Recent News

Join a Learning Community on Peer Leadership

The CAFÉ TA Center invites you to participate in a learning community that will explore the topic of peer leadership, and how people with mental health conditions can turn their lived experience into positive change in their communities. What’s a “learning community”? It’s an opportunity for a small group of people to come together to learn about and discuss a specific issue in an ongoing interactive experience that allows for communal learning, sharing of best practices, and dynamic conversation. How will it work? CAFÉ TAC will host a series of four meetings of each learning community, with each meeting examining …

A Webinar on Financial Basics for Mental Health Consumers

The CAFÉ TA Center hosted a webinar on financial literacy and money basics, “A Foundation for Your Finances: A Review of the Basic Building Blocks of Personal Financial Sustainability for Peers and Consumers” on Wednesday, January 27th. Dealing with finances and money management can be intimidating. There are new terms to learn, and a lot of details to account for. Things can be even more complicated for people with mental health conditions who may have inconsistent income and unexpected costs related to services, treatment, or medical copays. The good news, however, is that with a few basic tools anyone can …

Welcome to the Focus 2.0 Newsletter!

The CAFE TA Center is excited to share the first edition of its new Focus 2.0 newsletter! This issue introduces the new CAFE TAC, examines the topics we’ll be exploring over the coming years, and offers some useful resources on COVID-19 and mental health. You can find the latest Focus 2.0 online here. As always, we welcome your feedback. You can find a short survey to let us know what your priorities are here.

Announcement of New Grant Award from SAMHSA

The CAFÉ TA Center is pleased to announce that we have received a new SAMHSA-funded five-year Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center grant award! Over the past ten years, CAFÉ TAC has worked closely with a variety of peer-run organizations that represent people with mental health conditions and certified peer specialists in states across the country. We’re proud of the work we’ve done to help consumers build sustainable organizations that can represent the peer voice and promote recovery in their states and communities. With this new round of funding, CAFÉ TAC’s scope has expanded. While we remain a resource for peer-run …

A Webinar on Peer Leadership, Thursday November 5th

The CAFÉ TA Center hosted a webinar on peer leadership, “Leadership Roles for Peers and Peer Specialists . . . within Peer-Run Organizations, the CPS Industry, and the Peer Community” at 2PM ET on Thursday, November 5th, 2020. Individuals with mental health conditions have the experience, knowledge, and understanding to transform the mental health system of care to make it more effective. The challenge is translating that ability into action that will lead to systems change. This webinar will help to define leadership in the mental health lived experience context and examine different leadership paths, including roles within peer-led organizations, …

About the CafeTAC

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.

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