``An organization dedicated to the restoration, development and establishment of cultural and personal achievement for all.``
A Faith-based and Behavioral Health Academy
Negative attitudes (prejudice) and negative responses (discrimination) can compromise a person’s perception of worth and cause feelings of deep shame (stigma).
The Academy promotes mutual appreciation of the role of spirituality in positive mental health and how faith – based and behavioral health professionals can work together to promote community wellness.
SDSU’s Social Policy Institute provided technical assistance in the design and delivery of The Academy, particularly for African American and Latinx populations, who are often underserved.
In The End
To date, Social Policy Institute has assisted in the revision and redesign of SHI’s certification program as well as assisted in the development of tools to reduce stigma and increase access to behavioral health services.
For more information about Stepping Higher, contact Lori Clarke via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Policy Institute
Steve Hornberger is the Co-Director of the Social Policy Institute (SPI) since 2014 administering a number of statewide contracts.
As Co-Director, Lori brings innovation and excellence to design/development and facilitation of insight and action.
Stories of Success
What Our Partners Say
“The Social Policy Institute’s Director, Steve Hornberger, has been an integral part of Breaking Barriers development and implementation. The Social Policy Institute team has brought excellence and innovation to support Breaking Barriers’ work across systems to increase and enhance the well-being of California’s children and youth.”
“San Diego State University’s Social Policy Institute has been a highly valued partner for the State of California and an array of organizations seeking to effectively translate evidence-supported science into well-designed public policies for broad social benefits. One example is through our National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives and SDSU collaborations. As well, SPI’s work with county-level Prevention teams and their articulation of best practices with and for Child Abuse Prevention Councils across the state of California has been impressive.”
“The entire team at the Social Policy Institute brought subject matter expertise and cultural humility to the revision and redesign of our Faith-based and Behavioral Health Training Academy! Our trainers appreciated the validation for what they already know and can do; coaching to raise their game to a higher level of performance; and the high-quality, evidence-based materials.”