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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 …

A TA Center Webinar from The CAFE TA Center

We’re excited to let you know that CAFÉ TAC will be hosting the next webinar in the Peer-Run Organization Learning Collaborative Series on Wednesday, July 24th at 2:00 ET. The theme for this webinar is “Fundraising and Sustainability: Building your Organization by Telling the Right Story to the Right Audience.” It will explore the topic of fundraising and sustainability through the lens of effective storytelling. Every organization requires financial resources to maintain its efforts, but how can peer leaders go about telling a story that explains why potential partners should invest in their organization’s mission? Join us to learn about …

News and Notes for July

Participate in a Study on Supervision of Peer Support Workers Researchers in the University of South Florida’s Department of Psychiatry and at Magellan Health are conducting a survey that aims to investigate the backgrounds, training and experiences of individuals who currently supervise at least one peer support worker in a behavioral health setting or agency. The researchers are seeking participants at least 18 years or older, work in the United States or US territories, and currently supervise at least one peer support worker. The online survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete, and participants will be asked open and …

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 …

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.

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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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