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The National Supported Education Programs Directory

CAFE TAC is pleased to share a new resource for people with mental health conditions in search of opportunities in higher education, the National Supported Education Programs directory. Supported education is an approach designed to address the higher education goals of individuals with psychiatric disabilities and/or mental health challenges and support their success in post-secondary settings like community colleges, technical schools, and universities. Ideally, it would be easy for anyone that was interested in pursuing higher education to find a supported education program that could meet their needs. However, despite supported education being a promising evidence-based practice, there is currently …

Supporting Employees with Mental Health Conditions: A Short Case Scenario on Facilitating Peer Connection

Employers that pay attention to the mental health and wellness of their employees sometimes recognize opportunities for their employees to support each other. Sometimes connection happens organically; other times, it takes some intention and effort to bring people together. How can managers that know their team members would benefit from connecting with each other and sharing experiences bring people together while respecting boundaries? This new case scenario explores the possibilities and offers some guidance on how employers can create a space for connection and mutual support while still respecting privacy and best practices around disclosure. Check it out here!

Managing Trauma and Distress: Navigating Your Role as You Support Your Loved One’s Mental Health Challenges

Are you a family member or caregiver of a loved one with a mental health condition? Does supporting their recovery and well-being cause you stress and impact your own mental health? Then CAFÉ TAC’s recent webinar, which was held on November 16th, Managing Trauma and Distress: Navigating Your Role as You Support Your Loved One’s Mental Health Challenges, is for you! View the recording here! As caregivers, we understand the role distress and trauma in the recovery journey of those we care for. But what role does trauma play for caregivers? Join experienced family peers and mental health experts Kirsten …

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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