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The Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America ATTC), located at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, School of Nursing and Health Studies’ Collaborative for Excellence in Behavioral Health Research and Practice, strives to bring behavioral health research to practice through workforce development projects that support people, organizations and systems through change processes. Our Center serves the HHS Region 7 states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Current Emphasis Areas:

  • Behavioral Healthcare Business Practices
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Co-Occurring Substance Use, Mental Health, and Problem Gambling Conditions
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment
  • Motivational Incentives (Contingency Management) Strategies
  • Motivational Interviewing – Developmental Clinician Training
  • Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care
  • Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • Viral Hepatitis – Introductory Training for Federally Qualified Health Center Workforce

ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (ATTC CoE-PPW)

The CoE PPW at Mid-America ATTC (Mid-America), University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies (UMKC SoNHS), will strengthen the ability of the behavioral healthcare workforce to serve the PPW population through development of a family-centered national curricula, web-based toolkit, and dissemination to diverse stakeholders.  Read the Project Summary to learn more or go to the PPW website for updates.


To learn more, view a webinar about the course here.  


Click here for Alcohol Awareness Month Faith Community Bulletin Insert


 

The 2016 Leadership Institute

  

Mid-America ATTC has identified 14 people in mid- to upper-managment or superivisony positions in behavioral health organizations in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri or Nebraska to participate in the 2016 Leadership Institute.  This program is designed to develop young leaders for future roles and responsibilities in the behavioral health field and is recommended as a vital step in succession planning. 


Coming Soon!  

Expanded Medication-Assisted Treatment Resources


Click here to access the 2016 Hepatitis Awareness Month (May) Info Sheet / Bulletin Insert


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BHMEDS, formerly known as Psychotherapeutic Medications: What Every Counselor Should Know, is now available in 3 formats:  FREE App for Android and iPhone/iPad mobile devices, printed publication available for purchase, and electronic publication available for FREE download

The BHMEDS App and publication provide information on medications used in treatment for mental health and substance use disorders including: generic and brand names, purpose, usual dose and frequency, possible side effects, potential for abuse and dependence, emergency conditions, cautions, and special considerations for pregnant women.

 


SBIRT Provider Card

The SBIRT Provider Card was developed for SBIRT trainings provided in the Mid-America ATTC region as a tool to enhance and support SBIRT implementation.


ROSC VIDEO

The movement toward a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) has been propelled forward by a number of sources: SAMHSA has ROSC at the core of one of its Eight Strategic Initiatives, research is finding improved outcomes when the acute care model using episodic treatment is replaced with a long-term model that treats addiction as a chronic disorder, and recovery advocates are calling for a continuum of care that stretches both before and after treatment.  This 4.5-minute video can be viewed and downloaded for free.

This product was a collaborative effort by Mid-America ATTC, NW ATTC, Pacific SW ATTC and the ATTC Network Coordinating Office.

View & download ROSC video


Motivational Incentives: Positive Reinforcers to Enhance Successful Treatment Outcomes (MI:PRESTO) is an interactive on-line course that focuses on the process of adopting Motivational Incentives in a clinical setting. By design, this course builds upon the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network's Technology Transfer Conceptual Model. Highlighted within this model is a multidimensional process that promotes the use of an innovation, in this case Motivational Incentives.

This self-guided, on-line learning tool assists Clinical Supervisors and other behavioral healthcare practitioners to learn and experience how to utilize the 7 Principles of Motivational Incentives introduced in PAMI, to facilitate the adoption of Motivational Incentives as an effective evidence-based practice aimed at reducing drug abuse and promoting positive outcomes for patients.

Link to FREE ONLINE COURSE


Through the Diamond Threshold: Promoting Cultural Competency in Understanding American Indian Substance Misuse

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