Family-Centered Behavioral Health Support for Pregnant & Parenting Women

Mid-America ATTC previously served as the ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (CoE-PPW) and is committed to providing technical assistance on this topic to HHS Region 7. The Tools for Treatment website (www.attcppwtools.org) is now supported by Mid-America ATTC funding and will continue to be updated with the latest research, training, and resources. Intensive technical assistance will be offered to PPW programs in the region, including a family-centered care learning collaborative, individualized coaching, and a menu of on-demand online training. If you are interested in receiving PPW TA, please contact Senior Project Manager Sarah Knopf-Amelung at knopfsm@umkc.edu.

Some of our latest products include:

·         In-Service Curriculum – Easier Together: Partnering with Families to Make Recovery Possible

·         Short Documentary and Vignettes – Bring Them All: A Family-Centered Approach to Addiction Treatment

·         On-Demand Training – Webinettes and ECHO Didactics

·         Searchable Resource Library

·         Family-Centered Care Interview Monograph

Interested in learning more? Visit www.attcppwtools.org

Family-Centered Care Learning Collaborative

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).

Click here to download an overview of the project and digital application. If you have any questions, contact Senior Project Manager, Sarah Knopf-Amelung, at knopfsm@umkc.edu..

KC Perinatal Recovery Collaborative: Improving Family-Centered Addiction Care for Pregnant & Parenting Women and Their Families in the Kansas City Metro Area

The KC Perinatal Recovery Collaborative is an initiative to improve family-centered addiction care for pregnant and parenting women and their families in the Kansas City metro area through cross-systems collaboration. It is led by Mid-America ATTC with expert consultation from the University of North Carolina Horizons Program (UNC Horizons). UNC Horizons is a model addiction treatment program for pregnant women led by internationally renowned Executive Director and researcher, Hendrée E Jones, PhD.

The aim of the KC Perinatal Recovery Collaborative is to coordinate the work of multidisciplinary systems to develop a comprehensive array of recovery programming with a range of OB/GYN, neonatal, residential, and outpatient care along with employment/vocational assistance and family-friendly recovery housing. The range of services that mothers in recovery and their families need are often in siloes and lack a coordinated network that is easy to navigate. This project will bring these partners together for a visioning and planning process to improve family-centered services and coordination.  A project kick-off event is scheduled for June 4th, the outcome of which will be an energized group of partners to engage in the planning and implementation process.

For more information, contact Senior Project Manager, Sarah Knopf-Amelung, at knopfsm@umkc.edu.