Public & Community Relations Committee
As per SMHCA bylaws, “Promotes all Association events using appropriate advertisement media including social networking sites. Works closely with the Board and all Committee Chairpersons to relay their interests and concerns to the members and the public as appropriate. The Committee will promote understanding and positioning of mental health counseling to the public, third party payers, employers, and other professionals.”
In addition to the information outlined in the bylaws, the Public Relations Committee developed a procedure for addressing partnership requests from other organizations in an effort to protect SMHCA from entering into damaging professional relationships while still enabling SMHCA to enter into mutually beneficial partnerships.
Click here to access the procedure.
As of this writing (2/18/18), SMHCA has entered into partnerships with two organizations. Click on the links below to access the report that was submitted to the Board for each organization.
Directs the attention of SMHCA members to the needs of veterans, their families and other military personnel, especially those whose active duty included service in combat zones. The sub-committee will also provide members with information on governmental programs that provide opportunities for service to this population.
Supporting documentation for partnership with VCV: 501(c)(3) verification