OUR MISSION

CMHACY advances the social, emotional, and behavioral wellbeing of children and families and promotes inclusion, racial equity,
and social justice for all through convening, education, and advocacy.

ABOUT CALIFORNIA MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH

California Mental Health Advocacy for Children and Youth (CMHACY) is a diverse association of passionate stakeholders who promote high-quality behavioral health services for children, youth, and families.  Comprised of parents, youth, public and private sector providers, educators, County agency leaders, state department officials, policymakers and professional advocates, CMHACY’s “signature event”
is the annual conference held on the picturesque Asilomar Conference grounds in Pacific Grove.

Since 1980 this conference has offered a forum for policy development, spawned collaboration and partnerships among counties and providers, incubated state-wide parent and youth organizations, hosted nationally recognized speakers, and showcased cutting-edge programs and clinical advances.  The conference’s unique, “rustic” culture encourages informal interaction among consumers, providers, policymakers, and advocates.

THANK YOU TO OUR PARTNERS!