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STEP-UP Apr 12, 2019

Five Alameda County Family Justice Center Clients Will Be Graduating From Rising Sun Energy Program

Five ACFJC Step-Up alums graduated from the Rising Sun Building Trades Program. Our graduates, Alexis Johnson, Junuen Ruiz, Salema Finau-Faafiti, Arika Rivera, and Bridget Uzoew, have worked in the classroom and in the field over the past several weeks to successfully complete the construction apprenticeship readiness program, overcoming significant barriers to do so. Each graduate has earned her Multi-Craft Core Curriculum Certificate, First Aid/CPR Certification, and OSHA 10 Certification, which will give them a leg up in entering a union career in the building trades.

Camp HOPE Apr 12, 2019

Camp HOPE 2020 dates TBA

For 8 years, the Alameda County Family Justice Center in partnership with Camp HOPE America sends over 40 children to Camp HOPE, a five night sleep over camp at Kidder Creek in Northern California. Camp HOPE America is the leading year-round camping and mentoring program in the country for children and teens impacted by domestic violence. They are focused on creating collaborative, trauma-informed, and hope-centered pathways for trauma-exposed kids to believe in themselves, in others, and in their dreams. It is a wonderful opportunity for our kids just to be kids.

If you have a child who you believe would be interested in Camp HOPE please contact Stephen Murphy at Learn more about Camp HOPE.

Training: Mental Health Professionals Mar 15, 2019

Alameda County Family Justice Center Training Academy Presents:
Adult Suicide Assessment & Intervention for Mental Health Professionals

The training will be on April 11th
from 10am to 12 noon at the Alameda County Family Justice Center
(470 – 27th Street in Oakland).

This two-hour workshop is geared toward mental health professionals or anyone that would be in a position to work with a community member at risk for suicide.

The workshop uses a combination of teaching methods including didactic work, lecture, and discussion. The workshop will encourage participates to explore their own feelings towards suicide and suicidal clients. It will address common myths and perceptions about suicide and suicidal behavior.

The workshop will cover suicide statistics, trauma, and suicide theory with an emphasis on Thomas Joiners model: The Interpersonal Theory of Suicide. Risk factors, warning signs and protective factors will be introduced and reviewed. Participants will learn methods of suicide risk assessment and will be introduced to screening tools that aid in determining suicide risk. Emphasis will be placed on how to ask, talk about suicide and how to conduct a risk assessment. Questions for risk assessment will be handed out during the workshop for attendees to take home.

Safety planning will be introduced using Stanley & Browns Safety Planning Template. Safety Planning APPS will be introduced and discussed.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to Stephen Murphy at

ACFJC Training Academy Feb 6, 2019

Inspired by the leadership of the our District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, the Alameda County Family Justice Center will become an official Training Academy. The ACFJC will conduct 4 trainings per year focusing on legal, law enforcement, paramedics/ and counseling. Our first training will be on March 1st, and will be a 2 hour panel discussion MCLE discussing the criminal restraining order process from 911 call to conviction/dismissal. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Gregory Syren, District Attorney Casey Bates and Officer Melissa Baddie will be presenting.

The next training will be in the Spring, the date and topic to be determined.

The Academy gives training credits for professionals.

For more information or to sign up for a training, contact Stephen Murphy at:

(510) 267-8842 or