Tag Archives: Mental Health

Interpreter Training Aims to Lift Burden Off Children, Friends at the Doctor’s Office

Video Credit: Brian Myers, Media Arts Center San Diego By Brian Myers The Alliance for African Assistance is putting on a 40-hour mental health interpreter training course. It’s offered through their Global Village program, a branch that provides language and … Continue reading

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California Bill Would Restore Mental Health Funding in Elementary Schools

Cherokee Point Elementary School Principal Godwin Higa talks with a student. | Photo Credit: Jane Stevens By Megan Burks A San Francisco Bay Area lawmaker has introduced a state bill that would restore mental health care funding for young children … Continue reading

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Jóvenes refugiados aprenden a tejer enseñados por sus ancianos

Casi 1,800 refugiados de Birmania viven en el Condado de San Diego. Los refugiados de la tercera edad quienes tienen dificultades para aprender inglés pueden permanecer aislados. Una clase llamada Homespun donde las personas de la tercera edad enseñan el … Continue reading

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Young Refugees Learn Weaving From Their Elders

About 1,800 refugees from Burma live in San Diego County. For older refugees, who have a harder time learning English, they can become isolated. A class called Homespun, where elders teach the traditional art of weaving, helps the young and … Continue reading

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What San Diego Law Enforcement Is Up Against

By Catherine Green It’s hard out here for a cop — or a health care worker or social service provider, for that matter. Opiate use and mental health calls for service are both up in San Diego County, according to … Continue reading

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Second Opinion: Which Mental Health Services Have to Be Covered Now?

Sandra D’Alonzo will graduate from the University of Southern California next year. When she gains her master’s degree in social work, however, she’ll lose her school-based health insurance. She’s planning to find a new plan on Covered California and wants … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: One in Five U.S. Children Has Mental Disorder

By Megan Burks One in Five U.S. Children Has Mental Disorder A recent Centers for Disease Control study says one in five U.S. children has experienced a mental disorder in any given year. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder was the most common, followed … Continue reading

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Section 8, Zero Tolerance and One Family Pushed to the Brink

As zero tolerance falls out of fashion in other sectors, a Clinton-era housing rule remains and puts families at risk of homelessness. Cheryl Canson and her two children know the impact it can have first-hand. Because a family member committed … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: President to Unveil Immigration Reform Plan Tuesday

By Megan Burks President Obama to Unveil Immigration Reform Plan As President Barack Obama starts his second term, the nation is talking about immigration reform. In his State of the Nation address, Obama said comprehensive immigration reform would be a … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: La Maestra’s Master Innovator and Lunar New Year

By Megan Burks La Maestra’s Master Innovator HealthyCal.org published a story yesterday on the La Maestra Clinics and their executive director, Zara Marselian. The story profiles Marselian, who grew up with a Croatian immigrant mom who opened her doors to … Continue reading

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