Alta California Regional Center (ACRC) in cooperation with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) would like to invite you to attend this conference to provide you an opportunity to learn about innovative models. This conference will showcase current Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) projects to encourage statewide replication and the adoption of best practices and service approaches for children with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. This conference will also provide a mechanism for system-wide collaboration.
Featuring Chris O'Brien Pharm.D, BCPP
as the Keynote Speaker:
Dr. O'Brien earned his Pharm.D at the Universtiy of the Pacific and is a board specialist in Psychiatric Pharmacy. He has consulted for the Regional Center system since 1997. Dr. O'Brien has also consulted for the Sonoma Developmental Center and University Centers Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the University of Southern California in the Department of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is experienced in providing psychopharmacological medication management in school age, child, adolescent and adults with a dual diagnosis.
He co-founded the Bio-Behavioral Consultation clinic at San Gabriel Pomona Regional Center and North Bay Regional Center. He is currently the chairperson for the Human Rights Committee at South Central Los Angeles Regional Center.
Special presentation by Louis Vismara, MD, Senior Member of Senator Darrell Steinberg's Staff
Showcasing the following three Regional Center Projects made possible through MHSA Grants:
North Bay Regional Center (NBRC): Project Connect
Project Connect is a three year collaborative project that focuses on mental health and wellness of young children (birth - five years old) in Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties. The aim of the project is to identify and address critical need areas and promote the development of an inter-organizational system of coordinated, culturally appropriate infant-family and early childhood mental health services that support young children's social-emotional health and well-being in these three counties. A highlight of the project has been the development of an Early Childhood Mental Health (ECMH) Community Assessment Tool, which will enable individual communities to identify the strengths and areas of potential need of their existing ECMH systems and develop meaningful strategies to improve their ECMH systems of care.
San Andreas Regional Center (SARC): Santa Clara Infant Family Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program (SCIFECMHCP)
The Mission of the Santa Clara Infant Family Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate Program (SCIFECMHCP) is to provide strategic professional development to strengthen a diverse workforce of collaborative and transdisciplinary partners. The 10-month training program provides technical knowledge and experiences for supervisors, managers, and emergent leaders of agencies serving children birth through age five and their families in Santa Clara County. The trainings are based on the Training Guidelines and Personnel Competencies for Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Guidelines. Participants receive a certificate of completion, and can apply for various levels of endorsement through WestEd.
Westside Regional Center (WRC): The Los Angeles Transition-Age Youth Service Integration Project (TAY SIP)
The Los Angeles Transition-Age Youth Service Integration Project (TAY SIP) focuses on dually diagnosed transition-age youth (TAY- people ages 14-25 years old). The project aims to identify local needs, barriers, and patterns of service use and then create interventions and collaborations to improve outcomes of TAY in West and North Los Angeles.
Continental Breakfast & Lunch Included
6 Continuing Education Hours available ($65)
Recommended for CA Statewide professionals from:
Mental/Behavioral Health, Regional Centers, Children Welfare Services, Education, Infant & Children Medical Services, & others that serve this population.
Made possible through a MHSA Grant
When & Where
Alta California Regional Center
For additional information,
please contact Kristy Tinsley: