Assertive Community Treatment
Assertive Community Treatment
The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team at Yamhill County Adult Behavioral Health is an evidence-based service model that provides community-based treatment to persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses (SPMI). Research shows that individuals with SPMI who receive ACT are more likely to spend less time in hospitals and have a more successful community reintegration.
The ACT program targets individuals who have a history of psychiatric hospitalizations (three visits in the last year or one visit in the last six months, or currently reside in the Oregon State Hospital), are at risk for re-hospitalization, and have an SPMI diagnosis and would appear to benefit from an outreach program. The ACT team is made up of a Therapist/Case Manager, Substance Abuse Specialist, Peer Support Specialist, Supportive Employment Specialist, Medical Provider (MD or PMHNP), Registered Nurse (RN), 1915i Tech, and ACT Supervisor.
The Community Support Alliance (CSA) team is an additional and enhanced ACT team in Yamhill County. The two teams are similar and the CSA team can serve a similar population as the ACT team; however, the CSA team focuses on working with individuals who are diagnosed with Cluster B personality disorders.
Mission & Vision
Our mission is to engage clients in a collaborative partnership to promote personal recovery and well-being, decrease psychological and emotional distress, decrease and stabilize symptoms, and promote increased community living and personal independence.
Our philosophy is to provide individualized and voluntary services that promote hope and recovery and empower each person to reach their full potential. Services are provided in a comprehensive and holistic manner to ensure that people with mental illness have access to the level of services they need to maximize their quality of life.
The range of treatment and services is comprehensive and flexible. The majority of interventions take place out of the office and within the community (e.g., in the client's own residence and neighborhood, at employment sites in the community, and in other places of leisure such as coffee shops, parks, restaurants, etc.).
The Choice Model, which has also been known as the Adult Mental Health Initiative (AMHI) and the Community Integration Initiative (CII), was initiated in September of 2010.
The target population for the Choice Model is individuals over 18 years of age who:
- Are currently residing at the Oregon State Hospital; or
- Are currently residing in a licensed community-based setting; or
- Have been civilly committed and accepted on the Oregon State Hospital waitlist
For individuals who reside in Yamhill County, Yamhill County Adult Behavioral Health provides oversight and care coordination for clients within the targeted population. The goal is to ensure that clients receive consistent access to services that help the individual live in the least restrictive environment possible.
We strive to provide services and supports that promote hope and recovery, while also empowering each individual to reach their full potential and fully integrate into our community. Principles of recovery, wellness, and person-centered planning are integral in our Choice Model work.