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California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA)

UACF, in conjunction with CalMHSA and its partners, initiate strategies to engage and empower local communities across the state to provide a supportive environment for consumers, families, youth and children by recognizing that mental health is integral in everyone’s wellbeing.

Working with multiple statewide organizations which represent LGBTQ, TAY, Adult Consumer, Faith Based, Veterans, and culturally diverse populations, UACF can engage statewide communities at the local level in CalMHSA capacity building outreach strategies such as: Community Network Roundtables, Speaker Bureau training, Community Forums and much more.

The Stigma and Discrimination Reduction (SDR) Initiative uses a full range of Prevention and Early Intervention Strategies across the lifespan and across diverse backgrounds to confront the fundamental causes of stigmatizing attitudes and discriminatory and prejudicial actions

There are Four Programs Areas:
1.Strategies for a Supportive Environment
2.Values, Practices, and Policies
3.Promising Practices Program
4.Advancing Policy to Eliminate Discrimination

PEI Project Partners:
•Community Clinics Initiative
•Disability Rights California
•Entertainment Industries Council, Inc.
•Mental Health Association of San Francisco
•National Alliance on Mental Illness
•Runyon, Saltzman & Einhorn
•United Advocates for Children and Families

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Visit our Resources section for more information on how to understand your child’s IEP, how to contact local legislators, or for help with locating a treatment facility in your neighborhood.

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The transition of AB 3632 to AB114

AB 3632 is now AB 144. What does this mean for your child’s IEP? 

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Need Immediate Help?

If you or a loved one is in immediate crisis, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

The UACF Hope Line is a message system for parents and caregivers that provides resources and connections to individuals in your community that may be able to assist you in finding appropriate support services for your child’s mental health needs. Feel free to leave a message on the UACF Hope Line and your call will be returned as promptly as possible.

Hope Line: 1-877-ASK-UACF (275-8223)