Sponsorship Opportunities

THE 40TH ANNUAL CMHACY CONFERENCE

CHANGING TIDES

VOICES FOR EQUITY, INCLUSION & ACCESS

CONFERENCE: Wednesday, May 13 – Friday May 15, 2020
PRE-CONFERENCES: Tuesday Afternoon—May 12, 2020 (Parents & Youth)
Wednesday Morning—May 13, 2020 (Parents, Youth, Education, TAY, Counties/Agencies)

AT ASILOMAR CONFERENCE GROUNDS IN PACIFIC GROVE, CALIFORNIA

PARTNER WITH US

WHAT IS THE ANNUAL CMHACY CONFERENCE?

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 commence the planning of 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.


WHO ATTENDS?

Our attendees include parents, caregivers, youth, family advocates, general and special educators, public and private mental health providers and representatives from child welfare, juvenile justice, and substance use disorders. CMHACY has established a safe environment where everyone from all walks of life are on equal ground. Through the conference’s rustic setting and unceremonial (or relaxed) culture, we encourage informal interaction among consumers, providers, policy makers and advocates.


WHAT IMPACT DOES MY SPONSORSHIP MAKE?

Sponsors of the 40th annual CMHACY conference help provide a lifechanging experience for all participants, as well as help support the continuous advocacy and educational activities of CMHACY. Sponsors gain visibility and increased brand awareness through logo and material presence at the event, mentions in media outreach and inclusion in conference marketing materials.

Your sponsorship helps provide a safe place for voices that often go unheard. As a sponsor, your contributions assist in establishing scholarships for youth, family advocates, parents and caregivers. Our commitment to building bridges among all mental health stakeholders is what makes our conference unique and effective. 

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 2019 ATTENDEES HAD 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."

SPONSOR LEVELS & BENEFITS

Interested in our 40th Anniversary Organizational Partner sponsorship opportunity?

In celebration of CMHACY’s 40 years, we are offering an exclusive 40th Anniversary sponsorship partnership opportunity. We want to ensure all benefits are tailored to your organization’s needs. Contact us to review and customize benefits.

Don’t see exactly what you are looking for?

Contact us to create a custom package.