The CAFE TA Center

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The National Supported Education Database Survey

CAFE TAC and its fellow national consumer and consumer-supporter TA centers are working together to create a database of supported education programs, and we’re asking for your help! Do you operate a program that provides dedicated supported education services for individuals with psychiatric disabilities/mental illness? Please complete our survey at Do you know of a college, university, or stand-alone program that supports the educational goals of youth/adults with psychiatric disabilities/mental health challenges? Please share information about this survey with them! Find a flyer with info about the survey here: What’s “Supported Education”? Supported education is an approach designed to …

Tips for Employers on Hiring Individuals with Mental Health Conditions

Finding sustainable, quality employment is central to self-sufficiency, thriving in the community, and supporting recovery. That’s why the CAFE TA Center is committed to bridging the gap between people with lived experience of mental health conditions and employers of all kinds. Our new tip-sheet for employers, Tips for Employers on Hiring Individuals with Mental Health Conditions, explains the benefits of hiring people with lived mental health experience, common myths and misperceptions, and inclusive recruiting and hiring practices. Whether you are an employer of people in the mental health recovery community, or an advocate looking to make the case for your …

A Focus on Technology and Mental Health

The latest edition of CAFE TAC’s Focus 2.0 newsletter is here! This time, we take a look at how telehealth and smartphone apps are providing new ways to access mental health resources. What’s out there? What are the advantages of virtual mental health services? What are the barriers? What should you look for when considering telehealth or smartphone apps for mental health? Check out this Focus 2.0 for some answers! We also invite you to share your thoughts on what you wish employers knew about hiring and supervising people with mental health conditions, and our “Capacity Corner” offers some advice …

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.

820 East Park Ave. Suite F-100. Tallahassee, FL 32301

Phone: 850/224-4670

Toll Free: 855/CAFE-TAC (223-3822)

Fax: 850/224-4674