Learning Collaboratives

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.



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Safe, stable, and affordable housing is increasingly recognized as a vital part of recovery. What role can substance use disorder treatment and recovery programs play in providing this essential need for their clients? Find out the basics of housing and how to get started in this 6-session virtual learning community beginning in August 2019! Housing Learning Community: Housing as an Intervention and Investment for People in Recovery will run bi-weekly from August 28th to November 6th for 6 hour-long sessions (12 – 1 pm CST). The free training series will occur virtually using Zoom videoconferencing. It is intended for behavioral health and other providers interested in exploring, establishing, or improving housing for their clients with substance use and/or mental health disorders. Instead of traditional PowerPoint presentations, the series will utilize an interactive interview format with panelists sharing their multidisciplinary perspectives and inviting the audience to participate in the conversation.

By the end of the series, participants will be able to:

  • Understand housing as an intervention (not just an outcome), including underlying philosophies and language.
  • Identify the role of substance use disorder and mental health prevention, treatment, and recovery professionals in providing housing as an intervention and outcome for their clients.
  • Develop specialized knowledge of housing to learn where your organization fits in creating housing as an intervention for your clients.
  • Describe the financial and social return on investment in housing as an intervention.
  • Distinguish between housing investments versus charity to reduce stigma.


See below for a full list of dates and topics. Registration is required for each session. Click below to sign up!


This series is a collaboration among the HHS Region 7 Technology Transfer Centers (Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center [ATTC], Prevention Technology Transfer Center [PTTC], and Mental Health Technology Transfer Center [MHTTC]).


Region 7 Recovery Stakeholders Learning Community

Missouri Recovery Network (MRN) and Mid-America ATTC collaborated to establish a Region 7 Recovery Stakeholders Learning Community. This Learning Community provided a networking bridge among recovery stakeholders in the four states in Region 7 – Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska.

The first series has concluded, although future cohorts may be held. If you have questions or want to join a future cohort, contact Bree Sherry at sherryb@umkc.edu or 816-235-5057.


You can download resources from the series below:

Trauma-Informed Care (December 2018)

Roxanne Pendleton, Truman Medical Centers, Center for Trauma-Informed Innovation

Recovery Housing (January 2019)

Scott Johnston, Executive Director, Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers; Bobbie Jo Reed, Executive Director, Healing House, Inc.

Recovery Messaging (February 2019)

Tom Hill, National Council for Behavioral Health

Recovery Community Centers (March 2019)

David Stoecker, Better Life in Recovery; Chad Sabora, Missouri Network for Opiate Reform and Recovery

Peer Leadership (April 2019)

Mirna Herrera, Truman Medical Centers-Behavioral Health

Suicide Prevention (May 2019)

Elizabeth Makulec, Kids Under Twenty One

Peer Ethics and Boundaries (June 2019)

Mark McDonald, Ozark Center and Jasper County Treatment Courts