PROGRAM FIDELITY IN ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT

Development and Use of a Measure

Authors


  • Invited for inclusion in this special section of the Journal. Work was supported by NIMH grants R01-MH-47567, K2-MH-00839, and K2-MH-00842.

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Community Mental Health, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute, University of South Florida, 13301 Brace B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa FL 33612 [e-mail: teague@fmhi.usf.edu]

Abstract

Assertive community treatment (ACT) is a complex community-based service approach to helping people with severe mental disorders live successfully in the community. Effective replication of the model and research on critical elements require explicit criteria and measurement. A measure of program fidelity to ACT and the results of its application to fifty diverse programs are presented.

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