Featured Practices

  • Assertive Community Treatment

    Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based practice that improves outcomes for people with severe mental illness who are most at-risk of homelessness, psychiatric crisis and hospitalization, and involvement in the criminal justice system. Our Center provides consulting, training, and evaluation to mental health organizations in Ohio and other states that provide ACT services, plan to implement ACT, and wish to integrate ACT with Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT).

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Featured Events

  • ACT Team Leader Conference Calls

    Third Wednesday of each month. / Next date: February 21, 2018; Topic: Documentation Tips for Prior Authorization (PA): Suggestions from Your PA Reviewers / 12 to 1 pm / Zoom Video Conference & Voice / $0, Free / "ACT Team Leader Conference Calls" provide a monthly forum for Ohio's Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) professionals to ask basic and advanced questions about the implementation of ACT services, to share lessons-learned about ACT, and discuss important topics about managing multidisciplinary teams—with an emphasis on quality leadership skills. / Hosted by our Center. / Supprted by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). / Save these dates: Feb 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20.

    2/21/2018 - 2/21/2018

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Featured Stories

  • Center Publishes Free ACT Team-Meeting Tools and Booklet to Support Top-Notch Assertive Community Treatment

    The Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University has created new resources and free downloads for its online ACT Team Meeting Tools resource page. Among the new resources is an eight-page booklet that provides an introduction to some popular tools that ACT teams use in daily-team meetings to organize information about their work supporting the recovery of people with severe mental illness. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Department of Medicaid are supporting the implementation of ACT in Ohio with help from the Center.

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Featured Resources

  • ACT | Assertive Engagement Protocol

    $0 / Free Download / The Assertive Engagement Protocol is an ACT team tool that helps team members review and attempt various methods of engaging clients who are new to ACT services and those who are enrolled but have disengaged. The protocol should be used extensively before discharging clients from an ACT program to ensure that every attempt has been made to build the consistent, caring, person-centered relationships that have a positive effect upon client outcomes and quality of life.

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