CalSWEC-II Mental Health Stipend Program
Thank you for your interest in the Mental Health Stipend Program at California State University East Bay, Department of Social Work!
The purpose of the program is to train diversity-oriented, culturally competent social workers who are committed to working in community mental health in California. The program is funded through the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), which passed in California in 2004 as Proposition 63. MHSA is a landmark piece of legislation that seeks to transform the California public mental health system by improving services, increasing consumer access to services, and developing new services. MHSA emphasizes evidence-based, recovery-oriented practice. The stipend program is delivered through a statewide grant to the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC).
Students who are selected to participate in the Mental Health Stipend program receive $18,500 and additional support and training through access to the CalSWEC Mental Health Coordinator in their second year of study. In exchange for receiving these funds, students agree to complete their second-year internship in a qualifying agency, complete one year of post-graduation employment in a qualifying agency, and participate in additional seminars and trainings.
To learn more about the stipend program, please visit the following links:
Staff for the CalSWEC-II Mental Health Stipend Program include:
Mavis Braxton, MSW, LCSW, Ph.D., Director of Field
To be announced, CalSWEC-II Mental Health Coordinator
Maya Yarbrough, Administrative Assistant II
Evaon Wong-Kim, MSW, LCSW, Ph.D. Principal Investigator