The Mission of the POCC is to improve the quality of life for Alameda County residents who have mental health or mental health and substance use issues, in whatever settings they find themselves, and to provide the consumer perspective in Transforming Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services to a recovery vision that is consumer-driven, culturally responsive, and holistic in its services and supports. The POCC provides an empowered and informed voice: of, by, and for consumers in the behavioral health care system, related systems, and in the community.


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2019 POCC Conference Call For Presentations

The Pool of Consumer Champions (POCC) is proud to announce the 8th Annual POCC Conference for and by mental health consumer leaders. We invite all mental health providers, consumers and family members to submit a workshop proposal. All workshops will be 60 minutes. Learning from each other is a clear example of self-help, mutuality and the principles of recovery in action. The POCC’s philosophy is “Nothing About Us Without Us.” Each POCC Conference offers in-depth workshops about consumer/survivor delivered services and self-help/recovery approaches.

The POCC 2019 Conference Committee is seeking presentations in the following topic areas:
  • History of the Consumer Movement

  • Recovery, Research and Advocacy

  • Holistic Mind Body and Soul Approaches/p>

  • Culturally , Linguistically, Responsive & Inclusive Approaches

  • Spirituality

  • Trauma informed Approaches

  • Peer Workforce & Certification/p>

  • Stigma and Discrimination Reduction

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Call for POCC Award Nominations

Deadline for submissions of nominations is June 1, 2019

The Pool of Consumer champions (POCC) Planning committee is now accepting nominations for outstanding achievement in the categories below for the Awards Segment of the 2019 POCC Training and Awards Banquet.

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Alameda County Accelerated Peer Specialist Program (ACAPS) Participant Application

For the 3rd Cohort of Training

We are looking for phenomenal individuals who are committed to learning how to bring your own lived experience to work in a practical and effective way within our many diverse communities here in Alameda County.

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Dialectical Behavioral Training Certification Program

A Self-Paced 40-hour Program

"DBT Skills are empirically supported strategies to help a variety of clients... Learn how to apply and teach the effective DBT Skills of Core Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Distress Tolerance, and Emotion Regulation in an incredibly thorough and interactive online learning environment." ~ The Linehan Institute

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POCC Making Waves Newsletter

We Are Alright:

Some Thoughts On The ACBH 2019 Annual Black History Month Celebration

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January 2019 Newsletter

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