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Assisted Community Treatment Training: NAMI Hawaii State Conference

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Assisted Community Treatment (ACT) Training for Judges, mental health professionals, law enforcement, family members and the community

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Assisted Community treatment (ACT) – sometimes known as “court-ordered Community treatment” – is the practice of placing individuals with severe mental illness and a history of struggling with voluntary treatment adherence under court order to follow a prescribed treatment plan while living in the community. Across the nation studies have shown that ACT can dramatically improve treatment outcomes and substantially reduce the likelihood of repeat hospitalization and criminal justice involvement for its target population.

In 2019, Governor Ige signed SB1124, legislation designed to encourage wider use of ACT kindled new interest in ACT across Hawaii as a strategy for meeting the needs of some of the most challenging patients. The goal of this conference is to translate interest into action.

Setting Up for Success: Ten Building Blocks of a Sustainable ACT Program

Developing an effective ACT program takes planning and collaboration among a range of community stakeholders. This presentation will walk through the “Building Blocks” for establishing a new ACT program help ensure that it remains a permanent fixture within a local mental health system, including:

Building Block 1: Secure buy-in from key leadership.

Building Block 2: Reach a shared understanding of the law and the funding landscape.

Building Block 3: Determine the appropriate level of judicial engagement.

Building Block 4: Establish a mechanism for oversight of participants.

Building Block 5: Create written policies, procedures and forms.

Building Block 6: Hold regular stakeholder meetings.

Building Block 7: Print materials to inform participants of rights and responsibilities.

Building Block 8: Educate stakeholders and the community at large.

Building Block 9: Track data for purposes of program evaluation and improvement.

Building Block 10: Mentor neighboring communities.

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Judges, mental health professionals, law enforcement, family members and anyone else who is looking for solutions to improve the quality of life of Hawaiians living with the consequences of untreated mental illness due to lack of insight.

Monday, March 30, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pomaika'i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery - Iwilei

735 Iwilei Rd, Honolulu, HI 96817

CEUs pending

Cost: $25 per person, including a hot buffet lunch and training materials. Scholarships are available, apply here: https://forms.gle/sUgx9SKEs8Je3NdB8

Registration Opens Feb. 17, 2020 www.namihawaii.org

On March 31st, the Treatment Advocacy Center will host “office hours” at the NAMI Hawaii office. If your team is ready to move forward on the implementation of ACT and you would like additional in-person technical assistance, this is your opportunity. For more information or to schedule a TA session, contact Betsy Johnson at the Treatment Advocacy Center. email: johnsonb@treatmentadvocacycenter.org.

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