Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a person-centered approach to care for adults 18 years of age and older that aims to lessen or eliminate symptoms of mental illness; minimize or prevent recurrent episodes of illness; enhance an individual’s ability to live independently within his or her own community; and lessen the family’s burden of providing care.
It is unique in that it blends the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, nursing, addictions, social work, and psychosocial rehabilitation, offering a multidisciplinary team of professionals who work together to provide highly individualized treatment, rehabilitation, and support services in individuals’ homes and communities.
A Forensics ACT team takes this approach one step further by also including a Forensics Specialist whose primary role is to advocate for individuals as they move through the criminal justice system. The Forensics Specialist also serves as the team’s liaison with the judicial system (e.g. police, county corrections, probation and parole officers, etc.)
Penn Foundation has an ACT team in Pottstown and a FACT team in Sellersville.
For more information about the Pottstown ACT team, please call 610.819.6000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the Sellersville FACT team, please call 267.517.0020 or email email@example.com.