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.

Save the Date!

Call for Presenters Now Available. Click here.

You won't want to miss the CASRA Fall Conference, November 4, 2015 in beautiful Pasadena.

We are very excited to announce that Dina Tyler is our keynote speaker. The Call for Presenters will be posted shortly.

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!

Meaningful Roles for Peer Providers in Integrated Healthcare - Webinar

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

A series of webinars introducing the content of the resource guide are scheduled for June and early July.

This webinar occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you.

Register now!
Participants will receive a tour through the toolkit in order to make best use of the information. CASRA's principle authors of the toolkit will provide the webinar. Participants need only attend one of the four webinars available.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
View System Requirements

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.

CASRA Spring Newsletter

The spring newsletter features articles on the latest challenges to the civil rights of persons with psychiatric disabilities as well as articles on the status of the peer support specialist certification and shared-decision making initiatives currently underway in California.

For the complete newsletter, click here.