Highlights from Youth Mental Health Policy Forum: “Building a True System of Care”
On January 8th, Lincoln Child Center in Oakland, Calif., hosted a mental health policy forum aimed at developing state and federal legislative proposals for improving mental health services for families and youth in California.
From Social Worker to Lawmaker: Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
Take a look at the committees that California Assemblymember Tony Thurmond (D) requested to be on when he took office in January, and you’ll get a sense of his priorities. They include Education, Health, Human Services, and the Select Committee on Homelessness.
Forum Focuses Attention on Children’s Mental Health in California
Last Friday, a handful of California lawmakers, experts in children’s mental health and advocates assembled at West Oakland’s Lincoln Child Center for a forum on children’s mental health policy. The gathering, which packed Lincoln’s auditorium, was more a chance to publicly address children’s mental health issues than commence on substantive changes.