The utilization of distance learning tools is an integral part of the technical assistance and training services. As part of the CCC SMHP TTA Project, webinars on relevant topics are offered on a regular basis and archived for future use. Users can download recordings and other materials for each topic.

Archived Webinars

The following are descriptions of the webinars that are scheduled to be offered as part of the CCC SMHP TTA Project and for which you may register to participate. All completed webinars are taped, archived and available to be viewed at any time. To view an archived webinar you can click on the icon immediately following the description.

Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) College Students (January 23, 2015)

Cultural competency, cultural responsiveness and cultural humility have become imperatives in teaching and service practices with Asian Americans in educational settings. The multiple, complex needs of AAPI college and university students must be further recognized. AAPI success on university campuses extends beyond academics to social, emotional, psychological, physical and familial health. In addition to clinical information shared by the presenter, research along with personal stories garnered from students will also be provided as examples of need. The two together will inform potential solutions on college and university campuses. Recommendations from nationally recognized mental health experts as well as evidence-based practices, practice based evidence and community defined effective practices, working with family and students on outreach and prevention will be discussed.

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Balancing Safety and Support on Campus: A Guide to Campus Behavioral Intervention Teams

The Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) produced a "Balancing Safety and Support on Campus" guide for campus behavior teams. This webinar will provide an overview of this guide. The session will review the background of campus teams and their relation to campus violence. Legal concerns will also be addressed.

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Behavioral Intervention Team Facilitated Q&A Session with the Jed Foundation Webinar (June 6, 2013)

This session will be a question and answer format to allow participants to ask any questions they may have on behavioral intervention teams.

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Building a Sustainable Mental Health Referral Network and Successfully Referring Students to Care Webinar (July 11, 2013)

This 90-minute webinar describes a process that will assist campuses in finding accessible community mental health referral sources and developing a sustainable referral network and then shares evidence based practices for student referrals and linkage to care. Strategies will focus on practical, low cost approaches that focus on leveraging existing relationships and resources in ways that align with and build on Kognito’s Identify, Approach and Refer model.


  1. Identify potential local community mental health referral sources
  2. Explain how to build a sustainable mental health referral network
  3. Describe evidence-based practices for mental health referrals and linkage to care

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Building Collaborative Relationships: Community Colleges, County Mental Health Departments, and Local Mental Health Providers (May 6, 2015)

Recently released, the Collaboration Toolkit: California Community Colleges and California County Behavioral and Mental Health Departments is for county behavioral health and mental health departments and community colleges to develop sustainable partnerships, and also allow both organizations to better understand their respective systems, processes, and help both find ways to identify partners from within each of these organizations.

Learn more about the Toolkit's purpose and overview of the main Toolkit components. Dr. Sandra Rowe from Santa Monica College and Janine Moore with Riverside County Mental Health Department also share their efforts to increase dialogue and foster relationships between relevant community mental health resources and partners to optimize networking opportunities, build consensus, and enhance the capacity of all entities in support of meeting the mental health needs of college students.

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Crisis Text Line

The Chancellor's Office, in partnership with the Foundation are currently working with the Crisis Text Line, a national organization that facilitates text-based mental health support. The goal of the collaboration is to implement a Crisis Text Line service specifically targeting California community college students.

Crisis Text Line tool kits are available to CCC health centers, mental health centers, Veteran Resource Centers, and various other departments on the college campuses. The outreach material is designed to inform students about the Crisis Text Line services, and instructs the CCC students to text the word "Courage" to a designated number. Students accessing the text service will be able to receive immediate and ongoing support from trained counselors available 24/7.

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Evaluation Webinar: Overview of CCC SMHP Capacity Survey of Campus-Based Mental Health Services (January 9, 2013)

An overview of two evaluation instruments: First, the CCC Mental Health Services Capacity Survey (all campuses) to be completed by all CCC campus health services administrators in January 2013 and second an overview of the CBG quarterly report (required by CBGs only).

Evaluation: Data Collection Efforts - Follow-up Discussion Webinar (May 17, 2013)

The California Community Colleges Student Mental Health Program (CCC SMHP) invites you to participate in a follow up discussion to the Campus Based Grant Meeting that took place on April 24-25, 2013 in Sacramento, CA.

This session will be a question and answer format to allow more time for any questions participants may have regarding the evaluation or any of the data collection activities.

Healthy Transitions: Wellness Curricula for Youth Exiting Foster Care (April 9, 2015)

This webinar will acquaint foster youth program staff on college campuses, county mental health providers, and others who work with youth transitioning from foster care into adulthood, with Healthy Transitions -- a highly comprehensive set of curricula to promote mental health, wellness, and self-care. These curricula are available to the field at large, at no cost, funded by the CalMHSA Student Mental Health Project.

This webinar provides an overview and orientation to the 12-hour basic curriculum, 9-hour supplemental curriculum, and ongoing peer to peer support group materials that comprise the curriculum, including youth workbooks, a youth resource guide, a trainer manual, and a peer to peer group manual. You will hear directly from the curriculum developers, as well as two community college programs who will share the very positive experiences they have had implementing Healthy Transitions.

The session therefore promises to offer insights to providers who are interested in delivering any or all of the Healthy Transitions materials, in a format that best suits your needs. Additional resources to support program design and implementation will also be discussed.

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Innovative Depression Screening Tools to Support Suicide Prevention in Higher Education (June 3, 2014)

These CCC SMHP Campus Based Grantees will share information about various depression screening strategies and tools you can use to identify students in need of mental health support and referrals. Participants will hear how San Diego City College uses multiple methods to recognize the symptoms of depression and assist to students in need. Orange Consortia (Orange Coast and Golden West Colleges) will share how collaborative efforts with county mental health resulted in student health screening tools with veterans on campus. Learn more about the approach used by San Bernardino Valley College to build a strengths based program model and develop a culture of caring with students.

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Personal Growth Initiative Scale – II (PGIS-II) [124KB PDF]
PQ4 Screening Scale [379KB PDF]
Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) Overview [40KB PDF]
The StrengthsQuest Guidebook [2.1MB PDF]

Introduction to Active Minds, Inc. Webinar (November 27, 2012)

Active Minds, Inc. is a one-of-a-kind national non-profit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others, reduce stigma, and encourage help-seeking on college campuses. Active Minds supports over 350 campus-based chapters across the US and Canada made up of student volunteers who provide mental health awareness, education and advocacy to their peers. The national office, located in Washington, DC supports chapters with resources, programming, and a full-time staff. Join us for a webinar to learn how you can start an Active Minds chapter and bring mental health awareness and education programming to your community college!

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Introduction to NAMI California Campus-Based Programs Webinar (April 10, 2013)

This introductory webinar will provide information regarding NAMI programs that could be offered to students and school personnel to provide support, education and advocacy. NAMI California’s school-based programs, including NAMI On Campus and a new program currently in development for higher education school personnel will be highlighted. The webinar will conclude with a presentation by a college student living with a mental health condition who will share her journey to recovery and experiences she faced as a student and with stigma along the way.

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Introduction to Quarterly Reporting Requirements and Administering of the NCHA Survey for Campus Based Grants (CBGS) Webinar (December 13, 2012)

This webinar provides: 1) An overview of the CBG quarterly reporting tool (PIRE). 2) How to plan and prepare for administering the NCHA survey as part of the - HSACCC data Consortium Project 2013. Both are requirements for the campus based grants. An overview of two evaluation instruments: First, the CCC Mental Health Services Capacity Survey (all campuses) to be completed by all CCC campus health services administrators in January 2013 and second an overview of the CBG quarterly report (required by CBGs only).

Joint Efforts with UC and CSUs to Support Suicide Prevention in Higher Education (May 12, 2014)

These Campus Based Grants will share their efforts to develop creative solutions to meet the needs of mental health awareness and services available to students. Participants will hear about these model programs, services, strategies, and tools that they could replicate at their college. Hear first-hand how Cuesta College formalized a relationship with CSU Cal Poly and their psychology student to provide mental health services at no cost. MiraCosta College will share how their participation in monthly Suicide Prevention Council Higher Education Subcommittee Meetings improved collaborative efforts across the county. Learn more about the initial stages of an internship fieldwork collaborative between Sierra Junior College and CSU Sacramento.

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Mental Health Supports for Latino College Students (April 29, 2015)

This webinar presents the primary stressors and mental health concerns among today's Latino college students. We discuss evidenced-based practices and emergent interventions to attract and retain Latino students in programs geared towards mental health and wellness. Finally, we present resources and adaptations to serve the mental health needs of Latino students in community college settings.

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Planning and Networking Session for Campus Based Grantees Webinar (September 19, 2012)

This webinar provides information and opportunities for grantees to: discuss strategies on developing and/or improving connections between your campus and the mental health providers in your community; gain support in planning your Regional Strategizing Forum; and share best practices, models and strategies.

ReachOut Informational Webinar (January 16, 2013)

This webinar will provide an overview of ReachOut.com, a mental health information and support website developed and maintained by the Inspire USA Foundation. ReachOut launched peer-moderated forums (www.ReachOutHere.com) last year that provide a virtual contact strategy for 14-24 year olds to reduce stigma and discrimination. The ReachOutHere forums are a key component to the overall SDR social marketing campaign developed and implemented by Runyon Saltzman & Einhorn.

Participants will learn about the variety of content and interactive experiences available to young people through ReachOut.com, with particular attention to the ReachOut forums and the social marketing tools being launched across California to encourage young people to "join the discussion". The presentation will include information about how California Community Colleges can access materials developed for the campaign, and how colleges might promote ReachOut as a resource for their students.

Strategies to Assess Student Mental Health Needs Webinar (November 28, 2012)

This webinar provides advice and tools for colleges interested in assessing their student mental health needs. The trainers discuss commonly used surveys, how to implement them effectively, and how to use the data findings to direct future prevention and intervention efforts. The training will also discuss other means of assessing student mental health efforts, including the use of customized data collection plans, qualitative methods, such as focus groups and interviews, and existing tools such as referral and intake forms. Finally, the training will discuss ways to leverage data from additional sources including County Mental Health, UC's and CSU's, and local health care and hospitals.

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Strengthening the Safety Net: Implementing a Comprehensive Approach to Student Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention Webinar (June 27, 2013)

This interactive webinar will outline the Suicide Prevention Resource Center/Jed Foundation Comprehensive Approach to Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Promotion, and how participants can use this model to strengthen their campus-wide suicide prevention efforts. Examples of how other campuses have implemented a comprehensive approach will be highlighted throughout, including an in-depth discussion of the steps Mt. San Antonio College has taken to create a more comprehensive prevention strategy for their campus. The session will also assist participants in identifying areas within the model where their campuses could benefit from further development, and next steps to take in establishing more comprehensive suicide prevention efforts.

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Suicide Prevention and the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) Webinar (February 11, 2014)

Suicide prevention depends upon appropriate identification and screening. The staggering rates of suicidal ideation and behavior on college campuses have prompted university officials to turn outward for comprehensive prevention plans that identify at-risk students. Due to its demonstrated ability to predict suicidal behavior and guidance for next steps (e.g., triggering referrals to mental health professionals) it positively impacts service utilization through decreasing unnecessary interventions, redirecting scarce resources, and expediting care delivery to those at highest risk. Adopted by the CDC, this screen is delivered by all gatekeepers, enabling blanket coverage and linking of systems (e.g., campus counseling, security, corrections, hospitals/behavioral health, crisis assessment), fostering prevention.

General Information Handout [1.3MB PDF]
Improving Suicide Screening at the Cleveland Clinic through Electronic Self-Reports: PHQ-9 and the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) [78KB PDF]
Rating Scale - Screening Version [20KB PDF]
Suicide Screening in a General Hospital Setting: Initial Results Poster [692KB PDF]

The Jed Foundation's Mental Health Supports for Colleges: Useful Web-Based Resources for CCCs and What's New Webinar (January 29, 2013)

In this webinar, The Jed Foundation will present an overview of their Suicide Prevention Resource Center Comprehensive Approach to Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention on College and University Campuses. They will also provide an overview of their current online programs for students including: www.ulifeline.org, www.HalfofUs.com, and www.LoveisLouder.com . These programs provide a vast and multi-faceted array of options for students to learn more about topics related to emotional health and how emotional health issues can be addressed. We will also review our resources and tools for college counselors and administrators. Among the resources that will be reviewed are an online training program for college counselors entitled “Understanding and Supporting the Emotional Health of Student Veterans,” and a guide for implementing and managing a campus behavioral intervention team. Finally, they will discuss the new JedCampus program, which is designed to help schools examine their emotional health support resources and programs in comparison to a model system.

The program will be presented by John MacPhee, executive director of The Jed Foundation, and Dr. Victor Schwartz the Foundation's medical director. John has been executive director at The Jed Foundation for the past year and brings a background in business operations, nonprofit management and public health (Master's Degree in public health from Columbia University). Vic is a psychiatrist who has been a medical director and director of counseling services and a dean of students and has been medical director of The Jed Foundation for 8 months. He is co-editor of Mental Health Care in the College Community (Wiley 2010).

Training and Technical Assistance Informational Project Webinar (February 25, 2013)

The Chancellor's Office, in partnership with the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC), has no cost training and technical assistance (TTA) services available to support student mental health prevention and early intervention (PEI) activities on all 113 campuses. These services are made possible through a grant from the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA). The Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) and Kognito Interactive are the TTA providers for this project. This webinar provides an overview of the types of TTA services that will be offered and provides campuses with guidance on how to request these services.

The Trevor Project Ally Training Webinar

This 90-minute webinar seeks to provide a basic framework of understanding regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning youth through a dialogue regarding what it means to be an ally for LGBT youth through informing participants about terminology used in the LGBT community, the process of "coming out" as an LGBT person and a discussion of the challenges faced by LGBT youth in their environment. Participants are encouraged to explore their own biases, build their knowledge and understanding and develop empathy. In addition the workshop participants learn about opportunities that all individuals have to improve the environment for LGBT individuals.

Trevor Project's Connect, Accept, Respond, Empower (CARE): How to Support LGBTQ Youth Training

This interactive webinar will provide an overview of suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and the different environmental stressors that contribute to their heightened risk for suicide. The first half of the workshop will focus on what research states regarding reducing the risk of suicide and promoting resiliency. After reviewing current research, there will be an emphasis on best practices and practical steps that service providers, educators, and others can take to promote a positive environment for all youth.

After participating in this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Describe the services offered by The Trevor Project and how youth can access them
  • Discuss the challenges facing LGBTQ youth in their home, school and other environments
  • Explain the risk factors and warning signs of suicide
  • Describe how to respond to a youth who is at risk for suicide and connect them to appropriate resources
  • Explain how to create supportive environments for all youth that promote resiliency and decrease the risk for suicide

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Website Support to CCCs on Student Mental Health Webinar (March 4, 2013)

Engaging students requires colleges to be technically savvy and to make all information, resources and services accessible electronically. In order to support students' mental health and to help prevent and intervene when there is a crisis, colleges should ensure information is posted on their college websites. The purpose of this webinar is to orient California community colleges to newly available website support regarding student mental health. A customizable website template has been developed which is preloaded with generic mental health information and links to resources on a variety of topics. The template is designed to be fully incorporated into a colleges own website.

During the webinar, the website template will be introduced, and will include a functional overview of the various components, and a technical summary of what is required to upload the template. The website pages are supported by written functional and technical instructional documents, which are available on the project website.

Welcome Home: Veterans on Campus Introductory Webinar (December 12, 2012)

Increasing the effectiveness and sustainability of mental health services for veterans is a key part of the Student Mental Health Program. A half-day Welcome Home seminar on creating a climate of wellness for returning veterans attending community colleges in California is now available through the CCC SMHP TTA Project. The seminar is beneficial for faculty, staff, administrators, and students, and will be made available upon request to qualifying host campuses and marketed regionally. To receive more information about hosting and/or attending this half-day seminar at your campus, all community colleges are encouraged to attend this webinar.

Webinar participants receive information on how to host a half-day Welcome Home seminar on their campus. The discussion will address how to prepare for hosting the event including how to support student Veteran panelists. The webinar also provides a brief overview of the topics that will be covered at length in the half-day seminar, such as: understanding student veterans; how service experience impacts learning; common experiences, injuries, and coping patterns; and how to support a positive academic experience and help veterans achieve success in school.

Young Invincibles: Affordable Care Act and CCCs (October 10, 2013)

October 1st is an important date for some of the largest coverage expansions made possible by the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. This webinar will cover key information on how this will impact Community College students:

  1. Summary of new coverage options for Community College students
  2. New responsibilities (Individual mandate and exemptions)
  3. Outreach and education strategies to connect your students

We will offer specific resources and strategies tailored to young adults.

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