May 12 2021
TRANSITION PATHWAYS ACT, STEP DOWN CARE AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FACT IN THE US
John P Ayers, MS, LPC-S & Christopher Masopust, MS, LPC; Family & Children’s Services, Tulsa Oklahoma
Family & Children's Services is the largest Community Mental Health Center in Northeastern, Oklahoma and provides ACT level services to approximately 290 clients. After the OAAF in 2018, F&CS began several long term strategic initiatives, designed to expand access to ACT services, increase model fidelity, develop transition pathways for step down care, and begin implementation of the first Flexible ACT model in the United States.
This presentation will discuss the process of developing each of these strategies, including a brief overview of where we started, natural barriers, progress we have made, and our vision for the future. Our hope is that we can inspire your organization to embrace a similar journey of transformation and growth.
- Deeper understanding of the transition process for ACT clients, as a key component for a high fidelity ACT team.
- Deeper understanding of the risks and benefits of moving clients “through” ACT teams rather than “onto” ACT teams
- Explore the process of developing a standardized tool to assess transition readiness, including objective and operationally defined scales for key functional domains.
- Discussion will include when to approach clients for assessing transition readiness and how to address resistance.
- Explore the process for implementing Flexible ACT within the United States as a key component of stepped care continuum for clients who are transitioning off traditional ACT teams.
- Discussion will include start-up strategies, as well as talking points for energizing your workforce and key stakeholders.
Target audience: Program leadership, administrators, managers, supervisors and/or staff
HOMELESSNESS AND ACT/FACT
Dr. Michaela Beder - Psychiatrist, St. Michael’s, Piratheep Santhanarasa - Clinical Manager, Reconnect Community Health, Diane Versace - Clinical Manager, CAMH (Ontario)
Homelessness is an immense concern in Ontario. Homelessness is increasing when it should be decreasing. The presenters strongly believe that the ACTT and FACT team can improve care by playing their role in helping people experiencing homelessness. Thus, presenters want to highlight and identify the unique health concerns of those who experienced poverty and homelessness in Ontario, recognize how ACT and FACT teams can improve care for the clients, and hope to discuss the challenges and solutions with the ACT and FACT team members.
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