Implementing and Maintaining the Program
The ultimate worth of staff training and program development rests on whether the newly developed rehabilitation strategy is ever implemented and whether the implemented program is truly effective for the consumer and user-friendly to the staff. Therefore, the moment of truth for interactive staff training (IST) occurs when the program committee tries out the rehabilitation strategy that they drafted on paper. Very often, newly developed programs are abruptly introduced into a rehabilitation milieu, met with disapproval by staff and consumers, and quickly discarded. IST includes several recommendations about how to introduce the newly developed program in such a way that widespread adoption of the program is likely.
KeywordsStaff Member Skill Training Severe Mental Illness Committee Member Incentive Program
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