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A Learning Community on Personal Money Management

In June of 2021 The CAFÉ TA Center hosted a learning community that explored the topic of personal money management for peers and mental health consumers​. Participants  learned from each other about how to overcome challenges related to personal finance that can be exacerbated by their lived experience. This learning community further explored some of the issues and topics that were brought up in CAFÉ TAC’s previously held webinar, “A Foundation for Your Finances: A Review of the Basic Building Blocks of Personal Financial Sustainability for Peers and Consumers.” You can view a recording of that webinar here. This learning …

A New Focus 2.0 on Bringing Recovery to Mental Health Month

Check out the newest edition of the Focus 2.0 newsletter! This issue examines the role people with lived experience of mental health conditions can play in Mental Health Month, provides an updated on our most recent training activities, and introduces a new feature, “Capacity Corner,” where we take a look at some common leadership challenges in peer-run consumer organizations. Find Issue 2 of Focus 2.0 here.

A Webinar on a Youth Perspective on Mental Health Stigma

The CAFÉ TA Center presented Destigmatizing Mental Health, Inside and Out: A Youth Perspective at 2 PM ET on Tuesday, March 30th. A recording of this webinar is available here. Youth leadership in mental health can take many forms, and there are endless paths to get there. In this webinar, one young leader, Sylvie Krause, shares her leadership story, explaining how she has confronted her own internal hesitancy to recognize her mental health needs, as well as the stigma that discourages people from openly discussing mental health in their communities, homes, and workplaces. Hear how Sylvie’s decision to work against …

A Learning Community on Peer Leadership

The CAFÉ TA Center recently completed its first  learning community, which explored the topic of peer leadership, and how people with mental health conditions can turn their lived experience into positive change in their communities. What’s a “learning community”? It’s an opportunity for a small group of people to come together to learn about and discuss a specific issue in an ongoing interactive experience that allows for communal learning, sharing of best practices, and dynamic conversation. This, our first learning community, was all about peer leadership. The four-session series was facilitated by Robyn Priest of Robyn Priest Live Your Truth. …

A Webinar on Financial Basics for Mental Health Consumers

The CAFÉ TA Center hosted a webinar on financial literacy and money basics, “A Foundation for Your Finances: A Review of the Basic Building Blocks of Personal Financial Sustainability for Peers and Consumers” on Wednesday, January 27th. Dealing with finances and money management can be intimidating. There are new terms to learn, and a lot of details to account for. Things can be even more complicated for people with mental health conditions who may have inconsistent income and unexpected costs related to services, treatment, or medical copays. The good news, however, is that with a few basic tools anyone can …

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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