ABCs of Advocacy

“CAMHPRO’s ABC’s of Advocacy” is a series of three webinars on the basics and details of how you can participate in the California community program planning process in a meaningful and effective manner. These three webinars are interactive through polling, questions and answers, and prompt you to take the next steps. These webinars also serve as recommended training prior to CAMHPRO’s local onsite six-hour workshop, “Delivering Your ABC’s of Advocacy” customized to the specific county where it is to be held (scheduled by request).

Audience: California stakeholders of public behavioral health policy and services: primarily consumers, and also family members, community based organizations, county staff and conveners of community program planning meetings.

Schedule of Webinars

Webinar A: Advocacy Basics
April 4, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Previous Recording Available

POWER POINT PRESENTATION & DOCUMENTS

STAKE A Advocacy Basics 2018
STAKE B Best Community Planning 2018
Contact Your County Behavioral Health Dept. 8.31.17
county-bhb-dates-locations-3-14-18
Glossary Acronyms of Mental Health System 8.16.16
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Mental Health Services Act Basics 8.17.16
MHSA Best Community Planning Principles and Practices

What will be covered:

  • What is advocacy, who are stakeholders and why advocate.
  • Consumer roots of the law, the Mental Health Service Act (MHSA) and regulations for Stakeholder involvement in planning mental health services.
  • A bird’s eye view of who the County decision-makers are and how you can participate.
  • Access to basic terms and acronyms used in Behavioral Health and where you can go to find county contacts.

Webinar B: Best Community Planning Practices
April 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Previous Recording Available

What will be covered:

  • Types of County meetings and various stakeholder participation or roles
  • Meeting mechanics, culture and etiquette
  • MHSA stakeholder community planning best principles & practices applied to different stakeholder roles.
  • What to look for in county budgets and plans.
  • More resources to become a meaningful stakeholder

Webinar C: Community Planning; How to Work It
May 2, 2018 at 10:00 AM
REGISTER HERE

What will be covered:

  • More on applying the MHSA community planning best principles & practices
  • How you compose and give public comment.
  • How you get on decision-making boards/councils.
  • Next steps to being a meaningful stakeholder.

Presenters:

  • Karin Lettau, Director of Training
  • Sally Zinman, CAMHPRO Executive Director

Funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)




ABC’s from 2017
recordings coming soon

“CAMHPRO’s ABC’s of Advocacy” is a series of three webinars on the basics and details of how you can participate in the California community program planning process in a meaningful and effective manner. These three webinars are interactive through polling, questions and answers, and prompt you to take the next steps. These webinars also serve as pre-requisite training for CAMHPRO’s local onsite five-hour workshop, “Delivering Your ABC’s of Advocacy” to be held later this year.

Webinar A: Advocacy Basics
click to register
August 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM

  • What is advocacy, who are stakeholders and why advocate.
  • Consumer roots of the law, the Mental Health Service Act (MHSA) and regulations for Stakeholder involvement in planning mental health services.
  • A bird’s eye view of who the County decision-makers are and how you can participate.
  • Access to basic terms and acronyms used in Behavioral Health and where you can go to find county contacts.

Webinar B: Best Community Planning Practices
click to register
September 13, 2017 at 10:00 AM

  • Types of County meetings and various stakeholder participation or roles
  • Meeting mechanics, culture and etiquette
  • MHSA stakeholder community planning best principles & practices applied to different stakeholder roles.
  • What to look for in county budgets and plans.
  • More resources to become a meaningful stakeholder

Webinar C: Community Planning; How to Work It
click to register
September 20, 2017 at 10:00 AM

  • More on applying the MHSA community planning best principles & practices
  • How you compose and give public comment.
  • How you get on decision-making boards/councils.
  • Next steps to being a meaningful stakeholder.



Delivering the ABCs of local advocacy for effective participation in community planning workshop

Wednesday, May 17
9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
REGISTER HERE!

MERCED COUNTY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & RECOVERY SERVICES
1137 B STREET, MERCED, CA 95341





Previously recorded Webinar AB&C

WEBINAR “C” RECORDING:
What you will learn:

  • Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) stakeholder community planning best principles & practices applied to different stakeholder roles.
  • Different types of County meetings
  • Stakeholder roles in County meetings
  • How to prepare for County meetings
  • What to look for in county plans and budgets

Documents:
Glossary Terms of Mental Health System
Best Community Planning Principles & Practices
Public Comment Preparation Sheet
Sample & Template Action Plan (revised)
How To Work It PowerPoint Slides
Sample Video of Public Comment by Khatera Aslami




WEBINAR “B” RECORDING:
What you will learn:

  • Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) stakeholder community planning best principles & practices applied to different stakeholder roles.
  • Different types of County meetings
  • Stakeholder roles in County meetings
  • How to prepare for County meetings
  • What to look for in county plans and budgets

Documents:
Exhibit A. Intro to STAKE Espanol
Glossary Terms of Mental Health System 8.22.16
Intro to STAKE
MHSA Best Community Planning Principles and Practices
STAKE B Best Community Planning 8.31.16 Final




WEBINAR “A” RECORDING:
What you will learn:

  • What is advocacy, who are ‘stakeholders’ and why advocate.
  • The consumer roots of the law, the Mental Health Service Act (MHSA), and regulations that give Stakeholders the right to help plan mental health services.
  • A bird’s eye view of who the County decision-makers are and how you can participate.
  • Access to basic terms and acronyms used in Behavioral Health and where you can go to find county contacts.
  • AdvocacyAsserting yourself to get your needs or others’ needs met.

  • Stakeholders: All those affected by mental health issues, consumers, family members and others.

  • Due to inhumane treatment and false beliefs the Consumer movement rose, leading to the mental health recovery movement with key values that include hope, empowerment, respect, choice, social connections, self-determination

  • Consumers pushed Prop. 63: Mental Health Services Act (MHSA): This is the law to change the system to be recovery-based and consumer and family-driven, that engages underserved groups with funding from a tax on millionaires.

  • The MHSA Core Values are based on consumer & family values

  • The MHSA demands a robust community stakeholder planning process, but all counties do it differently.
  • All Counties are mandated to include meaningful stakeholder participation in planning, budgeting and implementation of mental health services with key regulations for public input on annual and 3-year plans before approval.

Documents:
Exhibit A. Intro to STAKE Espanol
Glossary Terms of Mental Health System 8.22.16
History of Movement
Mental Health Services Act Basics 8.17.16
STAKE A Advocacy Basics Final