TAC's first national AOT symposium celebrates a first-of-its-kind AOT white paper
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA - Treatment Advocacy Center gathered nearly 300 advocates, judges, treatment providers and consumers in Columbus, Ohio, this week for the first national AOT Symposium. Symposium participants discussed best practices, explored common challenges, and celebrated success stories with AOT experts from across the nation.
The symposium also celebrated the release of a first-of-its-kind AOT white paper. Produced in coordination with the American Psychiatric Association and Northeast Ohio Medical University experts Mark Munetz and Deb Hrouda, PhD, the white paper sets forth essential elements of an AOT program and provides 10 building blocks for establishing and maintaining a new AOT program.
"I am so pleased with the turnout and the progress made at the national AOT symposium," said Treatment Advocacy Center Executive Director John Snook. "AOT implementation is progressing in communities across the nation. This event served as a great opportunity for AOT practitioners to learn from experts and each other."
The national AOT symposium was sponsored by Peg's Foundation, a long-time Treatment Advocacy Center partner whose mission is to improve the lives of people with serious mental illness by investing in innovative projects in Northeast Ohio having national transformational impact.