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META Consultants’ Mission

To promote performance improvement through evaluation and real-time feedback to community-based organizations so they can improve and expand services.

Monitoring, Evaluation, Training, & Assessments (META) History: META Consultants has over 20-years of providing evaluation and program development services to community-based organizations across several states. Our focus is on HIV prevention/ treatment, substance abuse disorder treatment/ prevention, behavioral health (mental health/ psychiatric care), and community health services. We incorporate an up-to-date, best practices, approach to our evaluation services and utilize technology to maximize our efforts and provide real-time feedback to our clients.

EVENT NOTICE

    1. Dates: June 13 – 14, 2024

    2. Training Topics: ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT (ACT)

    CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING FOCUSED ON MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND VETERANS

    3. Location: HILTON Airport, 611 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216; Phone Number: 210-340-6060 (room rate $107.00 per night)

    4. Fee/Cost: FREE (continental breakfast and lunch will be provided both days)

    5. Recommended Attendees: Personnel that will be involved with delivering ACT, crisis personnel, any staff serving individuals with Serious Emotional Disturbances/Severe Mental Illnesses or Co-Occurring Substance use and Mental Health Disorders, and staff working with Veterans such as Mental Health Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Patient Navigators/Case Managers, Nurses (LVNs, RNs), Peer Support staff, etc.

    6. Scholarships: If your agency is currently a META client, you will receive a $150.00 scholarship per person attending the two-day training.

    7. RSVP Deadline: June 9th by end of business day by completing the registration form click here

    Trainer Information

    Matthew Belver

    Sergeant First Class (SFC) Matthew Belver is a distinguished graduate of Harvard University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in Sociology and Biology. Beginning his career as an officer in the United States Navy, he served as a P-3 Orion Combat Aircrew Mission Commander and later as the Operations and Weapons Officer for Commander, Task Force 67 in Naples, Italy. Transitioning to civilian law enforcement, he joined the San Antonio Police Department before returning to military service with the Texas Army National Guard as a criminal investigator and Infantry instructor. In 2016, SFC Belver redefined his focus by reclassifying into the Army’s Psychological Operations program. He currently holds the position of Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Detachment 1730 within the 344th Tactical Psychological Operations Company (Airborne) in Austin, TX.

    Throughout his military journey, SFC Belver has seen extensive deployments to various regions including Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, Central America, and Southeast Asia. He has furthered his education with master’s degrees in criminal justice and public policy from Arizona State University and in education from Liberty University. In 2022, he graduated with High Honors from the Department of Defense’s Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California. He currently resides in San Antonio, TX with his wife, Arlette, who owns and operates four Aqua-Tots Swim School franchises in the city.

    Aaron Diaz

    Aaron V. Diaz, based in Corpus Christi, Texas, is a seasoned professional with a master’s degree in social work from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. Aaron’s journey in social work is deeply rooted in his service as an SGT E5 Paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division during the Vietnam Era, where he specialized as a Drug Abuse Counselor. During his pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Aaron concurrently served as a Drug Abuse Counselor, laying the foundation for his expertise in addiction treatment. His career progressed as he assumed roles such as Chemical Dependency Counselor and Clinic Director at a Methadone Treatment Outpatient Clinic. Additionally, he served as the Director of the Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program for the Local Mental Health Authority.

    Upon obtaining his MSW, Aaron assumed leadership positions, including Director of Adult Mental Health Programs for the MHMR Community Center. His professional journey expanded to encompass pivotal roles such as Director of Outpatient Clinics of South Texas at Bayview Psychiatric Programs, Director of Crisis and Jail Diversion at the Center for Health Care Services in San Antonio, and Clinical Director of Mental Health Services at Bluebonnet Trails Centers in Round Rock, Texas. Presently, Aaron serves as the Program Coordinator for Health and Wellness in Nueces County, Texas. His dedication to mental health care was recently recognized by the Nueces County Commissioners Court, appointing him to the Nueces County Mental Health and Mental Health Disabilities Center board of Trustees.

    Aaron is poised to share his wealth of knowledge on Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), a model aimed at supporting chronically mentally ill patients within their communities.

    In 2022, META secured over 16 million dollars for community-based organizations in Texas, Florida, and California.

    META Consultants provides our clients with the tools and training necessary to develop programs such as:

    HIV Treatment

    HIV treatment, substance abuse disorder treatment/prevention, behavioral health (mental health/psychiatric care), and community health services

    Behavioral Health

    Behavioral health is sometimes called mental health and often includes substance use.

    Community Health Services

    Community health refers to non-clinical approaches for improving health, preventing disease and reducing health disparities through addressing social, behavioral, environmental, economic and medical determinants of health in a geographically defined population.

    Substance Abuse Disorder

    Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) are treatable, chronic diseases characterized by a problematic pattern of use of a substance or substances leading to impairments in health, social function, and control over substance use.

    HIV Prevention

    HIV Prevention programs for persons vulnerable for the acquisition of HIV. Individual and small-group interventions have been shown to significantly reduce risk behaviors among people who have been diagnosed with HIV to help ensure they do not transmit the virus to others.

    Substance Abuse Prevention

    Substance abuse prevention programs involves helping individuals develop the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to prevent substance abuse.

    An Introduction to META

    An Introduction to META

    Client Reviews

    "META Consultants has provided our organization, Special Health Resources, their expertise assistance in grant writing, community surveys, and evaluation services for the past 15 years. They have met our needs in pursuing and achieving SAMHSA grants, SA grants and Ryan White programs."

    – Theresa Jones, Project Director

    "META has been providing evaluation services for Baker Places for our SAMHSA CSAT grant since 2017. Their services are robust and culturally responsive, and their staff is easy to work with—they are efficient and timely. In addition, we appreciate their vast knowledge of SAMHSA evaluation requirements and guidance as we navigate our program delivery and data collection for the diverse populations we serve."

    – Britt Hayes, Grants Manager

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    4204 Gardendale St., Suite 104,
    San Antonio, TX 78229

    (210) 614-0200