Shasta County Library
1100 Parkview Ave.
Redding, CA 96001
Who Should Participate
Local behavioral health board/commission members from small counties. We ask that each board or commission send a team of 3-4 people, preferably including the Chair, to the training. CIBHS reimbursed travel expenses for all the team members to attend, though carpooling was encouraged. Please contact Gerilyn Walcott at email@example.com to let us know who will be participating from your local Board or Commission.
“Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions 101″ offered on Saturday, morning, 9:30 am-noon. This training provides 2 hours of discussion about the roles and responsibilities of mental/behavioral health board members. Board members will learn about the requirements for Ethics Training and about how to participate in a meeting that conforms to the requirements of the Brown Act. The afternoon session, from 1:00-3:00 pm, focused on Evaluation of Boards and Services.
Members of County Local Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions in the Bay Area Region were invited to attend this training, sponsored by CIBHS, on Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Redwood City. The overall objective of these events was 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.
Members of County Local Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions in the Southern Region attended a training sponsored by CIBHS, as well as meetings of the CA Mental Health Planning Council (CMHPC) and the California Association of Local Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions (CALBHBC) on Friday and Saturday, January 19-20, 2018 in San Diego.
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.
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.
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.