Learn more about the annual California Mental Health Advocates for Children and Youth Conference.
Apply online to present a workshop or poster presentation at our upcoming Conference.
Getting active, educated, and involved in advocacy efforts are critical to making the system change.
Our mission is to empower and expand the coalition of individuals in California who work to uplift and enhance the lives
of all children, youth and families.
California Mental Health Advocacy for Children and Youth (CMHACY) is a diverse association of passionate stakeholders who promote high-quality behavioral health services for children, youth, and families. Comprised of parents, youth, public and private sector providers, educators, County agency leaders, state department officials, policymakers and professional advocates, CMHACY’s “signature event” is the annual conference held on the picturesque Asilomar Conference grounds in Pacific Grove.
Since 1980 this conference has offered a forum for policy development, spawned collaboration and partnerships among counties and providers, incubated state-wide parent and youth organizations, hosted nationally recognized speakers, and showcased cutting-edge programs and clinical advances. The conference’s unique, “rustic” culture encourages informal interaction among consumers, providers, policymakers, and advocates.
CMHACY is a tax-exempt, non-profit, educational organization.