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Northwest ATTC Activities This Fall: ROSC and Trauma-Informed Care

Publication Date: Oct 06, 2020

The Northwest ATTC has been very busy this fall! Among the activities of late are training events for the behavioral health workforce in support of recovery and trauma-informed care in September and early October.

Highlights include:

  • At a half-day, virtual workshop on Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC), 116 behavioral health providers from all over Alaska attended. This event was part of Alaska’s annual “MAT Conference” (September 3-4, 2020) convened by Alaska’s Health and Human Services Department.
     
  • On September 30th, NWATTC was one of the many Washington State-based co-sponsors of a “Speak Out for Recovery!” event with panelists from BIPOC organizations in King County.
     
  • In early October, the NWATTC sponsored 5 workshops at the first ever all-virtual COD & Treatment Conference in Washington State. Shannon Jones, a contract trainer who directs Coda Inc., delivered 3 workshops on Trauma-Informed Care: Tools for the Workplace, introducing tools to make organizations more “trauma-informed.” Other NWATTC-sponsored workshops at this conference addressed “Self-Care in Extraordinary Times” and an all-day workshop on “Trauma-Informed Supervision.”

In late October, Laura Cooley, Technology Transfer Specialist with the Northwest ATTC, and Shannon Jones will jointly launch an expanded technical assistance project with Akeela, Inc. In August, 2020, NWATTC concluded a pilot on support for trauma-informed care at one of Akeela’s residential centers for women and children and now they’re taking this implementation support organization-wide.