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Town Hall Meeting: Supporting Youth Mental Health In the Transition Back to the Classroom

We are partnering with California Department of Education (CDE) for a Town Hall Meeting on Friday, August 13 at 1 pm PT on how we can work together to support the needs of youth as we transition back to the classroom. Joining us will be Monica Neponuceno of the CDE.

Among the topics discussed: CDE’s mission and current work; the importance of and strategies for supporting the mental health needs of youth; how families and loved ones can support youth going back to school during the pandemic; and ways to advocate and get involved in policy changes for youth mental health. We will also discuss our NAMI on Campus High School program.

Previous Town Halls

NAMI CA Town Hall on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, with Dr. Shaina Zurlin from the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) to discuss CalAIM, a multi-year initiative to improve the quality of life and health outcomes through implementation of a broad delivery system, program and payment reform across the Medi-Cal program.

NAMI California Town Hall with Lara Gregorio from humanest; February 18, 2021.

NAMI California Town Hall on Suicide Prevention with guest speaker Graham Wiseman of BeingwellCA; January 21, 2021.

NAMI California Town Hall Meeting on the LPS Act with NAMI California and guest speaker Randall Hagar; December 17, 2020.

NAMI California Town Hall Meeting with California Association of Local Behavioral Health ​Boards & Commissions​ (CalBHB/C); October 29.

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

NAMI California Town Hall with the Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC); September 3, 2020.

NAMI California Town Hall with the California State Association of Counties (CSAC); August 20, 2020.

NAMI California Town Hall with the Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission (MHSOAC); August 11, 2020.

NAMI California Town Hall with the Department of State Hospitals; July 14, 2020.

NAMI + DSH Town Hall PPT

NAMI CA + DSH Town Hall Q&A

NAMI California Town Hall with the Council on Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health (CCJBH); July 28, 2020.

NAMI California Town Hall with Department of Health Care Services (DHCS); June 4, 2020.

DHCS Town Hall Presentation

NAMI California Town Hall with the California Behavioral Health Directors Association (CBHDA); April 29, 2020.

CBHDA-NAMI Listening Session Power Point