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CalMHSA is working with organizations across the state to administer CalHOPE Connect support. For more information and to chat with a counselor, follow the link below.

CalHOPE Connect Chat

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CalMHSA Resource Directory

                    Administrative Forms

     CalHOPE Data Collection Materials 


    CalHOPE Invoice Templates

CalHOPE Webinars

Trainings for CalHOPE Support

Peer Consultant Guidance

Peer Counselor Training – Recording

CalHOPE Connect Chat Rating Review – Recording

Chat App Relational Skills presentation – Recording (15 Minute mark) 

Counselor Training Guides

5 Stages of Conversation5 Stages of Conversation Quick Guide

SDYS Child Trauma Slides

Domestic Violence

Path of Love Westside DV Shelter Presentation – Slides 
Spanish Path of Love Westside DV presentation – Slides

Stress and Resiliency 

Stanford Stress and Resiliency Training, 6/24 and 7/1/21

Substance Use 101

SUD 101 PDF 1

SUD 101 PDF 2

Deaf and Heard of Hearing

Deaf 101 PPT 2022

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Suicide Prevention

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) – Slides

Trainings for the Chat App

CalHope Connect Chat App

Chat App Tutorial – Recording

Chat Training Review – Recording

                   CalHope Connect Chat App

                    Upcoming Webinars

  • Exploring the need for cultural consideration in youth crisis careWednesday, July 26, 2023 | 10:30am PT
    The Covid-19 Pandemic has changed how adults, youth, and children experience the world. Youth are facing increased mental health challenges, reporting sadness, hopelessness, and disengagement in usual activities, even in our post-pandemic environment. To best meet the emerging needs of youth with mental health concerns and serious mental illness, it is imperative we begin by learning more about clients as a whole.Register here! 

                CalHOPE Good News Bulletin

CRISIS Resources
Peer Supervision
Peer Training Resources
Active and reflective listening training resources
Wellness Resources
CRISIS Resources

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860

The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741

24/7 California Peer-Run Warm Line: 1-855-845-7415 contains the links to Peer run or staffed Warm Lines in every state

Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

*NOTE: Many of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions, like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving law enforcement or emergency services (with the exception of Trans Lifeline). You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you. You can also utilize these resources if you are concerned about someone in your life approaching a crisis.

Peer Supervision

SAMHSA BRSS TACS Supervision of Peers Toolkit:

Supervisions of Peer Workers Toolkit – introduction to the toolkit (includes links to archived on-line trainings):

Self-Study Slide Deck with Trainer notes

One Page Supervision Self-Assessment Tool:

Peers for Progress:

Program Development Guide: Ongoing Monitoring, Supervision and Support:

Peer Training Resources


National Core Competencies for Peer Support Workers in Behavioral Health Settings:


Medi-Cal Peer Support Specialist Certification

Active and reflective listening training resources

PFA Mobile App: PFA Mobile was designed to assist responders who provide psychological first aid (PFA) to adults, families, and children as part of an organized response effort. This app provides responders with summaries of PFA fundamentals, PFA interventions matched to specific concerns and needs of survivors, mentor tips for applying PFA in the field, a self-assessment tool for readiness to conduct PFA, and a survivors’ needs form for simplified data collection and easy referral. PFA Mobile was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD in partnership with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology.

Wellness Resources

Apps (from Veterans Affairs and or the National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

COVID COACH – the COVID Coach app was created for everyone, including Veterans and Service members, to support self-care and overall mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The site provides information about the app, how to use the app and training material

Pat Deegan and Associates:

COVID 19 Safety Plan: 

Mental health recovery pioneer, Pat Deegan PHD, created a free worksheet to help develop a unique Coming Out of Quarantine Safety Plan. Visit this link to access a fillable worksheet in English or Spanish and a video tutorial on how to use it. For more information visit: COVID 19 Safety Plan

NOTE: It’s free but one must provide an email to access and can make their own decision about downloading and may opt out at any time)


The National Center on Advancing Person- Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) is an initiative from the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services that helps States, Tribes, and Territories implement person-centered thinking, planning, and practice in line with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services policy.

NCAPPS has developed and pulled together a number of useful resources (templates videos etc)

Self Help Resources:

UCLA site, Together for Wellness,