We're less than a week away from Mental Health Month in May and DBH has a lot of exciting events planned. Listen to the all-new podcast episode featuring staff from the Public Relations and Outreach team as they chat about the fun activities and explore why mental health is important to focus on. To learn more about how you can celebrate Mental Health Month, visit CelebrateMHM.com.
Wohoo! Valentina Vela, DBH Clinical Therapist II, received recognition at the San Bernardino County Children's Network 23rd Annual Shine a Light on Child Abuse Prevention Awards!
The annual awards honors people and organizations that have demonstrated exceptional service and have made a commitment to the safety and well-being of at-risk children and youth.
"With Juvenile Court Behavioral Health Services, Valentina has worked closely with Children and Family Services, Juvenile Court, DBH psychiatrists, and DBH nurses to conduct 2nd Opinion Evaluations of children and youth to explore diagnostic dilemmas and treatment options. Her warm, collaborative approach toward the process and her comprehensive reports have established the high standard for the program."
Congrats, Valentina and thank you for the work you do for our communities! 👏
Learn more about the awards here.
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and we have a special guest from the County family! Jeany Zepeda, Interim Director of San Bernardino County Department of Children and Family Services, joins the podcast to talk about the importance of child abuse prevention and about the stigma surrounding reporting child abuse. To report suspected child abuse and neglect (800) 827-8724. Visit https://hs.sbcounty.gov/cfs/ for more info.
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