2019 Conference

39TH ANNUAL CMHACY CONFERENCE

SHAPING OUR COMMUNITIES: COMPASSION, ENGAGEMENT,
COLLECTIVE IMPACT


WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 – FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2019

PRE-CONFERENCES TUESDAY, MAY 14, 2019 & WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 15, 2019

AT ASILOMAR CONFERENCE GROUNDS IN PACIFIC GROVE

JOIN US!

 

The CMHACY conference is California’s premier event for all those interested in learning about, advocating for and promoting policies, programs and practices that enhance the well-being of vulnerable children, youth and families.

 

Since 1980 our 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, policy
makers and advocates.

2019 Conference Overview

2019 Pre-Conference Tracks

2019 Conference Workshop Tracks

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, MAY 14TH

12:00PM—Registration Open for Pre-Conference Attendees

2:00-5:00PM—Parent Pre-Conference, Fred Farr
2:00-5:00PM—Youth Pre-Conference, Heather

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15TH 

8AM—Registration Open

8:30AM-12:00PM—Cross System TAY Coordinators/Mentors Pre-Conference, Nautilus

Cross System TAY Coordinators/Mentors Pre-Conference
Sponsored by: 

8:30AM-12:00PM—Parent Pre-Conference, Fred Farr
8:30AM-12:00PM—Provider/Agency Pre-Conference, Merrill Hall
8:30AM-12:00PM—Youth Pre-Conference, Heather
9:00AM-12:00PM—Education Pre-Conference, Scripps

Education Pre-Conference
Sponsored by: 

12:15PM-1:30PM—CBHDA’s CSOC Committee Meeting and Lunch

Members of the County Behavioral Health Directors’ Association of California’s (CBHDA) Children’s System of Care (CSOC) Committee will hold their monthly meeting at CMHACY. The meeting will take place on May 15th, 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm. Location at Asilomar is TBD.

If you have purchased a meal-plan with Asilomar, there is no cost. If you are staying off-grounds and have no meal plan at Asilomar, please pay the $25 lunch fee online, or bring a check for $25.

All attendees must RSVP HERE.

Materials for the meeting will be e-mailed to the committee prior to the meeting, materials will be printed by CBHDA. If you have any questions about the lunch please contact Cecily Hendricks at Info@CMHACY.org. If you have questions about the CBHDA CSOC Meeting please contact Heather Anders at handers@cbhda.org.

2PM—Conference Opens
2:15PM—Helping People Heal in their Communities

Raul Almazar, Senior Public Health Advisor
NASMHPD’s Center for Innovations in Trauma-Informed Approaches

Most of us and the people we serve live in communities filled with strife and suffering from inequities and disparities. Trauma-informed and trauma responsive approaches help people heal from the effects of trauma, build resilience as well as address preventive measures to mitigate childhood adversity. This session will highlight what many communities across the country are doing to help their communities heal and become resilient.

To learn more about Raul, please read his Bio here.

3:30PM—Youth & Parent Panel

Karli Joes, Youth, Stanford Youth Solutions
Jenna Walkingstick, Youth, River Oak Center for Children
Jennifer Heck, Parent, Stanford Youth Solutions
Donna Marto, Parent, Parents and Caregivers for Wellness (PC4W)
Thomisha Wallace, Youth Moderator, Stanford Youth Solutions
Laura Stillmunkes, Parent Moderator, Capital Adoptive Families Alliance

This panel presentation will represent the thoughts and ideas of both youth and parents on gaps in service during childhood life transitions. For example, when a young toddler, just turning 3, transitions from home, or from an Early Start Program, into a pre-school program. There may be gaps if the toddler is displaying behavioral difficulties. There are gaps in supports for a 5 year old that is not ready to enter kindergarten, or when a transition age youth, sixteen to twenty-four, is no longer receiving children’s services but has not yet entered the adult system. Parents and youth will discuss how these gaps in services during transitions affect them, and ideas they have to mitigate the gaps in service.

5:30PM—Welcome Dinner
7:00PM—2019 CMHACY Awards

7:15PM—Caring for Our Collective Circle of Wellness

Dr. Jaiya John
Soul Water Rising

Dr. Jaiya John’s compassionate keynote message encourages us to reflect on how our own wellness as practitioners and systems relates to our capacity to support and serve the wellness of our youth. This is a heart and soul message of renewal, empowerment, healing, and hopefulness.

To learn more about Dr. Jaiya, please read his Bio here.

8:30PM – Wine and Cheese Reception and Poster Session

A reception for attendees to meet the speakers, other conference participants, and view our 18 poster presentations.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 16TH

9:00AM—Mapping the School to Prison Pipeline

Tia Martinez, Principal
Forward Change Consulting

This presentation situates the current predominance of zero-tolerance school discipline in its historical context and identifies how the excessive use of exclusionary punishment in recent decades has triggered a cascade of system-driven negative feedback loops that channel young males into the prison system.  Moreover, the presentation shows how the school-to-prison pipeline anchors an intergenerational negative feedback loop that disproportionately channels the sons of incarcerated men into the prison pipeline as well.  The presentation concludes by identifying intervention points and approaches to disrupting the negative feedback loops that comprise the school-to-prison pipeline.

To learn more about Tia, please read her Bio here.

10:30AM-5:00PM—3 Sessions of Simultaneous Workshops

There will be three sessions of workshops, running from 10:30 am to noon; 1:30 to 3:00 pm; and 3:30 to 5 pm. View the workshop schedule and descriptions below.

2019 Workshop Schedule

2019 Workshop Descriptions

8:00PM-10:00PM—“Under the Sea” Dance in Merrill Hall

All are invited! Come to Merrill Hall for dancing, good food, and a fun time! Come join the fun and make new friends. Enjoy our photo booth, awesome
DJ and lots of snacks. There will amazing Raffle prizes too!

 

FRIDAY, MAY 17TH 

8:30AM—Gift Card Raffle Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card
8:35AM—Welcome: CMHACY Executive Team

8:40AM—What Young People and Families Want and Need: Brief Perspectives From Those Who Have Been There

Presenters:

  • Tia Martinez, Forward Change Consulting
  • Jaycia Diamond & Jakaela Foster, Community Works
  • Lori Litel, United Parents

9:00AM—National Landscape of Addiction and Mental Health Services

Dr. Elinore (Ellie) McCance-Katz, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use
(SAMHSA)
Dr. McCance-Katz will share highlights of the work underway within The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), focusing upon the opportunities for communities to successfully address the many challenges of youth substance misuse and abuse.

9:45AM—The California Children’s Trust: A Movement to Reimagine and Reinvent Children’s Behavioral Health

 

Alex Briscoe, Principal &
Dr. Rhea Boyd, Director of Equity & Justice,

Calfornia Children’s Trust

 

10:15AM—The California Landscape for Reform

Sandra Hernandez, MD, CEO,
California Health Care Foundation

 

11:00AM—Panel Discussion “The Critique—Is it the solution? What Would a System that Worked Look Like?”

Moderators: 

  • Alex Briscoe
  • Dr. Rhea Boyd

Panelists: 

  • Tia Martinez
  • Sandra Hernandez
  • Jakaela Foster
  • Jaycia Diamond
  • Kristin Wright
  • Lori Litel

11:45AM—Close: CMHACY Executive Team

11:55AM—GRAND Prize Gift Card Raffle Giveaway: $500 Amazon Gift Card

THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 CONFERENCE SPONSORS!

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