CASRA Spring Conference
May 4-5, 2016
Crowne Plaza Hotel

45 John Glenn Drive, Concord, CA

CASRA is your source for the best in recovery-oriented practice information and training. Join us for our annual spring gathering.

Early registration is over but you can still register on site. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m.

Dina Tyler
Keynote Presenter

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!

For the conference brochure, click here.
For conference registration, click here.

To take advantage of CASRA group rate call: 1-877-270-1393



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.