Family Voices of California
December 19, 2018


SAVE THE DATE! 17th Annual FVCA Health Summit and Legislative Day
March 10-12, 2019 in Sacramento — Registration will be available soon. Learn more at
Whole Child Model Transition Coming in January; Family Voices Helpline Available 
The Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) is preparing to implement the transition of children from CCS to Medi-Cal Managed Care on January 1 in counties served by Partnership HealthPlan. The counties are Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Siskiyou, Shasta, Solano, Sonoma, Trinity, and Yolo. Details are available on the DHCS website. Family Voices of California is working with DHCS to offer support for families who are navigating their child's move. Families who need information or assistance may email Ali Barcaly at or call the free helpline at (888) 387-0393. Read more here.  


Senator Jim Beall announced several bills related to mental health by the California Legislature Senate Mental Health Caucus:
Please urge your Member of Congress to cosponsor and support the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, H.R. 6085. 


2nd Annual Transition Age Youth Conference
Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Sacramento, CA. Register 
2019 California School-Based Health Conference: Advancing Wellness & Best Practices for the Future 
May 9-10, 2019, Redondo Beach, CA. Register here.   


Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF) extending the deadline for students to apply. The new deadline is January 6, 2019. 
CCS Advisory Group Meeting 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 10:00 AM - TBD. 1st Floor Conference Room, 1700 K St., Sacramento. Dial in: (888) 989-6488, Passcode: 1945234.
California Mental Health Commission Seeking Applicants for Youth Innovation Project Planning Committee
This committee will guide the Commission's upcoming Youth Innovation Project, which aims to identify and address mental health challenges facing Californian youth, as well as providing youth with a direct voice in the Commission's program development, implementation, and evaluation process. 


CADRE presents: Managing Ourselves while Managing Life with a Child with Special Needs
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 10:00 - 11:15 AM PST. Register here.  
Little Babies Have Big Feelings: The Intersection of Mental Health and Developmental Delay in Young Children
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM PST. Register 
Monthly Rotation Peer Specialist Model Practice Spotlight, State Standardization & PS4PS-Peer Support 4 Peers Supporters
  • Thursday, January 10, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST 
  • Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST 
  • Thursday, March 14, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST 
  • Register here 


CalABLE is a tax-advantaged savings program for people with disabilities. CalABLE is gearing up for its December 18 and 19 launch events in Berkeley and Los Angeles that will mark the unveiling of this life-changing program. A CalABLE account allows anyone who became disabled before age 26 to save up to $15,000 a year without having that money count against the $2,000 asset limit for means-tested programs like SSI and Medicaid. 

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