The development of leadership contributes greatly to the positive development of young people and their communities. Leadership skills, such as goal-setting, problem-solving and sound decision-making, are not just necessary for leaders – these skills are needed for success in today’s world. The STAR Center features young people from across the country who are making a […]
Peer Supports & Student Groups
There are skills that will help students thrive as you get ready to leave high school. Here you’ll find information, tools and guidance to help you feel Set to Go – whether you go to college or straight to a career.
The California Community Colleges Dreamers Project, supported by a grant from The James Irvine Foundation, was created in response to the 2017 announcement of the rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. A collaborative effort between the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO), Immigrants Rising, and the Foundation for California Community Colleges (Foundation), […]
The MSW@USC, the online Master of Social Work program at the University of Southern California published a guide that helps family and friends understand and support someone who is self-harming, as well as provide intervention strategies for loved ones.
The Pillars of Peer Support Services initiative is designed to develop and foster the use of Medicaid funding to support Peer Support Services in state mental health systems of care.
Navigating College is a free handbook written by adults with autism for college students with autism. It includes a variety of different individuals’ perspectives and strategies on topics including accommodations, housing, health and safety, advocacy, and social life.
Online support community for people dealing with grief, death, and major loss, with over fifty monitored support groups for children, youth, and adults.
Twelve-step program to support individuals to change compulsive gambling behavior. Website offers a broad range of problem gambling information and resources, including localized hotline information.
Friends are Good Medicine was established in November of 1986. It was the first county-wide clearinghouse in the Central Valley. The directory was first published in 1987 to publicize support groups. Friends provide leadership training, consultation and assistance to groups, and information sheets on topics of interest to self-helpers.
Working collaboratively with the NAMI Support Technical Assistance and Resource (STAR) Center, the UIC Center developed a cultural competency toolkit for use by mental health peer-run programs and self-help groups. The toolkit is also applicable to traditional mental health and rehabilitation programs.