Behavioral Health Program
ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT TEAM (ACTT)
The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) is a comprehensive service delivery model through which integrated, community-based, treatment, and supports are provided. The interdisciplinary team is available to provide services 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year to service recipients who experience serious and persistent mental illness. The services are “assertive” as the ACTT actively seeks out the service recipient to provide services in his/her natural environment.
Service recipients typically served by the ACTT have one or more the following characteristics: Severe and persistent mental illness; high use of psychiatric hospitalization; co-occurring substance use; history of, or at risk of, involvement with law enforcement; substantial difficulty in meeting basic needs; inability to be effectively served through other therapeutic services offered in the community.
Key tenets of the ACTT include: Services are grounded in recovery; services are provided in service recipients’ natural environments, such as their homes, homeless shelters, etc.; service recipients’ participation in the service is unlimited; services are designed to address multiple needs, such as co-occurring substance use, criminal justice involvement, medical problems, etc.; service delivery is flexible and responsive to service recipient needs; and communication among ACT Team members is critical.