CASRA Spring Conference
May 2-3, 2017
Crowne Plaza, Concord

Recovery through Economic Empowerment and Community Connection

If you think work is bad for people with mental illness, then what about poverty, unemployment and social isolation?

Our spring conference features a plenary by Mark Salzer, Ph.D. 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. The Collaborative's 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).

We also welcome Len Statham from the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services who has taken the lead in implementing the We Can Work campaign.

Michelle Mullen from Rutgers University discusses Developing Human Capital: Preventing Disability among Young Adults with Mental Health Conditions.

Click here for the complete program including learning objectives.

For a copy of CASRA's conference grievance, refund and ADA accomodation policy, click here.




Recovery Woman presents an intergalactic acknowledgement of CASRA's commitment to wellness, recovery and rights to Chad Costello, CASRA President and Public Policy director at Mental Health America-LA.

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.