Archive > 2019

Behavioral Health Department Introduces New Grant Program with Law Enforcement Team
Date: 5/15/2019 2:45:17 PM
The Behavioral Health Department has been awarded a grant to help keep people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders out of the criminal justice system. Behavioral Health has partnered with the County’s Sheriff’s Office to launch the Behavioral Health Community Action Team program. A kick-off event was held Wednesday, May 15 at El Chorro Regional Park in San Luis Obispo.
Behavioral Health Welcomes New Youth Services Division Manager
Date: 7/12/2019 11:01:48 AM
The Behavioral Health Department has selected Jill Rietjens, LMFT as the new Youth Services Division Manager.
Celebrating Service: Division Manager Retires From Behavioral Health
Date: 7/12/2019 11:13:45 AM
Patty Ford, LMFT and Mental Health Youth Services Division Manager, served the County for over 20 years before retiring this month.
County Approves Funding for Residential Treatment Center
Date: 4/15/2019 5:35:31 PM
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 the County's Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support establishing a contract with Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County (CAPSLO) for construction of a new withdrawal management and residential treatment center at 40 Prado Road in San Luis Obispo.
County of San Luis Obispo Receives Funding for Youth Traffic Safety Education Program
Date: 10/23/2019 4:07:54 PM
The County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health Department has been awarded a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for $55,000 for a year-long program of public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.
Health Agency Department Personnel Technician Celebrates Retirement
Date: 8/19/2019 4:30:50 PM
Ramona Lock dedicated 18 years as a Health Agency Department Personnel Technician before she retired this month.
Quick Tips: Store and Dispose of Medicine Safely
Date: 11/1/2019 11:37:45 AM
You can play a part in keeping our community safe from drug overdose with simple changes at home: make it part of your routine to store and dispose of medication safely.
Teens Receive Friday Night Live Scholarships for 2019
Date: 5/15/2019 2:29:26 PM
Friday Night Live (FNL), a program of the Behavioral Health Department’s Prevention & Outreach Division, honored nine local high school seniors with scholarships. Scholarships were awarded at the program’s annual FNL Banquet, held Thursday, May 9th in San Luis Obispo.
Working Towards a Culturally-Informed Behavioral Health Practice
Date: 9/17/2019 11:32:33 AM
Three hundred staff across the Behavioral Health Department were trained by Dr. Leola Dublin Macmillan in August.

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