Workforce Development

CAFE TAC News and Notes for May 24, 2016

As Mental Health Awareness Month draws to a close and summer begins, it looks as though Congress is set to make a final push for mental health reform legislation. Reports are circulating that the House Energy and Commerce Committee may consider compromise legislation that include provisions from both Rep. Tim Murphy’s (R-PA) bill – Helping …

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View CAFE TAC’s Newest Online Training: Peer Supervison

The CAFE TA Center is pleased to present its newest online training, Peer Supervision. As peer support services continue to grow in use and popularity, peer specialists find themselves working within all manner of settings. It can be a challenge for peers to stay true to their values and the principles of recovery as they work …

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A Focus on The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act

On June 16, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, sponsored by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), had its first public hearing before the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. This piece of legislation, which is similar but not identical to the version that failed to pass in 2013, has the potential …

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A Focus on Depression in the Workplace

Recent surveys have determined that up to a quarter of American workers have experienced depression at some point, and nearly two-thirds have dealt with some kind of difficulty resulting from their mental health. Despite the prevalence of this issue, many employers fail to deal with it directly. Policies and procedures regarding workplace mental health are …

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Peers as Professionals: Workplace Success

The CAFE TA Center is pleased to present its newest online training,  Peers as Professionals: Workplace Success. There are many challenges for people with lived experience when it comes to engaging with the behavioral health workforce. Peer professionals want to remain true to the principles of recovery, help those they work with build on their strengths …

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Focus: Peers at the Center of New Approaches to Coordinated Care

It’s no secret that we live in an extraordinarily dynamic moment for behavioral health, and the healthcare system in general. Major changes to healthcare laws, including the Affordable Care Act and mental health parity legislation, have opened up access to behavioral health care. At the same time, the value of lived experience as a professional …

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Make Your Voice Heard through Boards, Committees and Councils

One of the goals of the mental health consumer movement is to change the system. People with lived experience want a more compassionate system of care, that sees people with mental health challenges as experts in their own lives, relies on recovery principles, and considers the strengths of an individual as a whole person, instead …

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Recovery Stories – Episode 5: The Medical Model & Resistance to Recovery

In the fifth installment of Recovery Stories, people with lived experience respond to the question “What would it take for the recovery model to truly take hold?” Before the concept of recovery evolved, many individuals’ experience of treatment left them feeling that they were fundamentally broken, and that their only recourse would be a lifetime …

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Managing Peer Support Employees Experiencing Mental Health Crisis

For any organization, recruiting, managing and retaining qualified professional staff is an essential part of doing business. For consumer mental health organizations, taking care of their employees while providing quality services to the community is an even more complex challenge. Not only must organizations ensure that the supports and services their employees provide are of …

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A Focus on The Mental Health Workforce Crisis

As last year’s SAMHSA report to Congress on the nation’s substance abuse and mental health workforce noted, the demand for behavioral health services in the US exceeds what is available. With expanded access to care through the Affordable Care Act and new Mental Health Parity rules, that demand will only increase in coming years, and …

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