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 Stories

  • Center for Evidence-Based Practices Advances Innovations for Behavioral Healthcare in 36 States, 5 Countries

    Staff turnover in behavioral healthcare organizations has always been a challenge for sustaining service innovations that improve quality of life and other outcomes for people diagnosed with severe mental illness and addiction to alcohol, tobacco, opioids, and other drugs. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University celebrates its 20th Anniversary helping service systems and organizations advance workforce development to support and sustain best practices that improve quality of life and other outcomes for individuals and families. / The Center is supported by the Ohio Department of Medicaid.

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Featured Resources

  • ACT | Timeline for Implementation (Booklet)

    $0 / Free PDF / This 20-page booklet provides a timeline for developing Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) services during the first year of implementation. Use this booklet to guide your activities and to communicate with stakeholders inside your organization and in your community. This booklet provides an overview of and introduction to important tasks in the ACT implementation process. It also serves as a record (or checklist) of the incremental progress that you make over time.

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Featured Events

  • Foundations of Motivational Interviewing, Part 1 (Akron, OH)

    July 31, 2019 / 8:30 am to 4:00 pm / Akron, OH / Ohio providers: $0, Free for ACT & IDDT team members; $60 for others / Non-Ohio: $125 / 5.5 CEUs / "Foundations of Motivational Interviewing, Part 1" introduces the philosophy and essential constructs of this evidence-based treatment. Participate in skill-building exercises to learn MI's client-centered approaches for fostering change and responding to ambivalence to change among individuals with severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders. MI is a core component of Jeremy Evenden, MSSA, LISW-S of our Center.

    7/31/2019 - 7/31/2019

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