The Pennsylvania Department of Mental Health Human Services Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) focuses their efforts on providing individuals who live with mental illness and substance use disorders with opportunities for growth, recovery and inclusion in the community, access to culturally competent services and supports of their choice, and a quality of life that includes family members and friends.

The PA Department of Mental Health partnered with CHOP’s Gender & Sexuality Development Clinic to provide training opportunities to mental health providers to increase their comfort and competence when working with transgender and gender-expansive clients. These webinars address specific supports in the area of medical care, psychiatry support, sexuality and relationship support, and school-based advocacy.

The Overview of Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) webinar provides general information relating to Act 106 of 2018, which amended the Mental Health Procedures Act (MHPA) to add Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) as an option for involuntary treatment. This webinar provides specific information on AOT relating to:  AOT plans, forms, the petition process, hearing requirements, and court responsibilities.