Moving forward Creating the fabric that will “Cover California” Where do we begin to build a new future? We start with our core… with what makes us strong. Believe… • That recovery centers us • In our profession, that treatment works • In our contributions and the inherent value of those we serve Become... • Stronger as one organization • More unified as a profession • The answer and the solution • The entity that leads California into the future We have an opportunity to…. Believe and Become Or, we can…. …hesitate, waiver, and ignore that our world is changing. • The Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs is gone, there is no voice • The Affordable Care Act is moving forward without us • Our field is poised to become an adjunct to other disciplines, or relegated as “peer counselors” • There are plans to cross train and integrate all of us out of a job • Competition between organizations has produced the “lowest common denominator” • When one voice is essential for success, there are many…. No one is listening. Who is providing AODA services under the Affordable Care Act? *From liveandworkwell.com search for behavioral health/CD services Your scope is being absorbed: *From Office of Statewide Health Planning Department report given by CA Social Work Education Center We have two choices…. Believe and Become Or, waiver and be done. The following outline will show you HOW we can…. Believe, and become: the fabric that “Covers California.” The California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals The Fabric that will Cover California Step One to Believe and Become: Recognize our unique histories and our MUTUAL strengths Organizational Histories • 1967 CAARD formed, 1972 CAARH formed • 1980/1983 CAAC/CAARH begin credentialing counselors • 1987 CCBADC created, 1996 CAARR Institute forms • 1995, 1996 - CAARH becomes CAARR and creates the CAARR Institute • 2007 CAADAC and CAARR recognized by ICE and ADP • 2012 CAADAC/CAARR join forces to create CCCO and UCC Advocacy Histories • 1986 - 2008 CAADAC advocates for legislation to recognize AODA counselors in CA (eight bills in all) Where would we be if all the legislation we created and other • 2004 CAADAC and CAARR fight for stronger ADP regs package. COs have opposed over the past • 2008 CAADAC and CAARR have opposing views on two-tier 30 years would have licensure bill (passes and then vetoed).passed? • 2007 – now CAARR opposes and kills NIMBY bills (several per session) • 2009, 2010, 2012 CAADAC and CAARR unite on legislation • 2013 CAADAC and CAARR agree to joint legislative activities. Our histories have lead us to recognize we are bound to one future Step Two to Believe and Become: Adopt ONE career ladder CCAPP Career Ladder: One State, One Profession, One Set of Standards CCAPP Career Ladder: Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor WTS-E CCJP CCPS Clinical Supervisor of Alcohol/Drug Counselors Certified Reciprocal Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certified Addiction Counselor Registered Addiction Professional SLS CRPM CCDP CCBADC Registered or certified individuals will automatically be placed in respective credential they currently have. But, Where will I BELONG? •Each applicant matriculates where his or her education and experience is documented •Seamless transition into new certification system •Credentials will reflect what is already practice •One career ladder raises the value of EVERY credential •Credential name changed, quality has and will NOT change Step Three to Believe and Become: Teach the SAME thing. • 26 learning sites • 27 classes • in-depth array of CEU classes • web conference training capacity • sober living institute • CAARR management workshops • Diverse education • DOT SAP Course • Vast CEH provider network (On line and regional workshop) • Distance Learning for Addiction Studies • IC&RC affiliation • 50 approved schools CCAPP Combined Strengths: Over 75 years of experience in AODA CCAPP Future education guidanceStrengths: and policy COORDINATED education systems to prepare all professionals for all modalities Endless possibilities for The most extensive geographic reach grantin writing and research the state of California UNIFIED approach that propels counselors through the career ladder Step Four to Believe and Become: ONE stop shopping… Better discounts and benefits… CCAPP Strengths: Combined revenues of over $2 million annually Combined individual membership and certification base of over 6,500 Combined agency membership base of over 500 Over 6,000,000 hours of service and 4,275 treatment/SLE beds CCAPP Organizational Efficiencies • Centralized administration, member, accounting and legal services • New and enhanced website, publications, public relations and advocacy • Shared conferences, shared ideas, Shared certification systems (ethics boards, portfolio review,ONE etc.) withPROFESSION. one NCCA fee • Coordinated tests that reflect career growth • Increased conference attendance Step Five to Believe and Become: Bring it all TOGETHER. The California Consortium of Addiction Programs & Professionals Invested in Change: Representatives from both boards have conducted a combined total of 2,000 hours of work Executive directors have forged a relationship Legislative committee members work in tandem Subcommittees have crafted solutions for nine months Commitment is 100%... everyone stays at the table Proposed Organizational Model: Weaving a new future CCAPP California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals Membership Board 501 C (6) Licensing/Certification 501 C (3) Education & Training 501 C (3) Membership Board 501 C (6) Corporate name: California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals, CCAPP Purpose: To promote excellence in the delivery of services focused on substance use disorders and their associated problems by providing the highest level of advocacy, competence, and ethics among addiction programs and professionals. Focus: Membership, advocacy, and governance Adoption: Creation of new bylaws and restated articles of incorporation (voted by the membership) Alignment: ICE and DHCS transfer of approvals Licensing/Certification 501 C (3) Corporate name: CCAPP Credentialing Board Purpose: To license and certify qualified addiction focused professionals towards attaining the highest professional standards. Focus: Conferring designations of quality and competency throughout the career ladder Adoption: Creation of new bylaws and restated articles of incorporation (voted by the membership) Alignment: ICE and DHCS transfer of approvals, IC&RC jurisdiction replacement Education & Training 501 C (3) Corporate name: CCAPP Institute Purpose: To provide education and technical assistance regarding addiction, treatment, recovery and associated problems. Focus: To develop and distribute educational materials and programs to professionals and the communities they serve. Adoption: Creation of new bylaws and restated articles of incorporation (voted by the CFAAP Board) Alignment: BPPE transfer of approvals Member Involvement and Leadership Membership Categories: A. Individual B. Program Districts: Nine geographic locations determined by population data CCAPP Board: Comprised of 18 members (nine individual members – nine program members) with two year terms CCAPP Institute and Credentialing Board: Members appointed by CCAPP from nominations made by members Transition: Due Diligence Committee will become the founding board which will be utilized for a period not to exceed two years Officers: Voted by the members of each board Timeline for Implementation of Consolidation Membership Vote: October 2013 Incorporation Filings: January 2014 articles and bylaws for each corporation filed and sent for IRS for approval (up to nine month turnaround) IC&RC jurisdiction application: Upon approval of incorporation. (possible six month turnaround) ICE Approval: Upon approval of jurisdiction by IC&RC (possible six month turnaround) DHCS Approval: Upon ICE approval. Unknown turnaround) Transfer of credentials: Upon completion of all prior steps The new fabric is strong It weaves all our strengths together 1.Recognize our unique histories and our MUTUAL strengths 2.Adopt ONE career ladder 3.Teach the SAME thing. 4.One stop shopping. 5.Bring it all TOGETHER. Counseling: The business of Believing and Becoming Every day we ask our clients to… • Embrace change, even when it is difficult • Accept that forces beyond themselves are guiding them to a better future • Be selfless in their actions As an organization, don’t we owe it to them to do the same? We have two choices…. Believe and Become Or, waiver and be done.