past meeting notes in our Member Portal
ACRC’s public policy committee keeps watch on public policy issues or initiatives. On issues ranging from federal finance reform to the use of psychotropic medications, the committee strives to be at the table when these discussions are happening, as a voice for what children and families need from the mental health system.
This committee is also responsible for producing ACRC’s position papers. Through extensive engagement and research, committee members dive into topics of concern and provide short thinkpieces on best practices.
Meet our Public Policy Committee Chair, Okpara Rice!
ACRC’s program committee produces our renowned annual conference. The conference draws attendees from around the world to dive into clinical excellence and best practices. This committee brings cutting edge presentations and presenters to the stage; they also enjoy picking our future conference cities and fun social events!
Meet our Program Committee Chair, Jenn Ryan!
ACRC’s research committee vets potential research projects and develops internal research. Recent initiatives have included EHRs (electronic health records) and serving CSEC (commercially sexually exploited) youth. The committee members may have research experience or just an interest in the topic.
Meet our Research Committee Chair, Jonathan Huefner!
As a membership organization, it is important to keep our membership diverse and connected. This committee seeks ways to promote networking, engagement and educational opportunities; as well as ensuring new members are welcomed and integrated into their new network of colleagues.
Meet our Membership Committee Chair, Paul Rieger!
Youth & Family
The goal of this committee is to engage, encourage and enhance the youth and family voice within ACRC by participating in board decisions, membership, conferences, and other committees. It also seeks to broaden the awareness and perspective of the youth and family voice within member agencies through outreach, education, and affiliation.
Meet our Youth & Family Committee Chair, Thomas McRae Jr.!
Affinity Groups meet on a quarterly basis with one of the meetings being at the annual conference. Current Affinity Groups meeting are: