The National Association of Social Workers-CA Chapter (NASW) is excited to announce we have formed a partnership with the California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) to bring you our Budget & Workforce Summit on January 26th, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
This summit is designed to help providers and allies across the state to access, understand, and gain critical insights into the landscape of California’s state budget and upcoming strategies as they impact the state’s behavioral health services and workforce needs. We will be offering an opportunity to receive up to three continuing education units (CEUs) for attending the summit.
Presenters will share what is forecasted for 2021-2022. We’ll be hearing from amazing speakers with in-depth knowledge of the implications of the 2021 budget on the landscape for provider agencies and mental health professionals.
The Budget & Workforce Summit panels will focus on:
-Implications of the 2021 Budget
-Landscape for our community’s workforce
-Impact on MHSA revenue & expenditures
Please see below to preview our speakers
Mayor and former State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is a powerful and effective advocate for mental health care policy in California. He has a long history of championing policy issues affecting brain health and has gained the respect and trust of providers, decision-makers, business leaders, and advocacy organizations across the state and nation.
Darrell has worked to bring awareness and solutions for what he calls “the under-attended issue of our time.” As a member of the state Assembly, he authored the 2004 Mental Health Services Act, landmark legislation that now generates $2.4 billion annually for “whatever-it takes” services for individuals with the most severe brain illnesses, as well as innovative programs and research focused on early detection, intervention, and prevention of psychosis and serious mood disorders. Click here to read the full bio.
Will Lightbourne was appointed Director of the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) by Governor Gavin Newsom effective June 16, 2020.
Before his appointment to DHCS, Mr. Lightbourne served on Governor Newsom’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors, and previously as Director of the California Department of Social Services from 2011 through 2018. Before his state service, he was director of the Santa Clara County Social Services Agency, director of the Human Services Agency of the City & County of San Francisco, director of the Santa Cruz County Human Services Agency, and general director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco.
Mr. Lightbourne earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from San Francisco State University. Click here to read the full bio.
The California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies (CBHA) and the National Association of Social Workers-CA Chapter (NASW) would like to formally invite you to join us on January 26th, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for this essential summit! Together we can better understand the 2021 Budget and prepare for the year ahead of us.
We want to give a special thank you to our presenting sponsor, Motivo, for their support!!
Click here to register!