Health & Healing
Conexión Con Mis Compañeras
Conexión con Mis Compañeras (Connecting with my Peers), is a program geared toward raising awareness about symptoms of depression and prevention methods for the indigenous and Latina immigrant communities, utilizing our promotora/community outreach worker model. Conexión provides classes to learn basic facts about mental illness, self-help methods, and information about other programs for further and more intensive support.
Voz de la Mujer
Voz de La Mujer Indigena is MICOP's domestic violence centered program that supports indigenous survivors of domestic violence. Voz de la Mujer Indigena offers a safe-space group and a series of workshops as well as providing direct case management to women and their families to support them in their transition from victim, to survivor, to leaders in our community.
Healing the Soul
Healing the Soul – Curando el Alma – Na Sándaeé Inié research activities aim to authenticate, validate, integrate, and celebrate indigenous healing practices traditionally used by local Mixteco/Indígena Mexican communities in Ventura County to alleviate mental health symptoms associated with stress, anxiety, and depression.
The three-year mixed-methods research initiative is being conducted by an indigenous-led research team and involves more than 350 members of local indigenous communities. This project is funded through the state of California’s MHSA Innovations Funds and Ventura County Behavioral Health.
Living with Love
Living with Love (LwL) is a community-based participatory research project working under the California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) initiative that aims to transform the mental health system and to reduce mental health disparities among racial, ethnic, and LGBTQ communities. The data collected throughout the five-year project will support in achieving the project’s goal of becoming an evidence-based practice. In addition to conducting classes, LwL is also evaluating the program’s effectiveness in participants’ lives.