Important note: The following recommendation was approved by the Board of Supervisors on Feb. 25, 2014:

To:             Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:         Jean S. Fraser, Chief, Health System; Stephen Kaplan, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

Subject:     Amendment to the Agreement with Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center


Adopt a Resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center to provide alcohol and other drug prevention services, community capacity building, and facilitation of Parent Project classes, increasing the amount by $114,000 to an amount not to exceed $339,000.


On December 10, 2013, your Board approved an agreement with Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center to provide alcohol and other drug prevention services. These services include community capacity building, community education and awareness, asset building strategies for youth and families, and environmental prevention efforts in the North Central San Mateo region.


The Parent Project is a psycho-educational parenting skills program designed specifically for parents of adolescents described as having oppositional defiant disorder or conduct disorder. The Parent Project is an interactive 12–week course, teaching parents/caregivers parenting skills to improve their relationship with their child(ren). Participants will learn effective identification, prevention, and intervention strategies. Through this amendment, the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center (PCRC) will facilitate nine community-led Parent Project classes where parents learn skills and receive information about resources and other support available in their communities. Each class will consist of a minimum of twenty parents per class.

In addition, PCRC shall designate two staff members as co-chairs of the Pacific Islander Initiative (PII), to help assist and coordinate Pacific Islander efforts and participate in cultural competence efforts in Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS).

The amendment and Resolution have been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form.

The contractor has assured compliance with the County's Contractor Employee Jury Service Ordinance, as well as all other contract provisions that are required by County ordinance and administrative memoranda, including but not limited to insurance, hold harmless, non-discrimination and equal benefits.

The agreement contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Healthy Community by providing individuals and families in San Mateo County with prevention and  treatment services to support recovery, which in turn contributes to the health and   safety of communities throughout San Mateo County. Two of the environmental prevention strategies that PCRC will implement in North Central San Mateo are: Responsible Beverage Service Training of merchants and the Targeted Responsibility  of Alcohol Connected Emergencies protocol with the San Mateo Police Department. It is anticipated that after the implementation of both strategies, there will be a 25%  decrease in alcohol sales to minors in North Central San Mateo as measured by police youth decoy operations.

Performance Measures:


FY 2013-14 Estimate

FY 2014-15 Projected

Percentage in decrease of alcohol sales to minors in North Central San Mateo.




The term of the amended agreement remains unchanged as January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  The agreement amount is being increased by $114,000 to a new maximum of $339,000. For FY 2013-14, the increase will be $43,000. Of that amount, $33,000 are Measure A funds and $10,000 are Mental Health Services Act funds.   Funds for these services are included in the BHRS FY 2013-14 Adopted Budget and the BHRS FY 2014-15 Recommended Budget. The payment provisions and levels of  service in this agreement increased due to the addition of Parent Project and PII activities.

Important note: This is a copy of the official report -- item 37 on the Board's agenda.