Jan. 24, 2019
Membership Newsletter
I. NAMI California Conference 2019
II. Events Coming Up!
III. Other Exciting Information!
IV. Feedback Survey
NAMI California Conference 2019--“Celebrating 40 Years of NAMI California Voices”—is taking shape. We are heading back to Newport Beach and planning an incredible conference. This year we will have a special forum for affiliate leaders. 

We are recruiting volunteers and we are working with exhibitors; we are reviewing workshop proposals and evaluating scholarship applications.  We have extended some important deadlines.  Read all the details below:
Early Bird Registration Takes Effect!
Early Bird Registration for the NAMI California Conference 2019 in Newport Beach, CA ends on Mar. 29. Taking advantage of this special offer!
Looking for a group rate?
We'd be happy to give a discount rate for a party of four or more registrants!

This discount rate expires on March 29.
II. Events Coming Up!
Cultural Competence Webinars
Webinar I: Mental Health 101 for Diverse Learners and Communities

Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 15, 2019. 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Webinar II: Foundations of Cultural and Linguistic Competence

Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. 1:30 to 4 p.m.
Webinar III: Principles of Community Engagement Foundations of Cultural and Linguistic Competence

Friday, Mar. 1, 2019. 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019. 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Regional Advocacy Meeting in San Francisco
Regional Advocacy Meetings are designed to bring together members of the public, family members, community-based organizations, program leaders, and local NAMI affiliates to discuss priority issues.

When:  Friday, February 8 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where:  Google Community Space - 188 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, 94105.
**Lunch will be provided**
2019 Southern California Regional Multicultural Symposium
All are welcome to the free event!

The California Endowment Center for Healthy Communities
1000 N. Alameda St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Questions? Please contact multiculturalsymposium@namica.org
Spring Capitol Advocacy Day
Register for our Spring Capitol Advocacy Day on April 10 in Sacramento, CA!

More information coming soon.
III. Other Exciting Information!
Client and Family Leadership and Cultural and Linguistic Competence Committees Now Accepting Applications
Applications are now being accepted for the Client and Family Leadership Committee (CFLC) and the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Committee (CLCC).
The Client and Family Leadership Committee and the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Committee includes consumers, family members, youth as well as individuals from diverse communities with lived experience to provide technical and professional expertise to the Commission pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code Section 5845 (d)(2).
The deadline for submission of application is on Friday, January 25 by 5:00 PM.
School Mental Health Awareness Event-in-a-Box
Each Mind Matters invites you to apply for the 2019 School Mini-Grant Program. This is an opportunity for schools to build California’s Mental Health Movement by hosting a mental health awareness event at your school campus during Mental Health Awareness Month in May. This grant opportunity is open to student-run clubs from middle schools, high schools, and college campuses in California. 

Application deadline:  March 1, 2019.
This year we have designed the Mental Health Awareness Event-in-a-Box! Applicants are asked to choose ONE of the event box options from below and host the activity event at the school during the month of May. Here are the choices:
  • Host a Mental Health Movie Event. From a list provided, choose one feature length film and one Directing Change short PSA film. A guided group discussion about the films and mental health will follow. Each Mind Matters resources and goodies for give-aways included!
  • Host a Self-Care Scavenger Hunt. A great opportunity for interaction and movement where students search around campus to find locations to support self-care. List of clues to search for and prizes for winners are included!
Whichever event-in-a-box you chose, we will provide you with supplies and step-by-step instructions needed to make the activity a success, including materials for a resource table, prizes for winners, Each Mind Matters swag to give away, and funds to pay for food or extra supplies.
Questions? Email us at Grants@thesocialchangery.com
Registration Now Open For NAMI Homefront
NAMI Homefront is a free, six-session class for family, friends and significant others of Military Service Members and Veterans. The class helps families comprehend what the Military Service Member/Veteran is experiencing related to trauma, combat stress, civilian life, PTSD, and other mental health conditions.

2019 Statewide Training Schedule
NAMI CA Programs Departments will be releasing the 2019 Training Schedule in this month! Please keep an eye on the Affiliate newsletter and your emails to stay informed. 
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