assertive community treatment


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assertive community treatment

(ă-sĕr′tiv)
A community-based multidisciplinary treatment approach in mental health that includes case management, team-based group decision-making, and client/family involvement.
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Fidelity assessment of Resource Group Assertive Community Treatment.
counseling; and home visits by assertive community treatment teams-- all
Challenges faced by service providers in the delivery of assertive community treatment.
Assertive community treatment and police-mental health teams were considered by some to be essential.
Assertive community treatment (ACT)--an approach that emphasizes outreach, community tenure, practical and intensive case management, small caseloads (usually a client-worker ratio of 10 to 1), 24-hour service, and interdisciplinary teamwork (Drake et al.
2001, Assertive community treatment for people with severe mental illness, Disease Management and Health Outcomes, 9, 3, 141-159.
These include the use of co-location of services, formal affiliations, and adaptations of assertive community treatment (ACT).
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is offering a new Assertive Community Treatment Knowledge Informing Transformation packet as the first in a new series of Evidence-Based Practice Information Transformation packets.
But Clubhouses, as well as other recovery-oriented, community-based options like Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) programs, offer real promise for individuals with mental illness, while at the same time saving millions of dollars for state and local governments.
2) Assertive Community Treatment Team for Persons Dually Diagnosed, Brockville Mental Health Centre, 2 Brockville, Ontario, Canada
Topics covered in the chapters, which are well edited, include evidence-based practice in supported employment, assertive community treatment (ACT), family services for adults with severe mental illness, medication guidelines and algorithms in psychopharmacotherapy, psychosocial rehabilitation, individuals who are mentally ill and abuse substances, treating children and adolescents, recovery from severe mental illness, and psychosocial practitioners.