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NAMI Tri-Valley
Monthly General Meetings: 2020



Please Note: If Shelter In Place is required during our General Meetings, we will hold the meetings on video conferencing.

All meetings in 20
20 are held at the Livermore Public Library on the first Monday of each month except for July, September and December. The meetings run from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Guest speakers are invited to present in his/her area of mental health expertise to the general public. There is no cost and is open to the public.

Livermore Public Library, Community Room B
1188 So. Livermore Ave., Livermore

For questions or information, please contact Marsha McInnis, Speaker Coordinator, at 925-980-5331 or marsha@nami-trivalley.org

AGENDA
6:45 - 7:00 = Doors open
7:
00 - 7:15 = Announcements and housekeeping by Speaker Coordinator
7:
15 - 8:30 = Guest speaker's presentation

Refreshments provided

Presentation Schedule for 2020
If Sheltering In Place is still in effect, we will arrange
to provide presentation by video conferencing

January 6, 2020
BACS Valley Wellness Center

Mental Health Wellness & Recovery: A Personal Journey of Resiliency & Transformation

February 3, 2020
Update on Crisis Services in Alameda County
Binh Au
Crisis Line Program Director
Crisis Support Services of Alameda County

Binh Au will provide an update on the expanding crisis services available to Alameda County residents, including the Mobile Crisis Team, crisis stabilization and residential centers, and Sally's Place, Peer Respite Center. Binh will be available to answer questions regarding suicide prevention as it relates to people's personal stories.

Binh Au is the crisis line program director at Crisis Support Services of Alameda County. He identifies as a family member/caregiver and lives in Oakland CA. Binh likes to dance, ride his bike, cook, and spend time with his family. Learn more about Crisis Support Service of Alameda County and our services at https://www.crisissupport.org.

March 2, 2020
Advocacy Services in Alameda County
Beverly Bergman

Family Caregiver Advocacy Specialist
Beverly Bergman is a 21-year staff member of the Mental Health Association in Alameda County. Her expertise as benefits advocate for
13
years successfully helped over 500 people receive SSI/SSDI. The past 8 years, Beverly has advocated for family/caregivers by providing support, advice, education, advocacy, information and referrals. Beverly guides families through dispute resolutions and assists with filing complaints. Other services include help with completing forms, explanation how the Alameda County mental health system works and strategies when the system doesn’t work. Beverly has a family member with a mental illness and understands first hand the challenges in obtaining help for a loved one while maintaining the health of the family/caregiver.


Francesca Tannenbaum

Patients' Rights Director for Alameda and San Mateo Counties
Francesca Tenenbaum is Director of Patients' Rights Advocates Programs for Alameda County and San Mateo County. She has
22 years of experience in advocacy and has been a Patients' Rights Advocate for over 15 years. Currently there are 10 advocates in Alameda County and 3 advocates in San Mateo.

April 6, 2020 Meeting Postponed to November
Housing in Alameda County - Moved to November, 2, 2020
Robert Ratner, MD, MPH
Housing Services Director
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services

May 4, 2020
Pathways to Wellness Medication Clinic Client Care in a COVID-19 World
Neisha Becton, M.A.

CEO, Pathways to Wellness Medication Clinic

Neisha Becton will talk about Pathways to Wellness Medication Clinic including the types of services provided as well as what it is like to run a Medi-Cal clinic.

June 1, 2020
"What is Mental Health Peer Support and
What Does the Research On It Show?
"

Khatera Tamplen,
Consumer Empowerment Manager, Alameda County Behavioral Health Office of Consumer Empowerment
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July, 2020
NO MEETING HELD THIS MONTH

August 5, 2020
Special Needs Trusts
Jennifer Thaete, PC
Owner and Certified Specialist in Estate Planning Needs

September, 2020
NO MEETING HELD THIS MONTH

October 5, 2020

Daniel Kostalnick, M.D.

Psychiatrist

November 2, 2020
Housing in Alameda County
Robert Ratner, MD, MPH
Housing Services Director
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services

Learn about the latest updates on supportive and independent housing in Alameda County.

December, 2020
NO MEETING HELD THIS MONTH



NAMI Tri-Valley, a 501 (C) (3) nonprofit, is an affiliate of NAMI California and NAMI National
Updated April, 2020