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Implementing Assisted Outpatient Treatment [AOT] in Louisiana (Part 1)
by WTUL News and Views
Thursday Mar 1st, 2018 7:34 AM
Treatment Advocacy Center Policy Director, Brian Stettin, spoke on Assisted Outpatient Treatment [AOT]: What is it and why do we need it? "AOT is a practice of delivering outpatient treatment under court order to adults with severe mental illness who meet specific criteria, such as a prior history of repeated hospitalizations or arrest."
This is the first part of four videos from the statewide seminar titled: "Implementing Assisted Outpatient Treatment in Louisiana" that was held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Bishop Robert E. Tracy Center Ballroom in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXWXAG3Uypc [1:02:57]

"AOT is a practice of delivering outpatient treatment under court order to adults with severe mental illness who meet specific criteria, such as a prior history of repeated hospitalizations or arrest. By mid-2016, 46 states and the District of Columbia had AOT laws on the books.

But, within those states, AOT is still not the routine and universally available practice it ought to be." http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/fixing-the-system/implementing-treatment-laws

Part 1 includes introductory remarks by Janet Hays, President, Healing Minds NOLA and Dr. Jan Kasofsky PhD, Executive Director of Capital Area Human Services as well as a word from Lisa Gardner of CommCare - a platinum sponsor. Topic: "Identifying Concerns"

Treatment Advocacy Center Policy Director, Brian Stettin, then spoke on AOT: What is it and why do we need it?