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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 […]
Published: 12/18/2023
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 […]
Published: 12/12/2023
SAMHSA is conducting this Challenge under the America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (COMPETES) Reauthorization Act of 2010, as amended [15 U.S.C. § 3719]. The Goal How can young people be a part of the solution to increase awareness about the risks of fentanyl? In this Challenge, we are […]
Published: 12/07/2023
Press release: November 16, 2023 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), announced notices of funding opportunities this week for grant programs that address behavioral health challenges in local communities by preventing substance use initiation, reducing the progression of substance use, and addressing […]
Published: 12/06/2023
The HEALing Communities Initiative, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the NIH Helping to End Addiction Long-term (HEAL) Initiative® launched the Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA): A Policymakers Guide to Implementing Evidence-Based Strategies that Address Opioid Overdose to aid policymakers, communities and key stakeholders in developing comprehensive, multi-system strategies that address […]
Published: 12/06/2023
The New England ATTC is proud to partner with the Rhode Island Department of Health to sponsor the 6th Annual Rhode Island Substance-Exposed Newborns Conference on December 12, 2023 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Warwick, Rhode Island. This year’s conference will bring together clinical, research, and community content […]
Published: 12/04/2023
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 […]
Published: 11/16/2023
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term that refers to a wide range of life-long physical, cognitive, and behavioral effects that can occur as a result of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). Additionally, individuals with FASD often struggle with co-occurring substance use and mental health challenges and may benefit from modifications to treatment that […]
Published: 11/15/2023
The New England ATTC is excited to be an exhibitor at the 2023 NEARCP conference. This year’s conference will take place in-person from November 15th – 17th at DoubleTree by Hilton in Danvers, Massachusetts. Some of our confirmed featured presenters are Helen Harberts, Brian Meyer, Judge Tina Nadeau, Dr. Kenneth Robinson, Mark Stodola, and many […]
Published: 11/07/2023
The New England ATTC is excited to be an exhibitor at the 2023 New Hampshire Behvioral Health Summit. This year's NH Behavioral Health Summit will take place December 4th - 5th 2023 in Manchester NH. This summit:    Provides opportunities for policy makers to interact with service providers to foster information sharing Provides educational opportunities […]
Published: 11/07/2023
November is National Homelessness Awareness Month. SAMHSA is committed to addressing the needs of individuals, including youth, and families with substance use disorders or mental health issues who are experiencing homelessness. We invite you share programs and resources to spotlight this important cause and increase continued efforts to aid those in need. #HomelessnessAwarenessMonth
Published: 11/07/2023
November is National Native American Heritage Month, a time to honor Native peoples for their cultures, traditions, and history.   Link to Article    
Published: 11/06/2023
Join us in honoring National Native American Heritage Month this November by sharing products and trainings offered by the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, PTTC, our national centers, and SAMHSA.     Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC Breaking Intergenerational Patterns of Addiction, Trauma, and Dark Secrets Cultural Factors in Substance Use: A Native Holistic Perspective Desk […]
Published: 11/06/2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is joining federal partner agencies in raising awareness of domestic violence (also known as intimate partner violence) throughout our nation. The Mountain Plains ATTC and SAMHSA are committed to addressing domestic violence prevention, treatment and recovery for survivors. RESOURCES: Rural Intimate Partner Violence Survivors and Substance […]
Published: 10/23/2023
MPATTC training staff, Maridee Shogren DNP, CNM, CLC has published an article in the 27 September 2023 publication, Maternal and Child Health Journal. The article, “Reducing Fear to Help Build Healthy Families: Investing in Non-Punitive Approaches to Helping People with Substance Use Disorder” addresses the issue of how fear and stigma stop pregnant and parenting […]
Published: 10/23/2023
This webinar, sponsored by the Northwest and Pacific Southwest ATTCs and the Western States Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network, will provide an interactive learning experience for attendees to explore adolescent substance use and new paths for research. Presenter Niranjan Karnik, MD, PhD will review recent data trends related to the prevalence of substance use […]
Published: 10/20/2023
Leading and Facilitating High Performing Teams in Behavioral Health Settings   ON-DEMAND COURSE   Course Description This 5-module on-demand course focuses on the development of practice competencies for facilitating and leading a variety of meeting formats, activities, and processes to support the deliberative and inclusive actions of organizational teams. These competencies focus on activities for: […]
Published: 10/03/2023
This October, the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC are honoring Domestic Violence Awareness Month by sharing culturally responsive and trauma-informed training and resources that support individuals and families experiencing domestic violence (DV), intimate partner violence (IPV), and substance use disorder (SUD). Research shows there is an association between DV/IPV and SUD, and these co-occurring factors make it challenging […]
Published: 10/02/2023
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is one of the oldest and most researched evidence-based practices(EBPs) for treating people with serious mental illness. The Maintaining Fidelity to ACT: Current Issues and Innovations in Implementation guide reviews ACT principles, summarizes contemporary issues impacting ACT teams, and examines aspects of ACT implementation when extending the model to specific populations and settings. […]
Published: 09/22/2023
NLBHA, the NHL ATTC and PTTC teams are proud and honored to present the 2023 National Hispanic and Latino Executive Leadership and Fellowship Program Graduates. We cannot wait to see the great things they will accomplish in their careers and the beautiful impact they will continue to bring to our communities.   Angelita Valdez, LMSW, […]
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Published: 09/22/2023
The Opioid-Overdose Reduction Continuum of Care Approach (ORCCA) Practice Guide 2023 guide was developed for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Technology Transfer Centers (TTC) program and other providers of technical assistance as a resource for individuals working to end the opioid crisis. The ORCCA guide includes a menu of evidence-based practices […]
Published: 09/20/2023
This publication is a product of the HEALing Communities Study (HCS) and informed by the Communities That HEAL (CTH) Intervention Manual as well as integral contributions from research and community partners across four research sites. This guide was developed in recognition of the need to center community engagement throughout the efforts to address the opioid […]
Published: 09/20/2023
In August 2023, the Mountain Plains ATTC in collaboration with the University of North Dakota (UND) College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines, HHS Region 8 Opioid Response Network (ORN), and UND’s Don’t Quit the Quit program hosted a North Dakota Critical Access Hospital Summit intended to reduce the stigma of substance use disorders and improve […]
Published: 09/20/2023
In June 2023, Dr. Scott Walters, Regents Professor at The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth’s School of Public Health, presented an online training, The Perfect and The Good: Engaging People Around Harm Reduction and Non-Abstinence Based Goals for substance use providers through the Mountain Plains Addiction Technology and Transfer Center. […]
Published: 09/20/2023
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