• 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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November 14, 2017

TEAMWORK

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

—by Paul M. Kubek

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in September 2017. It has been updated to reflect current activities.


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 the ACT Team Meeting Tools Booklet, an eight-page PDF that provides an introduction to some popular tools that ACT teams use in daily-team meetings to organize information about their work. The tools are designed to help ACT teams with the following:

  • Manage information about each person who receives ACT services
  • Stay informed about each client’s recovery goals and experiences in the last 24 hours and the next 24 hours
  • Stay informed about each other’s daily contact with clients
  • Facilitate and coordinate the daily activities of team members as they collaborate with each other to support the recovery of people enrolled in ACT services
  • Provide the best ACT services and clinical interventions possible

Get the tools, booklet, and more! Free downloads! (click here)

About ACT

ACT is an evidence-based practice that improves outcomes for people with severe mental illness who are most at-risk of psychiatric crisis and hospitalization and involvement in the criminal justice system. ACT is one of the oldest and most widely researched evidence-based practices in behavioral healthcare for people with severe mental illness. Research shows that ACT reduces hospitalization, increases housing stability, and improves quality of life for people with the most severe symptoms of mental illness. ACT may also reduce staff burnout and increase job satisfaction, cost effectiveness, and client satisfaction.

ACT in Ohio

Contact us for ACT technical assistance (fidelity evaluation, consulting & training). Click here.

The Center for Evidence-Based Practices has produced the team-meeting tools and booklet with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). The resources are a part of the Center's ACT consulting and training services, which are also supported by OhioMHAS. The Center's fidelity-evaluation services are supported by the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM).

Since 1999, the Center has been providing technical-assistance services to behavioral health systems and organizations for the implementation of evidence-based practices that improve outcomes and quality of life for people with severe mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorders. The Center has been supporting ACT teams and programs since 2013.

Learn more about ACT, the evidence-based practice, and our consulting, training, and evaluation services for ACT from the "practices" section of our website (click here).

ACT | Team Meeting Tools

Visit our ACT Team Meeting Tools resource page (click here) to get free downloads of the following:

Resources for Learning about the Tools

  • ACT | Team Meeting Tools Booklet
  • ACT | Team Meeting Tools Booklet (Mini-Poster)

Resource to Stay Organized

  • ACT | Team Meeting Binder
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Tools to Help You Know Each Client

  • Client Information
  • Medication List
  • Treatment & Recovery Goals
  • Client Weekly Schedule

Tools to Help You Manage Team Meetings & Teamwork

  • Client Roster
  • Daily Team-Meeting Summary
  • Daily Staff Schedule
  • Client Monthly Schedule

( Lists of Client Activities )

  • List of Clients Staged for Employment
  • List of Employed Clients
  • List of Clients Who are Scheduled for Injections
  • List of Clients in Crisis Services
  • List of Clients in Housing Services
  • List of Clients in Inpatient Services

Visit our ACT Team Meeting Tools resource page (click here) to get free downloads.

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