Save the Dates! May 4-5, 2016

CASRA Spring Conference - Call for Presenters

CASRA is your source for the best in recovery-oriented practice. Join us in Concord, CA on May 4-5, 2016 for our annual spring gathering.

The CASRA conference is a place to find inspiration and information and to share the ways in which "recovery" informs programs, policies and practice. Click here for the list of this year's suggested topics.

Click here for the Presenter Application.


The CASRA Fall Conference - a Great Success

Dina Tyler delivered an inspirational and thought-provoking keynote address. Attendees expressed their appreciation of her story and the lessons learned which can inform us about the future of mental health services.

Cardum Harmon (Heart and Soul) with Betty Dahlquist (CASRA)



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.