Workforce Development

Workforce Development: Addressing Stigma in the Workforce

In many ways, modern American life is defined by work. Most people agree that being part of the workforce is valuable, not just because of the obvious benefits like compensation, but also because of the sense of purpose and self-worth that accompany employment. For individuals with mental health needs, having a job can be especially …

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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 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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