ACT News Briefs
2017 New York State Peer Specialist Meeting
Albany, NY--On the afternoon of July 31st, 2017, Tony Trahan, Deputy Director of the Office of Consumer Affairs, New York State Office of Mental Health (NYS OMH), greeted approximately 60 Peer Specialists--several from ACT teams--from across the state at the New York State Peer Specialist Meeting. Read more.
The ACT Institute and Columbia School of Social Work Receive a New York Community Trust Grant to Investigate the Needs and Assets of ACT Participants who are Parents or are Pregnant
In collaboration with the Columbia School of Social Work and Dr. Ellen Lukens, Helle Thorning and the ACT Institute received a grant from New York Community Trust to research the needs, risks and assets of ACT participants who are pregnant or parents of children under 18. Read more.
ACT Expands its Role in New York State!
The New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) is committed to the development of twenty new Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams that will be launched throughout New York State. ACT is an evidence-based model with strong roots in recovery and person-centered approaches. Read more.
ACT is One Step on the Continuity of Care Towards Recovery
CPI's ACT Institute Works With NYS OMH and ACT Teams to Help People Transition to Less Intensive Services and Community Integration
Did you know that:
* ACT was originally envisioned as an intensive and mobile intervention in the community supporting the transition from hospital to community
* ACT was viewed as a hospital without walls that focused on community stabilization and without a specified length of treatment
* In fact, the initial view was that consumers would require ACT services forever. Read more