Who should be responsible for supporting individuals with mental health problems? A critical literature review – 2018-01-12

Background: Individuals with mental health problems have many support needs that are often inadequately met; however, perceptions of who should be responsible for meeting these needs have been largely unexplored. Varying perceptions may influence whether, how, and to what extent relevant stakeholders support individuals with mental health problems. Aims: To

Criminal Thinking, Psychiatric Symptoms, and Recovery Attitudes Among Community Mental Health Patients: An Examination of Program Placement – 2017-10

Research suggests it is important to consider criminogenic needs among individuals with severe mental illness. This study aimed to determine the severity of criminal thinking in community-based clinical samples, understand the association between criminal thinking and psychiatric and criminal justice outcomes, and compare these associations between consumers enrolled in Assertive

Forensic Assertive Community Treatment in a Continuum of Care for Male Internees in Belgium: Results After 33 Months – 2018-01

Non-forensic or regular assertive community treatment (ACT) has positive effects on non-forensic outcomes but has poor effects on forensic outcome measures. In this study, we examined non-forensic and forensic outcome measures of a forensic adaptation of ACT (ForACT) within a continuum of care for internees. Data were collected retrospectively from

Training for Direct Support Staff at Group Homes for People with Chronic Mental Illness – 2018-01

For people with chronic mental illness, their support system (including direct support staff at group homes) play a key role in ameliorating exacerbations leading to crisis care. However, little information exists on curriculum or training programs focused on reducing exacerbations while promoting compassionate care. We developed, implemented and evaluated such

Postdischarge service utilisation and outcomes among Chinese and South Asian psychiatric inpatients in Ontario, Canada: a population-based cohort study – 2018

Objective: We sought to examine the short-term and long-term impacts of psychiatric hospitalisations among patients of Chinese and South Asian origin. Design: Retrospective population-based cohort study using linked health administrative data. Setting: We examined all adult psychiatric inpatients discharged between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 2014 in Ontario, Canada,

Temporal Trends in Mental Health Service Utilization across Outpatient and Acute Care Sectors: A Population-Based Study from 2006 to 2014 – 2018-01-01

Objective: Although evidence suggests that treatment seeking for mental illness has increased over time, little is known about how the health system is meeting the increasing demand for services. We examined trends in physician-based mental health service use across multiple sectors. Method: In this population-based study, we used linked health-administrative

Creating a Collaborative Approach to Seniors Issues in Rural Communities – 2015-11-18

Many communities are seeing an increase in senior related calls for service. This is true for police, hospitals, community health care providers and families. The issues surrounding seniors are multifaceted. In Durham region, we have recognized that a community partnership approach is fundamental in successfully addressing complex issues. We will discuss advances we

Reintegration Centre Inception and Development – Mobilizing the Community – 2015-11-17

The Reintegration Centre locates various service providers under one roof to address the reintegration needs of releases. In this pioneering model, it is expected that enhanced service continuity for men immediately upon discharge will increase community safety, reduce likelihood of recidivism and even prevent deaths resulting from accidental drug overdoses. Reintegration Centre Inception

Optimizing Collaboration between Hamilton Detention Centre & Mental Health Services Through the Use of CTO’s – 2015-11-17

In this session, we will discuss our experiences with community treatment orders (CTO’s), including the value and limitations of CTOs and barriers and challenges to using CTOs for mentally ill offenders. We will describe innovative justice-healthcare collaborations and the essential components that facilitated effective use of CTOs. Optimizing Collaboration between Hamilton Detention

Strategies for Community Service Providers for Engaging in Communication with Correctional Facilities in Ontario

Strategies for Community Service Providers for Engaging in Communication with Correctional Facilities in Ontario 2013-01-22 Presented by Katie Almond, George Kurzawa, Uppala Chandrasekera, and Leslie Wight. Click here to watch the webinar HSJCC Info Guide – Strategies for Community Service Providers for Engaging in Communication with Correctional Facilities in Ontario