Florida Assertive Community Treatment Program

1999 Words Mar 2nd, 2015 8 Pages
FACT:
Florida Assertive Community Treatment
Tymeshia Tate
Bethune-Cookman University

Abstract
Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) is a program that provides comprehensive community counseling to individuals diagnosed with a debilitating mental illness. It is federally funded by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families and serves a clientele of 100 adults in the Volusia and Flagler County areas. It is a derivative of the Program of Assertive Treatment (PACT) which was developed in Wisconsin in the 1970s when deinstitutionalization was a major practice in the mental health field. This outpatient program is rehabilitation and recovery oriented. FACT is unique in that it is the only service available that offers a housing, medication, and flexible funding subsidy to enrolled individuals which help to integrate them back into mainstream civilization to be productive members of society—reducing hospitalization, homelessness, and criminal incarceration among the mentally ill.

Introduction
Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) is a company under Stewart-Marchman Act Behavioral Healthcare. FACT provides services to Volusia and Flagler County adults who are struggling with severe and persistent mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. FACT has a clientele of 100 patients who receive outpatient treatment. Treatment is comprehensive and community based. Funding for the program is provided by the State of Florida Department of…
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