Assertive Community Treatment

ACT is one of the most well-defined and well-researched treatment models for adults with severe mental illnesses (Bond, Drake et al., 2001). The ACT model is characterized by a team approach with shared caseloads and frequent staff meetings, intensive community-based services, and a focus on assistance with daily living skills. ACT is an effective treatment for people with SMI, particularly in reducing hospitalizations and maintaining stable housing (Bond, Drake et al., 2001; Mueser, Bond, Drake, & Resnick, 1998). Moreover, ACT is cost-effective for people with extensive hospitalization use (Latimer, 1999). Overall, ACT is an effective way to deliver structured, intensive services to meet the multiple, individualized needs of consumers as they increase their involvement in the community in roles that they define as important and meaningful.

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Assertive Community Treatment Daily Team Meeting & Staff Roles part 1

Assertive Community Treatment Daily Team Meeting & Staff Roles part 2