The New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health is excited to announce the agenda for the October 7, 2021 Annual Virtual Policy Forum.
This year’s event will be held virtually via Zoom and comprised of two timely sessions from 9am – 12:30pm. The event is open to members, non-members and State and Government employees; Registration will open next week.
Session 1 (9:00AM-10:30AM)
The Economic Case for Improving Direct Care Jobs
Presenter: Robert Espinoza, VP of Policy, PHI (phinational.org)
Other Presenters TBA
Addressing Complex, Cross Systems Needs of Children
Moderator: Joshua Rubin, Principal, Health Management Associates
Renee Rider, Executive Director, NYS Council on Children and Families
Kathy Preston, Executive Vice President, NY Health Plan Association (invited)
Sarah Duvall, Director of Quality, Advocacy and Innovation, HANYS
Other Panelists TBA
Annual Coalition Training Forum:
The NYS Coalition for Children’s Mental Health Services, in cooperation with the New York State Office of Mental Health. The sessions offered at our annual two-day training forum provide participants with sessions highlighting evidence-based tools and state-of-the-art practices in the children’s mental health field.
Participants have the opportunity to hear from leading experts and colleagues on issues pertinent to the field of children’s mental health services with the hope that attendees will bring what is learned back home to their programs.
Educational and networking events at the Training Forum focus on shifts in perspective in the current economic environment; how agencies can actively plan to strive, survive, and thrive; innovative programs and persons in service; strategic thinking and leadership; as well as programs to enhance the core belief that with adequate and exceptional children’s mental health services, New York’s youth can achieve successful, healthier lives.
The need for a high quality and trained workforce has never been more evident. Join over 500 colleagues at this invaluable training event.
Annual Children’s Behavioral Health Policy Forum
National and state experts gather for this intensive one-day forum to discuss, share data and best practices on issues related to the transformation of service and treatment in children’s mental health services. Leading clinicians and policy makers work together to share their experiences, analyze data and design new approaches for care delivery, treatment and programs to best meet the needs of children, youth and families. Participants in the forum include state and local policy decision makers, providers, family members and other children advocates from across New York State. The Policy Forum assists to lay the framework for a policy and children’s legislative agenda for the following year and years to come.