Program Standards and Principles
For a comprehensive review of the treatment principles that guide ACT teams in their service provision, the reader is referred to:
ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT OF PERSONS WITH SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS BY LEONARD I. STEIN, M. D. AND ALBERTO B. SANTOS, M.D., Publishers: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 1010.
Copies available for $27.00 at major bookstores or inquire at website: http://www.wwnorton.com
For the Behavioral Health Standards Manual which includes the CARF accreditation standards for Assertive Community Treatment Programs, please access the CARF Publications Catalog at: http://www.carf.org
For the recommended PACT standards for new teams the reader is referred to:
A Manual for ACT Start-Up: Based on the PACT Model of Community Treatment for Persons with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness. By Deborah J. Allness, M.S.S.W. and William H. Knoedler, M.D.
Copies can be purchased for $24.95 (NAMI members) or $29.95 (non-members). Visit the NAMI Store.
Please note: The ACT Association is unable to respond to requests for information regarding the availability of ACT services or treatment in specific locations nor make any treatment referrals.