Two-year-old Davian, who has Down Syndrome, is becoming more independent thanks to the hard work of staff at Dorothy Spainhour Child Development Center. He is feeding himself, following directions and interacting with classmates!
Assertive Community Treatment team is a full spectrum, long-term, community based treatment model for adults with severe and persistent mental health needs that have not been adequately treated by more traditional treatment services.
Adults with a history of mental health needs related to schizoprenia, major depression and bipolar disorders, regardless of history of substance abuse
People with history of repeated hospitalizations
People who need highly coordinated care
People who might be reluctant to engage in treatment
People who would benefit from support in obtaining basic needs such as housing, education, employment, accessing benefits and support services
All mental health care is handled by one team of professional staff
Support is offered to gain improvements in any aspect of one's life
Care is coordinated before, during, and after any hospitalization
Person-centered plan and Personal Outcomes are the core of treatment