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Focus 7: Supported Education: Is It A Right?

The CAFE TA Center is committed to helping people succeed through Supported Education, and is here to provide reliable information on how consumers can benefit from educational opportunities. Of course, many consumers have questions about Supported Education, especially when it comes to determining what an institution of higher learning is required to provide in terms …

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Focus 6: The Shift from a Child to Consumer Support System

The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a challenging time for anyone, full of new responsibilities and critical decisions that affect the future. While this transition can be difficult for all young adults, it is particularly so for those who have a serious mental illness. It seems natural that as youth and young adults move …

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Focus 5: Emerging Adults Need Consumer Support

Emerging adulthood is the phase between adolescence and full-fledged adulthood. Traditionally services in the behavioral health realm have been divided between systems designed for children, and systems designed for adults. Late adolescence and early adulthood are a critical period in human development, and an especially vulnerable time for those with behavioral health issues, with young …

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Focus Issue 4: Fighting Workplace Stigma

One of the biggest obstacles that individuals with mental illness face in the workplace is stigma. Stigma results in negative perceptions of an individual based on their illness, and results in many negative assumptions about an individual’s ability to perform their job and succeed on the part of co-workers and supervisors. Sometimes, stigma can be …

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The Focus Newsletter

The CAFÉ TA Center’s Focus newsletter is a monthly publication that highlights important issues and connects our center with the consumers and consumer organizations that we exist to support. Each month, Focus will examine targeted areas, providing you with resources, information, and experience within our target topic areas, workforce development and supported education. In addition, …

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