Fall 2015 Newsletter

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It is the position of the OAA that there are critical issues that need a systematic and thoughtful review by the ACT community within Ontario, and accordingly we are reconstituting a variation of the former TAP in order to provide key and useful information to the OAA executive and membership, to the Ministry of Health as it weighs allocation and service model questions, and to LHINS as they explore possible evolution in ACT service standards and models.
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President’s Message

- Mark Coupal, OAA Executive President
2015 and 2016 are bringing many changes and challenges to the ACTT teams of Ontario. With fiscal constraints and various approaches to the ACTT teams by the LHINs, your Association has much to do. Your executive has changed; it now has the vision, goal, and determination to face these new challenges. The depth of your executive has given light to an approach that should help all.
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Conference Report

- Dave Guthrie, ACT Team Manager Community Integration Program (CIP)
Over 300 delegates and presenters gathered in Kingston this October for our “Doing Whatever It Takes, Ethics in ACTion” conference. The conference was a full 2 ½ days, with engaging and inspiring key note speakers as well as educational workshops and evening entertainment.
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Conference Winners

Conference Winners

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2016 OAA conference - ACTT -ll Beyond the Standards, (working title) October 19-21, 2016, in Niagara Falls. 2 day mission conference being planned by OAA Executive for October, 2015.

ACT Model + Standards

Assertive Community Treatment is a team treatment approach designed to provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support to persons with serious and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia. View the Ontario Act Standards.