“Responsibility and Reality: The Role of the Mental Health Board”
Participants learned and discussed the roles and responsibilities of Local Behavioral Health Boards and Commission members, including How to implement each responsibility and options available to meet those responsibilities; How to work with your Board of Supervisors and your County Behavioral Health system; Role of LBHBCs in the statewide Behavioral Health system; Ethics Training requirements; How to run and participate in a meeting that conforms to the requirements of the Brown Act; How to conduct board recruitment; Working together as a team; Organizing for advocacy; Engaging the underserved/underrepresented population; Statewide organizations and resources. Lunch will be provided.
Local behavioral health board/commission members and support staff from the region.
SOUTHERN REGION:(11 Counties) Imperial, Kern, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Tri-City (Pomona, Claremont, La Verne)
“Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions 101″ offered on Saturday, morning, 10:00 am-noon. This training provided 2 hours of discussion about the roles and responsibilities of mental/behavioral health board members. Board members learned about the requirements for Ethics Training and about how to participate in a meeting that conformed to the requirements of the Brown Act.
Shasta County Library
1100 Parkview Ave.
Redding, CA 96001
Local behavioral health board/commission members from small counties. We asked 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.
“Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions 101″ offered on Saturday, morning, 9:30 am-noon. This training provided 2 hours of discussion about the roles and responsibilities of mental/behavioral health board members. Board members learned 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 was described in the Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5604.2. The description was very general and it was 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 covered 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.