2017 Assisted Outpatient Treatment Symposium
Assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) – sometimes known as “court-ordered outpatient treatment” or “outpatient commitment” – is the practice of placing individuals with severe mental illness and a history of struggling with voluntary treatment adherence under court order to follow a prescribed treatment plan while living in the community. Across the nation and here in Ohio, studies have shown that AOT can dramatically improve treatment outcomes and substantially reduce the likelihood of repeat hospitalization and criminal justice involvement for its target population.
In 2014, Governor John Kasich signed SB 43, legislation designed to encourage wider use of AOT kindled new interest in AOT across Ohio as a strategy for meeting the needs of some of the most challenging patients. The goal of this conference is to translate interest into action.
Who should attend?
Judges, mental health professionals, law enforcement, family members and anyone else who is looking for solutions to improve the quality of life of Ohioans living with the consequences of untreated mental illness due to lack of insight.
When is the event and where will it be held?
Thursday, November 2, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Fawcett Event Center | The Ohio State University
2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH 43210
Will continuing education credits be available?
Event planners are in the process of requesting CEUs, CLEs and CMEs.
What is the cost for attending?
Attendance is FREE. The cost for the event is being provided by the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation.