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CCP Counselors – If someone needs American Sign Language (ASL) translation, you can refer them to Transitions-Mental Health Association (T-MHA). T-MHA is one of our CCP agencies and provides video remote interpreting, or ASL over zoom. If you have a request for ASL, please email T-MHA at email@example.com and include the requestor’s email address. T-MHA will follow up with the requestor to schedule a counseling session.
Program Spotlight – Center for Empowering Refugees & Immigrants
Center for Empowering Refugees and Immigrants (CERI) is a nonprofit organization based in Oakland with a mission to improve the social, emotional, psychological, economic, and physical health of refugees and immigrants from Southeast Asia affected by war, torture, genocide or other forms of extreme trauma. CERI was founded in 2005 by a group of bilingual/bicultural mental health professionals, and is dedicated to transforming the lives of refugees and immigrants and their families, many of whom suffer from weakening intergenerational relationships, layers of complex needs, and exposure to violence and trauma both in their current environments and in their native countries.
CERI programs include Adult and Older Adult Program, Wellness in Action, LGBTQ+ Community, and Youth Leadership. CERI offers a range of culturally-grounded support groups to its clients that emphasize self-expression, body awareness, and connecting to a peer support network. Many of CERI’s clients are enrolled in the following weekly/biweekly groups: Stress Reduction & Meditation, Movement/Dance, Yoga and deep relaxation, Men’s expressive arts & ESL, Women’s self-expression using visualization and dream work, knitting and sewing, painting, jewelry making and cooking. CERI also provides Trauma-informed therapy that is offered to individual clients, couples and families. Their services are culturally relevant and can be either short- or long-term, depending on the level of need. Modalities include humanistic client-centered therapy, trauma-informed CBT, drama therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness. CERI Services are also provided in the preferred languages of our clients, with the assistance of interpreters when needed.
Self Care Tip Add Variety
Try collecting several different coping skills and self-care strategies to keep in your back pocket. Adding tools to your tool belt can only help expand your knowledge and help you grow.
Peer Voices of Orange County is a fiscally sponsored project of the Multi-Ethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies, a 501c3 nonprofit organization