ACT Assertive Community Treatment

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a community-based and mobile team intervention designed for people with behavioral health challenges and at risk for hospitalization, involvement with the justice system and homelessness. ACT in New York uses the transitional care framework to structure the work of the team:

  1. Engaging & envisioning life goals;

  2. Engaging in wellness self-management; and

  3. Integrating with the community

Needs change as people move through life and as such, a treatment approach that has flexibility and adaptability to the individual need at a given time is necessary. Rehabilitation services, core evidence-based practices and tools are used by the ACT Team to facilitate and support growth towards community integration.

For more information on the History of Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), please click here.

Learn more about The ACT Institute

What is The ACT Institute?

The ACT Institute is at the Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) and provides training, support and consultation to Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) providers across New York State. Our training curriculum is based on national evidence-based practice consortium stand- ards and modifications to these standards as developed by the New York State Office of Mental Health. Training is delivered online (self-paced), via in-person, and distance- learning modalities. Our trainers include both faculty and staff of the ACT Institute and CPI.

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