Cambridge Counseling Center

ANNUAL STATUS REPORT RELATING TO THE REMOVAL OF BARRIERS

 

March 2016

Contents

Executive Summary………………………………………………………...............……………………….1

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………………………2

Barriers and Target Dates…………………………………………………………............………………2

Feedback………………………………………………………………..……….…………………………………..3

Implementation of Changes Relating to Barriers…………………………............……………3

 

Executive Summary

The ongoing attitudinal and employment barriers were the focus of the Executive Team. We are pleased with the strides The Cambridge Counseling Center has made in our efforts this past year. The Site Supervisor of Cambridge has researched many Colleges and Universities and has accepted several interns in order to build community relationships and provide competent training to students. We have hired two interns upon their graduation increasing our ability to serve more consumers as well as our staff diversity.

 

The Cambridge Office hosted a radio remote and open house. Lunch was served, tours were given and the first 50 guest received a goody bag of hygiene products. We focused on the "normalcy" of needing help at times and how to get help for themselves or friends if needed.

 

Introduction

This document focuses on updating the Accessibility Status Report of the Cambridge Counseling Center, Inc. to meet stakeholder needs. Under the direction of the Cultural Competency Team, the agency continues to participate in health fairs setting up booths and giving away items designed to reduce stigma in mental health. We have hosted an open house and community give away and hope to find more opportunities to be involved in community activities and reduce the stigma associated with mental health.

 

2016 Barriers and Standard Target Dates to Address

The Cultural Competency team will continue to participate in community activities in order to reduce stigma associated with mental health.

Target Date: December 2016

The Cultural Competency Team will explore methods to reach geographic areas where service needs are high and not currently being met due to stakeholder limitations.

Target Date: June 2016

The Staff Development Team will continue to develop relationships with Colleges and Universities. The goal being to recruit qualified, competent staff that are part of the Appalachian population.

Target Date: December 2016

Feedback

Information gathered from staff members and other stakeholders provided us with the ability to identify and prioritize accessibility needs. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those stakeholders who helped us generate this accessibility status report.

 

Implementation of the Changes Relating to the Barriers

The Cambridge Counseling Center has made great towards barriers identified in 2015. All of our target dates were met. The barriers we will address in 2016 noted above will reflect employment barriers, where we will recruit competent diverse staff to meet the needs of persons served. The Cultural Competency Team will continue to address stigma and attitudinal barriers with the above mentioned goals and target dates.