From 2012 to 2016, The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) contracted with CIBHS to provide training for Local Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions (LBHBCs), many of these resources – including webinars, helpful templates, and workbooks — are available here online for new and future members of LBHBCs. The overall objective has been to enhance the capacity of LBHBC members to perform their primary functions of reviewing and evaluating their county’s behavioral health programs and services, make recommendations on improvements needed, and increase statewide and regional access to education and training.
For additional resources, please visit the California Association of Local Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions: http://calbhbc.weebly.com/
Held: Saturday, April 2, 2016, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
The authority of a local mental health board is described in the Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5604.2. The description is very general and it is up to each local mental health board to figure out how to meet the described responsibilities in partnership with their local mental health department. In this workshop, we discussed the responsibilities of the local mental health board and worked together to develop and discuss methods of meeting those responsibilities.
Conducted by Susan Morris Wilson, California Mental Health Planning Council Member, this two-part training will cover strategies to develop a successful board as well as outreach and advocacy.
HOW TO BE A GREAT BOARD includes recruitment, strategic planning, and tools to run effective meetings.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ADVOCACY provides information on developing partnerships, gaining stakeholder involvement, creating presentations, working with the press, and creating a voice within the community.
On April 17, 2015, CIBHS provided a statewide training for the Local Mental Health Boards and Commissions in San Pedro, CA.
The trainer, Susan Morris Wilson, also a California Mental Health Planning Council Member, provided participants with a “tool-kit” to take back home and provide their own members this valuable information in their local regions.
Information from this training is also provided here.