MHSA Forums

MHSA Forums will showcase the MHSA Projects to encourage statewide project replication and the adoption of best practices and service approaches for consumers with mental illness. Forums will also provide a mechanism for effective system-wide collaboration.

              
  • FY 2012-2013 Conferences: ~Unlocking the Secrets to Success: Providing Innovative Services to Children with Developmental Disabilities & Mental Health Needs.

  • FY 2011-2012 Conferences: ~Putting the Puzzle Together: Collaboration in Services to Special Needs Youth in the Juvenile Justice System (Juvenile)

  • FY 2011-2012 Conferences: ~Putting the Puzzle Together: Collaboration in Services to Special Needs Youth in the Juvenile Justice System (Adult)
  • Unlocking the Secrets to Success: Providing Innovative Services to Children with Developmental Disabilities & Mental Health Needs
    Conference Booklet
    Held:  June 18, 2013
    Description:  The goal of this conference was to provide an opportunity to learn about innovative treatment & service models relative to children with developmental disabilities & mental health needs. This conference showcased current Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Projects with the goal of encouraging statewide project replication and the adoption of best practices and service approaches. This conference also provided a mechanism for system-wide collaboration.
    Speakers:
    Lori Banales, M.A. Alta California Regional Center
    Janice Battaglia, Santa Clara County Office of Education
    Alicia Bazzano,M.D., PhD. Westside Regional Center & Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
    Phil Bonnet, Alta California Regional Center
    Howard Doi, LMFT, San Andreas Regional Center
    Julie Kurtz, LMFT, WestEd
    Steve Lohrer, Napa County Office of Education & Project Connect NBRC
    Chris O’Brien, Pharm D BCPP (Keynote)
    Aga Spatzier, MPH, Westside Regional Center & LA TAY Service Integration Project
    Michele Rogers, Ph.D, Early Learning Institute
    Sherri Terao, Ed.D., Santa Clara County Mental Health Department
    Louis Vismara, M.D., Senior Member of Darrell Steinberg’s Office

    Putting the Puzzle Together:  Collaboration in Services to Special Needs Individuals in the Justice System
    Conference Booklet
    Held:  June 12, 2012
    Description:  The purpose of this conference was relative to the development of collaborative relationships across agencies that serve clients with multiple diagnoses (developmental disabilities, mental illness, & substance abuse) that end up in the justice system.  The focus was specifically to address how to develop across-agency collaboration, in an effort to better and most effectively serve these clients.  Multiple agencies (including county agencies) were invited from across all 10 counties that ACRC serves, to participate in this conference.
    Speakers:
    Ken Carabello, Liberty Healthcare Services (KEYNOTE)
    Peggie Webb, San Diego Regional Center (KEYNOTE)
    David Rydquist, Alta California Regional Center
    Eileen Richey, Association of Regional Center Agencies
    Jay Wanous, Sacramento County Probation
    Kevin Patton, Sacramento County Police
    Paul Hendricks, UC Davis Department of Psychiatry
    Rachael Beutler, Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Services
    Rick Miller, Sacramento County District Attorney
    Steve Lewis, Sacramento Public Defender
    Uma K. Zykofsky, Sacramento County Behavioral Health

    Putting the Puzzle Together:  Collaboration in Services to Special Needs Individuals in the Justice System
    Conference Booklet
    Held:  June 12, 2012
    Description:  The purpose of this conference was relative to the development of collaborative relationships across agencies that serve clients with multiple diagnoses (developmental disabilities, mental illness, & substance abuse) that end up in the justice system.  The focus was specifically to address how to develop across-agency collaboration, in an effort to better and most effectively serve these clients.  Multiple agencies (including county agencies) were invited from across all 10 counties that ACRC serves, to participate in this conference.
    Speakers:
    Ken Carabello, Liberty Healthcare Services (KEYNOTE)
    Peggie Webb, San Diego Regional Center (KEYNOTE)
    David Rydquist, Alta California Regional Center
    Eileen Richey, Association of Regional Center Agencies
    Jay Wanous, Sacramento County Probation
    Kevin Patton, Sacramento County Police
    Paul Hendricks, UC Davis Department of Psychiatry
    Rachael Beutler, Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Services
    Rick Miller, Sacramento County District Attorney
    Steve Lewis, Sacramento Public Defender
    Uma K. Zykofsky, Sacramento County Behavioral Health

    Funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) in partnership with the California Department of Mental Health and Department of Developmental Services