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South Southwest ATTC

Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas
3001 Lake Austin Boulevard Ste 1.204
Austin,
TX
78703
HHS Region 6
AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
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The South Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (SSW ATTC) is located in the Addiction Research Institute at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work in Austin, TX. We are funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help people and organizations implement effective practices for substance use disorder treatment and recovery services. In addition, we work with higher education institutions to support incorporation of evidence based practices into addictions curricula. We serve Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and American Indian Tribes and Communities (Health & Human Services Region 6).

Recent News

From the South Southwest ATTC
Apr. 26, 2024
This Learning Community is an intensive, collaborative, interactive professional learning opportunity focused on the integration of hepatitis C (HCV) services into office-based opioid treatment (OBOTs) and Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs). It is based on the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network’s Your Guide to Integrating HCV Services into Opioid Treatment Programs. HCV services include prevention education, screening, antibody […]
Mar. 29, 2024
What is the Invitation to Change (ITC) Approach? The Invitation to Change model was developed by CMC: Foundation for Change and focuses on building communication skills, improving family relationships and self-care for families. Support groups can be facilitated by paid or volunteer community members, peer support specialists or clinicians. The Invitation to Change model and strategies are […]
Dec. 18, 2023
Check out the new resource from South Southwest ATTC and Faith Partners, Inc. a non-profit 501©3, which was founded in 1995 by religious leaders seeking ways to mobilize faith communities’ resources to address alcohol and drug issues in their communities. Faith Partners provides the leadership, training, educational materials and consultation to initiate, develop and sustain […]

Upcoming Events

Hosted by the South Southwest ATTC
Webinar/Virtual Training
Peer Recovery Support Training Friday July 19, 2024 from 9:00am- 12:00pm CT Facilitators: Mary Jo Sullivan and Christi Reagan VIRTUAL TRAINING 3 Free CEUs will be available to LPC, LCSW, LMFT, LADC, CPRSS, CPS, and CM's. Uncover the impact of Peer Recovery Support (PRS). Utilize PRS to cultivate resilience and forge connections on the path to recovery. This event is hosted by Oklahoma Behavioral Health Association (OBHA), a SSW ATTC partner. This event is offered for free for any professional who resides or works within HHS Region 6 states AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX.
Webinar/Virtual Training
Stay Unconquerable:  The Indigenous Cultural Practices of Wellness Tuesday July 23, 2024 from 12:00pm- 1:00pm CT Virtual Webinar  Presenter: Johnna James, Chickasaw, Ed.D. Candidate Johnna James is a citizen of Chickasaw Nation . She currently serves on the Indigenous Community Response Team for the Opioid Response Network. She consults with local, state, tribal, and federal governments, providing collaboration and technical assistance. Johnna earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma prior to earning her master’s degree in Native American Leadership from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Johnna received her Doctorate of Education in Administrative Leadership from Southern Nazarene University researching historical trauma, American Indian education, and culturally responsive teaching. Description: To Stay Unconquerable is to embrace the strength and resiliency of being Chickasaw. This presentation provides a roadmap to help us grow and practice this innate strength. We will cover the 8 areas of wellness and holistically approach wellness with the importance of ancestral strength, storytelling, and the importance of community Objectives: Recognize the importance of ancestral strength Gain knowledge of oral tradition through storytelling Develop overview of the 8 areas of wellness Ability to create an action plan for wellness Strengthen respect for the importance of community This webinar is intended for behavioral health professionals in HHS Region 6 and is based on a need identified in this region for
Webinar/Virtual Training
Trauma and Substance Use Disorders:  How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Personal Outcomes July 25, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 12:00pm CT VIRTUAL TRAINING Facilitator: Tisha Jenkins, LCSW, AADC, SAP, Clinical Instructor I, University of Central Arkansas, Addiction Studies Program Description: Trauma, whether directly experienced or through secondary exposure, when left unprocessed often leads to negative coping.  There are numerous studies report a strong correlation between trauma and substance use disorder.  When individuals are trauma informed, they are better able to recognize the impact it has on their body and can intervene before negative coping takes place.  This webinar will address the definition of the various types of trauma, identifying symptoms in the body and interventions to use. Objectives: Identify the various types of trauma Identify overt and covert symptoms often experienced Learn and implement interventions to reduce symptoms Learn ways to educate others in their immediate environment on ways of being trauma-informed The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) is an Educational Consortium partner of the SSW ATTC. This webinar is in response to a need in HHS Region 6 and intended for behavioral health professionals and students in AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX. 

Products & Resources

Developed by the South Southwest ATTC
Print Media
The purpose of the listening sessions was to gather information from family members and loved ones of people with substance use challenges to better understand family members’ experiences supporting and seeking support for their loved one who is using substances; to ask what questions family members have about supporting their loved one who is using substances; to ask who or what is providing support for family members; and the unmet needs for support for family members. Version 1 of this report in February 2023, which described the process and findings from the initial round of listening session in 2022. Version 2 of this report describes the process and findings of additional follow up community outreach in 2023 to enhance the first phase of this consultation process: including a new round of listening sessions with family members and loved ones of people who use substances.  This project is in collaboration with the African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and National Hispanic and Latino ATTC.
Interactive Resource
  The South Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (SSW ATTC) collaborates with Faith Partners, Inc. a non-profit 501©3, which was founded in 1995 by religious leaders seeking ways to mobilize faith communities’ resources to address alcohol and drug issues in their communities. Faith Partners provides the leadership, training, educational materials and consultation to initiate, develop and sustain a faith communities’ efforts to address drugs and alcohol and its impact on their members. Faith Partners provides an individualized plan to start an effective team effort to address the needs of the whole faith community. As part of the process of building capacity and identifying the unique needs and goals of each faith community around the development of their ministry, Faith Partners utilizes community surveys at several points in time. Following is a practical guide developed by the South Southwest ATTC with best practices for engaging the entire faith community in the survey process.
Print Media
The purpose of the listening sessions was to gather information from family members and loved ones of people with substance use challenges to better understand family members’ experiences supporting and seeking support for their loved one who is using substances; to ask what questions family members have about supporting their loved one who is using substances; to ask who or what is providing support for family members; and the unmet needs for support for family members. This report describes the process and findings of the first phase of this consultation process: listening sessions with family members and loved ones of people who use substances. This project is in collaboration with the African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and National Hispanic and Latino ATTC.
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