May 2, 2023: Supervising Deputy Probation Officer, Bridget Beck, selected to speak on one of four panels during the Community Forum on Mental Health. The forum, put on by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services and the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, brought together service providers from across the county for a community conversation discussing crisis services, suicide prevention, substance use disorder treatment services, workforce development and more.

Ms. Beck took part in the second session on Mental Health and Wellness Needs. Her panel was moderated by Fourth District Board of Supervisor, James Gore. Beck spoke to the mental health and substance use needs of the juvenile justice involved population, while also acknowledging strides that have been made in better connecting youth to their natural supports through child and family team meetings, offering them “voice and choice” in their case planning goals.

The four sessions included:

Session 1: Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services and the Opioid Crisis

Session 2: Mental Health and Wellness needs

Session 3: Crisis Services and Suicide Prevention

Session 4: Workforce Challenges and Solutions.

For more information on the event, please click the links below