MA Student Paula Averruz awarded by ACBHCS

Paula Averruz, a second year Master's student at the Wright Institute, has been awarded a $6,000 stipend from Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services (ACBHCS). Developed as a component of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), the stipend aims to address occupational shortages in the public mental health field by recruiting individuals into "county-operated programs and contracted, mental health community-based organizations." To receive a stipend, students must demonstrate expertise in resiliency, recovery, and wellness models, as well as experience working with underserved populations in integrated care settings.