NWATTC Webinar Series

The NWATTC's monthly webinar series, which began with our first installment, January 31, 2018, will feature presentations on a wide range of topics of interest to the region.

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2018 Schedule

June 27, 2018, 12-1pm Pacific (11am-12pm Alaska)
The Healing of the Canoe: Strengths-Based Life Skills Curriculum for Tribal Youth
Dennis Donovan, PhD, Director, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, Univ. of Washington

In this webinar, Dr. Donovan will describe the Healing of the Canoe (HOC) project, a collaborative between the Suquamish Tribe, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe (PGST), and the University of Washington Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) to plan, implement, and evaluate culturally grounded interventions to reduce health disparities and promote health with both Native American tribes. The Healing of the Canoe focuses on substance abuse and suicide prevention for Native youth. It was designed to be adapted by Native communities using community-specific traditions, values and beliefs to strengthen youths' connection to their communities and cultures, and strengthen their future hope and optimism. HOC uses the Pacific NW Canoe Journey as a metaphor, providing skills needed to navigate life’s journey without being pulled off course by alcohol or drugs – with Native culture as compass to guide them and anchor to ground them.

The NWATTC will provides training and technical assistance for the Healing of the Canoe, focused on engaging with a community, adapting a generic template curriculum (Culturally Grounded Life Skills for Youth) to fit the context of the tribal community or organization, and methods found useful/successful to implement, deliver, evaluate, and sustain its use.

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Best Practices in Recovery Oriented Systems of Care: The Case of Pioneer Human Services
May 30, 2018
Steve Woolworth, PhD, Vice President of Treatment & Reentry Services, Pioneer Human Services

In this webinar, Dr. Woolworth shared a brief history of Pioneer Human Services (PHS), one of the nation’s largest social enterprise organizations, accompanied by a summary of the organization’s current service model and the emerging practices that PHS is investing in to address social determinants of health and the criminogenic and clinical risk factors associated with criminal justice recidivism, chronic addiction, and homelessness.
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Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care

April 25, 2018
Joseph O. Merrill, MD, MPH, UW Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Merrill is a UW associate professor of medicine and a certified expert in addiction medicine. He has clinical and research expertise in primary care, addiction medicine, pain medicine, and HIV medicine. As a member of the UW School of Medicine Colleges Faculty, he is active in medical student education. He teaches students, residents, and practicing physicians in a wide variety of settings. 
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Washington State Targeted Response (WA-Opioid STR): An Overview of the Funded Projects
March 27, 2018
Tom Fuchs, MEd, Behavioral Health Adult Treatment Manager for DSHS-Behavioral Health and Recovery Division

Mr. Fuchs described the 18 funded projects for the Washington State Targeted Response (WA-Opioid STR) grant, a statewide effort to address the opioid epidemic through increased access to prevention, treatment, and recovery services. The plan builds on the state strategic plan, existing infrastructures and expanding implementation of proven programs and strategies to meet the needs of the state. 
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Patient-Centered Care for Patients in Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs)
February 28, 2018
K. Michelle Peavy, PhD, Research and Training Manager, Evergreen Treatment Services (ETS)
Dr. Peavy described a treatment model for opioid use disorders that leverages patient-centered care components and enhances retention among individuals who struggle with ongoing drug use, and discussed clinical implications of that model.
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Introducing the New Northwest ATTC
January 31, 2018
Meet the staff of the new Northwest ATTC at the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, and learn about our mission and strategic vision for the coming years!