The Treatment Advocacy Center’s groundbreaking “A Guide for Implementing Assisted Outpatient Treatment”—including all its sample forms and appendices—is now available through our website.
“While there is much discussion about the subject of assisted outpatient treatment (AOT), much of it is based on inadequate information and profound misperceptions, and there are few resources describing how it actually works in practice,” said Rosanna Esposito, deputy director and manager of the multi-year project.
" 'A Guide for Implementing Assisted Outpatient Treatment’ fills that gap.”
When properly and effectively targeted and administered, court-ordered outpatient treatment allows for the delivery of mental health services to a population that, without them, would not receive adequate care and treatment. Designed for mental health officials considering or in the process of implementing AOT, the manual was developed from interviews and in-person visits with more than 200 mental health professionals, participants, families, law enforcement officials, judges and others nationwide over a multi-year period.
“A Guide for Implementing Assisted Outpatient Treatment” includes 64 pages of practical information and instruction and appendices containing more than 30 sample forms and other documentation. For links to the guide, its appendices and samples, visit our Implement AOT page.