Learning Collaboratives

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Mid-America ATTC hosts virtual learning collaboratives to help professionals throughout our region implement various evidence-based practices related to substance use disorder treatment and recovery. Using Zoom videoconferencing technology, participants are able to connect with subject matter experts and other professionals to learn from each other as a community. See below for more information on our current learning collaboratives and how to join.


Family-Centered Care Learning Collaborative

Mid-America ATTC recently launched its Family-Centered Care Learning Collaborative. This year-long opportunity, which runs from May 2018 to May 2019, will help participants understand the family-centered care model for pregnant/parenting women (PPW) with substance use disorders (SUD), assess their program’s use of family-centered care principles, and identify and implement strategies to improve their program’s family-centered culture and services. This first cohort is intended for upper-level executives/administrative staff, including women's program directors and other staff with decision-making authority, with subsequent cohorts tailored for direct clinical staff. The Learning Collaborative is a partnership between Mid-America and Mountain Plains ATTCs spanning Regions 7 and 8. The Learning Collaborative is based on the Easier Together: Partnering with Families to Make Recovery Possible curriculum.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction to Family-Centered Care
  • Principles of Family-Centered Care
  • Building Programs for Fathers
  • Implementing Family-Centered Programming
  • Family-Centered Clinical Interventions
  • Couples interventions
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Parenting in recovery

Registration for this collaborative is full. If you have any questions, please contact Senior Project Manager Kate Mallula at mallulak@umkc.edu.


Region 7 Recovery Stakeholders Learning Community

Missouri Recovery Network (MRN) and Mid-America ATTC are collaborating to establish a Region 7 Recovery Stakeholders Learning Community. This Learning Community will provide a networking bridge among recovery stakeholders in the four states in Region 7 – Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska. These monthly meetings will be conducted using Zoom, a free videoconferencing technology that allows participants to join the meeting via computer or mobile device. 

During each one-hour monthly session, there will be a presentation by a guest speaker on a topic relevant to the participants, followed by questions and answers and discussion for the remainder of the time. The sessions take place on the last Thursday of each month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Participants will assist in determining topics for future sessions. If you have questions or want to join, contact Bree Sherry at sherryb@umkc.edu or 816-235-5057. Join in the conversation and pass this invitation on to others who may be interested!