Recent News

Announcement of New Grant Award from SAMHSA

The CAFÉ TA Center is pleased to announce that we have received a new SAMHSA-funded five-year Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Center grant award! Over the past ten years, CAFÉ TAC has worked closely with a variety of peer-run organizations that represent people with mental health conditions and certified peer specialists in states across the country. We’re proud of the work we’ve done to help consumers build sustainable organizations that can represent the peer voice and promote recovery in their states and communities. With this new round of funding, CAFÉ TAC’s scope has expanded. While we remain a resource for peer-run …

A Webinar on Peer Leadership, Thursday November 5th

The CAFÉ TA Center hosted a webinar on peer leadership, “Leadership Roles for Peers and Peer Specialists . . . within Peer-Run Organizations, the CPS Industry, and the Peer Community” at 2PM ET on Thursday, November 5th, 2020. Individuals with mental health conditions have the experience, knowledge, and understanding to transform the mental health system of care to make it more effective. The challenge is translating that ability into action that will lead to systems change. This webinar will help to define leadership in the mental health lived experience context and examine different leadership paths, including roles within peer-led organizations, …

March 24 Webinar: Staying in Your Lane: Managing Roles and Responsibilities as your Peer-Run Organization Grows

Join us for the next webinar in the Peer-Run Organization Learning Collaborative Series! Staying in Your Lane: Managing Roles and Responsibilities as your Peer-Run Organization Grows Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 2:00 – 3:30 ET As peer-run organizations grow, the roles and responsibilities of individuals involved in the organization evolve in complex ways. A new organization with a working board and no paid staff can look and operate very differently from an established organization with multiple programs and a full leadership team on staff. How can you make sure that everyone in your organization understands their role and works cooperatively in …

New Year News and Notes from CAFE TAC

With the arrival of a new year, we’re also pleased to announce a new series of webinars in the Peer-Run Organization Learning Collaborative Webinar Series. This series of webinars is hosted by the five Consumer/Consumer Supporter Technical Assistance Centers: the National Empowerment Center, the CAFÉ TA Center, NAMI STAR Center, Doors to Wellbeing, and Peerlink. Throughout the series, each TAC will take a turn sharing their knowledge on a range of topics, such as conflict resolution, inclusion, and relationship building, examining each issue through the lens of what it is to be a peer-run organization. Leaders and emerging leaders of …

News and Notes from The CAFE TA Center

Did you know that the October calendar includes a day dedicated to celebrating peer support? Thursday, October 17th marks The 4th Annual Peer Support Celebration Day. As anyone that’s been part of an effective peer support relationship knows, peer support has a unique ability to foster recovery through respect, active listening, and genuine empathy. With each passing year, more people in the mental health community become aware of the role and value of peer support, and the practice gains traction as a key component it an effective mental health system of care. This October, we encourage you to celebrate peer …

About the CafeTAC

The CAFÉ TA Center is a program of The Family Café, a cross-disability organization that has been connecting individuals with information, training and resources since 1998. The Center is supported by SAMHSA to operate one of its five national technical assistance centers; providing technical assistance, training, and resources that facilitate the restructuring of the mental health system through effective consumer directed approaches for adults with serious mental illnesses across the country.

We Exist to Help You

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to providing quality training to consumers and advocates throughout the country. Consumers in the community need the right knowledge and tools to effectively organize, speak for themselves, and thrive in their daily lives. Thanks to the technology available, it has become relatively easy to connect with consumers and advocates and share resources without having to ask people to interrupt their daily routines by traveling to attend training.

Check Our Resource Bank

The CAFÉ TA Center is committed to connecting consumers, advocates and organizations with information and resources that can make a real difference for them, regardless of where they come from. That’s why we have created this section, to house those resources that partners, experts, peers and advocates and developed and chosen to share with others. We truly believe that our advocacy and capacity can be greatly enhanced by working together, not only across states and SAMHSA programs, but also across the entire spectrum of healthcare and human services advocacy.

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