What about the building?

The 4 story brown building on the corner of 5th and Elm in Long Beach was built in 1922 and was originally the AT&T Overseas Operator Building. After the Long Beach Earthquake in 1933 the building was rebuilt and continued to be used as a telephone operator’s building.

The building stood vacant for a while and was purchased in the 1980s for conversion to an office building; the developer improved the building seismically but did not complete the project.

MHA bought the vacant property on January 2, 1990 to use as the site for the Village.

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday
Jul182016

Peer Specialists and Their Relationship with Professional Providers: Their Role in Addressing Special and Underserved Patient Populations-2015

Monday
Jul182016

Meeting the Challenges of Using the Recovery Model With People with Psychosis

Monday
Jul182016

Recommendations for Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Housing Jail Diversion Programs for Los Angeles County

Monday
Jul182016

Lessons for Person-Centered Diabetes Services from Mental Health

Friday
Aug152014

Welcoming Team Guiding Principles and Practice – 2014

A definition of our welcoming team’s signature gift, beliefs and principle driven practices from a retreat we did together

Tuesday
Jan142014

A More Comprehensive Approach to Ethical and Effective Prescribing – 2013

 

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A four pronged approach – individualization, recovery, trauma informed, and toxicity informed to prescribing, in part responding to the challenge of Robert Whittaker’s “Mad in America”

Tuesday
Jan142014

Psychiatric Disability Determinations: Adapting to inconvenient Truths – 2011

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A comprehensive guide for preparing Social Security Disability reports created with SAMSHA

 

Tuesday
Jan142014

Adult Initial Assessments – 2013

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A practical guide for doing initial assessments – interview, filling out form, and making chart diagnosis

Tuesday
Jan142014

Interested in Working? – 2013

 

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A practical guide for engaging people in employment efforts

 

 

Tuesday
Jan142014

Ready to Move On? - 2013

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A schema for evaluating and preparing people to move on from intensive case management services


Tuesday
Jan142014

Collaborative Psychiatry – 2012

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A brief outline of all the levels on which a good psychiatrist collaborates as part of helping people recover


Tuesday
Oct222013

Top 10 Strategies from the World of Recovery and Serious Mental Illness That Should Be Used in Medical and Behavioral Health Homes - 2013

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A detailed guide to ten practice strategies that have been developed to serve people with serious mental illnesses that should be applied to other complex, long term medical illnesses especially emphasizing emotional transformations of staff

 

Wednesday
May232012

Ideas for Improving Management Approaches to Billing / Paperwork 2012 

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Applying individualized, recovery based mangement to the challenge of getting the paperwork done to get paid for delivering services.

Monday
Dec052011

Transforming Staff/Client Relationships – 1994

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A set of definitions of the elements of Village based services, contrasting them with traditional services

Monday
Dec052011

Mark’s Goal Setting Ideas – 2000

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Concrete guidelines for case managers helping people set goals and grow

Monday
Dec052011

Recovery Based Service Delivery – 2006

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Implementing the Recovery Based System Planning Schema for individual staff.  Also “value driven and consumer centered” as a guide to decision making.

Monday
Dec052011

Ask Your Doctor about Recovery – 2007

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An advocacy guide and schema for more recovery based relationships with psychiatrists and other mental health professionals

Monday
Dec052011

This Facility is Psychosis Accessible – 2008

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A list of practical ways to make the value of “psychosis accessibility” a reality

Monday
Dec052011

14 Things you can do to Rebuild your life – 2010

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A list of practical things that people can do to help themselves to recover and rebuild their lives

Monday
Dec052011

Confidentiality, Integrated Services, and Recovery – 2011

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An effort to rethink confidentiality to a create “Recovery Based HIPPA Training”