Local Mental/Behavioral Health Boards and Commissions Southern Region Training

Training Description

“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.

Who Participated
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)

Date and Time
Saturday, January 19th, 2019
9:00 am – Registration and light continental breakfast
9:30 am – 11:30 am – Training, Part I
11:30 – 12:15 pm — Lunch
12:15 pm – 2:15 pm—Training, Part II

Extended Meeting time for CALBHB/C:
2:30 pm – MHSA Community Program Planning – Ensuring Community Input, provided by Access CA (A Program of NorCal MHA) Dinner will be provided.
6:30 pm – Wrap-Up & Adjourn

Board/Commission members were also invited to attend the CA Behavioral Health Planning Council (CBHPC) General Session on Friday, January 18th, 2019, in the morning and/or the California Association of Local Behavioral Health Boards/Commissions (CALBHB/C) meeting on Friday afternoon.  For questions regarding CALBHB/C Meetings, contact CALBHB/C Secretary/Treasurer Mae Sherman, or 530-257-6904, or visit

Training Location
Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside
4875 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

For more Information
Questions regarding registration, please contact Gerilyn Walcott at

If you have any questions regarding the training content, please contact Shoshana Zatz at