Organizational Development

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 […]

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Beyond Peer Support: Peer Leaders Inspiring Systems-Level Change

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted Beyond Peer Support: Peer Leaders Inspiring Systems-Level Change, a conversation about leadership roles people with lived experience are embracing to infuse peer support and recovery values into the systems that serve people with mental health conditions. View the recording here! As peer support continues to grow, people with lived

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A Focus 2.0 on Social Determinants and Mental Health

The latest edition of CAFE TAC’s Focus 2.0 newsletter is here! This time we take a look at the growing mental health crisis, the role of social determinants in it, and how the peer support and recovery community can bring a new and necessary perspective to addressing its root causes. We also share some new

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A Focus 2.0 on Extreme Heat and Mental Health

The latest edition of the Focus 2.0 newsletter is here! In this issue, CAFE TAC discusses the unique threat that extreme heat poses to people with serious mental health conditions due to a number of factors, including the effects of psychiatric medications. We also share updates on supported education research and federal action on mental

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A Focus 2.0 on SAMHSA’s New National Model for Peer Support Certification

The latest edition of the Focus 2.0 newsletter is here! This time, we take a look at the new “National Model Standards for Peer Support Certification” and discuss what they might mean for the growth of peer support. There’s also an article on how peer-run services can help cities and states deal with the ongoing

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A Focus 2.0 on Women’s Mental Health

The latest Focus 2.0 newsletter from CAFE TAC is here! This issue takes a look at recent CDC data about the declining mental health of young women, potential reasons behind it, and the role for peers in bringing recovery to a new generation. It also includes info about a chance to comment on SAMHSA’s new

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Master Your Personal Narrative: Storytelling As A Leadership Tool

Many in the peer support and recovery community are familiar with the idea of sharing one’s story in a personal recovery context. But what else can your story do? The CAFÉ TA Center’s training series, Master Your Personal Narrative: Storytelling As A Leadership Tool, broadens the idea of the personal recovery narrative and discusses how

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A Focus 2.0 on Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Planning

The latest edition of the Focus 2.0 newsletter is here! This time we take a look at disaster preparedness. Natural disasters can be traumatizing experiences that create real challenges for people in recovery from serious mental health conditions. The good news is that by making disaster prep part of your personal recovery plan, you can

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A Focus 2.0 on Mental Health and the Working World

Check out the latest edition of CAFE TAC’s Focus 2.0 newsletter! This edition is all about employment, with discussion of the barriers that people with mental health conditions face in finding and retaining meaningful work, and information about a new campaign from The Campaign for Disability Employment intended to address the challenge. We also share

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