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National Wellness Week and the Wellness Works Initiative

As part of National Recovery Month, SAMHSA will launch the first National Wellness Week from September 19-25, 2011 to promote the many ways wellness can improve quality of life and increase life expectancy for people diagnosed with mental health issues. As part of National Wellness Week, the National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery and the consumer-run and consumer-supporter Technical Assistance Centers—the National Empowerment Center, the National Mental Health Consumers’ Self Help Clearinghouse, the Peerlink Technical Assistance Center, Café TA Center, and the NAMI STAR Center – invite you to submit a piece of original creative work expressing what wellness means in …

Focus 6: The Shift from a Child to Consumer Support System

The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a challenging time for anyone, full of new responsibilities and critical decisions that affect the future. While this transition can be difficult for all young adults, it is particularly so for those who have a serious mental illness. It seems natural that as youth and young adults move from childhood to adulthood, their support systems should evolve with them. Unfortunately, the way most systems of care are set up, young adults reach a point where they must move from the children’s health world to the adult health world, and there are genuine barriers …

SAMHSA “Introduction to Disaster Behavioral Health ” Webinar July 14th

The SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) will be presenting a webinar entitled Introduction to Disaster Behavioral Health on July 14th at 2:00 EDT. The goals of this webinar are to educate participants about the mental health, substance abuse, and stress management needs of people who have been exposed to human-caused, natural, or technological disasters. This 60-minute webinar will help build awareness about preparedness and response efforts in this area by providing: An overview of core disaster behavioral health concepts Guidance on basic actions that disaster response personnel can incorporate in their interactions with disaster survivors without the need for …

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