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About This Workshop

ACCESS’ Community Empowerment Workshop educates clients, peers, advocates, and community stakeholders on key provisions of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA), including its requirements pertaining to the Community Program Planning Process and meaningful stakeholder involvement in mental health systems development, oversight, and evaluation. This Workshop also teaches attendees how to craft impactful policy statements to deliver at public meetings. ACCESS then accompanies participants to a local Mental Health Board/Commission meeting or MHSA planning meeting, where they are supported in delivering their public statements and given a real-world opportunity to advocate for services and policies that positively impact clients in their community.

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