The National Council is launching an eight-month Early Onset Community of Practice for organizations interested in developing a strategic plan to provide early identification and ongoing treatment for youth at risk or showing symptoms of first episode psychosis. National Council member organizations serving youth between the ages of 12 and 25, apply today for this unique opportunity.
Through the Community of Practice learning activities, participating organizations will create a strategic plan to launch a new service line, which will include:
- Community partnerships: Identify youth-serving community partners that can serve as a referral sources to your organization.
- Clinical portfolio: Identify current treatment capacity and gaps, staffing and workflow adjustments, and specific clinical areas in need of adjustment or expansion.
- Financing: Identify funding sources, compliance, and documentation requirements.
- Organizational culture: Identify adaptions necessary to organizational practices needed to best serve this population and their families.
Complete the online application by 5:00 p.m. EST on Jan. 30, 2015. Accepted organizations will be charged a nominal fee of $500 for participation.
P.S. – At the National Council Conference, renowned public and private sector experts from across the country will coalesce to participate in an early intervention summit and several breakout sessions dedicated to the implementation of clinical and organizational practices to address early onset schizophrenia.