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Embracing Your Own Path and Recovery While Supporting Family Members in Theirs

Are you a caregiver navigating the complexities of supporting your family member’s recovery journey? Look no further! Check out this enlightening CAFÉ TA Center webinar and interactive conversation about family mental health, Embracing Your Own Path and Recovery While Supporting Family Members in Theirs. View the recording here! (You can also download the webinar slides here.) Recovery starts with us, and our transformation significantly impacts our family members. Empowering ourselves means recognizing our ability to create change. Rather than solely focusing on “fixing” our family members, we shift our attention to changing ourselves. Recovery is not always a destination; it’s …

A Focus 2.0 on Peer Support and Crisis Services

The latest edition of CAFE TAC’s Focus 2.0 newsletter is here! This edition of Focus 2.0 takes a look at an important new resource on the role of peer support in responding to mental health crises from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health. With communities across the country looking for new, better ways to respond to people in crisis, the opportunity for peer support specialists to step forward with solutions is now. This Focus 2.0 explains how Bazelon’s report can help them make the case. We also consider the implications of California’s recently passed Prop 1, and share CAFE TAC’s …

Rapid-Fire Recovery Q&A with Cherene Caraco

CAFÉ TAC recently hosted a Rapid-Fire Recovery Q&A with our friend Cherene Caraco, peer leader, advocate, CEO of North Carolina’s Promise Resource Network, and 2022 Bazelon Center Innovator of the Year. View the recording here! Over the past year, Cherene has facilitated monthly conversations about innovative peer-centered, recovery-focused practices in mental health, touching on topics from warm lines and peer respites to human rights and systems-level change. (See the full list here.) With the series drawing to a close, we to put Cherene on the hot seat, and asked her what she thinks about peer support, mental health, and the …

About The CAFE TA Center

The CAFÉ TA Center is a program of The Family Café, a cross-disability organization that has been connecting individuals with information, training and resources since 1998. The Center is supported by SAMHSA to operate one of its five national technical assistance centers; providing technical assistance, training, and resources that facilitate the restructuring of the mental health system through effective consumer directed approaches for adults with serious mental illnesses across the country.

We Exist to Help You

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to providing quality training to consumers and advocates throughout the country. Consumers in the community need the right knowledge and tools to effectively organize, speak for themselves, and thrive in their daily lives. Thanks to the technology available, it has become relatively easy to connect with consumers and advocates and share resources without having to ask people to interrupt their daily routines by traveling to attend training.

Check Our Resource Bank

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to connecting consumers, advocates and organizations with information and resources that can make a real difference for them, regardless of where they come from. That’s why we have created this section, to house those resources that partners, experts, peers and advocates and developed and chosen to share with others. We truly believe that our advocacy and capacity can be greatly enhanced by working together, not only across states and SAMHSA programs, but also across the entire spectrum of healthcare and human services advocacy.

820 East Park Ave. Suite F-100. Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone: 850/224-4670

Toll Free: 855/CAFE-TAC (223-3822)

Fax: 850/224-4674