Conference to Highlight Our Smallest, Most Vulnerable Children

A major focus of this year’s CMHACY Conference, May 15 – 17 at Asilomar Conference Grounds on the Monterey coast, will be services youngest and most vulnerable population of children, birth to 5. This is a conference that administrators, service providers and parents/caregivers can’t miss. Click here for Registration   Keynote Speaker: Kiti Freier Randall,…

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Free Online Permanency Training; register now!

The state-of-the art online training will offer 25 hours of free CEUs and provide clinical skills and therapeutic approaches for work with adoptive and guardianship families, including child welfare, private/domestic and inter-country adoption.  Being equipped with understanding and expertise in this area is essential for healthy outcomes leading to permanency; building stability and fortifying well-being.…

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Update on the National Training Initiative

  What’s the latest on the National Training Initiative? As you may have heard California is participating as a pilot site in the National Adoption Competency Mental Health Training Initiative (NTI). NTI is developing two state of the art, standardized, web-based trainings to build the capacity of child welfare professionals and mental health practitioners in…

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Early Bird Registration Prices

Dear CMHACY family, We are happy to announce the 2018 conference pricing.   Registration is a two step process: Register online for the CMHACY conference. Reserve lodging on the CMHACY conference Registration site, by filling out the Asilomar Lodging and payment form.   For Early Bird Registration Starting February 1st through midnight April 14th, 2018. Pre-Conference…

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Family Voice Survey for Parents/Caregivers

Greetings, We are a group of Parent/Caregiver run organizations from across California who are working together to improve services and supports to our families.  We have been provided a grant to strengthen the voice of parents and caregivers of children and youth.  As part of this project, we will be providing a variety of activities…

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Parents and Caregivers for Wellness

Parents and caregivers play a critical role in supporting children’s and youth’s health and well-being. And yet, they often face immense challenges in navigating California’s mental health system and accessing quality treatment and supports for kids in their care. To address these challenges, United Parents and its partners launched Parents and Caregivers for Wellness—a collaborative…

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Annual Conference Planner – RFP

Download Request for Proposal All RFP’s must be submitted by August 18, 2017.  See RFP for full submission instructions. Overview/Background California Mental Health Advocates for Children & Youth (CMHACY) is a not-for-profit advocacy organization, headquartered in Sacramento and run by a volunteer Board of Directors. The signature activity of CMHACY is the annual conference which…

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Senate Expected to Resume Action on Health Care Bill

The US Senate is expected to move forward with the Republican Health Care Bill.  If you are concerned about the changes this bill would make (described in a blog), now is the time to contact your Senator.   Feinstein, Dianne – (D – CA) 331 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510 (202) 224-3841 Contact: www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me   Harris,…

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Senate Federal Healthcare Bill

There has been significant media coverage on the Senate Healthcare Bill (also known as the Better Care Reconciliation Act) which was released on Thursday, June 22, 2017.  Media attention has been given to key components such as MediCaid reform, tax credits, and the waiving of essential elements of the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). Who Wins,…

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