The New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center is part of a national network consisting of 10 regional centers, 4 national focus areas and a coordinating office that provide services to all US states and territories. As a multidisciplinary resource for professionals in the substance use disorders treatment and recovery support services field, the ATTC Network serves to:
· Raise awareness of evidence-based and promising treatment and recovery practices,
· Build skills to prepare the workforce to deliver state-of-the-art addiction treatment and recovery services, and
· Change practice by incorporating these new skills into everyday use for the purpose of improving addiction treatment and recovery outcomes.
The ATTC network is funded by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)—a national leader in preparing the addictions workforce to deliver effective and culturally sensitive services that lead to long-term recovery.
For your Agency:
The ATTC designs customized training packages tailored to meet your unique workforce development needs. This training paradigm can include any or all of the following components: online instruction, live trainings, coaching, and/or technical assistance.
For SAMHSA, the New England ATTC:
· Promotes SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiatives (e.g., Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness; Trauma and Justice; Recovery Support; Health Information Technology); and
· Supports SAMHSA’s mission to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
For the workforce in the 6 New England States, the ATTC:
· Provides a range of activities including product development, training, coaching and technical assistance, marketing, systems change initiatives, face-to-face training events and distance learning courses;
· Develops collaborative relationships with faith, treatment, and recovering communities, as evolving partners in helping individuals achieve and improve health, wellness, and quality of life;
· Promotes cross-training initiatives for service providers to individuals with alcohol and other drug problems;
· Infuses research-based addiction treatment, and recovery content into existing educational programming; and
· Reaches out to traditionally underserved populations (e.g., sexual orientation, military, disabled) with culturally responsive strategies.