COVID-19 Update

The California Mental Health Advocates for Children & Youth (CMHACY) conference is the most recognized and longest-standing conference for children’s mental health in the state of California. Our annual conference is California’s premier event for all interested in learning about, advocating for and promoting policies, programs and practices that enhance the well-being of vulnerable children, youth and families. As we plan our 40th annual conference, we look back at how far we’ve come since 1980—growing from a small group of 40 county children’s coordinators to over 600 attendees in 2019.

A MESSAGE TO OUR CMHACY COMMUNITY

DEAR CMHACY COMMUNITY:

We hope this email finds you and your families safe during this time. When we set out to plan our 40th annual conference, no one could imagine we would be managing the effects of a global pandemic to the extent that we are. On March 17th, we informed the CMHACY Community of our decision to postpone our 40th annual conference from May to September of this year. Based on the information we had at the time, that was the best path forward, and we wanted to act swiftly in order to secure our Asilomar venue in the fall.

Due to the ever-changing stay-at-home recommendations and the uncertainty of what fall will look like, we have decided that CMHACY’s 40th annual conference won’t be going ahead as originally planned. Even though California’s Stay-At-Home order may be lifted by September, many medical professionals feel that it would be prudent to continue physical distancing for the foreseeable future—we felt that it is too risky for our CMHACY Community to congregate this fall.

But we have some great news:
CMHACY’s 40th annual conference is going online!

 

We invite you to join us June 24th & June 25th
for a special 2-day conference hosted online at our new,
“Virtual Asilomar” location!

SO…WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

We know what you are thinking…OH PLEASE not another webinars series! On the contrary! You are invited to join us for our LIVE, VIRTUAL, and INTERACTIVE 2-day Conference, Wednesday, June 24th & Thursday, June 25th online at our virtual Asilomar venue through an online platform called VFairs!

Instead of canceling altogether, we feel it is necessary (now more than ever) to share resources & information to support our CMHACY network during these trying times and to still celebrate 40 years of CMHACY!

JOIN OUR CMHACY COMMUNITY & ENJOY:

  • Powerful keynote presentations with an interactive Q&A feature in our virtual Merrill Hall
  • 20+ workshops presented by CMHACY partners with the ability to attend/re-watch unlimited sessions for up to 30 days (for all of you who have ever been sad that you couldn’t be in two different workshops at once!)
  • Two panel sessions with a Q&A feature in our virtual Merrill Hall
  • Interactive networking opportunities with other CMHACY attendees
  • A live, interactive exhibit hall featuring poster presentations and CMHACY’s conference sponsors
  • The ability to still earn your CEUs!

Since we aren’t able to be together in person, registration rates are half price at $250 per attendee with the ability to access all workshop, keynote, sponsor, and panel presentations for up to 1 month after our live event! 

Although nothing will ever take the place of retreating together at Asilomar on the beach, we are still excited to celebrate 40 years with our CMHACY Community, even if it is in a different way this year.

Thank you for all that you do on behalf of children and communities. See you online soon!

TEAM CMHACY

THANK YOU TO OUR 2020 CONFERENCE SPONSORS!

CHAMPION SPONSOR: 

ADVOCATE SPONSORS: 

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PARTNER SPONSORS: 

FRIEND SPONSORS: 

CALIFORNIA CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

CRITTENTON SERVICES FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES