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…

Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) Glossary

Learn definitions of common terms around 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…

Step-by-Step process for Participants on AOT

Learn foundational principles and facts about assisted outpatient treatment…

Online Course on AOT Implementation

Participate in this online training to learn how to establish and maintain a successful AOT program

Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT): Basic Concepts and Principles

Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT): Implementation

AOT for Peer Support Specialists

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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