2022 California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) Conference

The Adolescent Therapeutic Community: An Integrated Model of Care

I was once told early in my career that the Therapeutic Community (TC) takes an hour to explain but a lifetime to master. The traditional Therapeutic Community model has saved countless lives over the past several decades featuring a therapeutic milieu that uses the community as the healer and...

Weathering the Workforce Storm

Over the past year, the behavioral health and health field has endured a wave of voluntary employee departures and mounting challenges in its ability to recruit highly qualified staff. Turnover brings considerable costs to organizations, time - and resource-wise - in recruiting and training new...

Substance Use and Treatment Services for the LGBTQ Community

Research reveals that individuals who identify as being part of the LGBTQ community represent a higher percentage of substance users as compared to those who do not identify. In fact, there are estimates to maintain that about 20 to 30 percent of the LGBTQ population is using substances as compared...