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Mid-America ATTC

The Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America ATTC) is a collaboration between Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health (TMC-BH) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies (UMKC SoNHS). Serving the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, Mid-America ATTC:

  • provides intensive technical assistance to support organizations' and systems' efforts to implement EBPs and improve quality of care
  • sponsors online and in-person trainings and provides support to state conferences
  • disseminates resources through exhibiting, e-newsletters, and our website
  • develops curriculum and other products

Click to register, or visit the Pregnant & Parenting Women page for more information, Questions? Contact Bree at

New Online Course! Understanding Substance Use Disorders

Are you looking for accurate, science-based information about substance use, substance use disorders (SUDs), and SUD treatment? Understanding Substance Use Disorders is a 2-hour, self-paced online course designed for undergraduate and graduate students, behavioral health and health providers, and social services professionals who do not have a background in addictions or want a refresher. This course covers:

  • Why people start taking substances and the effects of substances
  • The continuum of substance use from not using (abstinence) to a substance use disorder
  • How substances effect the brain, causing a chronic, relapsing brain disease
  • Best practices for treating substance use disorders and maintaining recovery

The course is free for a certificate of completion or $10 for 2 hours of continuing education (CHES, CNE, NAADAC, NASW, NBCC).

Register today!

Want to know more about Kansas substance use disorder (SUD) practice and clinical care? Are you a new supervisor or director looking for a foundational course to orient yourself and your staff to terms, topics, and resources used in the SUD field?  A self-paced 5-hour, online course was designed for Kansas behavioral health/addiction managers, clinicians, recovery specialists, and organizations who want to know more about topics essential to Kansas substance use disorder (SUD) practice and clinical care.

A Professional’s Guide to Practicing Addiction Prevention, Treatment and Recovery in Kansas

Find the course at or click here to go directly to course registration.


Coming June 2018 - New Learning Collaborative on Family-Centered Care for Pregnant & Parenting Women

Mid-America ATTC is excited to launch its Family-Centered Care Learning Collaborative! This year-long opportunity will help participants understand the family-centered care model for pregnant/parenting women (PPW) with substance use disorders (SUD), assess their program's use of family-centered care principles, and identify and implement strategies to improve their program's family-centered culture and services. This first cohort is intended for upper-level executives/administrative staff, including women's program directors and other staff with decision-making authority, with subsequent cohorts tailored for direct clinical staff. Enrollment will be limited to a total of 16 agencies with equal representation from all 4 states in Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska). The Learning Collaborative will be completely virtual, requiring no travel for either participants or facilitators/coaches. Applications to participate are due May 10, 2018 (only one application required per agency).

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New Learning Collaborative! Building Recovery Capital Through Digital Health Technologies

In May 2018, Mid-America ATTC will begin its first web-based, online, extended professional learning series.This training opportunity is completely online through ZOOM video conferencing technology. In this FREE Virtual Learning Collaborative, participants will learn how digital health technologies provided innovative ways to offer SUD peer support services. Participants must:

  • provide services in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri or Nebraska
  • attend the 1-hour introduction presentation, May 22, 12-1 PM CT
  • complete the live 30-minute TA session, May 31, 12-12:30 PM CT
  • be prepared for and join each of the four 1.5-hour sessions every Tuesday in June (June 5-26) from 12-1:30 PM CT
  • complete weekly, 1-hour assignments
  • and actively engage in group discussions

Click to register! Registration closes May 18, 2018. For more information please contact Trish Dudkowski, or call 775.784.6265

NEW- Clinical Supervision Intensive Learning Opportunity!

Mid- America is excited to launch its first intensive 3-part training series: Enhancing Workforce Capacity to Provide Clinical Supervision for Substance Use Disorders! This 9-month intensive training will include:

  • 14-hour, self-paced online training
  • 16-hour, in-person training in August or September
  • virtual 1.5 hour Project ECHO clinics twice a month on Wednesdays beginning October 2018

This opportunity is intended for current clinical supervisors recognized as qualified to provide clinical supervision in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, or Nebraska. Applicants should have five years or less experience in providing clinical supervision in a substance use disorder treatment service.

Click here to download an overview of the project and digital application. Applications are due July 2, 2018. Questions? Contact Bree Sherry, at