Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center Faith Initative
SAMHSA has actively engaged, and supported faith-based and community organizations involved in substance use and mental health services since 1992 through:
Faith Initiative History:
Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center (SATTC) of Morehouse School of Medicine has embarked upon this initative since 2002 to bring the community and FAITH LEADERS together to HEAL THE WOUNDS OF ADDICTION. These efforts have been through the hosting of the Integrating the Sacred and Secular Treatment of Addiction Faith Conference and the Faith Leadership Academy: "Leading in the Time of Change, Integrating the Sacred and Secular Treatment of Addiction. This Leadership Academy was a six (6) month academy to develop individual leadership skills, learn more about personal leadership styles, meet and network with other new and emerging leaders, gain practical experience in engaging with individuals dealing with substance use disorders, and prepare congregations for organizational change and readiness. The dynamic teams had the opportunity to present thier results based projects, and how they will continue the charge of working in their communities to enhance and educate SUD services.
Faith initative Purpose: Let's Have the Conversation: One Voice: One Mission
To dialogue and strengthen the knowledge base of people working in faith settings on how they can be catalyst for change in their communities and congregations and how they reduce the stigma associated with the disorder within their faith settings to create a powerful and sustaining recovery ministry. To assist faith organizations in being a part of a Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC). Learning Platform:The Southeast ATTC will utilize the Project ECHO learning platform to host 3 different educational levels inclusive of different curricula to interact and provide educational webinars, workshops and ECHO clinics.