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Mental Health Support

Sacramento, California, United States
$53200.00 Annually
January 21, 2018

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Michaele Beebe

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Sacramento, CA. 95841


Profile: Adaptable and conscientious with a passion for mental health advocacy on the individual, state, and federal level. I’m a collaborative team member who listens, engages, and works to develop simple solutions to complex issues. I’m a motivated self-starter who thrives on developing and implementing new projects and policies to improve mental health services.


23-years of experience as an advocate for mental health in the Sacramento region

Work closely with peer and family advocates to facilitate effective skill development

Worked on all phases of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)

Extensive experience providing integral support to consumers and family members around mental health navigation at the state and federal levels

Program director for Peer to Peer Cafes through the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development.

Peer-designed recovery planning, including maintaining a Peer Support Network

Extensive experience in taking a leadership role in training, implementing and executing project plans to ensure key deliverables are fulfilled or developed

Skilled in communicating the consumer and family perspective to key stakeholders, including law enforcement, educators, service providers and legislators to ensure successful treatment and responsive treatment and policies

Clear and effective contract development, fiscal management, and writing key organizational reports

Professional Skills:

•Management/Coordinator •Liaison with providers • Writing Reports •Problem Solving •Record Keeping • Developing Outreach Material

•Training/Coaching •Plan Implementation •Communications

•Supervisory Support •Interpersonal Relations •Evaluation Monitoring

Work History


Director of Public Policy and Programs and Co-Director Leadership Training Institute

Training Peers and Family members about Public Policy.

Experienced trainer in “Working Well Together” curriculum and wellness curriculum soft skills such as anger-management, time management and, conflict management.

Monitoring and analyzing state and national mental health and disability legislation

Garnering support or opposition for proposed legislation through statewide advocacy groups

Engaging and collaborating with state and county offices, including the Department of Behavioral Health to ensure the fidelity of mental health services

Eliciting consumer/family/parent/caregiver engagement in state and local committees and collaboratives to ensure Family and Consumer Voice & Choice at all levels of decision making.


Family Partner

Provided support and guidance for parents/caregivers with children/youth (age 2-22-years old), in the Child Welfare and Mental Health Systems to ensure a healthy living and learning environment in the residential and out-patient programs.

Consulted with clinical teams and social workers to ensure that children/youth and their parents are strengthening family ties to facilitate successful planning and treatment

Attended regular clinical staff meetings, community workshops, and community planning committees.

Assisted in researching and writing grants for the agency

April 2006- July 2009 EMQ CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES Sacramento, CA

Parent Involvement Coordinator

Responsible for hiring, training and supervising Family Partners/Advocates.

Participated as a team member in coordinating activities for the family reunification program.

Ensure all available resources, support and coach children/youth, families and caregivers to successfully navigate the system and engage with clinical treatment team.

Educated and coach clinical treatment teams to ensure all families’ needs were met.

Provided progress notes and maintained records

January 2001- July 2009 TERRA NOVA COUNSELING AGENCY Sacramento, CA

Family Advocate Liaison/Special Education Consultant

Provided guidance and support for families, of children/youth ages 3-18 years old with special needs in outpatient setting.

Consulted with and trained clinical teams

Participated in care planning and implementation.

Convened and attended meetings with parents/caregivers, ensuring appropriate links to community resources.

Trained and facilitated self-help support groups

April 1998-January 2001 RIVER OAK CENTER FOR CHILDREN Sacramento, CA

Family Advocate

Provided support for caregivers with children/youth ages 2-18 to ensure a healthy living and learning environment.

Consulted with a variety of professionals in various service capacities to ensure and improve client success

Attended regular clinical staff meetings, workshops, planning committees, requiring extensive interpersonal relations and problem-solving

Member of:

Sacramento County MHSA Steering Committee

Sacramento County Respite Partnership Collaborative

Parent Partner Coalition

MHSA Partners

Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup through the California Department of Education

Awards and Recognition:

Family Advocate of the Year 2009

Sacramento County Outstanding Advocate 2013

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