What is an ACT Team?

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Presentation By: Ric Kruszynski, LISW, LICDC,Director of Consultation and Training Ohio SAMI CCOE/Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University
March 18, 2019
An ACT team is the single point of service responsibility/coordination.
ACT Critical Ingredients
(Bond , 2001; Bond and Drake, 2015)
Multi-Disciplinary Staffing
Team Approach to Services
Low Client to Staff Ratio
Holistic Approach
Service Provision in the Community
Medication Management
Focus on “Every Day” Problems
Continuous Coverage
Assertive Outreach
Long Term Care
ACT Team Members
Multidisciplinary Team
• Team Leader
• Psychiatrist/Prescriber
• Nurses
• Substance Abuse Specialists
• Vocational Specialists
• Peer Support Specialists
• Counselor/Therapist
• Others (e.g. Housing Specialist, Forensic Specialist)
How to Structure ACT Services
• Services provided by team (not referred or
brokered)
• Substance-related
• Housing
• Finances/Benefits
• Employment
• Self-management skill development
• Medication management
• Attention to/coordination of care for other medical needs
• Involvement of natural supports/family

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