About CCC SMHP

CCC SMHP is a statewide student mental health program implemented in the 114 California community colleges.

CCC SMHP is a partnership between the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) and the Foundation for Community Colleges (Foundation).

The overall goals of the CCC SMHP are to enable the CCCs to implement and sustain prevention and early intervention strategies that will allow campuses to better identify and address the mental health needs of students. And, ultimately to promote sustainable student mental health systems and policies. These goals are achieved by the following efforts:

  • Broadly disseminate products developed by CCC SMHP and Each Mind Matters (EMM) partners, especially focused on innovative approaches and diverse and underserved populations.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to colleges and student clubs, groups, or organizations to increase mental health awareness on campuses and promote EMM uptake.
  • Provide the Kognito Solutions suicide prevention online gatekeeper trainings to all colleges at no cost.
  • Increase the relevance, satisfaction, and usage of student mental health resources and support among CCC.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with other funded partners.

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Project History

Phase I

Since 2011, California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program (CCC SMHP) has been one of several Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) initiatives funded by the voter-approved Mental Health Services Act (Prop. 63) and implemented by the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA). CalMHSA is an organization of California counties working to improve mental health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.

In October 2011, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) was awarded $6,900,000 by CalMHSA, which it utilized through the CCC SMHP. Phase I was intended to focus on prevention strategies which address the mental health needs of students and to advance the collaboration between educational settings, county services, and the community at large.

During Phase I, there were four main components of the CCC SMHP:

Phase I Accomplishments:


Phase II

In April 2015, CalMHSA approved funding on a smaller scale for Phase II.

Phase II is based on three strategic audiences: faculty, staff and students in all 114 California community colleges. These strategies are:

  1. Broadly market and disseminate Each Mind Matters (EMM) resources and tools.
  2. Provide training and technical assistance to increase local adoption and promotion of existing and customized EMM tools and resources.
  3. Leverage existing regional networks to increase college and partner engagement in CCC SMHP and EMM efforts.

Phase III

Annually, CalMHSA continues to support CCC SMHP statewide efforts. In October 2017, the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office augmented the program with additional funding focused on mental health and basic needs. The California Community College Chancellor’s Office plans to fund training and technical assistance services to California college faculty and staff to enable the CCCs to continue to address the mental health needs of students. And, ultimately to promote sustainable student mental health systems and policies.


Contact the CCC SMHP Team

California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)

Phone: (916) 859-4824

http://www.calmhsa.org
info@calmhsa.org

California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

1102 Q Street
Suite 4554
Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone: (916) 445-8752

http://www.cccco.edu

The Foundation for California Community Colleges

1102 Q Street
Suite 3500
Sacramento, CA 95811

Phone: (866) 325-3222
Fax: (916) 325-0844

http://www.foundationccc.org

Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS)

708 College Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Phone: (855) 304-1647
Fax: (707) 568-3810

http://cars-rp.org

Kognito Interactive

130 West 25 Street
Suite 1001
New York, NY 10001

Phone: (212) 675-9234
Fax: (646) 217-3677

http://www.kognito.com

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)

Calverton Office Park
11720 Beltsville Drive, Suite 900
Calverton, MD 20705-3111

Phone: (301) 755-2738
Fax: (301) 755-2799

Project Contacts:

Rhonda Mohr, Dean
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

rmohr@cccco.edu
(916) 323-6894

Colleen Ammerman, Mental Health Specialist
California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office

cganley@CCCCO.edu

Heather McClenahen, Senior Program Specialist
Foundation for California Community Colleges

hmcclenahen@foundationccc.org
(916) 498-6707

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