The CCC SMHP has selected 23 California community college campuses or consortia of campuses (representing a total of 30 campuses) to expand and enhance their capacity on campus and through community linkages to address the mental health prevention and early intervention needs of their students, faculty, and staff. Selection priority has been given to colleges or consortiums that demonstrate through responses to the Technical Proposal that they have a viable existing infrastructure (such as health, mental health, or other student support services) on which additional activities can be expanded, enhanced, and leveraged.
Ultimately, through the support received by this cohort of grantees, benefits can be realized by the entire CCC system and by colleges that did not receive funding for a campus grant. It is expected that this effort, along with the other CCC SMHP components, will result in examples of model programs, services, strategies and tools that can be shared and disseminated to the entire system as well as to campuses in the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems.
Challenges in Executing CCC SMHP Grant
This summary review is designed to provide a resource tool for the California Community College (CCC) system by outlining identified issues and lessons learned in administering the CCC SMHP Campus‐Based Grants (CBGs). The issues were reported by campus staff responsible for administering the CCC SMHP at their campus and have provided the basis for identifying opportunities to enhance grant administrative support at both the state and local levels.
Regional Strategizing Forum
Campus Based Grants convened Student Mental Health Regional Strategizing Forums periodically to address topics concerning the mental health needs of the overall student population, with particular focus on high‐risk student populations, such as student veterans, minorities, LGBTQ, and other underserved segments of the student population; and to address the complexities of regional mental health gaps in services, and develop resolutions and strategies to alleviate these gaps. The primary focus of the Regional Strategizing Forums is to increase dialogue and foster relationships between relevant community mental health resources and partners, and to share best practices, models, and strategies with campuses that share geographic proximity and do not receive grant funding.
Regional Strategizing Forum (RSF) Survey and Materials
Campus Based Grantee Convening Training Materials
Held in April 2013, this meeting was a learning forum style, that provided opportunities for campus based grantees to share successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
Marketing Materials - View the CalMHSA Marketing Guide, Style Guide, and download related logo graphics.
In October 2011, the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) was awarded funds by the California Mental Health Service Authority (CalMHSA). This funding is being utilized through the California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program (CCC SMHP). As a component of the grant, 23 California community college campuses or consortia of campuses (representing a total of 30 campuses) received funding to expand and enhance their capacity on campus and through community linkages to address the mental health prevention and early intervention needs of their students, faculty, and staff. As the grant matures, CCC SMHP wants to continue to showcase and heighten the visibility of the accomplishments at each college. These updated profiles provide a summary of colleges' student mental health programs including program outcomes, strategies, methodology, populations served, and collaborative partners for campus based grants.
To view information for each Campus Based Grantee, click on the appropriate county on the map below.