a trauma and resilience informed lens. These practices are applicable in a workplace setting as much as they are in our daily interactions at the grocery store, in our neighborhoods, and at home. Ways to heal, especially through understanding the importance of relationships, are also presented.

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  • The Impact of Trauma on the Brain and Pathways to Healing

    Stress and trauma can take a significant toll on the minds and bodies of individuals and families. This course will provide an inside look at the potential impact that stress and trauma on the brain and how that affects everyday living. This course also highlights ways in which intentional healing can begin. A trauma and resilience informed lens is also described, supporting learners in ways to "focus on the wins."

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Training Calendar

Please check out our upcoming trainings below. For a more comprehensive + graphical view, please visit our online calendar.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Our Most Challenging Clients

This training was designed for mental health providers working with children, youth, and families in the child welfare system and/or community. This training aims to enhance providers’ knowledge, skills, and values regarding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Participants will be able to define and recognize behavioral signs of FASD in children and adults, and its implications for FASD-inf...

  Wednesday, June 29th at 08:30 AM (Pacific)

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Reflective Coaching for Non-Clinical Providers and Caregivers Supporting Individuals With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD)

Non-clinical providers and caregivers will develop an understanding of the process of critically reflecting on their own experience to enhance knowledge and understanding in working and caregiving of youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD). This reflective coaching training will optimize their work practice and improve familial relationships. The prerequisites for this traini...

  Thursday, June 30th at 01:00 PM (Pacific)

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Resource Collections

Support After Tragedy

 Resource Collection
 10 items

Managing Grief and Loss

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 11 items

Recursos para los miembros de la comunidad

 Resource Collection
 7 artículos

COVID-19 Resources for the Autism Community

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 7 items

Supporting Youth Experiencing Worry and Anxiety

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 18 items

Building Connection in Foster Families

 Resource Collection
 36 items

Helping Children Manage Stress

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 26 items

Promoting Family Resilience

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 24 items

Reducing the Impact of Trauma

 Resource Collection
 12 items

Wellbeing in the Workplace

 Resource Collection
 51 items

Support for Youth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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 46 items

Caregiver/Parent Self-Care During a Pandemic

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 18 items

Educator Support for Students During a Pandemic

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 53 items

Telehealth Tips for Providers During a Pandemic

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 10 items

Courses

Trainings

Other Resources

Support After Tragedy

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 10 items

Be PREPARED

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Managing Grief and Loss

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 11 items

Feel-Think-Do Grid

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Tokens

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Role Cards

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Rules

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Mis herramientas

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Establecer límites

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RESPIRE

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Distorsión cognitiva

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Recursos para los miembros de la comunidad

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 7 artículos

Estableciendo METAS

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¿Cómo te sientes?

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COVID-19 Resources for the Autism Community

 Resource Collection
 7 items

Responses to Coming Out

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Supporting Youth Experiencing Worry and Anxiety

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 18 items

Box Breathing

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Getting to Green

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Feeling Thermometer

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FOCUS on the Go!

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Action Plan

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Behavior Plan

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Setting Boundaries

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Butterfly Breath

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CALMR Worksheet

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Daily Play

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Building Connection in Foster Families

 Resource Collection
 36 items

Helping Children Manage Stress

 Resource Collection
 26 items

Promoting Family Resilience

 Resource Collection
 24 items

Family Statements

 Printable Tool

Reducing the Impact of Trauma

 Resource Collection
 12 items

Feeling Chart for Kids

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Wellbeing in the Workplace

 Resource Collection
 51 items

Labeling Feelings

 Printable Tool

Support for Youth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

 Resource Collection
 46 items

Learning I Statements

 Printable Tool

Caregiver/Parent Self-Care During a Pandemic

 Resource Collection
 18 items

My Toolbox

 Printable Tool

Educator Support for Students During a Pandemic

 Resource Collection
 53 items

Telehealth Tips for Providers During a Pandemic

 Resource Collection
 10 items

READ Worksheet

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SMART Goal Setting

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Straw Art

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Taking Care of You

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The Gifts I Bring

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Understanding Psychosis

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Navigating Uncertainty

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Team


Hilary Aralis, PhD


Elaiza Armas


Eraka Bath, MD


Helen Chen, MSW


Megan Cox, MA


Domenique Harrison, MA, MPH


Jessica Jeffrey, MD, MBA, MPH


Alex Kelman, PhD


Sung-Jae Lee, PhD


Lauren Marlotte, PsyD, ABPP


Laura McMullin, PhD


Norweeta G. Milburn, PhD


Laura P. Minero, PhD


Catherine Mogil, PsyD


Elizabeth Ollen, PhD


Natalie Ramos, MD, MPH


Lee Spriggs, MA