2016 Tag

John Boyd: Leadership Thoughts to Share

Our 36th annual conference included an increasing number of attendees associated with commercial insurance and hospital systems. One such attendee was John Boyd, System Executive Mental Health. CEO, Sutter Solano Medical Center & Sutter Center for Psychiatry. When discussing what he took away from the...

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2016 CMHACY Conference Highlights

Since 1980 CMHACY has hosted an annual meeting at Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California.  Unique in the country and attended by as many as 600 stakeholders – parents, youth, providers, legal advocates, school representatives, County agency leaders, state department officials, and legislative staff...

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Children’s Mental Health Crisis Services

The topic of mental health crisis services specific to children and families has received increased attention throughout the state. In January 2015, a consortium of mental health advocacy organizations issued a white paper titled “Kids in Crisis: California’s Failure to Provide Appropriate Services for Youth Experiencing...

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2016 Advocate of the Year

Monica Nepomuceno Monica Nepomuceno works at the California Department of Education (CDE) as an Education Programs Consultant (EPC) with the Educational Options, Student Support and American Indian Education Office. Monica has been the EPC overseeing the Mental Health Services Program at CDE since 2009. Under this...

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2016 Journalist of the Year

Daniel Heimpel Daniel Heimpel is an award-winning journalist, the founder of a national non-profit organization, Fostering Media Connections, dedicated to improving the lives of children through solution-based journalism, and teaches graduate students of public policy, social work and journalism on how to use media to drive...

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