Join us for the upcoming 2020 Behavioral Health Fiscal Leadership
Institute taking place on June 2 – 3, 2020 at the Doubletree by
Hilton in Sacramento, CA.
This two-day Institute will provide county behavioral health
fiscal leaders with critical information and tools to stay
up-to-date on today’s rapid changes in healthcare. Participants
will hear from experts on behavioral healthcare finance and
This event is only open to county behavioral health staff only.
We encourage each county to identify the appropriate fiscal staff
and to attend as a team. The cutoff date for overnight
accommodations is May 6th – so please book your reservation as
soon as possible.
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 deadline for submitting your EBP Symposium proposals is coming up! Submit by March 9, 2020 at 11:59 pm PST.
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.