WISE CALIFORNIA 2016

You’re invited to WISE CALIFORNIA 2016 the Ultimate Peer Employment Symposium for California’s Public Mental Health System

Organizational leaders, managers, and supervisors will improve their ability to hire, train, retain, and develop peer support staff. Peer employees and volunteers will learn the core competencies for their position and ways to grow and advance in peer support roles.

 Admission is free, but space is limited. Complimentary breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks will be served.

To be eligible to attend, you must be working or volunteering in California’s Public Mental Health System (PMHS).

PMHS means publicly-funded mental health programs/services and entities that are administered, in whole or in part, by the State departments or county. It does not include programs and/or services administered, in whole or in part by federal, state, county or private correctional entities.

SYMPOSIUM LOCATIONS:

AUGUST 25, 2016 | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Modesto Centre Plaza
1000 L Street, Modesto, CA

SEPTEMBER 9, 2016 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
The California Endowment
1000 N Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA

SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Holiday Inn Ontario
1350 S Haven Avenue, Ontario, CA

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Holiday Inn Redding
1900 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA

OCTOBER 3, 2016 | 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Holiday Inn San Jose
1350 N 1st Street, San Jose, CA

FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: WWW.WISEUP.WORK

SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER TODAY.

REGISTRATION IS FREE

COMPLIMENTARY BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SERVED

2015 Alternatives Conference – Memphis, Tennessee

You are cordially  invited  to  apply  for a  scholarship  to  attend  the  Alternatives  Conference.  

lacdmh-logo-tree These scholarship applications are available for consumer and family members to attend particular conferences.
Please note applications will be verified and must be complete for consideration.

Download Application here:

Application  for  the  Alternatives  Conference.  

The  Alternatives Conference will be held on October 14 until October 18, 2015, in Memphis, Tennessee.
This year, we focus on the power of believing in ourselves, our cultures, and each other. Belief in the promise of  peer support and recovery, along with the evidence to support it, has transformed the mental health system and helped grow a national and international community of peers and supporters.
The  scholarship will cover the registration fee to attend the conference, transportation fees  (flights and baggage fees,  shuttle/bus/taxi  to  the  airport  and  hotel),  and  five  meals  (one  lunch,  four  dinners).  Any  other  expenses incurred  to  attend  the  conference  will  be  the  responsibility  of  the  participant.
You  must  also  complete  the Alternatives Conference registration form. Your  submission is  not  a  guarantee  of  approval.  The  Office  of  Consumer  &  Family Affairs staff  will  review all submitted  scholarship applications to  determine awardees.
The  last day to submit your  application  is August  28, 2015.  Late  applications  will  not  be  accepted.
We  will  notify  you via  phone  or  email  no  later  than Thursday, September 10, 2015 if your application was approved.

12th Annual Statewide Integrated Care Conference Scholarship

lacdmh-logo-tree These scholarship applications are available for consumer and family members to attend particular conferences.
Please note applications will be verified and must be complete for consideration.

Download Application here:

Integrated Care Conference Scholarship 2015 Application

If you need specific information about the scholarship opportunities please contact:

The Office of Consumer and Family Affairs
213-738-3948
Scholarship@dmh.lacounty.gov

You are cordially invited to apply for a scholarship to attend the 12th Annual Statewide Integrated Care  Conference “Integrating Substance Use, Mental Health, and Primary Care Services: Integration from the Ground Up”.
The Conference will be held on October  28 and October 29, 2015, at the Hilton Universal Hotel in Universal City, California.
Through the conference, we hope to bring together physical health, mental health, and substance use disorder  treatment  providers  to  strengthen   partnerships  and   inform   innovative   services  across   our  diverse communities.
The scholarship will cover the  registration fee to attend the conference. The  registration includes two  continental breakfasts,  and one lunch  (October 28, 2015). Any other  expenses  incurred to attend the conference  will  be the responsibility of  the participant.

You  must  also  complete  the 12th Annual Statewide  Integrated  Care Conference registration form. Your  submission  is  not a guarantee  of  approval. The Office of  Consumer  and Family Affairs staff  will review  all submitted scholarship applications to determine awardees.

The  last day to submit  your  application is  September 11, 2015.
Late applications will not be accepted. We will notify you via phone or email no later than Friday, October 7, 2015 if your application was approved.

2015 AFRICAN-AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE

2015 AFRICAN-AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
Holistic Wellness/or African-American Families and Communities June 18, 2015
Registration Deadline: June 2, 2015

Keynote Speakers
Robert Ross, M.D.
President & CEO of California Endowment
Cheryl Grills, Ph.D.
Founder and Director of Imoyase Community Support Services

Los Angeles Airport Marriott Hotel 5855 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA. 90045

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2015 AFRICAN-AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
Holistic Wellness for African-American Families and Communities
Keynote Speakers

Robert Koss MD is CEO and President of the California Endowment. Prior to his appointment in July 2000, Dr. Ross served as Director of the Health and Human Services Agency for the County of San Diego from 1993 to 2000, and Commissioner of Public Health for the City of Philadelphia from 1990 to 1993. Dr. Ross has an extensive background in health philanthropy, as a public health executive, and as a clinician. His service includes: Medical Director for LINK School-Based Clinic Program, Camden, New Jersey; Instructor of clinical medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; and faculty member at San Diego State University’s School of Public Health. He is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pediatrics, served on the President’s Summit for America’s Future and as Chairman of the National Boost for Kids Initiative.

Dr. Ross has been actively involved in community and professional activities at both the regional and national levels. He serves as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African-Americans, Co-Chair, Diversity in Philanthropy Coalition; board member, USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy; and has served as a board member of the California Health Benefit Exchange Board, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors,  Grantmakers in Health, National Vaccine Advisory Committee, the National Marrow Donor Program, San Diego United Way and Jackie Robinson YMCA.

Dr. Grills is a clinical psychologist with a current emphasis in Community Psychology.  She is a professor of psychology at Loyola Marymount University, the immediate past President of the Association of Black Psychologists, and Founder and Director of Imoyase Community Support Services. Dr. Grills also serves as a Los Angeles County Commissioner appointed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to the Sybil Brand Commission for Institutional Inspections, which focuses on conditions and practices within county jails, probation, correctional facilities, and group homes for children. She also served as Co-Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection.

Her research interests, publications, and projects include African-centered models
of treatment engagement with African-Americans; substance abuse prevention and RYL GRI
treatment; community psychology; community mental health, prevention, and action research;
and program evaluation with community based organizations engaged in social action, community change and prevention on a host of issues. Her current work in the area of obesity focuses on evaluating environmental change strategies to address obesity in communities of color. She is principal investigator on several social justice projects related to education reform, mentoring African-American youth (mostly in the child welfare system), homelessness, and substance abuse prevention. Dr. Grills consults nationally on a number of issues, particularly regarding matters of cultural and social competence, multiculturalism, and Africentric interventions.

Please see PDF for more information.
2015-African-American MH Conference-Registration Form (PDF)

Building Wellness Together the Annual Conference

BUILDING WELLNESS TOGETHER
THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE BY AND FOR CLIENTS

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014 – 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

ALMANSOR COURT BANQUET FACILITY
700 S. ALMANSOR ST., ALHAMBRA, CALIFORNIA 91801

Sponsored by Department of Mental Health, Program Support Bureau Empowerment & Advocacy Division

Call For Presenters 4TH Annual Innovations in Recovery Conference

Do you have an inspiring message to send to the mental health community? We are looking for presenters for the upcoming 4th Annual Innovations in Recovery Conference in June. This is an opportunity for both new voices and returning leaders.

Please apply ASAP. Spaces fill up quickly.

 2015 CALL FOR PRESENTERS APPLICATION (PDF)

2015 CALL FOR PRESENTERS APPLICATION (MS Word file)

4th Annual Innovations in Recovery Conference 2015 Client/Consumer Perspective

4th Annual LACCC Innovations Flyer 4th Annual LACCC Innovations Registration June 16 2015
Integrating Physical & Mental Health Recovery

Registration is required & open until seats are filled
(See New Registration form at the bottom)

Keynote Speaker:
Helena Ditko Program Director, Office of Consumer & Family Affairs

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The California Endowment
1000 N. Alameda Street 
Los Angeles, CA  90012
(FREE PARKING)

Breakfast and lunch will be provided
Clients & Family Members: LUNCH IS FREE
All County Employees:  Cost is not available at this time.
All Contract Providers:  Cost is not available at this time.

For more information contact:
Betty Dandino, Conference Chair:   (626) 688-3601
dandino@att.net    OR edandino@dmh.lacounty.gov

 

4th Annual LACCC Innovations Flyer (pdf)

4th Annual LACCC Innovations Registration June 16 2015 (pdf) NEW!
laccc-application

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