WMU: Only Eating Disorder Outpatient Program Opens in L.A., Road to Success Program Launches in South County

WMU: Only Eating Disorder Outpatient Program Opens in L.A., Road to Success Program Launches in South County

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The San Juan Unified School District is offering a free Youth Mental Health First Aid training in Carmichael, CA (Sacramento Region) on June 23! The training is for all district staff, parents and the adult community, and will take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the district office, located at 3738 Walnut Avenue in Carmichael.

According to the Carmichael Times, “Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Participants must attend all eight hours to receive a certificate and CEUs, if applicable. The certificate indicates you have been certified in Mental Health First Aid USA for Youth and is valid for three years.”

REGISTER BY contacting Gaylon Johnson at gaylon.johnson@sanjuan.edu or at (916) 979-8611. A flier is available with additional details.


Only outpatient program for eating disorders opens in L.A.
Cision – 6.6.18

The Center for Discovery, a national eating disorder treatment group, announced the opening of an outpatient clinic in South Bay, Los Angeles, California. The clinic will be the only outpatient center specializing solely in serving those with eating disorders, who are an underserved population. In the United States, 30 million people have been diagnosed and are living with an eating disorder. However, according to CFD, only 10 percent of people will receive the treatment they need.

The clinic will treat common eating disorders — such as anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID), and co-occurring conditions such as anxiety, mood disorders, trauma, substance use, and self-harm. The Center for Discovery opened the clinic in response to requests for providers requesting — and lacking — specialized care in the area for people with eating disorders.

“The gap between those that need treatment and those that receive it is largely an issue of access and Center For Discovery is committed to delivering quality treatment throughout the country while observing the highest standards of care in the industry,” said CEO John Peloquin, PhD, MBA.

CISION: Discovery South Bay Los Angeles offers partial hospitalization or day treatment and intensive outpatient programming for adolescents and adults, males and females, local to the Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, El Segundo, and Torrance areas. To enroll in the program please call 866-539-0869.

Road to Success rehabilitation program launches in South County
Soledad Bee – 6.7.18

In South County, California, young people charged with non-violent crime are being offered a route to rehabilitation. Called the Road to Success program, this option will allow young people at risk of being cited for a non-felony misdemeanor to enroll in a 8-10 week Life Skills program.

Road to Success is made possible by the Strengthening Law Enforcement and Community Partnerships  grant. The program is a collaboration between the cities of collaboration with all four South Monterey County cities, Gonzales (the lead agency for the grant), Greenfield, Soledad and King City. Two cities, Soledad and King City, are offering mental health services.

“[The youth] are expected to participate in an eight- to 10-week life skills training to better their communication skills, to cope with anxiety and anger,” said Denise Velasquez, who oversees the program.

The Road to Success program received over 100 referrals in its first week.

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