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, we will share information that will build the capacity of organizations and leaders to sustain mental health systems transformation, including leadership, organizational development, and mental health. Focus will also feature organizations, leaders, and experts that can assist you in developing your efforts and promote the consumer movement in system transformation.

Focus Issue 1

Focus Issue 2: Workforce Development

Focus Issue 3: Supported Education

Focus Issue 4: Fighting Workplace Stigma

Focus Issue 5: Emerging Adults Need Consumer Support

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

Focus Issue 7: Supported Education: Is It A Right?

Focus Issue 8: Disaster Preparedness: Are We Ready?

Focus Issue 10: The State of the Behavioral Health Workforce

Focus Issue 11: Organizational Development: Getting your Nonprofit Status is Just the Beginning

Focus Issue 12: Board Development

Focus 13: Emerging Adults: Getting on Board

Focus 14: Emerging Adult Transition Resources: Getting from Here to There…

Focus 15: Fundraising: Locating Resources to Maintain the Mission of the Organization

Focus 16: Charitable Giving

Focus 17: The Affordable Care Act

Focus 18: The Role of Consumer Run Organizations in Helping Persons with Mental Health Needs in a Changing Health Care Environment

Focus 19: Workforce Development: Consumer Organization Opportunities

Focus 20: Supported Education Continues to Grow

Focus 21: Block Grants: What They Mean to You

Focus 22: Disclosure in the Workplace

Focus 23: Labeling

Focus 24: Expanding the Role of Veterans in the Mental Health Workforce: Peer Specialists and Beyond

Focus 25:Prevention Week 2013

Focus 26: Sequestration

Focus 27: Disaster Preparedness

Focus 28: Community Care and In-Patient Care: Benefit Claims on Both Sides

Focus 29: Behavioral Health Leads the Way in Changing the Accreditation Process

Focus30: The Mental Health Workforce Crisis

Focus 31: Thirty Schools Recognized for Quality Mental Health Programming

Focus 32: Managing Peer Support Employees Experiencing Mental Health Crisis

Focus 33: People with Lived Experience Serving on Boards, Committees and Councils

Focus 34: Peers at the Center of New Approaches to Coordinate Care

Focus35: A Model Policy to Support Students with Behavioral Health Needs

Focus 36: New Evidence Shows Supported Employment Works

Focus 37: SAMHSA Unveils Its New Strategic Plan, Leading Change 2.0

Focus38: New Models for Transition to Higher Education for Students with Mental Health Needs

Focus 39: Depression in the Workplace

Focus 40: Recovery is Breaking Through

Focus 41: The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015

Focus 42: Postvention: How Colleges and Universities Can React to Suicide Clusters

Focus 43: Campus Mental Health and Leaves of Absence: A First-Hand Perspective

Focus 44: Supported Education: Examining the Evidence

Focus 45: Finding the Right Fit: What to Look For in a College or University

Focus 46: Passing the Torch: Sustainability and Leadership Transition

Focus 47: The Challenge of Higher Education for Mental Health Consumers – A First Hand Perspective