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California Children's Trust is Raising Awareness about the Youth Mental Health Crisis

Raising Awareness

"How will we provide sanctuary for our kids? Protecting children from police surveillance, brutality and violence is critical to their health and well-being." In her NBC News op-ed, Dr. Rhea Boyd, CCT’s Director of Strategy and Equity, explains the life-long impact when children witness violence—in their schools, homes, neighborhoods.

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An urgent and vital call to action from @CAChildrenTrust Director of Strategy and Equity @RheaBoydMD "How will we provide kids sanctuary? Protecting children from police surveillance, brutality and violence is critical to their health and well-being." http://bitly.ws/9HEL

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For a reminder of our core policy work, listen to the discussion Dr. Rhea Boyd and Alex Briscoe had with Tyler Norris, CEO of the Well Being Trust, as part of the summit on “Healing the Nation: Future of Mental Health in California.” When prompted for specific policy recommendations, Alex stated three reforms that must happen now: 1) Remove diagnosis as a requirement for treatment, 2) Capture Medicaid dollars by claiming against what we are already spending, and 3) Center schools as healing and anti-racist centers of support.

For a reminder of our core policy work, listen to the discussion Dr. Rhea Boyd and Alex Briscoe had with Tyler Norris, CEO of the Well Being Trust, as part of the summit on “Healing the Nation: Future of Mental Health in California.” When prompted for specific policy recommendations, Alex stated three reforms that must happen now: 1) Remove diagnosis as a requirement for treatment, 2) Capture Medicaid dollars by claiming against what we are already spending, and 3) Center schools as healing and anti-racist centers of support.

Critical Conversations

October 7, Alex Briscoe joins the CWDA Annual Conference to present CCT’s bold vision for transforming children’s mental and behavioral health care based on three key strategies: maximizing funding, reinventing systems and expanding access and participation. Register.

October 12, Jevon Wilkes, CCT’s Director of Youth Engagement and the Executive Director of California Youth Coalition, joins Alex Briscoe at the NAMI-CA Annual Conference to discuss recent survey data from California youth on the mental health crisis and the disproportionate impact on children and youth of color, along with policy recommendations from the CCT’s framework for solutions. Get your Complimentary Registration now.

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Black youth are hit hardest by California's mental health crisis. @CAChildrenTrust's Jevon Wilkes @j2davo and Alex Briscoe discuss recent data and share a framework for solutions at the FREE @namicalifornia annual conference. http://bitly.ws/9Jv5

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This is an excerpt from the California Children's Trust monthly newsletter. Click here to view the original newsletter in its entirety.

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