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Supporting Employees with Mental Health Conditions: Two Short Case Scenarios

CAFE TAC is pleased to share two new guides designed to help employers understand how to support employees with mental health conditions. A helpful way for employers to think through mental health in the workplace and the issues that come up in dealing with it is by imagining possible scenarios that could take place in their organization. That’s exactly the approach in these new Supporting Employees with Mental Health Conditions Short Case Scenario guides. The first guide, First Seek to Understand, offers guidance on how a manager can begin a conversation about mental health when they see an employee struggling, …

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 you can use your story as a leadership tool in different contexts, including advocacy, executive/organizational leadership, and agency-level systems change. This free six-part webinar series began on Tuesday, January 31 at 1:30 PM ET, and recurred every Tuesday at the same time through Tuesday, March …

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 make sure you’re ready for whatever comes your way! In this issue, we also catch you up on our ongoing employment series, provide an update on SAMHSA’s new Office of Recovery, and discuss the value of investing in your organization’s staff in our regular “Capacity …

About The CAFE TA Center

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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