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ACT 101 - Grand Rapids

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Start Date Thursday, November 30, 2023
End Date Friday, December 01, 2023
Event Times
Registration & Breakfast: 8:15 - 9 a.m.
Training: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m
Lunch (provided): Noon - 1 p.m.
Embassy Suites- Grand Rapids
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Training Description: Participants in ACT 101 will be able to describe Michigan's Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) history, development and dissemination, team structure, roles, and community development. Participants will review ACT Medicaid requirements and the Field Guide to ACT to enhance understanding of ACT practice and fidelity and will be able to describe ACT's treatment focus on person-centered, recovery based holistic treatment of people experiencing the most difficult and intractable symptoms of serious mental health illness. Using a therapeutic set of intensive clinical, medical and psychosocial services provided by a mobile multi-disciplinary treatment team, participants will learn about basic ACT supports and services to assist in community tenure. Participants have the opportunity to discuss, describe and ask questions of Presenters and MDHHS staff as they relate to providing services within the managed care Medicaid environment. Successful pre-attendance online work is required as is the generated certificate of completion. 

A pre-registration survey for MDHHS approval must be completed prior to registering. Click Register Now to take the survey. Those approved to take the training will be sent the registration link via email. The pre-registration survey must be completed 10 business days prior to the first day of training for consideration. Registration closes seven business days prior to training.

Training Location & Accommodations: 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Grand Rapids Downtown at 710 Monroe Avenue NW Grand Rapids, MI 49503. 

  • Overnight accommodations are available at $85 per night plus taxes, and assessments for November 29-November 30.
    • Individuals may provide proof of their organization’s tax-exempt status when making reservations.
  • To make overnight reservations: Call 616.512.5700 and inform the reservations department that you are part of the ACT 101 group.
  • Deadline for this special rate is 11/15/23. Reservations can be cancelled two days prior to the date of expected arrival to receive a full refund.
  • Check-In: 4 p.m.; Check-Out: Noon
    • Requests to obtain room beyond that hour should be directed to the Front Desk on the morning of departure. A late departure charge may apply.
  • $10 parking is available at onsite garage for overnight guests. Guests only attending the meeting can park at no charge.

$75/person. Fee includes materials, breakfast, lunch, and refreshments for two days.

Registration fees must be paid at the time of online registration with a valid credit card. Checks and purchase orders will not be accepted. Refunds will not be given for registrants who do not participate in the training for which they have registered (“no-shows”).

Required Prior to Attending ACT 101 Training: Those approved to take ACT 101 will receive information in their registration confirmation on the required ACT 101 pre-work on Improving MI Practices. The registration confirmation will include instructions for accessing the modules. Approved attendees must read the assigned modules and complete the quiz with a score of 80% or higher. A certificate will generate once the quiz is passed. This certificate must be emailed to Amber Miller, amiller@cmham.org, before the morning of Day One. Completion of the modules is required to receive a certificate of completion for ACT 101. If the participant is unable to provide proof of completion at that time, no credit will be provided for ACT 101. A refund will not be given if a participant elects to leave the training due to this requirement.


Day 1: 
8:15 - 9 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast (provided)
9 - 10:30 a.m. – Introductions, Icebreaker and History of ACT 
10:30-10:45 a.m. – Break
10:45 a.m. -Noon – ACT Dissemination, Future of ACT, & Common Recovery Components
Noon - 1 p.m. – Lunch (provided)
1 - 2:30 p.m. – Principles of ACT 
2: 30 - 2:45 p.m. – Break 
2:45 - 4 p.m. – What We Do in ACT
4 p.m. – End of Day 1 

Day 2: 
8:15 - 9 a.m. - Breakfast (provided)
9 - 10:30 a.m. – Recovery and Community Living - Film Screening and Discussion
10:30 - 10:45 a.m. – Break 
10:45 a.m.  – Noon - Team Member Roles – Basic Requirements for Good Clinical Practice 
Noon - 1 p.m. – Lunch (provided)
1 - 2:30 p.m. – Best Practice for ACT Teams
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. – Break
2:45 - 4 p.m. – Outcome Measures & Medicaid, Field Guide and MiFAST for ACT 
4 p.m. – Conclusion of Training 

  1. Describe the development and dissemination of Assertive Community Treatment teams in Michigan.
  2. Describe ACT implementation and fidelity to model including Medicaid, Michigan Field Guide to ACT, MiFAST process.
  3. Summarize and explain the importance of treatment within a recovery-based system of care, and how team support and expectations within ACT positively impacts effects of serious mental illness.
  4. Describe the four Recovery Dimensions: Health, Home, Purpose and Community. Recount the 10 Common Recovery Components pertinent to consumers served by ACT teams (Hope, Person-Driven, multiple Pathways, Holistic, Peer Supported, Relational, sensitive to Culture, Trauma informed, Strengths/Responsibilities required and Respect).
  5. Describe and compare individuals in the movie ‘Inside-Outside-Building a Meaningful Life After the Hospital’, featuring 8 individuals once considered to have the most chronic SMI and related impairments to those receiving treatment through ACT in Michigan’s current community based public behavioral health system.
  6. Identify the Ten Principles of ACT.
  7. Define and describe the activities and expectations of services provided through ACT.
  8. In the Michigan Medicaid Provider Manual, review specifics to ACT, discuss and summarize ACT.
  9. Articulate ACT Team Composition, roles and expectations.
  10. Describe Characteristics of ACT Teams.
  11. Validate ACT effectiveness after watching John Oliver YouTube clip.
  12. Identify and explain outcomes expected through ACT.
  13. Explain how the Field Guide to ACT supports practice.
Who Should Attend
This seminar contains content appropriate for clinical staff (social work micro and macro) at entry level of practice. All staff working on ACT teams are required to participate within the first six months of ACT work. A pre-registration survey for MDHHS approval must be completed prior to registering.
- Anne Agar-Krill, RN, MSN: Working with the seriously mentally ill population for over thirty years has provided me with the opportunity to acquire varied insights and skills. Many of these skills were developed during my work on an ACT Team functioning as a nurse and an educator as part of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. Experiences have provided me with numerous authentic examples to use in my teaching. I have been proving ACT trainings in the State of Michigan and numerous other States for the past twelve years.
- Kees (Cornelis) Frankfort, MA, LLP: Kees Frankfort is a M.A., L.L.P. He has a long and rich history with Michigan CMH and especially with The ACT program. Kees was an original member of the ACT program and has been active in the development of the ACT model. He is a lifelong advocate for adults, who live with a mental illness.
CEUs Social Workers: This course qualifies for a maximum of 12.0 Continuing Education hours. The Community Mental Health Association (CMHA) is an approved provider with the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Approved Provider Number: MICEC 060818.
Substance Abuse Professionals: CMHA is approved by Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals (MCBAP). CMHA maintains the responsibility for the program and content. Substance Abuse Professionals participating in this training may receive a maximum of 12.0 related contact hours. Some "Related" workshops may meet MCBAP/IC&RC educational requirements for focused topics in addiction certification domains, such as for Peer Recovery or Supervisor credentials. It is important that attendees keep a copy of the conference program brochure containing the workshop description. Qualifies as “in-person education”.
Nursing: Michigan Public Health Institute-Continuing Education Solutions (MPHI-CES) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Louisiana State Nurses Association - Approver, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Certificate Awarded: Turn in your Certificate of Attendance form to CMHA staff at the conclusion of the training. You will turn in the top sheet and retain the bottom sheet to serves as your certificate. No other certificate will be given.
National Accreditation Rules: National Accreditation rules indicate that if you are over five (5) minutes late or depart early, you forfeit your continuing education hours for the entire training. Please note that this is a National rule that CMHA must enforce or we could lose our provider status to provide continuing education hours in the future. This rule will be strictly followed.
Evaluation/Grievance: There will be an opportunity for each participant to complete an evaluation of the course and the instructor via Survey Monkey. This will be set to you via email on the final day of the training. If you have any issues with the way in which this training was conducted or other problems, you may note that on your evaluation or you may contact CMHA at 517-374-6848 or through our webpage at www.cmham.org for resolution.
Refund Policy Refunds will be issued within 90 days of the training. You will receive a refund receipt to the email address provided when the original payment was made. If you have not received a receipt, please email your request to dferguson@cmham.org with registrant and organization name, training name and date, and order number.
Cancellation Policy
Substitutions are not permitted. No-shows will not receive a refund. Cancellations must be received in writing at least 10 business days prior to the training for a full refund less a $20 cancellation fee. If cancellation is received less than 10 business days prior to the training, no refund will be given. Refunds will be issued within 90 days of the training. You will receive a refund receipt to the email address provided when the original payment was made. If you have not received a receipt, please email your request to dferguson@cmham.org with registrant and organization name, training name and date, and order number.
Weather Policy
Trainings will take place as scheduled and we will not be able to refund training fees. In the event of severe weather, please check the CMHA website for scheduling delays and event updates.
Grant Funding/Sponsors
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, through the Community Mental Health Association of Michigan, has provided funding for this initiative through Federal Community Mental Health Block Grant.

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