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Mental Health Services Act

PeerLINKS Imperial Valley – Fiscal Year 2020/2021 – 2022/2023:

The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), approved by voters in November 2004, allocates funds to assist counties and state agencies in meeting all responsibilities of the MHSA. The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has awarded $2.2 million in funding to regional centers to develop and implement innovative projects. The timeframe for these projects is July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023. Projects focus on prevention, early intervention, and treatment for children and adult consumers with mental health diagnoses, as also provide support for families.

PeerLINKS Imperial Valley
Project Summary:


This demonstration project will provide culturally and linguistically competent recovery focused Peer Assisted Supports for persons ages 14 and older who reside in Imperial County, are served by San Diego Regional Center and are not
effectively connected to necessary Behavioral Health Services. Priority will be given to individuals with recent visits/admissions to Emergency Departments, Acute Care Hospitals, the Crisis Center, Crisis residential services and other crisis oriented services seeking treatment, or have been sent to jail when trying to access behavioral health services.


NAMI SD will be partnering with San Diego Regional Center to provide Peer Assisted Supports through NAMI’s successful PeerLINKS program that has been provided in San Diego County since 2016 with statistically significant outcomes including reduction in emergency visits and hospital stays, enhanced education and networking with other behavioral health services, increased access to necessary services through in-reach activities, outreach and education and peer supports.

 

NAMI SD will focus on equipping a strong team comprised of Peer/Family Support Specialists and AOD Counselor to provide enhanced support, care coordination and recovery related case management services for individuals ages 14 and older who live in the Imperial Valley, have co-occurring mental health or
substance use disorders in need of recovery focused treatment.

 

The PeerLINKS Imperial Valley project is funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) in partnership with the Department of Developmental Services.

 

PeerLINKS Imperial Valley
Project Outcomes:

The PeerLINKS Imperial Valley project will serve 50 individuals and 40 families per year. Additionally, our program will conduct outreach and trainings with 20 clinicians, 20 service providers, and 20 professionals who provide support in other areas (for example, staff from adult protective services, etc.).


Our goals and outcomes include:

  • Assessing the baseline number of incarcerations (and/or hospitalizations) /re-admissions of consumers in Imperial County.

  • Assessing the total days incarcerations/Imperial resident’s hospitalizations in San Diego County/re-admissions.

  • Track the increase in access to mental health services. Goal is to have a 30% increase in access to mental health services.

  • Track the individuals in need of social support/recovery network. Goal is to connect 75% of participants to services within six months.

  • Track the goal setting of enrollees. The goal is 80% of participants will identify personal goals for recovery and wellness within six months.

  • Track the number of enrollees connected with mental health treatment. The goal is 50% within six months and 80% within 12 months.

  • 50% of clients at discharge will report an increased satisfaction in mental, physical and social health.

  • 33% of clients will report an increased satisfaction in social activities and relationships.

  • 40% percent will report a decrease/improvement in depression, anger, anxiety, and 30% will improve in suicidality.

  • PeerLINKS Imperial Valley and/or SDRC will provide 3-5 trainings a year.

  • PeerLINKS Imperial Valley and/or SDRC will provide 5-7 in reach activities a year


The PeerLINKS Imperial Valley project is funded by the Mental Health Services
Act (MHSA) in partnership with the Department of Developmental Services.
 

 

PeerLINKS Imperial Valley
Project Timeline
:

Year 1:

  • Recruit, hire, and train staff.

  • Develop marketing materials.

  • Provide ongoing peer support to PeerLINKS Imperial Valley clients.

  • Day to day administration, oversight, and quality assurance activities.

  • Quarterly outreach to clients and families of San Diego Regional Center (SDRC) in Imperial Valley.

  • Quarterly outreach to Imperial Valley Behavioral Health Services (BHS).

  • Quarterly outreach and training to Jackson House.

  • Quarterly outreach to Imperial Valley Crisis Center.

  • Quarterly outreach and training to El Centro Regional Medical Center.

  • Quarterly outreach and training to community-based organizations.

  • Semi-annual SDRC Adult Residential Facilities (ARF) outreach and training.

  • Semi-annual Imperial Valley Education / School Outreach.

  • Submit quarterly reports to SDRC / Dept. of Developmental Services (DDS).


Year 2:

  • Provide ongoing peer support to PeerLINKS Imperial Valley clients.

  • Provide ongoing training to PeerLINKS Imperial Valley staff.

  • Day to day administration, oversight, quality assurance activities.

  • Revise marketing materials, as needed.

  • Quarterly outreach to: Imperial Valley SDRC’s clients and families, to Imperial Valley BHS, and to Imperial Valley Crisis Center.

  • Quarterly outreach and training to: Jackson House, El Centro Regional Medical Center, and community-based organizations.

  • Semi-annual SDRC ARF outreach and training.

  • Semi-annual IV Education / School Outreach.

  • Submit quarterly reports to SDRC / DDS.


Year 3:

  • Provide ongoing peer support to PeerLINKS Imperial Valley clients.

  • Provide ongoing training to PeerLINKS Imperial Valley staff.

  • Day to day administration, oversight, quality assurance activities.

  • Revise marketing materials, as needed.

  • Quarterly outreach to: Imperial Valley SDRC’s clients and families, to Imperial Valley Behavioral Health Services, and to Imperial Valley Crisis

  • Center.

  • Quarterly outreach and training to: Jackson House, El Centro Regional Medical Center, and community-based organizations.

  • Semi-annual SDRC ARF outreach and training

  • Semi-annual IV Education / School Outreach

  • Submit quarterly reports to SDRC / DDS

  • Submit final report and project blueprint to SDRC / DDS.


The PeerLINKS Imperial Valley project is funded by the Mental Health Services
Act (MHSA) in partnership with the Department of Developmental Services.