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Our Work

Daily living can be difficult when there is a struggle with a mental health disorder. That’s why Assurance Therapeutic Outreach has developed well-rounded targeted approaches specifically designed for the industries of our community partners. Our ATO community partnership programs encompass the Four Dimensions of Recovery which support client recovery. These dimensions are:

Health 

The ability to make informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well-being.

Home 

Having a stable and safe place to live.

Community

Engage in meaningful daily activities, such as a job or school, volunteering, caring for your family, or being creative. Work for independence, income, and resources to participate in society.

Purpose 

The ability to build relationships and social networks that provide support.

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Community Program Partnerships 

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Schools & Universities

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The school environment provides a unique opportunity to identify and treat mental health conditions by serving students where symptoms usually manifest to their fullest. The start of many mental health conditions most often occurs in adolescence. Half of individuals living with mental illness experience onset by the age of 14. One in five youth live with some sort of a mental health condition, but less than half of these individuals receive needed services independently. School personnel can play an important role in the identification of early 

warning signs of an emerging mental health condition in students and then linking those students with effective services and supports programs designed specifically to be delivered in the school environment . Undiagnosed, untreated or inadequately treated mental health conditions can affect a student’s ability to learn, grow, and develop the basic skills necessary for a successful transition into adulthood.

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Faith Based 

Faith and community leaders are often the first people contacted when individuals and families face mental health problems or traumatic events. In fact, most moments of crisis, people will turn to trusted leaders in their communities before they turn to family members or mental health professionals. With the changing environments affecting people in their day to day life, faith and community leaders need to be in a position to help educate 

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individuals and families about mental health, increasing awareness of mental health issues and making it easier for people to seek help. Connecting the community to partnered support networks that share your likeminded morals is very important to the long-term recovery of people living with mental illnesses. When faith leaders are supported and know how to respond to people experiencing a mental illness, you become an even more significant assets to the overall community health network.

enough. The American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthy Foster Care American Initiative, identifies mental and behavioral health as the “greatest unmet health need for children and teens in foster care.”  Factors contributing to the mental and behavioral health of children and youth in foster care includes the history of complex trauma, frequently changing situations and transitions, broken family relationships, involvement in the juvenile justice system, inconsistent and inadequate access to mental health services and the over-prescription of psychotropic medications. Children and adolescents involved with child welfare, especially those who are removed from their family of origin and placed in out-of-home care, often present with complex and serious physical, mental health, developmental, and psychosocial problems rooted in childhood adversity and trauma.   As such, they are designated as children with special health care needs. There are many barriers to providing high-quality comprehensive health care services to children and adolescents whose lives are characterized by transience and uncertainty.

Up to 80 percent of children in foster care have significant mental health issues, compared to roughly 18-22 percent of the general population. This gap has resulted in foster youth being prescribed psychotropic medications at a much higher rate than non-foster youth, costing the state millions of dollars a year. 

Too much of the time it is the practice of society to try and medicate the problems of our children away, but medication alone for mental health issues is never 

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Group Homes & Foster Care 

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Veterans

Veterans need advocates they can trust and who understand what it means to take the Oath of Enlistment.  Service members and their families face a different set of issues due to the unique lifestyle that military service demands. Pre-deployment and post-deployment can be just as stressful as when the service member deploys. Changing duty stations and moving is very difficult and often brings to the

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surface of family members involved feelings of anger, resentment, or grief.  The transition from military life to the civilian life often embodies hidden problems that manifest themselves over time. The current uneven access to appropriate mental health services returning Veterans encounter outpaces the disparities in access to quality mental health services for the general population. Shortcomings in health care system in addressing the mental health needs of our returning service men and women have contributed to the unacceptably high suicide rates currently seen in the veteran population. 

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