SAMHSA is sponsoring three upcoming training sessions for individuals working in the field of 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 high-risk individuals with serious mental illness. 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 outcome of participants.
The trainings will be held at the following locations:
- Las Vegas, Nevada (May 16–17, 2017)
- Rockville, Maryland (June 1–2, 2017)
- Detroit, Michigan (June 28–29, 2017)
Representatives from the following groups are encouraged to apply:
- Leaders and policymakers of state and local mental health agencies
- Judges who currently preside over civil commitment dockets
- Coordinators and providers of outpatient services for high-risk individuals with mental illness
- Leaders of peer and/or family advocacy groups
This opportunity is not available for current SAMHSA AOT grantees.
Applications are due by April 7, 2017.
Last modified: March 24, 2017