GUIDING PRINCIPALS & VALUES
Integrity: We will be transparent and honest in our work together as a collaborative.
Collaboration: We are committed to a shared vision and will take a leadership role in expanding partnerships, and acknowledge ownership of all the outcomes. We will work to build trust amongst agencies and encourage cooperation. We value the partnership and commitment from parents, students, schools, county, service providers, faith-based organizations, law enforcement, funders, and community to work together towards long-term solutions.
Equity: We are committed to implementing strategies that are inclusive of all youth (ages 12-26) struggling with mental health and aspire to alleviate any barriers that prevent access to support services.
Engagement: We will seek feedback from parents and youth to ensure quality of, access to, and cultural competence of services. We will engage youth, parents, teachers, counselors and community to gain a wider diversity lens so that we better understand the barriers families face when trying to connect to mental health resources.
Provide oversight, build infrastructure, capacity, and pursue initial implementation. Facilitate better communication, collaboration, and transparency. Responsible for the oversight and management of the coalition including but not limited to community engagement, fiscal decision-making, strategy development and implementation
Rachael Steidl, Chair
Annmarie Cameron, MWC
Geoff Green, SBCC FOUNDATION
Frann Wageneck, SBUSD
Susan Salcido, SBCEO
Megan Riker-Rheinschild, SB D.A. OFFICE
Katy Bazylewicz, COTTAGE HEALTH
YOUTH SERVICE COMMITTEE
Work on setting goals for leveraging partnerships and working more effectively on campus. Ensure oversight and quality of programs & cultural competence through parent and student feedback. Improve student connectedness and strengthen support systems for student social and emotional health. Work with the community and schools to develop a protocol for resource and referral.
CARPINTERIA CHILDRENS PROJECT
MENTAL WELLNESS CENTER
MISSION HARBOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
SB COUNTY SHERRIFF
SB NEIGHBORHOOD CLINICS
WHAT IS LOVE
PUBLIC OUTREACH & EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Coordinate a public outreach and education campaign with a unified message that creates awareness. Stigma and shame are often barriers in parents and students asking for help. Coordinate training and education opportunities for professionals and the community at large working with our local organizations.
Beth Farnsworth Ward
Lauren Bianchi Kiemann
EVALUATION, POLICY & FUNDING COMMITTEE
Research opportunities for shared data collection and evaluation. Provide fiscal oversight. Put together a 3 year proposal for funding. Research funding opportunities. Stay up to date on state and national policy and mandates. Develop a mechanism for evaluating and monitoring the strategies.
HEADSPACE PILOT RESEARCH COMMITTEE
Work with Stanford and Santa Clara County to evaluate local viability of an integrated health care space for youth in Santa Barbara modeled after the Headspace and Foundry models.
YOUTH WELLNESS CONNECTION COUNCIL
Leadership program through the Mental Wellness Center of students that commit to being ambassadors on their campuses to reduce stigma and encourage self-care.
Students are also a resource to the YMWC to provide youth perspective and input.
The 50+ members who participated in phase 1 were invited to continue on smaller working committees. Those who did not have the capacity to commit to one of the five committees have the opportunity to continue as at-large members. Meetings will be convened 1-2 times a year for all members in order to keep everyone engaged in the process and communication. We will begin to build partnerships with community businesses and funders.