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Don’t miss our NEW state advocacy webinar series, next 11/26

The Peer Action League – PAL State Advocacy 1-2-3 is a NEW series of three webinars on the basics and details of how consumer peers and others can liaison at the State level in a meaningful and consequential manner for a peer-driven transformation of the California behavioral health system. These three webinars are interactive through polling, questions and answers, and prompt you to take the next steps.

Learning objectives for Webinar #1 completed on 10/29
  • Define the role of peers or PAL Liaisons to key State advisory/decision-making bodies
  • Apply peer values and principles to public policy positions
  • Recognize two ways that stigma/discrimination impact consumers
  • Describe two elements of client culture in a context of a civil rights movement and services that are culturally competent



NEW STATE ADVOCACY WEBINAR SERIES REGISTER 11/26
Webinar #2 will be November 26, 12:00-1:30 PM
Learning objectives for Webinar #2
  • Outline the CA legislative body structure and how a bill becomes law.
  • Distinguish the main functions of two key state policy decision-making/advisory bodies.
  • List three social determinants to poor behavioral health.
  • Define the 3 parts of composing public comment.
Audience: PALMs, California stakeholders of public behavioral health policy and services: primarily consumers peers, however everyone can benefit and is welcome!



NEW STATE ADVOCACY WEBINAR SERIES
Webinar #3 will be January 29 2020, 12:00-1:30 PM
Content for Webinar #3
  • State Funding Basics
  • Key State Body Membership & Tips
  • Member Responsibilities
  • Mini-Conduit Reports
  • What ELSE do we need to DO & EXPLORE to be effective Peer Advocates
Audience: PALMs, California stakeholders of public behavioral health policy and services: primarily consumers peers, however everyone can benefit and is welcome!
Stay tuned for Learning Objectives and Link to registration for this third Webinar!

Join us Thurs. 11/14, at Noon for our Peer Model Webinar: Evidence-Based ACT

Peer Model Spotlight Webinar

November 14, 2019 from 12 – 1PM

Evidence-Based Practice Model
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Learning Objectives:
1. Define an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
2. Describe what an EBP fidelity scale measures
Presenter:
Califia Abwoon, Create Realistic Change, Inc, LA County
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About CAMHPRO’s Monthly Peer Webinars:
CAMHPRO quarterly rotates 3 themes: Spotlight on Model Peer Support Practices, Peer Support 4 Peer Supporters (PS4PS), & Updates on CA Peer Specialist Standardization with Guest Co-Presenters.
You only need to register once for this monthly webinar with your correct email. If you have already registered you will receive a reminder email each month with your unique link to join.

CAMHPRO Quarterly Survey

These activities are funded by the U. S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Statewide Consumer Network grant.
A crucial requirement of this grant is to track participant and group outcomes resulting from CAMHPRO activities. At the end of each quarter CAMHPRO respectfully requests that you complete a survey for us to gather the required information needed for this grant.
The results are completely anonymous. The accuracy of these outcomes is dependent on your answers four times each year. However this is voluntary and if you choose not to provide this information we are still happy to provide you with our services.
We are extremely grateful for your cooperation!

TAKE OUR SURVEY

Take the CAMHPRO survey

The CAMHPRO activities are funded by the U. S. Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Statewide Consumer Network grant.
A crucial requirement of this grant is to track participant and group outcomes resulting from CAMHPRO activities. At the end of each quarter CAMHPRO respectfully requests that you complete a survey for us to gather the required information needed for this grant.
The results are completely anonymous. The accuracy of these outcomes is dependent on your answers four times each year. However this is voluntary and if you choose not to provide this information we are still happy to provide you with our services.
We are extremely grateful for your cooperation!

CLICK HERE FOR A QUICK SURVEY

NEW! STATE ADVOCACY WEBINAR SERIES

DON’T MISS OUR NEW STATE ADVOCACY WEBINAR SERIES!

Series on PAL State Advocacy 1-2-3

Webinar #1 will be October 29, 12:00-1:30 PM

The Peer Action League – PAL State Advocacy 1-2-3 is a NEW series of three webinars on the basics and details of how consumer peers and others can liaison at the State level in a meaningful and consequential manner for a peer-driven transformation of the California behavioral health system. These three webinars are interactive through polling, questions and answers, and prompt you to take the next steps.
Learning objectives for Webinar #1
  • Define the role of peers or PAL Liaisons to key State advisory/decision-making bodies
  • Apply peer values and principles to public policy positions
  • Recognize two ways that stigma/discrimination impact consumers
  • Describe two elements of client culture in a context of a civil rights movement and services that are culturally competent
Audience: PALMs, California stakeholders of public behavioral health policy and services: primarily consumers peers, however everyone can benefit and is welcome!

REGISTER webinar 1




NEW STATE ADVOCACY WEBINAR SERIES

Series PAL State Advocacy 1-2-3

Webinar #2 will be November 26, 12:00-1:30 PM

Learning objectives for Webinar #2
  • Outline the CA legislative body structure and how a bill becomes law.
  • Distinguish the main functions of two key state policy decision-making/advisory bodies.
  • List three social determinants to poor behavioral health.
  • Define the 3 parts of composing public comment.
Audience: PALMs, California stakeholders of public behavioral health policy and services: primarily consumers peers, however everyone can benefit and is welcome!

REGISTER webinar 2




NEW STATE ADVOCACY WEBINAR SERIES

Series PAL State Advocacy 1-2-3

Webinar #3 will be January 29 2020, 12:00-1:30 PM

Content for Webinar #3
  • State Funding Basics
  • Key State Body Membership & Tips
  • Member Responsibilities
  • Mini-Conduit Reports
  • What ELSE do we need to DO & EXPLORE to be effective Peer Advocates
Audience: PALMs, California stakeholders of public behavioral health policy and services: primarily consumers peers, however everyone can benefit and is welcome!
Stay tuned for Learning Objectives and Link to registration for this third Webinar!

SB 10 Peer Certification VETOED – again

Governor Newsom Takes Final Action of 2019 Legislative Season
Published: 

LINK TO ALL FINAL ACTIONS

OFFICAL SB 10 VETO MESSAGE

*From the website*
Joint accomplishments include urgently addressing California’s affordability crisis by passing the Nation’s strongest statewide rent protections, expanding health care coverage and passing legislation to lower prescription drug prices

Focused on effective government by fortifying state against natural disasters and economic downturns – passing historic wildfire safety legislation and creating largest rainy day fund Ensuring justice for all Californians by passing historic clean drinking water legislation and taking on powerful institutions on behalf of everyday Californians

“Together, we have accomplished a great deal this year to help California families get ahead and made historic progress on some of the state’s most intractable challenges.”

SACRAMENTO — Governor Gavin Newsom took his final actions of the 2019 legislative season today and thanked the Legislature for their work and accomplishment on enacting 870 bills in the following statement:

“I want to take a moment to congratulate the Legislature on their work this year and to thank Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins and Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon for their leadership. Together, we have accomplished a great deal this year – through the budget and legislation – that helps California families get ahead and tackles some of the state’s most intractable problems.

“This year, California passed the nation’s strongest renter protection package. Our state made record housing and homeless investments paired with big new tools for housing production. We moved California closer to universal health care coverage by expanding coverage, increasing Covered California subsidies for middle-income Californians and taking on rising prescription drug prices. 

“California, faced with catastrophic wildfires, invested $1 billion to prevent, mitigate and recover from wildfires, disasters and emergencies. And in July, our state enacted something that few people thought could be done – wildfire legislation that moved California closer to a safer, reliable and affordable energy future.

“Our state is doing more now than at any point in our history to help California families tackle the challenges of affordability and provide opportunity to all Californians – more than doubling tax cuts for working families, expanding paid family leave, increasing access to early childhood education, and taking on payday lenders. 

“On education, California brought disparate sides in the education community together and forged a historic agreement on changes to charter school law that was years in the making. We invested more in K-14 education than at any point in our history, and put on next year’s ballot the chance to make long-overdue investments in school infrastructure and safety. California made two years of community college tuition-free, increased financial aid for parents pursuing a college degree and kept tuition from rising in our UC and CSU systems.

“We have helped defend our state from Trump’s attacks – blocking the Administration from using state lands to open up drilling on protected federal lands. We took on the long-standing challenge of clean drinking water systems, became the first ever to require SMOG tests for semi trucks and convinced four major auto-makers to stand up for higher emission standards and oppose the Trump administration.

“California is once again striking out against injustice and leading the nation by example. We passed one of the country’s strongest police use-of-force laws, and outlawed private, for-profit prisons. California became the first state in the nation to stand up to the NCAA’s long-standing profiteering from student athletes. California took first-in-the-nation steps to strengthen our gun safety laws, protect workers and defend reproductive health care rights. We continued to make progress reforming our criminal justice system – eliminating a major mandatory minimum sentence and establishing a system to seal arrest and conviction records for low-level offenses.

“We are proving that our state is successful not despite our diversity, but because of it. California isn’t just defending our vibrant immigrant communities. We are affording all Californians – regardless of immigration status – the chance to serve their communities and give back.

“In California, we are putting in place new reforms of agencies that don’t serve the public as well as they should – pushing the DMV to join the 21st century, giving new authority to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to enforce wildfire safety standards, and recasting the priorities of our state’s agency that regulates oil and gas extraction.

“California did all of this while living within our means: creating the largest rainy day fund in California history, paying down pension liabilities and eliminating our state’s wall of debt.  

“In my inaugural, I spoke of the California Dream as a house – one that must be built on a strong fiscal foundation. For that reason, I am returning a number of bills to the Legislature without my signature that would significantly increase costs outside of the state’s regular budget process. 

“We have clearly achieved a great deal together, and I commend the Legislature for their hard work. I look forward to our continued partnership as we head into the new year and continue to tackle challenges of affordability and work to expand opportunity to all Californians.”

In his final action of the 2019 legislative season, the Governor today vetoed a number of bills that would significantly increase costs outside of the state’s regular budget process. In total, Governor Newsom vetoed bills this year costing $1.2 billion, increasing to $3 billion ​annually at full implementation. He also took action on a number of other bills.