Why join the Council? Collectively we can do so much more than working in isolation. We are a member driven organization committed to creating an environment that promotes and maintains a comprehensive continuum of services to help Arizona’s children, adults, and families build lives of quality and self-sufficiency. The Council provides training, resources, research, policy analysis and advocacy, and opportunities to directly impact public policy on a local, state, and national level. Together we can address gaps in services and funding, and work to improve access to quality behavioral health, substance abuse, child welfare, and juvenile justice services for individuals and families in Arizona.
What is involved in Council Membership? As a Council member agency, you and your staff will be able to participate in Council activities, committees, and advocacy efforts. For instance, you will receive:
- Discounts on Council on Accreditation (COA) fees
- Free job postings on the Council website
- Free membership in the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare and discounts on their conferences, JOBank, and other resources
- Invitations to our annual “Day at the Capitol” with an opportunity to meet directly with your legislators and observe the legislative process
- Networking opportunities with Arizona State Agency staff from DES, DHS, AOC, AHCCCS, and more
- Networking opportunities with other human service providers
- Opportunities to directly impact policy and decision making within state departments, at the legislature, and with the Governor’s office
- Periodic updates and alerts on local, state, and national policy issues impacting human service providers
- Reduced price on the Council bi-annual Salary Survey
- Tools to develop relationships with your local, state, and national representatives
- Weekly legislative updates during the state legislative session
Regular Monthly Community Forums and General Membership Meeting: The Council has a community forum and general membership meeting on the second Friday of the month. Once a quarter, state agency representatives attend the community forum. In alternative months, we invite presentations on topics of interest to members. The general membership meeting is an opportunity to see what the Council is accomplishing and share your thoughts and concerns.
Committee Membership: We have committees actively working to improve services to Arizona’s children, adults, and families. All committees meet monthly. The committees include:
- Advocacy committee helps to identify legislative and administrative advocacy concerns, determine our annual legislative priorities, and provide leadership for our advocacy efforts.
- Behavioral Health committee which meets monthly with DHS staff.
- Child Welfare committee helps to identify issues, concerns, and find solutions to problems impacting Child Welfare service providers and the children and families they serve.
- Diversity and Inclusion committee works to increase access to and reduce disparities in access to physical and behavioral health care for under-served and under-represented populations.
- Human Resources committee provides an opportunity for your Human Resource (HR) staff to network and problem solve with one another and produces the bi-annual Salary Survey.
- Peer and Family committee focuses on the unique needs of peer run organizations and families who support those with behavioral health concerns
- Substance Abuse committee works on issues and concerns to substance abuse providers and the community.
Who are our members? The members of the Council provide services in all counties and most communities in Arizona. Members include all of the current Regional Behavioral Health Authorities (RBHAs), as well as behavioral health, substance abuse, child welfare, and juvenile justice programs that offer prevention, intervention, community education, and outreach programs, as well as a wide range of direct services to diverse populations throughout the state of Arizona. (A list of current members is attached.)
What kinds of services do our members provide?
Behavioral Health Assessment, Planning, and Interventions
Charter Schools/Educational Services
Developmental Disabilities Services
Domestic Violence Services
Early Intervention Services
Foster and Kinship Care Placement Licensing and Support
High Needs/Complex Needs Case Management
Homeless & Runaway Services
Independent Living Skills
Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment
Job Skills Development
Parenting Assistance & Support
Peer and Family Support Services
Primary Care Integration and Care Coordination
Services for Seriously Mentally Ill populations
SMI Housing Programs
Substance Use Disorder Treatment