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Training Materials

CARE Act Training Materials

Part 1: Schizophrenia Basics for Supporters


Provides an overview of the contributing factors and features of schizophrenia. Discusses the when and how of a schizophrenia diagnosis, along with an overview of related disorders, associated diagnoses, and complications.

This is part 1 of a 3-part series on serious mental illness and evidenced-based practices for volunteer supporters.


  • Deborah Rose, PsyD, Associate Principal, Health Management Associates
  • Marc Avery, MD, Principal, Health Management Associates
  • Dave Leon, LCSW, Co-Executive Director, Painted Brain
  • Behavioral Health
  • Equitable & Person Centered Care
  • Serious Mental Illness & Evidenced-based Care
  • Volunteer Supporter