Building California’s Future:
Breaking Barriers to Care

Share knowledge, network, and learn from colleagues from throughout the state. Together we can break barriers and build bridges to achieve our vision: All of California’s children receive the services and supports necessary for them to succeed in school and society, nurtured by healthy families and strong communities.


Early Bird registration deadline: September 15, 2019
General Admission Registration deadline: November 1, 2019

Receive a 20% discount on all tickets when registering 4 or more people.


We are excited to offer scholarships for youth and family member participation on county teams again this year. If you are interested in applying for these scholarships, please fill out the online application.


Holiday inn Sacramento Downtown - Arena
300 J Street - Sacramento, CA 95814

Hotel rooms are going fast. Be sure to make your reservation when you register for the Symposium. Breaking Barriers has a block of discounted rooms for the evenings of November 19-20, 2019.
The special room rate will be available until Friday, October 25th, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.


We are excited to present our two-day agenda, below. Check back often as we confirm our speakers and sessions.

BREAKING: California State Senator Jim Beall (CA-15) to Open Symposium

2019 Sponsors and partners

We are happy to have generous ongoing sponsorship from the Mental Health Services Oversight & Accountability Commission, San Diego State University's Social Policy Institute, Integrated Human Services Group, and Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo. This year, we have also partnered with the Fostering Media Connections and The Chronicle for Social Change.

Thank you to our ongoing supporters, including the California Association of School Psychologists.

For more information on registration, scholarships, hotel, or how to sponsor the symposium, please contact Jamie Yeh (jamie@breakingbarriersca.org)