Rebecca will present a workshop sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Orange County (MHA) at their 21st annual Meeting of the Minds. MHA seeks to promote the positive mental health and emotional well-being of Orange County residents, working towards reducing the stigma of mental illness, developmental disabilities, and providing support to victims of sexual assault and other crimes. In partnership with service recipients, families, volunteers and the community, MHA strives to fulfill its mission through culturally competent advocacy, direct services, public education, and responsiveness in times of community emergency.
Families and Communities Together (FaCT) currently works with 12 Family Resource Centers (FRC) throughout Orange County that provide services to the community, such as counseling, domestic violence services, family advocacy/case management and information and referrals. The goal of the partnership between the County of Orange and the FRC’s is to reduce the risk of child abuse and creating a safe and stable home environment. They provide training opportunities regarding their client/community needs. This venue will include therapists, case managers, staff and communities. Rebecca will speak about eating disorders and cutting, particularly in teens.