Sequential Intercept Model

The Sequential Intercept Model originated with the criminal justice field in the early 1990’s and was developed to decriminalize mental illness. The adapted model, shown here, has been adapted for youth and young adults at Clinical High Risk for psychosis (CHR) by the SOC-CESS grant (2020).  By identifying sequential intercepts, or points of contact, strategic interventions can be provided at each intercept.  Providing strategic intervention results in improved clinical outcomes, and can reduce the need for more intense levels of services, such as hospitalization. 

Developmental Risk Factors

Within each intercept, there is a range of risk factors. You can see the risk factors for each intercept and age group below. You can also click the link below to download a handy chart with links to outside resources dedicated to each type of risk factor.

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This project, publication/report/etc. was developed [in part] under grant number 1H79SM063402-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.

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