MH 10: Aftercare and Follow-Up
The organization and the service recipient
work together to develop an aftercare
plan, and follow-up occurs when possible and appropriate.
While the decision to develop an aftercare plan is based on the wishes of the service recipient, unless aftercare is mandated, the organization is expected to be strongly proactive with respect to aftercare planning
Aftercare plans are developed sufficiently in advance of case closing
to ensure an orderly transition.
Aftercare plans identify services needed or desired by the person and specify steps for obtaining these services.
The organization takes the initiative to explore suitable resources and contact service providers when appropriate.
The organization follows up on the aftercare plan, as appropriate, when possible, and with the permission of the service recipient.
Reasons why follow-up may not be appropriate include, but are not limited to, cases
where the person’s participation is involuntary, or where there may be a risk to the service recipient such as in cases of domestic violence.