Sponsorship Opportunities

41ST ANNUAL CMHACY CONFERENCE

NON-NEGOTIABLE:
DEMANDING SOCIAL JUSTICE
& RACIAL EQUITY IN OUR SYSTEMS OF CARE


CONFERENCE: 
Wednesday, April 28 – Thursday, April 29, 2021

(Conference Sessions available for an additional 30 days)

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WHAT IS THE ANNUAL CMHACY CONFERENCE?

The California Mental Health Advocates for Children & Youth (CMHACY) conference is the most recognized and longest-standing conference in the state of California focused upon the social, emotional and behavioral health of children, youth and their families. Our annual conference has been one of the state’s most powerful events for those interested in advocating for and promoting the policies, programs, and practices that enhance the well-being of vulnerable children, youth and families. 


WHO ATTENDS THE VIRTUAL CONFERENCE?

For forty years, the CMHACY conference has attracted more than 600 parents, caregivers, youth, family advocates, general & special educators, public & private mental health providers, policymakers and representatives from across California. Our attendees include those who are on the front lines of child welfare, juvenile justice & substance use disorders, as well as managers, departmental directors and representatives of the foundation and philanthropy communities. CMHACY has long embraced the ideals of diversity and equity to create a collaborative conference culture and a safe environment where everyone in attendance – regardless of background, socioeconomic status, or age – has a voice and is seen and heard. 


ABOUT THIS YEAR’S CONFERENCE

Due to the continued need for caution stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, CMHACY’s conference is going virtual again in April 2021. We will be continuing the conversation of our 2020 conference theme, Voices for Equity Inclusion & Access, which addressed systemic racism head on at a moment when America was again forced to confront the institutional racism of its present services, and seeing with a clearer focus how that has challenged us for real change. We will come together again in the midst of this nationwide reckoning on race, to address how the lack of racial equity and justice in our social services and healthcare systems has dramatically harmed communities of color. The CMHACY conference will present engaging workshops, panels, and powerful keynote speakers from across the state that will highlight meaningful avenues of change. This conference will empower attendees to learn about – and methods to create and maintain racial and social justice within our systems of care. We encourage all potential sponsors and supporters to join us in creating a unified voice to demand social and health justice for all.


WHY SHOULD I SPONSOR? WHAT IMPACT DOES MY SPONSORSHIP MAKE?

Sponsors of the 41st annual CMHACY conference help provide a life-changing experience for all participants, as well as support the continued advocacy and educational activities of CMHACY. Sponsors gain visibility and increased brand awareness through a highlighted, interactive presence at the virtual event, in media outreach, and other materials.

We are witnessing one of the greatest setbacks of civil rights in our nation’s history—not only within our country, but within our systems of care. Like those who came before us, we strive to build the world we want to live in, and that world empowers people from all walks of life regardless of color, race, or identity – to have the tools and resources they need to thrive in today’s world. Our conference will unite diverse communities and professionals working in the fight for justice for our vulnerable children, youth, parents and caregivers. It will unite advocates throughout California to speak for unheard voices, putting them face-to-face with policymakers.

Sponsorship highlights YOUR commitment to social justice and racial equity, and YOUR leadership in supporting statewide efforts to ensure the availability of high quality, accessible behavioral health services for ALL. When you invest as a sponsor, you tell the world that you support the movement for a just, multi-racial democracy. 

Sponsorship highlights YOUR leadership in supporting statewide efforts to ensure the availability of high quality, accessible behavioral health services for vulnerable children and parents in California.

HEAR WHAT OUR ATTENDEES HAVE TO SAY:

2019 Parent Attendee

"I feel this conference is a great benefit and a true-life changer for me and our family! I am better equipped to advocate for our son’s needs as well as my own. I am now more aware of more resources and mental health laws that support help for our son. It’s nice to know I am not alone in this journey and there are many others who too share in the real struggle of raising a child with mental health and special needs. It is truly a gift to parents."

2019 Youth Advocate Attendee

"CMHACY is an opportunity to get refreshed and inspired in a relaxed setting with other professionals and peers, learning new ways and linking arms in support of improved mental health for the youth of America."

2019 Youth Advocate Attendee

"CHMACY was a great way to elevate the voices of our community, I loved the different workshops, and learning opportunities that were available for service providers. I’d have liked to see more youth attend, because I saw how empowered it left the youth that were able to attend.”"

2019 Youth Advocate Attendee

"I felt I had a safe space to learn more about my own mental health and felt more connected with others who were like me."

2019 Parent Attendee

"I am very grateful to your organization for selecting me for a scholarship. It was the only way I could have attended. I learned so much over the 4-day conference. The plethora of information I now have will allow me to be a more successful and prepared parent and advocate for my 2 foster-adopted special needs children within the educational system and with medical and mental health professionals."

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2021 CONFERENCE SPONSORS!

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