April 4, 2017

SAMHSA_Web_IconThe Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is sponsoring three upcoming training sessions for people working in community mental health who are interested in launching and operating an assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) program.

AOT is a court-ordered treatment program that focuses on community integration and recovery for people who are assessed as being high-risk and who have serious mental illnesses. There is evidence that AOT is effective in reducing rates of hospitalization, homelessness, arrest, and incarceration, while reducing costs and improving the health and social outcomes of participants.

The trainings will be held at the following locations:
Las Vegas, Nevada (May 16–17)
Rockville, Maryland (June 1–2)
Detroit, Michigan (June 28–29)

The deadline to apply is April 7. Learn more and apply.

Source: JusticeCenter