VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 2023 | REIMAGINING OUR SYSTEMS
Learning Track 1:
Crisis Continuum of Care
This learning track will explore how counties and communities can collaborate in the development of a comprehensive continuum of services for individuals experiencing crisis. Sessions will highlight best practices and approaches to providing trauma-informed care to maximize equity in outcomes before, during, and after crisis through local implementation and collaborative approaches for serving California’s diverse communities. Discussion will provide key resources on the importance of a continuum of care and feature lessons learned from counties working to expand equitable access to individuals, families, and communities.
Learning Track 2:
This learning track will explore how counties and communities can collaborate in the development of community-based supports for individuals in crisis. Sessions will highlight justice diversion programs that emphasize restorative approaches, leverage community and peer supports, and build linkages to appropriate behavioral health services as alternatives to 911 in crisis response to keep individuals out of jails and locked facilities.
Learning Track 3:
This learning track will explore strategies to build the capacity and support for the wellness of the behavioral health workforce. Sessions will focus on the recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce, employment and supervision of peers, and how organizations and agencies can lead through trauma-informed supports to enhance staff wellness and reduce burnout.
Learning Track 4:
County-Focused MHSA Programming & Administration
This learning track will provide comprehensive information on the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) as it relates to county operations, administration, reporting, and program development. Sessions will highlight strategies to using MHSA funding to support housing, substance use disorder, crisis services, justice diversion, and youth-focused programming.