A successful Assisted Outpatient Treatment program

Requires close collaboration between the mental health system and the civil court.
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SMI Adviser and Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC) are partners in facilitating the national expansion of assisted outpatient treatment (AOT). TAC is dedicated to research on barriers to treatment and solutions that improve access to care for those with serious mental illness.

At this resource hub, you can download a foundational white paper on implementing AOT, access online training modules on establishing and maintaining successful AOT programs, and view other related resources.

White Paper on Implementing AOT

This resources serve as an informational starting point for anyone interested in establishing or improving an AOT program in their community.

It aims to explain what AOT is and how it can benefit communities, provide a view into the variability of AOT programs, and identify practices considered promising for successful systematic implementation.

Read the White Paper


Online Learning Curriculum

We welcome you to the first and only online resource for those seeking practical guidance on establishing and maintaining successful AOT programs in their own communities. This 8-part module series addresses AOT implementation from a multidisciplinary perspective. The curriculum is presented in two courses. After completing the series, participants can request technical assistance to enhance their understanding of the material.

AOT Resources

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