ACCESS California's third annual conference was a huge success with over 200 participants. Participants heard from our ACCESS Ambassadors who shared their experience and successes over the last year. County Director's shared how they have implemented peer support in their behavioral health systems; and we heard a great presentation by Patrick Hendry the Vice President Peer Advocacy, Services and Supports, Kelly A. Davis, Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports and Services with Mental Health America, and Amy Farrington, Director of Certification, Florida Certification Board, about the National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) credential. 

 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for MHA-National Certified Peer Specialists (NCPS). NCPS requires 10 CEUs per year. Find out more here. Email us for CEU documentation.  

ACCESS Ambassador Spotlight

Hear from our very successful year three ACCESS Ambassadors as they introduce themselves and share their experience and successes from this year!

 

 

County Spotlight

Hear from Butte, Fresno, Los Angeles, Solano, and San Bernardino Counties as they discuss their successes and challenges in implementing and strengthening peer support services.

Keynote Presentation

Hear from Patrick Hendry the Vice President Peer Advocacy, Services and Supports, Kelly A. Davis, Director of Peer Advocacy, Supports and Services with Mental Health America, and Amy Farrington, Director of Certification, Florida Certification Board, to learn more about the National Certified Peer Specialist (NCPS) credential.

View the Q&A here.

Words on Bathroom Walls Director Comments and Movie Trailer

Policy Update

The 2020 policy update covers legislative and state policy issues that have the potential to impact mental health consumers in California.

 

Update: SB 665, which would allow MHSA funds to be used to provide mental health services in jail is no longer moving forward.

POLICY DOCUMENTS

MHSA Guiding Principles

SB 803 (Beall)

SB 665 (Umberg)

Little Hoover Commission: Blog Post

State Auditor: LPS Act Audit

Questions about the conference? Contact access@calvoices.org.

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