New England ATTC at Brown University

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.

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


Webinette Series

30-Minute Presentations on Behavioral Health Issues Affecting

Pregnant & Postpartum Women

A Woman and Her Healing: Addiction and Co-occurring Disorders from an Indigenous Perspective

The ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (CoE-PPW) presents the fourth in its series of webinettes. Karina Forrest-Perkins, MHR, LADC will discuss how for women of color and/or women with tribal affiliation, healing approaches from the chronic diseases of addiction and mental health problems are most successful when they include information on historical trauma as well as on cultural practices that contribute to a sense of comfort, well-being, and spirituality.

This webinette provides an overview of these strategies and how providers might offer a braiding of traditional and conventional services in order to address this dynamic with excellence and respect.   


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

12-12:30 ET / 11-11:30 CT / 10-10:30 MT / 9-9:30 PT

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Continuing Education: Free 0.5 NAADAC contact hour will be provided at conclusion of this live webinette. Only registered and logged in participants are eligible for contact hours. 

About the Presenter: Karina A. Forrest‐Perkins is a national speaker and consultant on culturally responsive systems improvement within the Behavioral Health field. She is a Level III Trainer from the National Multi-Cultural Institute and provides guidance regarding historical and developmental trauma implications in addiction and co-occurring treatment environments. Ms. Forrest-Perkins also serves as the CEO for The Wayside House, a women’s chemical dependency and co-occurring treatment center in the Twin Cities of MN. She is a member of the Cherokee Nation and has been a contributory author of Congressional Proceedings Reports involving the value of Diversity in Behavioral Health. Ms. Forrest-Perkins has served as a staff member or task force appointee in three Oklahoma and one Minnesota Governors’ administrations all in an effort to promote quality and excellence in behavioral health.


This presentation is part of the ATTC CoE-PPW Webinette Series. The mission of the ATTC CoE-PPW is to strengthen the ability of the behavioral healthcare workforce to serve the pregnant and postpartum population. The ATTC CoE-PPW is funded by SAMHSA as a supplement to the Mid-America ATTC, in partnership with the Great Lakes, New England, and Southeast ATTCs. For more information, contact Program Director Pat Stilen at


The ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (ATTC CoE-PPW) was established to develop a family- centered treatment national curricula, web-based toolkit, and provides support for national training efforts through the ATTC Network. Click HERE for more information.

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Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit - Updated 2016

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