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: December 20, 2017; Prior Authorization / 12 to 1 pm / WebEx / $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: Dec 20, Jan 17, Feb 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20.

    12/20/2017 - 12/20/2017

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Featured Stories

  • Opioid Epidemic Needs Public-Health, Harm-Reduction Approach to Addiction Treatment

    Lenore A. Kola, PhD, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University has co-authored an editorial that encourages lawmakers and other policymakers to abandon harsh opinions and policies which may brand people who suffer from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, including opioids, as morally inadequate and, thus, not entitled to or eligible for treatment. Kola and her co-author, Mark I. Singer, PhD, argue that the time has come for social systems to adopt a public-health approach to addiction treatment that includes harm reduction.

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Featured Resources

  • ACT | Team Meeting Tools

    $0 / Free Downloads / Use the tools on this resource page in your ACT daily team meetings, staging meetings, and treatment-planning meetings. The tools are designed to help Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams manage information and coordinate daily activities as team members collaborate with each other to support the recovery of people enrolled in ACT services. Learn how to maximize the team-meeting tools with the free PDF booklet and mini-poster.

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