Alice Washington is an associate at the California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions. Ms. Washington was awarded a Bachelor’s of Art degree from Stanford University during March of 1988. Her major was Sociology: Social Sciences. In the past few years, Ms. Washington has received a Train-the-Trainer Certificate from California State University, Sacramento. In 2013, Alice completed an A.S. in Graphic Design. She also completed a Diploma in Web Design and Interactive Media in December 2015. In 2017, Alice started a blog called Just Saying…All About That Hope where she highlights stories of lived experience associate with mental health, substance use, etc.
My name is Alice Washington, and I’m an associate at CIBHS. I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to a new CIBHS Blog, “Just saying … All About That Hope”. We hope to be unpredictable and innovative in our perspective. We are “All About That Hope” that was created in 2004 when the Mental Health Services Act was passed. This is a space to talk about all topics related to persons with lived experiences and their family members, whether dealing with mental health or substance use and abuse issues.
Our topics will explore recovery, wellness, systems and policies, the dynamics of feedback, and in some instances, we will provide snippets of history for those who are new to working in Behavioral Health systems to help them understand how important it is to listen and truly understand feedback. This is a place for sharing ideas, innovative thinking, testing these ideas with others, and getting people involved in a dialogue.
Because we want to involve you, in not only reading and commenting on our blog, we will accept suggestions for topics that you would like us to explore in future editions of the blog.
Yapp, Inc. is used as our CIBHS Yapp apps for your mobile devices including smartphones and tablets. The CIBHS Yapp will download from the Apple App Store or Android Google Play Store once you have a user id and password from the store you utilize.
CIBHS utilizes multimedia at many of its conferences, training, during webinars, and at other learning events. CIBHS has produced many multimedia events as webinars on a number of different subjects. CIBHS has also produced videotapes and digital recordings of live conferences, training, and events. Recordings of those multimedia events are available on the CIBHS YouTube Channel and are categorized in playlists for easy viewing. Finally, some of our recordings are from our partners including CalMHSA.
Welcome to the CIBHS Online Learning. On the left-side navigation bar are links to current e-learning modules, webinars, and conferences and trainings. These are intended to provide information in a timely and convenient manner to public mental health staff, managers, and students.