Focus newsletter

Workforce Development: Consumer Organization Opportunities

The latest edition of The CAFE TA Center’s Focus newsletter examines the roles that consumer organizations can play in shaping the behavioral health workforce. Organizations have a multitude of opportunities to participate in and influence workforce development within the public and private mental health arenas. As the Affordable Care Act is rolled out, organizations will …

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The Role of Consumer Run Organizations in Helping Persons with Mental Health Needs in a Changing Health Care Environment

The implementation of the Affordable Care Act presents both challenges and opportunities for individual behavioral health consumers and consumer organizations alike. For individuals, there will be a challenge in identifying how their healthcare may change, and finding reliable answers to their questions about those changes. For consumer organizations, there will be a new role to …

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Emerging Adult Transition Resources: Getting from Here to There…

This edition of Café TAC’s Focus centers on transitions as related to emerging adult transition into post-secondary education, adult healthcare systems, and the workforce. We have selected a few of the most useful resources to share here. Ideally they will be worthy additions to your library of transition resources for emerging adults, and will be …

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Emerging Adults: Getting on “Board”

The CAFE TAC’s latest Focus newsletter explores the idea of having emerging adults participate on the Boards of consumer peer organizations. Generally speaking, most consumer organizations want to grow and thrive, while also making sure that their Board reflects the population that they serve. One way to groom future leaders while building an inclusive organization …

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Organizational Development: Getting your Nonprofit Status is Just the Beginning

The CAFE TA Center presents the latest edition of its Focus newsletter: Organizational Development: Getting your Nonprofit Status is Just the Beginning. Many consumers in communities around the country would like to start their own consumer organization, and that’s a really positive impulse. At the same time, there’s more to having a successful organization that …

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The State of the Behavioral Health Workforce

This month’s edition of the Focus newsletter examines the state of the behavioral health workforce. Despite the need for behavioral health services growing nationwide, the numbers of those that serve the behavioral health population has not grown to match. The behavioral health workforce also fails to match the diversity and geographic scope of those it …

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