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A Focus on Sequestration

The word “sequestration” has been in the news a lot lately. There is a lot of argument about the state of the economy, the federal budget, deficit and debt. What does it all mean? And how does it impact the vital services that people with mental health needs rely upon? To help provide some answers to these questions, The CAFE TA Center has produced a new Focus on budget sequestration, and what it means for mental health funding. It explains the basics of how the sequester came about, and discusses how cuts to federal funding may be felt by mental …

Prevention Week, 2013

National Prevention Week, which is celebrated each May, provides an occasion to highlight the importance of prevention when it comes to substance abuse and mental health issues. This year, Prevention Week is set for May 12-18. To underscore the importance of prevention and to share some ideas on how mental health consumers and their organizations can get involved, The CAFE TA Center has produced the latest Focus newsletter, Focus 25: National Prevention Week 2013. It describes the importance of prevention, offers steps individuals and organizations can take to promote it, and includes links to a range of resources. Check it …

Veterans in the Mental Health Workforce

With conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan coming to an end, our country is experiencing an influx of veterans. Sadly, suicide among veterans is an epidemic, and many suffer from post traumatic stress disorder. At the same time, unemployment among veterans is also a pressing issue. In a new Focus newsletter, “Expanding the Role of Veterans in the Mental Health Workforce: Peer Specialists and Beyond,” The CAFE TA Center examines the essential role that veterans with lived experience can play in serving their fellow vets as part of the mental health system of care. Given the prevalence of stigma surrounding mental …

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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