International Scientific Committee
2nd European Congress AvilÚs Spain
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Second European Congress on Assertive Outreach - "Improving Integration"
AvilÚs, Asturias Spain, June 26-28 2013
Assertive Outreach is the term used for interventions that target severely mentally ill patients in the
community. Assertive Outreach can be carried out by different multidisciplinary services. Not all
European countries have Assertive Outreach programs, and those who have differ widely with
respect to patient groups targeted, organisational models, participation of clients, and research
The aim of the Second European Congress on Assertive Outreach is to stimulate the development
of evidence-based models of Assertive Outreach by starting a European wide dialogue on the
following topics: research findings, models of Assertive Outreach including Assertive Community
Treatment (ACT) and Function Assertive Community Treatment (FACT), model fidelity, target
groups (including different age groups, forensic, homeless or early psychosis patients),
implementation issues, case-finding, motivational problems, strength based model, rehabilitation
and recovery, participation of clients, crisis intervention, continuity of care, step down models,
implementation of other evidence-based practices within the context of Assertive Outreach, and
For the second EAOF conference, accreditation has in The Netherlands been requested for psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and nurses specialists.
We are looking forward seeing you in the beautiful city of AvilÚs in Spain!.
Open link to the 2nd congress AvilÚs Spain website: www.eaofaviles2013.com