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Mid-America ATTC

UMKC School of Nursing & Health Studies
2464 Charlotte, HSB
Kansas City,
MO
64108
HHS Region 7
IA, KS, MO, NE
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The Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America ATTC) is a partnership between University Health Behavioral Health (UH-BH) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies (UMKC SoNHS). Mid-America ATTC serves the states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska (Region 7).

Mid-America ATTC Vision: All people accessing services for a substance use disorder in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska will receive treatment and recovery support rooted in evidence-based and promising practices.

Mid-America ATTC Mission: To accomplish this, Mid-America ATTC supports multidisciplinary practitioners, agencies, and communities in implementing evidence-based practices. We do this by:

  • building coalitions and improving coordination of services
  • leading in-person and virtual learning communities
  • disseminating information and resources
  • ensuring that research is accessible and useful to practitioners, and
  • supporting organizations in their adoption of innovative practices.

Recent News

From the Mid-America ATTC
Jun. 18, 2024
Join us for Trauma Informed Care in Unexpected Places (TICUP) our next topic on the Trauma Informed Caring Podcast, brought to you by the Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center and funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In this introductory episode, Andrea and Roxanne discuss themes from the upcoming season as well […]
Apr. 25, 2024
Treatment for alcohol use varies based on a person’s needs. But there are many choices today that make recovery possible. Visit samhsa.gov/find-help if you or someone you know is looking for help for alcohol use or misuse.
Feb. 22, 2024
This  Black History Month, let's pause to recognize the remarkable achievements, unwavering strength, and outstanding triumphs of the Black community. It's also a time for us to recommit to cultivating an environment of inclusiveness, fairness, and opportunities for all. By recognizing and elevating diverse voices, we enrich our workplace and the vitality of our organizations, […]

Upcoming Events

Hosted by the Mid-America ATTC
Virtual TA Session
The purpose of the Leadership Institute Coaching Circles is to delve deeper into topics discussed at the Immersion training, check in and network with other participants, problem-solve any issues participants might be facing and encourage others in their leadership development. The purpose of the Leadership Institute Coaching Circles is to delve deeper into topics discussed at the Immersion training, check in and network with other participants, problem-solve any issues participants might be facing and encourage others in their leadership development. This coaching circle is part of the Leadership Institute program and is closed to outside participants. If you want to learn more about this initiative, please contact Bree at [email protected].
Face-to-Face Training
Shot of a group of friends putting their hands together in prayer The purpose of this check-in meeting is to provide a supportive and educational space for faith community members to learn about trauma informed care principles and their application within faith-based settings. The goal is that participants will gain a foundational understanding of trauma-informed care and practical strategies to integrate these principles into their faith communities, fostering a more supportive and healing environment for all members.
Webinar/Virtual Training
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) consists of a basic introduction of the 15 standards that provide a framework for organizations, teams, or departments to extend and support cultural responsivity within an operating system Cultural Awareness with CLAS will provide a basic introduction to the CLAS standards and explore ways to apply and integrate the standards in practice. The overall goal is to improve service delivery and yield compassionate outcomes that are inclusive, diverse, and respectful to marginalized populations.  

Products & Resources

Developed by the Mid-America ATTC
Presentation Slides
Substance Use Disorder affects the LGBTQ community at a higher rate than the general population. Unique challenges like stigma, shame, and lack of support can impede access to treatment. As a service provider, it's important to create a welcoming and accepting environment, reduce stigma, and tailor treatments to the needs of LGBTQ individuals. Abstinence based recovery may be the key for some, where harm-reduction strategies may be more appropriate for others. By providing culturally competent treatment, we increase our clients’ chances of achieving lasting recovery. Objectives: Educate Substance Use Disorder (SUD) providers on the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ individuals with SUD Describe effective methods for treating and connecting with LGBTQ+ clients Learn to provide effective and culturally competent treatment to the LGBTQ+ population
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Our guests Patricia Gruits, Architect and Co-Executive Director at MASS Design Group, and Alejandra Cervantes, Director and Design Researcher, lead us in a thoughtful discussion that covers ways design can either hurt or heal, what it really means to engage the community that the space will ultimately serve, the tension between ensuring safety and being surveilled, and how leaders can navigate their own anxiety when, instead of pushing for action and taking charge, they need to “move at the speed of trust” by making space and time for exploring new perspectives and solutions, unleashing everyone’s creativity, really listening, and consistently nurturing relationships.
Other
Join us for a heart-warming discussion about the innovative ways a nonprofit in Independence, Missouri, is supporting community belonging and well-being by offering warm hospitality, gorgeous food, delicious drinks, and welcoming space, all intentionally-sourced, mindfully prepared, and beautifully-presented. Our guests this time are Estela Gutierrez, Manager of BlendWell Community Cafe, and Jennifer Manuleleua, Senior Vice President of Community Development for Community Services League. They remind us that relationships really matter, intentionality is key, details make the difference, any product or service can be a tool for nurturing community resilience, and beauty and joy are important experiences for everyone.  
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