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.

Foundational Resources on AOT

View these resources to learn about the basics of AOT and how it compares to other interventions.

What is Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)?

Learn foundational principles and facts about assisted outpatient treatment…

Myths and Facts about Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT)

Read about common myths around assisted outpatient treatment (AOT)…

Comparing Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) with Other Tools

Learn about how AOT is different from mental health…

Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Glossary

Learn definitions of common terms around assisted outpatient treatment…

Step-by-Step process for Participants on AOT

Learn foundational principles and facts about assisted outpatient treatment…

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 9-part module series addresses AOT implementation from a multidisciplinary perspective. The curriculum is presented in three courses. After completing the series, participants can request technical assistance to enhance their understanding of the material.

AOT Resources

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If you have questions about AOT or would like to know more about how to implement AOT in your community, please click below to be connected with a staff member at Treatment Advocacy Center. 

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