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View “Consumers with Lived Experience: Critical Partners in the Mental Health System of Care” Online

The CAFE TA Center is pleased to announce that its first online training is now ready to be viewed ! This training, entitled Consumers with Lived Experience: Critical Partners in the Mental Health System of Care, explores the trends, approaches, and opportunities in workforce development involving hiring consumers of mental health services as Peer Specialists or Consumer Supporters. While consumers in recovery can experience difficulty in finding employment, their unique authentic experience makes them a largely untapped asset that providers of mental health services can, and should, take advantage of. This training is an introductory discussion about common terminology, employment …

Attend ‘Beyond the Basics’ June 2 in Orlando

Join us on Thursday, June 2, at the Disney Coronado Springs Convention Center, for a very special training opportunity. This day-long session, entitled “Beyond the Basics: Developing Leadership within the Consumer, Family and Youth Voice,” will give advocates and leaders the tools they need to create real, meaningful systems change. This training is ideal for anyone that wants to achieve a new level of confidence, collaboration and and commitment in their efforts to move public policy. We are very pleased to add that there is no registration fee for Beyond the Basics either. That means that you can enjoy the …

Preventing Suicide on College Campuses

SAMHSA recently publicized its eight Strategic Initiatives, and the first of them is the Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness. Included in that is the prevention of suicide among our nation’s youth. You can read all about what SAMHSA is doing to prevent suicides on college campuses through The Campus Suicide Prevention Grants program in this article from SAMHSA’s newsletter. The program supports colleges and universities in their efforts to prevent suicide among students and to enhance services for students with depression, substance abuse, and other behavioral health problems that put them at risk of suicide. For more suicide …

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