CASRA Fall Conference
November 17, 2016
Pasadena Hilton


Mark Salzer, PhD
Keynote Presenter


Mark Salzer, Ph.D. is a professor and chair of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at Temple University.

He is the also the Director of the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, a training center funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

Our approach to community inclusion focuses on the "opportunity to live in the community and be valued for one's uniqueness and abilities like everyone else" (Salzer, 2006).




Interested in Sponsoring a Hearing Voices Group Facilitation Training?

The Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care is offering to come to your community and provide a 3-day intensive training for up to 25 participants. Participants will each receive a comprehensive resource manual and opportunities for ongoing support through email and teleconference. For more information, click here for the flyer.

Crisis to Recovery

The initial 2016 issue of the National Council Magazine features an article by Steve Fields, Executive Director, Progress Foundation and Betty Dahlquist, Executive Director, CASRA. "Community-Based Alternatives to a System's Acute Care Needs" reports that the most successful crisis residential programs emerge from a broad-based strategy of effective alternatives to hospitals, jails and other institutions.

Click here for the article.

Meaningful Roles for Peer Providers in Integrated Healthcare

CASRA is pleased to announce the availability of its latest toolkit, "Meaningful Roles for Peer Provides in Integrated Healthcare."

The toolkit was developed by CASRA with support from the Integrated Behavioral Health Project and funding from the California Mental Health Services Authority’s (CalMHSA) Statewide Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Initiative.

Download your free copy here.

Now Available - Crisis Residential
Treatment Toolkit

The SAMHSA funded toolkit on the development of community alternatives to hospital-based acute care services is now available.

Click here for the table of contents and here to order your copy for only $ 149. The toolkit provides everything you need to know to develop, implement and operate alternatives to hospital-based acute care services.

Although conventional wisdom asserts that there is a nation-wide shortage of inpatient psychiatric beds, CASRA believes the solution is crisis stabilization, psychiatric emergency and crisis residential alternatives that are not hospital-based.  Progress Foundation’s Dore Street is a prime example of a community-based response to a system’s acute care needs. It features a psychiatric emergency room and stabilization center attached to a crisis residential program.