Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Implementation Guides

These resources were selected by SMI Adviser content partners and approved by the SMI Adviser clinical expert team for inclusion in the knowledge base.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based practice that improves outcomes for people with serious mental illness who are most at-risk of homelessness, psychiatric crisis and hospitalization, and involvement in the criminal justice system. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University has developed the following guides and tools on ACT.

Getting-Started Guide – This 16-page booklet helps organizations prepare to implement ACT.

Implementation Guide – This 4-page booklet helps organizations implement ACT.

Timeline for Implementation – This booklet provides a timeline for developing ACT services during the first year of implementation.

Team Meeting Tools – The ACT Team Meeting Tools Booklet provides a brief introduction to some popular tools that ACT teams use to organize and manage information about their work with clients who receive ACT services.

Assertive Engagement Protocol – The Assertive Engagement Protocol is an ACT team tool that helps team members review and attempt various methods of engaging clients who are new to ACT services and those who are enrolled but have disengaged.

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