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Please join us each month on the second Thursday, at noon, to discuss how California can join 42 other states with a State protocol for certification of peer support specialists.

What was formerly (2015/16 legislative session ) known as the CA State Peer, Transition Age, Parent & Family Support Certification Program Senate Bill 614 (Leno-D) is dead. Now we must deliberate on a new proposal for the next legislative session in January, 2017.

We want to honor the extensive former stakeholder process with the recommendations made. Key State stakeholders will meet soon to prepare a strategy. Please contribute to this critical conversation.

These CAMHPRO webinars are funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under the State Consumer Network grant. 

~~Don’t Be Confused~~
SB 614 is now being used for a different bill.
 
Senate Bill 614 was “gutted and amended” into a totally different bill. Senate Bill 614 is no longer the Peer Certification bill. The bill is now titled, “Criminal Procedure: Legal Assistance: ability to pay.”

SB614 is NOT moving forward at this time. For more details, visit UPDATE ALERT: August 9, 2016. Work on peer certification will continue in the fall of 2016 for the new legislative session. Please note that the CAMHPRO SB614 webinars (registration link below) are still scheduled as before; they’ll going to be more focused on upcoming changes and updates regarding the new legislative session in the fall of 2016.

SB 614 Memo to DHCS_81716_Final: This document will provide the detailed report on the “collective decision not to move Senate Bill 614 (Leno) forward this year.”

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What was known as the California State Peer, Transition Age, Parent & Family Support Certification Program Senate Bill 614 (Leno-D) is now dead. The shell, ‘SB 614’, was used for a new bill that has nothing to do with what many of us worked for. Senator Leno and the bill sponsors, the County Behavioral Health Directors Association of California (CBHDA) refused to move the bill forward with the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) ‘technical amendments’ that compromised the entire intent of the bill and the essence of genuine peer support services. DHCS would have been the agency to implement the bill refused to open the State Plan for Amendments to US Medicaid (Medi-Cal) to allow for unique peer support specialists/services billing codes. 

Now what? We must craft a new proposal for the next legislative session in January, 2017. We want to honor the extensive former stakeholder process and those recommendations made. We must learn to overcome the barriers that we encountered in how we craft the next piece of legislation and in the agencies we choose to implement State Certification. What can you do to help CA emerge from the Dark Ages as one of only four remaining US states without a state-approved protocol for peer support specialist certification in mental health??? Please join us and contribute to this critical conversation.

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Upcoming Webinars

Thu, May 11, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
Thu, Jul 13, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Past Webinars

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Recording
coming soon
When:
April 13, 2017
Presenters:
Heidi Strunk
Audience: California Peers (Consumers) and Peer Run Organizations and other Stakeholders wishing to understand the current and new legislation in order to become more effective advocates.
Documentscoming soon





Recording
coming soon
When:
March 9, 2017
Presenters:
Heidi Strunk
Audience: California Peers (Consumers) and Peer Run Organizations and other Stakeholders wishing to understand the current and new legislation in order to become more effective advocates.
Documentscoming soon





Recording
coming soon
When:
February 9, 2017
Presenters:
Heidi Strunk
Audience: California Peers (Consumers) and Peer Run Organizations and other Stakeholders wishing to understand the current and new legislation in order to become more effective advocates.
Documents:
Glossary Terms 8-22-16
Peer Certification 12-8-16
Specialist Timeline
Stakeholder Recommendations 6-14-13
Training & Certification Programs





Recording
: CAMHPRO Peer Certification Update & Input Meeting
When:
Jan 12, 2017
Presenters:
Heidi Strunk
Audience:
California Peers (Consumers) and Peer Run Organizations and other Stakeholders wishing to understand the current and new legislation in order to become more effective advocates.
Documents:
California Peer Specialist Timeline 10-12-16
Final Stakeholder Recommendations Draft 6-14-13
Glossary Terms of Mental Health System 8-22-16
Peer Certification Update Slides 12-8-16
Peer Specialist Training & Certification Programs: National Overview 2016 (updated)





Recording
: CAMHPRO Peer Certification Update & Input Meeting
When:
Dec. 8, 2016
Presenters:
Karin Lettau
Audience:
California Peers (Consumers) and Peer Run Organizations and other Stakeholders wishing to understand the current and new legislation in order to become more effective advocates.
Documents:
PowerPoint Slides (PDF)
More details to come





Recording
: CAMHPRO Peer Certification Update & Input Meeting
When:
Nov 10, 2016
Presenters:
Karin Lettau
Audience:
California Peers (Consumers) and Peer Run Organizations and other Stakeholders wishing to understand the current and new legislation in order to become more effective advocates.
Documents:
Timeline
Acronyms of mental health system
Terms of Mental Health System
Mental Health Services Act Basics
PowerPoint slides PDF





Recording
: CAMHPRO Peer Certification Update & Input Meeting
When:
Oct. 13, 2016
Presenters:
Karin Lettau
Audience:
California Peers (Consumers) and Peer Run Organizations and other Stakeholders wishing to understand the current and new legislation in order to become more effective advocates.
Documents:





Recording
CAMHPRO Peer Certification SB614 Update & Input Meeting
When
:
Sept. 8, 2016
Presenters
:
Karin Lettau
Audience:
California Peers (Consumers) and Peer Run Organizations and other Stakeholders wishing to understand the current and new legislation in order to become more effective advocates.
Documents:
Final Stakeholder Recommendations 6.14.13
Frequently Asked Questions
PowerPoint Slides 9.8.16
National Overview 2016 Update
Amendments 8.31.15





Recording
: CAMHPRO Peer Certification SB614 Update & Input Meeting
When:
Aug 11, 2016
Presenters:
Karin Lettau
Audience:
California Peers (Consumers) and Peer Run Organizations and other Stakeholders wishing to understand the current and new legislation in order to become more effective advocates.
Documents:
Final Stakeholder Recommendations Draft 6.14.13
Peer Certification Update Slides 8.11.16




Recording: CAMHPRO Peer Certification SB614 Update & Input Meeting
When:
Jul 14, 2016
Presenters:
Karin Lettau
Audience:
California Peers (Consumers) and Peer Run Organizations and other Stakeholders wishing to understand the current and new legislation in order to become more effective advocates.
Documents:
Final Stakeholder Recommendations Draft 6.14.13
Peer Certification Update slides 7.14.16
SB 614 Support Letter Template 2.10.16 kl




Recording: CAMHPRO Peer Certification SB614 Update & Input Meeting

When:
June 9, 2016
Presenters:
Karin Lettau
Audience:
California Peers (Consumers) and Peer Run Organizations and other Stakeholders wishing to understand the current and new legislation in order to become more effective advocates.
Documents:
L2 FACT SHEET on CA STATE CERTIFICATION
Peer Certification Update slides 6.9.16
SB 614 History and Status 4.15.16
SB 614 Support Letter Template 2.10.16 kl





Recording
: CAMHPRO Peer Certification SB614 Update & Input Meeting

When:
May 12 at 12 noon
Presenters:
Karin Lettau
Audience:
California Peers (Consumers) and Peer Run Organizations and other Stakeholders wishing to understand the current and new legislation in order to become more effective advocates.
Documents:
Amendments 8.31.15
L2 FACT SHEET on CA STATE CERTIFICATION
Peer Certification Update slides 5.12.16
SB 614 History and Status 4.15.16
SB 614 Support Letter Template 2.10.16 kl





Recording
: CAMHPRO Peer Certification SB614 Update & Input Meeting
When:
April 14 at 12 noon
Presenters:
Karin Lettau
Audience:
California Peers (Consumers) and Peer Run Organizations and other Stakeholders wishing to understand the current and new legislation in order to become more effective advocates.
Documents:
Amendments 8.31.15
L2 FACT SHEET on CA STATE CERTIFICATION
Peer Certification slides
SB 614 Support Letter Template 2.10.16 kl





Recording
CAMHPRO Advocacy Series Webinar #4:
When
:
April 5 at 10:30 a.m.
Presenters:
Heidi Strunk, CAMHPRO Advocacy Coordinator
Sally Zinman, Executive Director
Audience:
California Peers (Consumers) and Peer Run Organizations and other Stakeholders wishing to understand the current and new legislation in order to become more effective advocates. Join us for our webinar trainings.
Documents:
AB1884 Support Letter
CAMHPRO Bills On The Move CA2016 4.5.16c
CAMHPRO Legislation Status 4.4.16
R2 How to Visit a Policymaker
SB1273 Oppose Letter Final