Full Definition

Early Assessment & Support Alliance (EASA)

The Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) provides information and support to young adults, age 12 to 25, experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time. EASA serves people for up to two years. EASA teams include counselors, case managers, occupational and supported employment/education specialists, medical staff, and family education, and mentorship. Currently EASA programs reach 32 Oregon counties. EASA provides: -Fast access to psychiatric and counseling services; -Education about causes, treatment and management of psychosis; -Coaching on rights regarding access to employment, school, housing and additional resources; -Family psycho-educational groups; -Support for vocational education and independent living goals; and-Access to local teams including psychiatrists, social worker, psychologists and occupational therapists.