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Sept. 29: NAMI CA Town Hall with the California Alliance of California Alliance of Child and Family Services (CACFS)

NAMI California Town Hall meeting with The California Alliance of Child and Family Services (Alliance), a public policy, advocacy and training organization with nearly 150 nonprofit community-based organizations that provide a broad array of services to children, youth and families throughout California. In addition to providing traditional behavioral health services, Alliance members are providing family resources centers, in-home wraparound services, school based mental health programming, and mobile crisis intervention services in many communities. The Alliance’s Catalyst Center (www.catalyst-center.org) also serves as training and technical assistance arm, and is developing a database of mental health and social services available throughout California. Finally, the Catalyst Center offers a provider HelpLine (1-833-99Youth) that assists organizations and professionals to identify needed resources in their community.

The focus of their presentation will be about work they are doing to support children, youth, and families, including school-based mental health, suicide prevention, and foster youth with mental health needs; their Catalyst Center and ACES aware grants; and their partnership with the State Department of Social Services for a provider helpline to help with COVID-19-related issues.

Joining us will be their Executive Director, Chris Stoner-Mertz, and their Senior Policy Director, Adrienne Shilton.

Town Hall Zoom Link

Previous Town Halls

NAMI California Town Hall with the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network (CPEHN); September 15, 2020. Video replay coming soon!

NAMI California Town Hall with the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC); September 3, 2020. Find out more and watch the video replay.

NAMI California Town Hall with the California State Association of Counties (CSAC); August 20, 2020. Find out more and watch the video replay.

NAMI California Town Hall with the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC); August 11, 2020. Find out more and watch the video replay.

NAMI California Town Hall with the Department of State Hospitals; July 14, 2020. Find out more and watch the video replay.

NAMI California Town Hall with the Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH); July 28, 2020. Find out more and watch the video replay.

NAMI California Town Hall with Department of Health Care Services (DHCS); June 4, 2020. Find out more and watch the video replay.

NAMI California Town Hall with the California Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA); April 29, 2020. Find out more and watch the video replay.