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.