Bills on the Move

Friday, May 5
10:00 a.m – 12:00 noon
An update and description, analysis and CAMHPRO positions on California current and new legislative bills that are important to people with mental health challenges and the community at large. Covered are bills on:

Involuntary Outpatient Treatment
Use of Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Funding for services other than community-based, recovery-focused services
State Certification for Peer, Parent, Transition Age, Family Support Specialists

Supporting Client Culture Webinar Training
In Two Parts

Part One: Rising from the Ashes
Wednesday, March 22
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Understanding the history, psyche and recovery movement of client culture is the vehicle to apply client culturally competent and responsive services.
Issue Brief

Part Two: From Victims to Heroes
Wednesday, March 29
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
CAMHPRO highlights various client culturally responsive behavioral health provider approaches for better engagement, and advances the importance of the consumer role in delivering services, in program planning and policy development, ultimately leading to better outcomes.
Issue Brief
Respectful Model

New California Bills 

March 7, 2017
10 am -12 pm
Recording of webinar: Click Here
PowerPoint Presentation: Click Here

Where’d the Bills Go?

Wrapping Up CA 2016 Legislation Important to Mental Health Consumers and Looking to 2017

Wed, Oct 12
10:30 AM

California State Advocacy: Review of the life cycle of a bill. Description of California 2016 legislative outcomes–bills just signed into law and important ones that didn’t make it. Issues important to people with mental health challenges and the community at large for potentially new legislation in the 2017 session. Covered bills include:

  • Extend AOT (Involuntary Outpatient Treatment) beyond 2017 Sunset Date &-Encouraging Counties to Collaborate on AOT
  • Allow Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Funding for 5150 Psychiatric Involuntary 3-day Holds
  • Funding for Mental Health Awareness License Plates for Stigma Education
  • Require a Psychiatric Bed Registry
  • Require MHSA County-by-County Spending Reports
  • Require State Certification for Peer, Parent, Transition Age, Family Support Specialists

… And More …

CAMHPRO’s ABC’s of Advocacy

For the recordings of these webinars, please click HERE

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 prerequisite training for CAMHPRO’s local onsite five-hour workshop, “Practicing Your ABC’s of Advocacy” to be held later this year.


After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with information about joining the webinar.

WEBINAR A (8.24.16 10:30 a.m.)
WEBINAR B (8.31.16 10:30 a.m.)
WEBINAR C (9.14.16 10:30 a.m.)

  • Webinar A: Advocacy Basics (August 24, 2016 at 10:30 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 (August 31, 2016 at 10:30 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 (September 14, 2016 at 10:30 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.

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.

  • You will be asked to take a short pre-training and post-training survey.
  • This CAMHPRO program is funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
  • After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Upcoming Webinars: Peer Certification

Visit the SB614 page for more details. No longer moving forward
Visit the Monthly Webinar page for previous recorded webinars.

Click Here and Sign up for monthly updates

After registering, you will receive a one-time confirmation email then a monthly reminder email.

Learn about the current status, updates, and future planning for the changes regarding California State Peer, Transition Age, Parent & Family Support Certification Program Senate Bill 614 (Leno-D) and provide input to advance peer certification.

Thu, Oct 13, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST