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: June 20, 2018; Topic: Overview of ASAM Criteria & Implications for ASAM Level 1 for ACT Teams  / 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. / Supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). / Save these dates: June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19.

    6/20/2018 - 6/20/2018

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Featured Stories

  • Managers of Housing Services for People with Mental Illness and Addiction Develop Trauma-Informed Culture with Training from Center for EBPs, OhioMHAS

    Providers of housing services for adults with severe mental illness and addiction (adult-care facilities and recovery housing) are building the capacity to reduce the impact of trauma upon residents and staff with a new training developed by the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). The event, titled "Creating a Trauma-Informed Culture of Care for Housing Providers," will take place on 14 dates in 2018-19 in 7 cities throughout Ohio (Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Portsmouth, and Toledo), beginning in July.

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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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