FIRST RESPONDER PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS
PROVIDING CRISIS COUNSELING FOR THE STATE OF CALFORNIA
Painted Brain FEMA Staff has been working on a DMH “Access for All” project for the health needs assessment of populations with disabilities in Los Angeles County throughout all of its eight service planning areas.
This project aims to include the blind, partially sighted and visually impaired communities, the deaf community, and the physically or mobility-impaired communities.
The goal of this project is to increase capacity in the access of mental health and other community services and programs, and we have begun this process by creating resource guides for each of these three communities.
This is an ongoing project and Painted Brain will be conducting focus groups within each of these communities with disabilities as a part of their mental health needs assessment.
Painted Brain peer counselors provide crisis intervention and management to individuals impacted by COVID and other trauma-related challenges.
Painted Brain facilitates peer-run groups for individuals and parent/caregivers experiencing mental health challenges.