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In the 1950s there were changes in the treatment of mentally ill clients. Primarily the use of pharmaceuticals there was a shift from hospitalization to treatment in the community for mentally ill clients. This left communities to deal with the needs of the mentally ill (Burger & Youkeles). There are limited articles relating to treatment in a specific community setting, although there are articles about treatment used in most community settings though. The varying needs of each patient some will need around the clock care they will live in group homes, or assisted living facilities. Some live in their own apartments with outreach from their local communities. Then there are clients who do to lack of motivation, or addictions do not do well in either setting. These clients end up homeless or in jail, they tend to cause the most problems for communities (Kortrijk et al.). For these client communities have started using service call Act or Pact depending on the community. A brief description of Act is intensive out reach. The case manager
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Unformatted text preview: goes to the client to give him or her support. In most settings the client would go in for the treatment, but do to lack of motivation the client would not attend. The goal is to keep the client in treatment, on his or her meds, and to keep the client out of jail (Kortrijk et al.). Another issue that the Act team addresses is keeping the client safe. Do to the client’s drug or alcohol abuse and at times just do to the client’s level of functioning the client will participate in at risk behaviors. The client usually has multiple case managers over seeing him or her to ensure the client’s safety (Kortrijk et al.). Reference Burger, W. R., & Youkeles, M. (2004). Human services in contemporary America (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole—Thomson Learning. Kortrijk, H. H., Mulder, C. C., Roosenschoon, B. B., & Wiersma, D. D. (2010). Treatment Outcome in Patients Receiving Assertive Community Treatment. Community Mental Health Journal , 46(4), 330-336. doi:10.1007/s10597-009-9257-9...
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course GENERAL Gen105 taught by Professor Smith during the Summer '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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