CBHA Webinar 6
May 31
Crisis Line Services with Didi Hirsch
(Members Only)

CBHA Webinar 7
July 11
The California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH) on Section 1115 Waiver
(Members Only)

Fall Policy Forum
Oct. 11-12, 2018
Newport Beach, CA
(Members Only)

Our CAREER CENTER is now open!
May 16, 2018
by Le Ondra Clark Harvey, Ph.D.


Mental Health Awareness:
This past April, we celebrated Child Abuse Awareness Month , and May 10 th was National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day . It is critical for all of us to remember the many children who are survivors and continue to work to eradicate the abuse that impacts so many children across our nation. We are especially thankful for our CBHA members who tirelessly serve children and their families across our state.

On May 3 rd , CBHA joined a coalition of organizations in support of Senator Beall’s SCR 127 ( photos ), a resolution that recognizes May as National Mental Health Awareness Month . Legislators who support this cause wore green ties and scarves to commemorate the day! On May 17 th , the resolution will be presented by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry on the floor of the Assembly, and members will also wear ties and scarves. Additionally, May 18 th commemorates National Older Adult Mental Health Awareness Day and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will be hosting an event t o raise public awareness about the mental health needs of older adults ...
Notice: Hyperlinks are now GREEN . Click the green bold texts to be redirected to its respective link.
Our CAREER CENTER is now open!

Current openings:
Mental Health Therapist , Tarzana Treatment Centers
Therapist , South Coast Community Services

Looking for a career in behavioral health? CBHA offers a list of current employment opportunities at various non-profit organizations statewide.
Interested in promoting your behavioral health opportunity? Use our career center!
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LifeWorks of Sonoma County
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The purpose of this Information Notice is to:
1. Require counties to submit a Women and Perinatal Community Substance Use
Disorder (SUD) Provider Directory (Directory) to the Perinatal and Youth Services
Unit (PYSU) by June 30, 2018.

2. Offer technical assistance to assist counties in the update of the Directory. 

Please click here to see all prior year MHSUDS Information Notices, ADP Bulletins, MH Information Notices and MH Letters.

Darryl "DMC" McDaniels from Run DMC will be joining us sharing his story of lived experience of mental health challenges! It will be a day to remember! Click  here  to register for this FREE event! Click   here  to visit our Facebook event page

Need a free ride from LA or Oxnard to Mental Health Matters Day on May 23rd? Join Us for a Bus Ride to Sacramento to Attend Mental Health Matters Day on the East Side of the California State Capitol on May 23, 2018 <<click link for more info
There is no charge for bus transportation to and from the event in Sacramento. You will also be provided with boxed lunch with a beverage.
June 5, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET

Sleep can be disrupted in all stages of bipolar disorder, including in euthymic patients, and may be a predictor of relapse. There is growing evidence that sleep disruption can affect many aspects of a patient's life, like mood, quality of life, and mood episode recurrence.
June 27, 2018 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm ET

...The diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has changed with the release of the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition (DSM-5), how the gold-standard rating scale, the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS) has evolved, and the paradigm shifts that have occurred in the treatment of PTSD...

SAMHSA announces the release of a new report, Helping Children and Youth Who Have Traumatic Experiences, which shows that nearly half of the nation’s children have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Children and youth who have experienced traumatic events are at risk of developing serious emotional disturbances or serious mental illness.

To address the needs of children and youth, SAMHSA’s Children’s Mental Health Initiative (CMHI) promotes treatment and support for children, youth, and young adults who experience serious emotional disturbance or serious mental illness. Children who experience trauma and receive treatment through systems of care show significant improvements in their behavioral and emotional health...
SAMHSA’s STR-TA Consortium is here to assist you. Our goal is to provide the resources and technical assistance you need to address the opioid crisis in your communities.

If you need technical assistance to support evidence-based practices in the prevention, treatment and recovery of opioid use disorders in your community, submit a request to www.getSTR-TA.org.

The State Targeted Response (STR) Technical Assistance (TA) Consortium was created to support your efforts in addressing opioid use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery. This project, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is here to provide local expertise in your communities to help address the opioid public health crisis. The STR-TA team stands ready to assist you.
Applications opened April 2nd for the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program, administered by Healthforce Center at UCSF. This program represents a deep and ongoing investment by the California Health Care Foundation. The two-year, part-time program is widely recognized as a transformative experience, helping clinicians of all disciplines better lead change in turbulent times. 
Who should apply: The part-time program is for clinically trained health care professionals with at least five years of leadership experience who live and work in California. We seek diversity across disciplines, organizations, geography and ethnicity. 

David Hindman, PhD, Director-Clinical Standards & Training, Los Angeles County-Substance Abuse Prevention & Control, Los Angeles County-Department of Public Health.
Costs: The California Health Care Foundation covers most program costs, but fellows’ home organizations must pay tuition, as shown below. In addition, fellows are responsible for travel expenses.
Safety net organizations        $5,000 per person
Not-for-profit organizations    $8,000 per person
All other organizations        $10,000 per person
As with past cohorts, the ability to pay is not a consideration in the selection process. Tuition reductions will be considered in cases of unusual hardship for individuals who are selected to participate. 
Learn more and apply here.  
Application due: June 08, 2018
Our state faces big challenges when it comes to health care, which requires adept leaders. Be part of the solution, and together we can help people across the state live longer, healthier lives.

If you have any questions, please contact the CHCF Health Care Leadership Program staff at chcfadmin@ucsf.edu.
The Board of Directors of Kings View Behavioral Health Systems received notice last month of current CEO Leon Hoover’s plans to retire at the end of the year.
“I will miss the many relationships I created over the years, as well as miss being involved in the inspiring and meaningful work done by Kings View,” Leon said. “I assured the Board I will be fully committed and engaged until the new CEO is in place.”...
Last August, Destini Johnson practically danced out of jail, after landing there for two months on drug charges. She bubbled with excitement about her new freedom and returning home to her parents in Muncie, Ind. She even talked about plans to find a job.
Eight months later, Johnson, 27, lay in a coma, silent except for the beeping of machines. She looked small and pale, buried in a tangle of hospital...
A bipartisan bill cleared the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, which gives the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services the authority to offer incentives for behavioral health providers who implement electronic health records.
The legislation now heads to the House where it will be reconciled with similar legislation...
Humboldt County has five times the opioid deaths of the rest of California and Redwoods Rural Health Center in Redway has begun a new program to help address the problem.
Two of Redwoods Rural’s employees–Mandi Battles, PA and Robin Barnes, FNP–have received their...
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