Asian Community Mental Health Board

aka Asian Community Mental Health Services   |   Oakland, CA   |  http://www.acmhs.org

Mission

Asian Community Mental Health Services provides multicultural and
multilingual services, empowering the most vulnerable members of our
community to lead healthy, productive and contributing lives.
Our vision is to grow as a responsive and innovative organization,
embracing diversity and compassionate care, setting the standard of
excellence for integrated services to Asian & Pacific Islander
communities. pastingAsian Community Mental Health Services provides multicultural and multilingual services, empowering the most vulnerable members of our community to lead healthy, productive and contributing lives. Our vision is to grow as a responsive and innovative organization, embracing diversity and compassionate care, setting the standard of excellence for integrated services to Asian & Pacific Islander communities.

Ruling year info

1974

Principal Officer

Ms. Lily L Stearns

Main address

310 8th St Ste 201

Oakland, CA 94607

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EIN

94-2248390

NTEE code info

Community Mental Health Center (F32)

Mental Health Treatment (F30)

Alcohol, Drug and Substance Abuse, Dependency Prevention and Treatment (F20)

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Behavioral Health Care Services

Asian Community Mental Health Services (ACMHS) works with consumer and families in multiple, major Asian languages.  Our annual operating budget is $7.4 million.  Our integrated network of services is tailored to the needs of children, adolescents, adults, families and seniors.  These services fall under four units: Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities; Family Support Services; and Youth Empowerment.  ACMHS’ behavioral health services include referral and community outreach; assessment, diagnosis and treatment; individual and family therapy; case management; psychoeducation and wellness support group; medication support; and substance abuse treatment.

Population(s) Served

ACMHS provides comprehensive, culturally appropriate behavioral health care services for children, adolescents, adults, and their families. Our clinical staff consists of highly trained, committed psychiatrists, psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers and case managers who are familiar with the needs of immigrant and refugee communities. Our staff also reflects the wide spectrum of age as well as immigrant/refugee cultural status of the API communities. Services are provided at our Oakland office in Chinatown, designated public schools, and community sites.
Multi-disciplinary, multi-lingual services teams provide a broad range of services:
Information and referral of clinical resources and how to access them
Screening evaluation to determine whether mental health and/or substance abuse treatment services are needed
Interdisciplinary psychiatric assessment to establish diagnoses and formulate a treatment plan tailored to the individual consumer, with self-directed goals and action plan
Crisis stabilization to restore consumer’s safety, wellbeing and coping skills
Individual and family therapy to identify and resolve consumer’s life and relationship issues
Psychosocial rehabilitation services and supportive counseling to develop consumer’s community living skills and improve self care
Consumer volunteer group as a means to empower participants in their recovery journey
Substance abuse treatment group to motivate group members to reduce or abstain from using substances
Clinical case management to arrange for appropriate services and supports based on an ongoing assessment of a consumer’s needs
Family education on understanding and managing the mental illness of their loved ones
Medication therapy to prescribe psychotropic medication and monitor its effectiveness, with the goal of reducing or stabilizing various cognitive, mood and/or behavioral
Psychological testing to provide better understanding of a consumer’s cognitive, mood and/or behavioral challenges with the goals of developing and implementing more effective service plans to address the challenges

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth Clinical Services is a relatively new division established in October, 2011 by integrating numerous programs, aimed at providing multicultural and multilingual services to children, youths and young adults ages 0 to 21. Our goal is to provide comprehensive interventions to clients and their families by addressing mental health issues, psychosocial adjustment, intergenerational conflicts, traumas, violence, drug and alcohol issues, education, and immigration/acculturation. Our multidisciplinary team includes highly trained Mental Health Specialist, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker, Psychologist, Child Psychiatrist, and Family Partners, providing individual /group therapy, case management, crisis intervention, medication support, play therapy, child-parent psychotherapy, family therapy/support, and parenting consultation in office, home, schools, and community.In addition to our Medi-Cal based services to API children and youth, our various programs also include:
School-Based Program provides on-campus services in 5 different Oakland public schools, including Franklin Elementary School, Garfield Elementary School, Roosevelt Middle School, Oakland High School, and Oakland International High school. In Roosevelt Middles School and Oakland International High School, ACMHS is the sole mental health provider to provide comprehensive mental health services to referred students.
AOD Youth Program provides outpatient services to youth ages from 10 to 20 who have substance-related problems. Our AOD counselors address the impacts of drug and alcohol on the behavioral, legal, psychosocial, and educational aspects of youth by adopting harm reduction approach.
Caring Asian Family Alliance (CAFA) provides services to traumatized children under the age of 18. The type of traumas addressed include physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, maltreatment in community, domestic violence exposure, and parent substance abuse and endangering life style. Interventions include different types of therapy services and linkage to the Victims of Crime Program.
Infant and Preschool Children services provide children age 0-6 with social, emotional and school readiness support through screening, education, assessment, early intervention, and treatment which include home-based parent and child psychotherapy, weekly developmental playgroups with joint parenting classes, mental health consultations and family service coordination, and referrals to county and city services

Population(s) Served

Developmental Disabilities Services meet the needs of primarily monolingual developmental disabled APIs and their families who seek services at Regional Center of the East Bay. The goal is to promote normalization and consumer involvement as individuals develop to their fullest potential and live as independently as possible. Services include: case management, socialization and independent living skills, parent training on self-advocacy skills, resource development and support.
Case management services provide coordination on behalf of API families to access other community resources, including residential day and employment programs, special education services, and rehabilitation options, with a goal of keeping the client with the family and out of restricted residential settings.
Early Intervention program for Asian infants and toddlers with developmental delays includes stimulation program, speech therapy, physical therapy, behavioral intervention, and service coordination between family and providers.
Parent conferences address a specific topic each year to improve parents’ understanding of their rights and information on community resources.
Parent support activities foster a network of peer assistance to empower family members to advocate for specific services that meet individual and family needs. A past parent group has spun off to become its own corporate entity.
Intake and assessment help API famlies with DD children enter the Regional Center system where they can access the above and other services.

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Asian Community Mental Health Board

Board of directors
as of 9/10/2012
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Luana Shiba-Harris

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Ken Kawaichi

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Gary Templin

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Terry Tan

Office of the City Attorney, San Francisco

Alan Fong

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Kathy Doan Vice Chair

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Janet Han

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Brendan Johnson

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Sandy Lee

Harold Lee Insurance Services

Leonides Jong

Asian Employees Association of PG&E

Danya Jang Secretary

United Commercial Bank

Margaret Kim

GE Capital, Life Sciences

Mildred Patubo

Wells Fargo Investments, LLC

Sian Shumway Treasurer

University of California, Berkeley

Srinoi Rousseau

Camp Rousseau Montgomery, LLP

Karen Park

Bernstein Global Wealth Management

Nupur Saluja

Charles Schwab

Stella Wu-Chu

San Francisco Human Services Agency

Luana Shiba-Harris Chair

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center