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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
7:00PM—2019 CMHACY Awards
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.
A reception for attendees to meet the speakers, other conference participants, and view our 18 poster presentations.
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.
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.
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!
8:40AM—What Young People and Families Want and Need: Brief Perspectives From Those Who Have Been There
Alex Briscoe, Principal &
Dr. Rhea Boyd, Director of Equity & Justice,
Calfornia Children’s Trust
Sandra Hernandez, MD, CEO,
California Health Care Foundation