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A Webinar on The Future of Integrated Care

CAFÉ TAC recently hosted you to attend a free webinar on the challenges and opportunities presented by integrated care, and the implications for mental health peers and peer-run organizations in their efforts to promote recovery values and drive systems change. This webinar, The Time is NOW: Peer-Run Organizations and Integrated Care, was hosted by Cherene Caraco, peer leader, advocate, and CEO of North Carolina’s Promise Resource Network. She shared the strategy her organization has adopted in advocating for the integration of peer support in a variety of settings. The full recording of this webinar is available here. Check it out …

A Learning Community on Self-Disclosure, Representation, and Empowerment

The CAFÉ TA Center recently hosted a Learning Community that explored the decisions people with lived experience of mental health conditions make about how they talk about their own mental health, how mental health is represented in our public discourse, and how people can create a space for their own empowerment and impact the way mental health is perceived. Recordings of all four sessions in this Learning Community are now available. Session 1 – Mental Health Support Spaces Session 2 – Mental Health and the ADA in the Workplace Session 3 – Mental Illness Representation in TV and Movies Session …

A Learning Community on Personal Money Management

In June of 2021 The CAFÉ TA Center hosted a learning community that explored the topic of personal money management for peers and mental health consumers​. Participants  learned from each other about how to overcome challenges related to personal finance that can be exacerbated by their lived experience. This learning community further explored some of the issues and topics that were brought up in CAFÉ TAC’s previously held webinar, “A Foundation for Your Finances: A Review of the Basic Building Blocks of Personal Financial Sustainability for Peers and Consumers.” You can view a recording of that webinar here. This learning …

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