Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

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Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a comprehensive community-based treatment program for persons with severe and persistent mental illness.  The ACT Team consists of a multi-disciplinary group of mental health staff organized to provide treatment, rehabilitation and support services to individuals within the community.

The team is available to provide services to individuals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The ACT Team consists of the following staff:

  • Psychiatric Nurses
  • Therapists/Counselors
  • Substance Abuse Specialist
  • Housing Specialist
  • Vocational Specialist
  • Peer Specialist
  • Mental Health Workers
  • Psychiatrist

The ACT Team is the primary provider of all treatment/rehabilitative services to individuals in the program. Some of these services include:

  • Individual, couples/family, and group therapy
  • Development of a crisis/relapse prevention plan
  • 24 hour crisis intervention services
  • Medication monitoring and psychiatric  evaluation
  • Psycho-education
  • Family education and consultation
  • Symptom management coaching
  • Drug and alcohol related services
  • Vocational/Educational support
  • Housing support
  • Life Skills coaching
  • Recreational/Socialization activities and support
  • Peer Support and WRAP
  • Case management
  • Benefits counseling

 

Eligibility Criteria

The individual must be an adult (18 years of age and older)  and meet the following criteria:

  • Have a diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder or other Psychotic Disorder or Bipolar Disorder;
  • Unable to participate or remain engaged in traditional outpatient services; and,
  • Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) score of 40 or below.

And meet two of the following criteria:

  • Have had two psychiatric hospitalizations in the past 12 months;
  • Have severe, chronic and persistent symptoms of mental illness;
  • Be homeless (living in a shelter or on the street);
  • Have a co-occurring substance use disorder;
  • Have a recent incarceration or current involvement with the criminal justice system; and/or,
  • Is at current risk of needing placement in a residential program or institution if intensive services are not provided.

 

Assertive Community Treatment is offered in: Carbon, Chester , Monroe , and Pike Counties

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For more information regarding Assertive Community Treatment in Carbon, Monroe and Pike Counties, please contact Jamie Kovacs at jkovacs@salisb.com or 570-422-6721 ex. 1079 Fax: 570-422-6673
Funded through Carbon/Monroe/Pike Counties.

 


Chester County
For more information regarding Assertive Community Treatment in Chester County, please contact Urmi (Bonnie) Banerjee at ubanerjee@salisb.com or (484) 870-2007