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CARE Act Training

To support Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Act implementation, HMA is offering training and open forum webinar discussions on prioritized topics at least twice per month. Most training sessions are held live in virtual settings, with an opportunity for questions and comments. A recorded version of each training is posted within 14 days after each live session is held.

Who are the trainings for?

Trainings are intended for:

  • County Behavioral Health (BH) Agencies including their providers and consultants
  • Volunteer Supporters in consultation with disability rights groups, county BH and aging agencies, individuals with lived experience, families, racial justice experts, and other appropriate stakeholders
  • Housing and Community Supports
  • Counsel in consultation with relevant state departments and the California Interagency Council on Homelessness (Cal ICH)
  • Other stakeholder groups including Behavioral Health Advocacy organizations, Peers and Peer Support agencies, Crisis Services, and Corrections

Not sure what past or upcoming training is best for you?
Please reach out to us directly on our Contact page for assistance.


What do the trainings cover?

HMA will offer training on prioritized topics such as:

  • CARE Act Process – The Client’s Journey through the CARE Act, the CARE Agreement and CARE Plan, and ongoing CARE Act process updates
  • CARE Act Eligibility in Practice
  • Supported Decision-Making and the CARE Act
  • The Supporter Role and Supported Decision-Making
  • Trauma-informed Care
  • Serious Mental Illness and Evidence-Based Care as related to the CARE Act
  • Practical Approaches to Housing for the CARE Act and other Community Supports
  • Elimination of Bias
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Person and Family Centered Care
  • Peer Support
  • Psychiatric Advance Directives
  • Implementation Support
  • Data collection and reporting