June 16-17, 2020
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
“Building a Life Beyond Homelessness”
The 2020 Tenth Annual CIBHS Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) Symposium is focused on practices and strategies that have demonstrated effectiveness for working with adults, children, and families with behavioral health challenges who concurrently experience homelessness or housing insecurity.
California is currently facing a homelessness and housing crisis on a scale never seen. Nearly 25% of the nation’s homeless were counted in California in 2018. This represents 130,000 homeless individuals, including families, young adults, veterans, and adults (U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development, 2018). Some homeless individuals also report having a serious mental illness (1 in 4) or substance use disorder (1 in 6; Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, 2018). Meanwhile, rising housing costs, a lack of affordable housing, and the impact of gentrification in California contribute to the ongoing crisis, resulting in an estimated shortage of over one million homes for low income individuals and families (National Low Income Housing Coalition, 2018).
Who should attend?
Each year, this conference brings together behavioral health practitioners, administrators, agencies, funders, and advocates to learn more about effective practices, approaches, and strategies for improving the lives of adults, children, and families receiving behavioral health services. In recent years, the symposium has also attracted healthcare, education, forensic, and other professionals in areas with an interest in improving life outcomes for shared constituents. We hope to broaden the range of participation and collaboration even further with this multi-sector theme.
Click here to read more about the 2020 EBP Symposium’s potential workshops and presentations addressing homelessness and housing insecurity.
The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) invites you to submit a proposal to present at the 10th Annual Evidence-Based Practices Symposium: Building a Life Beyond Homelessness, scheduled for June 16-17, 2020. The event is co-sponsored by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) and will be held in Sacramento.
Proposals may address, but are not limited to, the following topics within behavioral health, substance use, housing, and homelessness:
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
Coordinated Entry Systems
Community Reinforcement Approach
Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training
Critical Time Intervention (CTI)
Homeless job training programs
Housing First, Permanent Supportive Housing, or other supported housing models
Individual Placement & Support (IPS) model of supported employment
Innovative use of peer support services in housing or homeless programs
Medication Assisted Treatment
Mental Health/Drug Court
Sober Living Recovery Houses
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) programs
Street outreach for homeless
Strengths Model Case Management
Tenant-based rental subsidies
Click here to read more about the Call for Proposals. Please carefully read and follow proposal instructions to ensure that your proposal is successfully submitted and reviewed.
A TRAINING PROGRAM FOR LEADERS OF PUBLIC MENTAL HEALTH
AND SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER SYSTEMS “EnsuringExcellence While Leading Through
THE SPRING 2020 CIBHS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE is offered to
approximately 30 current leaders in public mental
health/behavioral health and substance use disorder services. The
tuition cost for the nine days of training is $4,950.00 per
participant. This price does not include travel and lodging.
If accepted, participants must commit to participate for the
full nine days. The County Mental Health Director/Behavioral
Health Director or Alcohol and Other Drug Administrator, or not
for profit agency director, must recommend applicants as
indicated on the LI Application.
MORE ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
The Leadership Institute is a leadership development program
designed to help good behavioral health leaders become great
leaders in the field of public behavioral health care. Since
inception in 2002, the Institute has trained over 600 California
leaders. Faculty and staff include national and local experts
from a range of leadership disciplines. All have been selected
for their knowledge of, and experience in, multiple aspects of
leadership, both within and outside of public behavioral health
systems. Faculty selection is informed by rigorous evaluations,
completed by staff and participants, that rate presenter on
content relevance, depth of knowledge, and learning experience.
More than ever, today’s behavioral health leaders must possess
the skills and self-awareness that enables them to imagine,
influence, and support system quality amid continuous change.
They must ensure high-quality service, customer experience, and
better outcomes while lowering inefficiencies and cost. They must
be committed to mitigating adverse social determinants of health
and to reducing health disparities; to listening to their
customers and their communities; and to discovering and
implementing new practices that better respond to customer needs.
All this, while responding to changes in payment structures,
local demands; and while attracting and retaining high-quality
staff and promoting a healthy work environment.
The Leadership Institute offers behavioral health leaders the
opportunity to discover and expand their leadership strengths; to
learn and explore new skills with their peers; and to learn from
great teachers. This unique learning experience is offered in
collaboration with the California Institute for Behavioral Health
Solutions, the University of Southern California’s Sol Price
School of Public Policy and the County Behavioral Health
Directors Association of California.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
California County Mental Health/Behavioral
Health Directors, County Substance Use Disorder Services
Administrators, Deputy Directors, senior level leaders and those
who are preparing to assume senior level behavioral health
leadership roles, as well as Executive Directors/ executive and
senior level leaders of community-based, non-profit agencies that
provide public mental health or substance use disorder services
are encouraged to apply.
The participation of leaders and emerging leaders reflecting the
diversity of our communities, including lived experience as
mental health clients/persons in recovery, and/or as family
members is also strongly encouraged.
Applications must include a recommendation from Behavioral
Health/Mental Health Director, Substance Use Disorders/AOD
Director, or Agency Executive Director.
County Behavioral Health/Mental Health Departments are
encouraged to share this application with their CBO partners and
to encourage and support participation of partner leaders.