Welcome to the National American Indian and Alaska Native (AI & AN) Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) website. At the National AI & AN ATTC, we provide educational opportunities for those interested in substance abuse treatment and counseling, including health professionals in primary prevention and treatment of substance abuse. We are housed in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, and offer services nationwide for consulting, technical assistance, and continuing education seminars, focusing specifically on the American Indian and Alaska Native communities.
We would like to share our latest Newsletter, Volume 3: Special Issue, which focuses on the care of Native LGBTQ and Two Spirit identified clients. Rick Haverkate wrote about the particular wellness needs of LGBTQ and Two-Spirit identified clients; we also share thoughts about the meaning and history of the term "Two Spirit" and the history of LGBTQ identified individuals and inclusiveness within Native communities from Apacuar/Tutmalria Larry Kairaiuak, Sean Bear, and Mary K. Winters. Also included in this issue are "Best Practices for Treating of Native Transgender Women," by Michaela Grey, and an overview of our forthcoming curriculum, "Honoring Our Relations: Increasing Knowledge on Native LGBTQ/Two-Spirit Wellness" by Lena Thompson.