Program Experience

The BSFF implementation plan emphasizes six family and community-level core results:

  1. Family capacities – knowledgeable, resilient and nurturing parents
  2. Social connections – families participating in positive social networks
  3. Concrete supports – access to services and supports that meet families’ needs
  4. Coordinated services and supports that meet families’ needs
  5. A common vision and collective will to strengthen families
  6. Social networks and safe spaces for recreation and interaction

BSFF South El Monte/El Monte (SELMEM)

The South El Monte/El Monte community is characterized by residents’ strong sense of pride and high level of connection to their fellow neighbors. In fact, many young adults who have moved from the area for employment or education opportunities elsewhere return to live and work in the community. The community leadership in South El Monte/El Monte is described as “homegrown, emerging, connected to education and connected to residents.” The SELMEM community’s devoted leadership and tight-knit community are an ideal combination that can encourage the collaboration that transforms communities into places where young children can thrive.

PAC/LAC is a partner agency in the SELMEM collaborative, sharing oversight of the community partnership and providing training directly to residents including leadership development and self-care strategies to empower residents to reach their objectives and strengthen their community.

BSFF Wilmington

Collaborates in the Wilmington community have evolved from focusing on primarily mental health-oriented services within the elementary schools to an increased variety and number of existing and active partnerships. The Service Planning Area (SPA) 8 collaborative now includes local cities, school districts, community- and faith-based organizations, as well as the local oil refineries. Additional partnerships were developed to engage other sectors including local law enforcement and the City of Los Angeles. The Wilmington community is also home to several programs that help to prepare younger generations of leaders, including high school programs and youth coalitions.

PAC/LAC is a partner agency in the Wilmington collaborative, providing leadership training focused on personal responsibility, change management and other tools needed to enhance residents’ ability to lead their community growth and ensure a healthy environment for families.

Emanate Health Mentoring and Professional Development Program (MAP)

Emanate Health, formerly Citrus Valley Health Partners, is home to the first community-based hospital system RN Residency Program, referred to as the Mentoring and Professional Development Program (MAP) on the West Coast accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Emanate Health’s MAP RN Residency Program achieved ANCC Accreditation with Distinction in 2017. The MAP RN Residency Program is a 6-month program front loaded with 12 weeks of 8-hour didactic classes and workshops. The curriculum is supported by Evidence-Based Practice, in conjunction with The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services, and the Board of Registered Nursing with reference to Quality Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies. The residents are supported throughout their transition into the RN role with mentorship from the MAP Specialists. The program graduates 3 cohorts annually and succeeds with RN resident retention and professional development. The MAP RN Residency program began in 2005 as a 12-week RN Residency program. In November of 2016, the program was lengthened from a 12-week program to a 6-month program. The 6-month program reflects best practices, provides additional clinical mentorship, and promotes professional growth and development amongst the RN residents. Acceptance to the program is year round and open to all new graduate nurses with less than 12 months of acute care experience, foreign trained nurses entering United States (US) healthcare system, and reentry nurses into acute care practice. The number of participants depends on the needs of the organization. Program Criteria:

  • Emanate Health employee
  • Current unencumbered California RN License
  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certificate
  • Less than 12 months acute care experience, new to the US healthcare system (foreign-trained), and reentry nurses.

The goals of the MAP RN Residency Program are to:

  • Assist RN residents in their transition into the RN role by helping the graduate gain confidence through education and training throughout the 6-month program
  • Increase the RN residents’ organizational engagement throughout the 6-month program
  • Increase and sustain Emanate Health’s RN resident nurse retention rate
  • Ensure the delivery of high quality, safe nursing care
  • Improve patient experience and nurse-patient relationships

For more information: Emanate Health Education Department (626) 331-7331 ext. 16242