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2011 Florida Peer Conference
The Florida Peer Network is hosting the 2011 Florida Peer Conference: A Vision of the Future: Learn, Advocate, Spread the Word! This conference will be an exciting and informative event for youth who are consumers of mental health services. Sessions offered at this the conference will include Suicide Prevention for Youth, Independent Education Plans and how to understand your IEP, a workshop on Anxiety, a presentation on Protecting Yourself from Bullying and many more. There will be drawings for prizes at all workshops and a grand prize drawing on the final day. The conference is scheduled for May 7-8, 2011 …
Supported education is the process of helping consumers of mental health services participate in an education program so they may receive the education and training they need to achieve their learning and recovery goals and become gainfully employed in the job or career of their choice. The Café TAC will provide technical assistance and resources on effective approaches to supported education programs such as coaching and accommodations and establish a national database of supported education programs including vocational rehabilitation. CAFE TAC Resources Focus 47: The Challenge of Higher Education for Mental Health Consumers – A First Hand Perspective highlights the …
This section includes resources on Workforce Development that have been created by The CAFE TA Center. Links to available resources can be found below. Concern about the state of the behavioral health workforce has highlighted problems with an impact on almost every aspect of prevention and treatment across all sectors of the behavioral health field. Workforce development reports difficulties in recruiting and retaining staff, the absence of career ladders for employees, marginal wages and benefits, limited access to relevant and effective training, the erosion of supervision, a vacuum with respect to future leaders, and financing systems that place enormous burdens …
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.
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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.