About the Conference

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.

Since 1980 our conference has offered a forum for policy
development spawned collaboration and partnerships
among counties and providers, incubated state-wide parent
and youth organizations, hosted nationally recognized
speakers, and showcased cutting-edge programs and clinical
advances. The conference’s unique, “rustic” culture encourages
informal interaction among consumers, providers, policy
makers and advocates.