Early Assessment & Support Alliance (EASA)

Services Offered by EASA

EASA Clinical Teams provide the following services:

  • Outreach and engagement
  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning by mental health professionals specifically trained in early psychosis work
  • Education and support for individuals and families/primary support systems
  • Crisis and relapse planning
  • Assistance with knowing rights and available benefits
  • Goal setting and planning
  • Mentoring and opportunities to meet others
  • Independent living skill development
  • Occupational therapy
  • Resource brokering and advocacy
  • Support for vocational and educational settings
  • Group and individual counseling
  • Medication support

Umatilla County – Shawn Carvalho (541) 567-2536

Gilliam/Grant/Morrow/Wheeler County – YaoHui Huang (541) 575-1466

EASA works closely with family members and others who are supportive of the individual to help them succeed.
EASA is a transitional program, serving people for approximately two years. The program continues to evolve based on feedback, experience and availability of new methods. For example, EASA is now integrating methodology from evidence-based “toolkits” developed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). Toolkits being implemented by EASA include multi-family groups, illness management and recovery, dual diagnosis treatment (chemical dependency and psychosis), and supported employment.

The EASA Technical Assistance Team provides the following services:

  • Community education and public speaking to groups
  • Professional training and consultation

Services are based on practice guidelines developed by the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Center (EPPIC), and best practice guidelines from the United States. The EASA Technical Assistance Team also offers community education, training and technical assistance to individuals and organizations who are committed to providing effective services for young people with psychosis.