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News and Notes from The CAFE TA Center

It’s March, and spring is right around the corner. Even though some parts of the country are still dealing with heavy snow and cold temperatures, a season of new growth and renewal is right getting closer with every passing day. We hope the spring brings you a renewed sense of wellness and possibility.   In that spirit of growth, we’d like to tell you about a new learning opportunity that has been created through a cooperative effort by the five national technical assistance centers. CAFÉ TAC has joined with Doors to Wellbeing, the NAMI STAR Center, the National Empowerment Center, …

The Peer-Run Organization Learning Collaborative Webinar Series

The newly formed Peer-Run Organization Learning Collaborative is launching a webinar series to assist leaders of peer-run organizations, emerging leaders, board members, staff, and advocates to gain essential skills to develop, strengthen, and sustain their organizations. Every couple of months, the Peer-Run Organization Learning Collaborative will host a national webinar on topics related to operating a healthy mental health consumer organization, with subjects ranging from the nuts and bolts of organizing, like budgeting, board development, fundraising, and strategic planning, to other important issues, such as conflict resolution, inclusion, and relationship building. We will explore each topic through the lens of …

Year End News and Notes from The CAFE TA Center

In this year-end edition of news and notes, we want to start off by letting you know about a major funding opportunity for mental health consumer organizations: the SAMHSA Statewide Consumer Network grant. This grant is SAMHSA’s main vehicle to support the work of state-based organizations that work to promote recovery, peer support, and a greater role for people with lived experience in shaping the mental health system of care. You can learn more about this opportunity at https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-19-002. Applications must be submitted by December 24th. Speaking of SAMHSA, you will also find a link the agency’s new Strategic Plan …

News and Notes for Summer, 2018

It’s the height of summer, and wherever you are, it’s likely that the weather is pretty stifling in your neighborhood. You might feel like it’s a bit difficult to stay focused, and according to the science, it’s not your imagination. As recently published research indicates, it really is harder to think when the temperature goes up. So try to stay cool, and cut yourself some slack if you’re not feeling sharp. Unfortunately, another topic that has been near the top of the news lately is suicide. As with many other issues, attention to suicide seems to heighten when a well-known …

News and Notes from The CAFE TA Center

In this edition of News and Notes, we’d like to call attention a recent article on mental health from an unlikely source, professional basketball player Kevin Love. In a post on The Player’s Tribune earlier this month, which you can read in full at https://www.theplayerstribune.com/kevin-love-everyone-is-going-through-something/, Love reveals that he experienced a panic attack during a November game, and goes on to describe how the experience has changed the way he thinks about himself, and about mental health. While Love is hardly the first person to reckon with the realization that a mental health crisis isn’t just something that happens to …

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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