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Workforce Development: Advocating for Peer Support Specialist Positions

The CAFE TA Center is pleased to present its newest online training,  Workforce Development:  Advocating for Peer Support Specialist Positions. While the many benefits of peer support are well-known in the peer specialist community, they are less understood in the healthcare system and among the general public. Workforce Development:  Advocating for Peer Support Specialist Positions provides tools to help advocates highlight the positive impact of peer support, and convince others of the value that peer specialists provide. Please check it out today! This training is presented as a pre-recorded slide show, and is also available as a text-only web page with a …

Are You Ready for the Next Disaster?

From wild fires in the West to hurricanes in the Gulf, disaster can reach people in every corner of the country. People with mental health needs can be particularly challenged by disasters, which can disrupt treatment routines and trigger trauma. Fortunately, there is one reliable way to get through a disaster intact, and that is to plan! To help people with mental health needs prepare themselves for all types of disasters, The CAFE TA Center has published a new Focus on Disaster Preparedness. It covers the critical planning stage, when preparation happens, as well as the process of response and …

Need Help With Your Board of Directors? Check Out “Board to Death!”

The CAFE TA Center is pleased to announce its newest online training, Board to Death: Wake Up Your Board of Directors. One of the big challenges in operating a consumer-run organization is keeping a Board of Directors up and running. What are the Board’s responsibilities? What do Board members need to know? How can an organization find suitable people to serve on their Board? These questions and more are addressed in Board to Death: Wake Up Your Board of Directors. Please check it out today!

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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