The Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mental Health, Inc. (Kansas CAC) is a consumer organization serving the geographical area of Kansas and dedicated to improving the lives of people with psychiatric disabilities. The organization is entirely made up of people who self-identify as current or former consumers of mental health services.
We all have important values and ideas, things we care about and want to share. Sometimes we feel our ideas can even change the world, and we want to let other people know how they can join in and make all our lives better.
The Kansas Consumer Advisory Council hosts a variety of programs throughout the year. These include:
- Leadership Academy – A two-month course consisting of two three-day long sessions, held in Wichita and a service project done in the participant’s community.
- Our Annual Kansas Recovery Conference – a three day conference held each June in Wichita. This conference is one of the largest consumer conferences in the nation, hosting more than 800 attendees in 2009, nationally recognized keynote speakers, a wide variety of workshops, and lots of CELEBRATIONS and ACTIVITIES!.
- Trauma Informed Care – The CAC is proud to be an innovator and change agent in providing information and leadership to create a Trauma Informed Care system in Kansas and internationally. The CAC is excited to announce that Trauma Informed Care is a being introduced in Australia in May 2015. RECOVERY FOR REAL is a CAC project funded by SAMHSA for development of a Trauma Informed Care (TIC) model.
- Get Healthy, Kansas! – a three year initiative beginning in the fall of 2012 sponsored by the Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mental Health (CAC) and underwritten by a grant from SAMHSA to improve the overall health and longevity of mental health consumers in the state of Kansas.
For more information about any of these programs click on the “Program” link in the menu above.
The Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mental Health, Inc., is located within the Community Engagement Institute building in Wichita, Kansas. We can be found on the second floor.
Our physical address is:Kansas Consumer Advisory Council for Adult Mental Health, Inc. 1919 N. Amidon, Suite 212 Wichita, Kansas 67203 (316) 312-3479 or (620) 639-1258
Mail can be sent to the above, as well as to:Kansas CAC PO Box 56 Wichita, KS 67201 E-mail Address: koleengarrisonkansascacorg or melissapatrickkansascacorg
You may contact individual staff members using the Contact Form by clicking the Contact Us Link in the menu above.