CASRA Fall Conference
November 4, 2015

in beautiful Pasadena, CA

dina taylor, keynote speaker

We are very excited to announce Dina Tyler as our keynote speaker.

Her keynote address will focus on new and innovative ways to partner with people who hear voices and/or experience other types of extreme states.

Dina is the Director of the Bay Area Mandala Project, co-founder of the Bay Area Hearing Voices Network and works with youth in an early psychosis intervention program in Alameda County, California. She was awarded Peer Specialist of the Year by the National Council for Behavioral Health in 2015!

This dynamic and exciting conference offers a wide range of topical, inspiring and informative workshops to enhance your everyday practice. Whether you are a peer provider, rehabilitation practitioner or other licensed professional, you will come away from this conference with renewed hope and and more effective strategies to partner with individuals on their recovery journey towards health and wellness.

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16 Voices From the First National March for Mental Health Dignity

On August 25 in Washington, D.C., for the first time in U.S. history, mental health groups and individuals from across the country joined forces to march for the dignity of those who live with mental illness

The event was organized by Destination Dignity, a collaborative project spearheaded by groups like the The Campbell Center, The Center for Dignity, Recovery and Empowerment, Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery, Mental Health America and the New York Association of Psychiatric Services. The driving idea behind the event: mental health is a basic right, and those who experience mental health issues deserve to be treated with dignity.

Click here to visit the website for more information.


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.

Will Hall Delivers Inspirational Keynote

Will Hall, leader in the development and utilization of alternative approaches to working with the voice hearing experience, spoke to the hearts and minds of conference attendees with his thoughtful presentation followed by a live demonstration of his techniques in a subsequent workshop.

For those of you who were unable to join us, click here to link to the Madness Radio network to listen to his presentation.

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