This TAY Pre-Conference is Sponsored by:
The Transition Age Youth Coordinators/Mentors/Allies Pre-Conference is a cross system gathering of like minded professionals, para-professionals, and persons with lived experienced working on behalf of the TAY populations.  

The Pre-Conference will focus upon supports identified by youth as essential components in their personal development: housing, education and the availability youth friendly behavioral health services and supports. The core presentation team for this pre-conference includes the following presenters below. We hope you will join us for this new Pre-Conference program!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019
8:30AM - 12:00PM
Nautilus, Asilomar Conference Grounds
Cross Systems TAY Coordinators/Mentors
Pre-Conference
8:30AM - 8:40AM— Introduction
8:40AM - 9:40AM — Sarah Hunter, CSH
Strategies to Create Quality, Innovate Housing Solutions
for Young Adults
PRESENTER:
Sarah Hunter , CSH

ABOUT:
Sarah Hunter, from CSH, will be partnering with California communities with a recent federal grant to end youth homelessness (YHDP!) to dig into strategies to create quality, innovative housing solutions for young adults. She’ll also give you concrete examples of strategies to partner with other youth-serving systems (like Behavioral Health, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, and schools!) to change outcomes for youth under 18.
9:40AM - 10:40AM —Tia Holiday, John Burtons
Advocates for Youth
How Providers Can Empower Foster Youth Through Their Transition to Post-Secondary Education
PRESENTERS:
Tia Holiday , Education Program Manager, John Burtons Advocates for Youth

ABOUT:
Tia Holiday, Education Program Manager at John Burton Advocates for Youth, will be discussing how providers can empower foster youth through their transition to post-secondary education. Her topics will include creating a college going culture, services for students with physical and mental disabilities and campus based foster youth support programs. 
10:40AM - 11:40AM—MHSOAC Youth Innovation Project Committee
Youth Mental Wellness in California
Anna Naify
Shannon Tarter
Angela Brand
PRESENTERS:
Anna Naify , PsyD, Consulting Psychologist, MHSOAC Youth Innovation Project Committee
Shannon Tarter , Youth Innovation Project Lead, MHSOAC Youth Innovation Project Committee
Angela Brand , Health Program Specialist, MHSOAC Youth Innovation Project Committee

ABOUT:
The MHSOAC Youth Innovation Project Committee members and staff will lead an interactive discussion about Youth Mental Wellness in California: Understanding Resource Availability, Preferences and Opportunities for Innovation    
11:40AM - 12:00PM —Pre-Conference Wrap
Next Steps in sustaining supports to TAY Coordinators and Mentors will be discussed in a wrap up session. The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration), will facilitate this discussion by describing their success in supporting on going Learning Communities. Learn more about out TAY Pre-Conference Sponsor below:
In 2018, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) launched a new approach to providing mental health technical assistance by establishing regional Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers. The Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network, includes a Network Coordinating Office (NCO), ten (10) MHTTC Regional Centers, a Tribal Affairs Center, and a Hispanic and Latino Center. Our collaborative network supports resource development and dissemination, training and technical assistance, and workforce development to the mental health field. The MHTTC Network works with organizations and treatment practitioners involved in the delivery of mental health services to strengthen their capacity to deliver effective evidence-based practices to individuals, including the full continuum of services spanning mental illness prevention, treatment, and recovery support.
 
The  Pacific Southwest MHTTC  serves the priorities of SAMHSA Region 9, including: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau. We offer a collaborative MHTTC model in order to provide training, technical assistance (TTA), and resource dissemination that supports the mental health workforce to adopt and effectively implement evidence-based practices (EBPs) across the mental health continuum of care. The Pacific Southwest MHTTC also provides TTA and resources at a national level on specialty area focused on  youth and young adults of transition age . In 2018‑2019, the MHTTC will focus on  school-based mental health.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2019 SPONSORS!
VISIONARY SPONSOR:
ADVOCATE SPONSORS:
PARTNER SPONSORS:
EDUCATION & TAY PRE-CONFERENCE SPONSOR:
FRIEND SPONSORS:
California Council of Community
Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA)

Five Acres

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LEARN MORE ABOUT CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIP HERE !
HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED HELP REGISTERING?

Please email Cecily Hendricks, 2019 Conference Coordinator at Info@CMHACY.org or call (831) 200-3679 .