PACT Team’s lifesaving care during C-19

During the COVID-19 crisis, the Family & Children’s Services PACT (Programs for Assertive Community Treatment) team continues to provide lifesaving community/home-based care to the severely mentally ill population.  Each day, the team goes above and beyond to deliver medication, food, technology (phones and iPads) and telehealth services. These services are imperative to ensure the stabilization of clients in order to avoid psychiatric hospitalization. Many clients depend on PACT as their lifeline for…

The unspoken hero of COVID-19? Technology.

On March 11, the walls of the Family & Children’s Services (F&CS) conference room were lined with sheets of sticky paper filled with plans of action. The F&CS Pandemic Emergency Management Team quickly recognized that traditional face-to-face care would be risky for staff and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the largest outpatient behavioral health…

The parents are not all right

Photo courtesy of the author Even the most privileged households, the pandemic is exposing the farce of how society treats families. Author: Chloe I. Cooney – Twitter @chloeicooney Reprinted with permission. Link to original publication.   “I just want to cry,” I told my wife on Friday morning. I had just gotten off a work call…