California Council on Youth Relations

Bringing Young People to the Policy Table

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"Bringing Young People to the Policy Table: A year of discussion on mental health in foster care, juvenile justice and education” is a video presenting ten mental health recommendations for improving public systems that serve young people. The recommendations were developed by young people in discussion with policy makers, therapists, agency directors, probation officers and case managers at a series of five policy seminars in Sacramento in 2005 at the California Research Bureau.

The DVD package can be purchased through our bookstore. Proceeds go towards stipends for CCYR youth participants. Produced by YO!TV, 2006. Price: $7.50. (Length: 12 min.) Package includes printed insert of the ten recommendations.


In the last year, CCYR youth have made presentations for the California Institute on Mental Health, California Mental Health Directors Association, Adolescent Health Collaborative, Turning Point Community Programs, the California Wellness Foundation’s conference on violence prevention, the California Mental Health Advocates for Youth conference at Asilomar, the annual educators conference of the California Community College Foundation, the Ernst Van Loben Sels Conference on the California Youth Authority and our first national appearance, in Arkansas, at the Second Southern Summit on Children of Prisoners.  In the coming year, we will be doing a series of training presentations for MFT/MSW masters degree programs and collaborating on a research project on homeless and runaway youth with the California Research Bureau.


For more information contact:

Patricia Johnson