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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
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, […]
Dec. 12, 2023
We recognize that the holidays are a difficult time for many. Mid-America developed a holiday toolkit: How to Thrive During the Holiday Season. It includes tips for people in recovery and for those who support people in recovery, harm reduction techniques for those who want to cut back during the holidays, self-care ideas, LGBTQ+  and […]
Nov. 16, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration-funded Opioid Response Network (ORN) initiative today launch the Stand Against Stigma (SAS) Challenge. This is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organizations, particularly those working in justice/law and healthcare systems, to address and dispel stigma related to individuals with substance use disorders through easy, daily activity. Visit […]

Upcoming Events

Hosted by the Mid-America ATTC
Face-to-Face Training
Stigma is a factor that can prevent those with substance use disorders from receiving evidence-based practices that allow them to seek and stay in recovery. This training is led by someone with lived experience of drug use, overdose, and navigating the care continuum to eventually becoming a Peer Recovery Support Specialist. We will look at this story and the role stigma played in delaying and distressing the recovery process. Participants will have the opportunity to observe how stigma affects their own experiences and discuss ways to shift attitudes and improve actions which lead to better outcomes and more people in recovery. This is a closed training that takes place at the University Health Healing Canvas location in Kansas City, MO.
Face-to-Face Training
The Mid-America ATTC Leadership Institute Immersion Training takes place Monday, April 29 – Friday, May 3! Twelve Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska will engage in this in-depth program for emerging and existing behavioral health leaders. The weeklong Immersion Training provides opportunities to build community, discuss current and future challenges, network, and receive leadership advice from behavioral health experts. It will include a shadow consulting field trip to an agency that provides supportive housing, family empowerment, and therapeutic services for families with substance use disorder. Participants will also discuss their StrengthsFinder 2.0 results and attend workshops on the following topics: Leadership Fuel, Finding Harmony in the Hustle, Intentional Leadership, and Self-Care Reimagined. This is a closed training program. Visit the Leadership Institute webpage to learn more. 
Face-to-Face Training
Stigma is a factor that can prevent those with substance use disorders from receiving evidence-based practices that allow them to seek and stay in recovery. This training is led by someone with lived experience of drug use, overdose, and navigating the care continuum to eventually becoming a Peer Recovery Support Specialist. We will look at this story and the role stigma played in delaying and distressing the recovery process. Participants will have the opportunity to observe how stigma affects their own experiences and discuss ways to shift attitudes and improve actions which lead to better outcomes and more people in recovery. This training will take place at the Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse.

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The Invitation to Change (ITC) is a holistic helping model for families affected by substance use, drawing from concepts also found in CRAFT, MI, and ACT. Participants will leave the training with a complete set of tools for empowering families to support their loved ones effectively. More about the approach here. The deadline to apply is April 19, 2024. This training is a collaboration with the Great Lakes ATTC, South Southwest ATTC, Mountain Plains ATTC, Northwest ATTC, South Southeast ATTC, Mid America ATTC, and the ATTC Network Coordinating Office.
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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, communities, and society. Take advantage of MATTC’s FREE Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) training to improve your organization’s quality of services provided to all individuals, which will ultimately help reduce health disparities and achieve health equity. More information is found in the flyer attached! Please email [email protected] for additional information. 
Toolkit
We recognize that the holidays are a difficult time for many. Mid-America ATTC developed a holiday toolkit: How to Thrive During the Holiday Season. It includes tips for people in recovery and for those who support people in recovery, harm reduction techniques for those who want to cut back during the holidays, self-care ideas, LGBTQ+  and recovery resources, and more!  Author: Darla Belflower Editors: Bree Sherry, Catie Holmes, and Jenny Ho
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