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Trans Awareness Week, observed from November 13—19, is an opportunity to identify and become freshly aware of the unique challenges faced by the transgender community, particularly in relation to substance use disorder. We all have a crucial role to play in understanding and addressing these challenges. Behavioral health professionals, social workers, counselors, and educators play a crucial role in creating a supportive environment for transgender individuals. By recognizing the additional layers of stress and vulnerability they face, professionals can better tailor interventions and support systems that address the underlying issues contributing to substance use. The Central East ATTC is committed to equity and inclusion for ALL. In August, we provided a training titled “Creating Safety: Welcoming Approaches for LGBTQ Clients” for Health and Human Services Region 3 in which we explored how organizations can become safe spaces for LGBTQ clients and their families. To check out a recording and/or slides of that training, click HERE. We have the power and responsibility to shape a more inclusive and empathetic workforce and society. By fostering understanding, compassion, and support, we can work together to create a world where transgender individuals are not compelled to escape their pain through substance use but are empowered to face their challenges with resilience and dignity. Let Trans Awareness Week 2023 be a stepping stone toward a more inclusive, empathetic, and supportive future for us all. To learn more about Trans Awareness Week, check out https://glaad.org/transweek.
Published: November 7, 2024
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The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.   Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series (August 2, 2022) Recording       DESCRIPTION  Alcohol is STILL a drug.  The opioid crisis, increase in stimulant misuse, and marijuana legalization dominate the news— yet alcohol remains the number one substance causing health, social, legal and financial problems throughout the US.  While this series will focus on the hopefulness of recovery from alcohol use disorder, we’ll also take a deep dive into what we know about the full impact of alcohol overuse and the ways it affects every person in the US.     SERIES LEARNING OBJECTIVES These are the overall learning objectives for the full 10-session series:  Summarize the current impacts of problematic alcohol use in various/special populations, including pregnant women, youth, rural, and minority populations.  Assess and prioritize alcohol reduction efforts in targeted settings.  Describe the current efforts to curb problematic alcohol use, including best practices in providing treatment.      PRESENTER Kris Kelly, BS Kris Kelly is a project manager for the Great Lakes Addiction, Mental Health, and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers, a woman in long-term recovery, and subject matter expert on peer-based recovery support services. Kris is also leads the Recovery Community Organization Capacity Building core area for the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence. She has worked with state and local government, recovery community organizations, treatment courts, withdrawal management/detoxification, and clinical treatment developing best practices for integrating recovery supports into systems and services. As a former executive director and director of programs of a Minnesota-based recovery community organization, Kelly is a leader in the peer support movement in Minnesota. Kelly has presented at state and national conferences on topics ranging from supervision in peer-based recovery support services and integrating peer support services into behavioral health organizations to recovery-oriented systems of care.  
Published: August 2, 2022
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The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.   Great Lakes ATTC Spring Webinar Series: Updates on Pregnancy, Alcohol Use, and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Recording   DESCRIPTION: Alcohol use during pregnancy can result in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs). While early interventions and treatment for illicit use of opioids, stimulants, and other substances during pregnancy are critical, people often lose sight of the fact that alcohol use can have the most devastating and lasting effects, including permanent brain damage. Many adults have undiagnosed FASD, which results in cognitive and behavioral challenges that increase their risks of negative outcomes. This webinar will feature a panel discussion providing insights from a parent raising a child with FASD and updates on research and best practices for FASD prevention, early interventions, accommodations, and recovery supports.       LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify challenges for adults with FASD and two strategies to support them during pregnancy List two early interventions to improve development for infants or children with FASD Describe the effects of alcohol use during pregnancy and three interventions to prevent FASD Describe effective supports across the life span for people with FASD and their families     Trainers: Kathleen West, DPh, is a senior program director for Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) with more than 40 years of experience in the areas of SUD treatment and prevention and expertise on perinatal substance use in its multiple biologic, developmental, and social contexts, often including interactions with justice and child welfare systems. Dr. West has helped establish gender-specific substance use and co-occurring disorder treatment programs for women and their children, and promulgated policy change regarding care for PPW, child welfare systems change, and behavioral health services in both domestic and international settings.      Candice Russell, B.S., is a senior program associate at AHP, where she works with grantees to implement medications for addiction treatment services in California. Ms. Russell specializes in providing equity-driven training and technical assistance (TTA) to entities that are developing capacity and a workforce aimed at treating mental health and addiction disorders. Prior to joining AHP, Ms. Russell worked for the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) to support the State Women’s Services Coordinators in improving PPW services.      Sarah Farmer, M.A., is the communications manager and a senior health writer for AHP. She also is the adoptive mother of an adult daughter with FASD, part of the national FASD parent community, and board member for two parent-led efforts to develop adult residential, therapeutic living for people with FASD. 
Published: June 23, 2022
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The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders. Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series (June 7, 2022) Recording   DESCRIPTION  Alcohol is STILL a drug.  The opioid crisis, increase in stimulant misuse, and marijuana legalization dominate the news— yet alcohol remains the number one substance causing health, social, legal and financial problems throughout the US.    While this series will focus on the hopefulness of recovery from alcohol use disorder, we’ll also take a deep dive into what we know about the full     SERIES LEARNING OBJECTIVES These are the overall learning objectives for the full 10-session series:  Summarize the current impacts of problematic alcohol use in various/special populations, including pregnant women, youth, rural, and minority populations.  Assess and prioritize alcohol reduction efforts in targeted settings.  Describe the current efforts to curb problematic alcohol use, including best practices in providing treatment.      TRAINER Tim Devitt, Psy.D., LCPC, CADC, has a 30+ year commitment to providing and leading recovery-oriented mental health and substance use services, including integrated mental health and substance use treatment, permanent supported housing, assertive community treatment, and substance use outpatient and intensive outpatient programing. Tim has presented nationally and co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles and a book chapter on the integration of evidence-based practices to best meet the comprehensive needs of people with substance use and mental health conditions. Tim is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), a lecturer at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice, The University of Chicago, and a board member of Serenity Academy Chicago, a 501(c)(3) with the mission to launch Alternative Peer Groups (APGs) and a recovery high school in Chicago.   
Published: June 7, 2022
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The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.   Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series (May 3, 2022) Recording     DESCRIPTION  Alcohol is STILL a drug.  The opioid crisis, increase in stimulant misuse, and marijuana legalization dominate the news— yet alcohol remains the number one substance causing health, social, legal and financial problems throughout the US. While this series will focus on the hopefulness of recovery from alcohol use disorder, we’ll also take a deep dive into what we know about the full impact of alcohol overuse and the ways it affects every person in the US.     SPEAKER Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC Gabriela Zapata-Alma, LCSW, CADC, is the Associate Director at the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health, as well as a lecturer at the University of Chicago, where they direct the Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor Training Program. Gabriela brings over 15 years of experience supporting people impacted by structural and interpersonal violence and their traumatic effects through evidence-based clinical, housing, resource advocacy, and HIV-specific integrated care programs. Currently, Gabriela authors best practices, leads national capacity-building efforts, and provides trauma-informed policy consultation to advance health equity and social justice.     SERIES LEARNING OBJECTIVES These are the overall learning objectives for the full 10-session series:  Summarize the current impacts of problematic alcohol use in various/special populations, including pregnant women, youth, rural, and minority populations.  Assess and prioritize alcohol reduction efforts in targeted settings.  Describe the current efforts to curb problematic alcohol use, including best practices in providing treatment. 
Published: May 4, 2022
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Alcohol is STILL a Drug: An Exploratory Webinar Series: March 1, 2022, Recording   The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.     DESCRIPTION  Alcohol is STILL a drug.  The opioid crisis, increase in stimulant misuse, and marijuana legalization dominate the news— yet alcohol remains the number one substance causing health, social, legal and financial problems throughout the US.    While this series will focus on the hopefulness of recovery from alcohol use disorder, we’ll also take a deep dive into what we know about the full impact of alcohol overuse and the ways it affects every person in the US.   This session will provide an introduction to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) including general information about the risks of alcohol intake during pregnancy, the negative impact on the developing fetus, as well as how to prevent it.     SERIES LEARNING OBJECTIVES These are the overall learning objectives for the full 10-session series:  Summarize the current impacts of problematic alcohol use in various/special populations, including pregnant women, youth, rural, and minority populations.  Assess and prioritize alcohol reduction efforts in targeted settings.  Describe the current efforts to curb problematic alcohol use, including best practices in providing treatment.        TRAINER     Lisa Rahm, BS, CMP Lisa Rahm is the Special Initiatives Manager for Prevention First. She has 28 years of experience in the education and human services fields with the last 21 years at Prevention First. In her current position, she has developed, implemented, and evaluated special initiatives such as FASD Screening and Brief Intervention Project, and Statewide FASD Project as well as overseeing conferences, meeting planning, and special events. Rahm holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Greenville College and holds the certification as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP).
Published: March 2, 2022
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  The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.   Register to join us on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Central (11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern). Each session will feature a new expert presenter.    DESCRIPTION  Alcohol is STILL a drug.  The opioid crisis, increase in stimulant misuse, and marijuana legalization dominate the news— yet alcohol remains the number one substance causing health, social, legal and financial problems throughout the US.  While this series will focus on the hopefulness of recovery from alcohol use disorder, we’ll also take a deep dive into what we know about the full impact of alcohol overuse and the ways it affects every person in the US.   PRESENTER Ruby Warrington Ruby Warrington is creator of the term Sober Curious. Author of the 2018 book of the same title, her work has spearheaded a global movement to reevaluate our relationship to alcohol. Other works include Material Girl, Mystical World (2017), The Numinous Astro Deck (June 2019), and The Sober Curious Reset (Dec 2020). With 20+ years’ experience as a lifestyle journalist and editor, Ruby is also the founder of self-publishing imprint Numinous Books, and is known as a true thought leader in the “Now Age” wellness space.  
Published: October 6, 2021
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    The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.   Register to join us on the first Tuesday of each month from 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Central (11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern). Each session will feature a new expert presenter.    DESCRIPTION  Alcohol is STILL a drug.  The opioid crisis, increase in stimulant misuse, and marijuana legalization dominate the news— yet alcohol remains the number one substance causing health, social, legal and financial problems throughout the US.  While this series will focus on the hopefulness of recovery from alcohol use disorder, we’ll also take a deep dive into what we know about the full impact of alcohol overuse and the ways it affects every person in the US. Kris Kelly, a peer recovery expert, will launch the series by highlighting September as National Recovery Month and specific resources related to recovery from alcohol use disorder.   PRESENTER Kris Kelly, BS Kris Kelly is a project manager for the Great Lakes Addiction, Mental Health, and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers, a woman in long-term recovery, and subject matter expert on peer-based recovery support services. Kris is also leads the Recovery Community Organization Capacity Building core area for the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence. She has worked with state and local government, recovery community organizations, treatment courts, withdrawal management/detoxification, and clinical treatment developing best practices for integrating recovery supports into systems and services. As a former executive director and director of programs of a Minnesota-based recovery community organization, Kelly is a leader in the peer support movement in Minnesota. Kelly has presented at state and national conferences on topics ranging from supervision in peer-based recovery support services and integrating peer support services into behavioral health organizations to recovery-oriented systems of care.  
Published: September 16, 2021
Print Media
The National Hispanic and Latino Addiction and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (NHL-ATTC and PTTC) are pleased to provide new Fact sheets in honor of Cinco de Mayo.  Learn more about the holiday and how does it affect Hispanic and Latino communities in regards to alcohol use, misuse and abuse within the context of COVID.  The information is available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Click here to download the files: English Spanish Portuguese
Published: May 5, 2021
eNewsletter or Blog
Monthly e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.  April 2021 features resources for Alcohol Awareness Month, a new article in the Counselor's Corner series, a link to the new Change Project 911 blog post series, calendar of upcoming events, new products from SAMHSA, and more. 
Published: April 23, 2021
Presentation Slides
This slide deck is part of the Slidedecks4U products created by the Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center (MPATTC) that serves Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming). The slide deck is designed to be used by behavioral health academic faculty, trainers, and state agency staff members for a variety of audiences. Each slide has notes for the presenter to provide guidance if necessary. References are included on the slides and in the notes. If you require further information on this topic, please contact the Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center (MPATTC). You are free to use these slides and pictures but please give credit to the MPATTC when using them by keeping the branding and referencing the ATTC at the beginning of your presentation.
Published: April 22, 2021
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Essential Conversations in Social Services 2020 is intended for behavioral health (BH) and substance use disorder (SUD) providers in Region 7. During each episode, we will interview a subject matter expert on a timely topic and explore tips designed to help the BH and SUD workforce. During this episode we discuss Psychiatrists' View of Supporting Recovery with Dr. Melissa O'Dell from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE, and Dr. Doug Burgess from Truman Medical Centers and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in Kansas City, MO. During this episode, our guests' share: What they are seeing in depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.  Misconceptions about medication for depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders Advice for those who may be experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, or substance use disorders for the first time This project is brought to you by the Mid-America Addiction and Mental Health Technology transfer centers and is funded by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The content on this podcast does not necessarily reflect the views of SAMHSA.
Published: September 16, 2020
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The South Africa HIV ATTC co-hosted a virtual panel discussion with the South Africa National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (SANCA) about the context and implications of the alcohol and tobacco ban that has been implemented in South Africa during the COVID19 global pandemic. Panelists include Professor Charles Parry from SAMRC, Ms Adrie Vermeulen from SANCA National, and Mr Shaun Shelley from TB HIV Care and the South African Network of People Who Use Drugs (SANPUD).
Published: June 24, 2020
Print Media
The National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center is please to provide new fact sheets on Alcohol Use and Abuse During COVID-19 to download and distribute. This fact sheet has been translated from English to both Spanish and Portuguese. English It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, anguish and worry during and after a crisis like COVID-19. The separation from loved ones, the loss of freedom, and the uncertainty about the state of the disease are all cause for concern. Studies show that most people in social isolation report negative psychological effects, including symptoms of post-traumatic stress, confusion, and anger. The biggest stressors include fears of becoming infected, loss of job, frustration, boredom, inadequate supplies, inadequate information, financial losses, and stigma. But how we manage that stress is important since there are healthy and unhealthy ways of doing so. Excessive use of alcohol is not a healthy way of managing stress. Download English Español Es natural sentir estrés, ansiedad, angustia y preocupación durante y después de una crisis como el COVID-19. La separación de los seres queridos, la pérdida de libertad, y la incertidumbre sobre el estado de la enfermedad son causantes de preocupación. Estudios demuestran que la mayoría de las personas que se encuentran en aislamiento social registran efectos psicológicos negativos, incluidos síntomas de estrés postraumático, confusión y enojo. Los mayores factores estresantes incluyen temores de infección, frustración, aburrimiento, suministros inadecuados, información inadecuada, pérdidas financieras y estigma. Pero la forma en que manejamos ese estrés es importante ya que existen maneras saludables y maneras no saludables de hacerlo. El uso excesivo de alcohol no es una manera saludable de controlar el estrés. Descargar en Español Português É natural sentir estresse, ansiedade, angústia e preocupação durante e após uma crise como o COVID-19. A separação dos entes queridos, a perda da liberdade e a incerteza sobre o estado da doença são motivo de preocupação. Estudos começaram a mostrar que a maioria das pessoas que estao em isolamento social relata efeitos psicológicos negativos, incluindo sintomas de estresse pós-traumático, confusão e raiva. Os maiores estressores incluem o medo de infecção, receio de perder o emprego, frustração, tédio, suprimentos inadequados, informações inadequadas, perdas financeiras e estigma. Mas como lidamos com esse estresse é importante, pois existem maneiras saudáveis e não saudáveis de fazê-lo. O uso excessivo de álcool não é uma maneira saudável de gerenciar o estresse. Download em Português
Published: May 8, 2020
Curriculum Package
The purpose of this introductory training is to provide HIV clinicians (including, but not limited to physicians, dentists, nurses, and other allied medical staff, therapists and social workers, and counselors, specialists, and case managers) with a detailed overview of alcohol abuse and the behavioral and medical approaches for treating individuals with an alcohol use disorder. The introductory training (which was initially developed in 2012) has been updated, and includes a 126-slide PowerPoint presentation, Trainer Guide, and a companion 2-page fact sheet. The duration of the training is approximately 3 hours, if the trainer chooses to present all of the slides. The training duration can be shortened slightly by eliminating select slides. For example, slides 50-58 represent a general introduction of HIV/AIDS, and can be eliminated if your audience already has a broad knowledge base with regards to HIV/AIDS education.  “Test Your Knowledge” questions have been inserted at the beginning and end of the presentation to assess a change in the audience’s level knowledge after the key content has been presented. An answer key is provided in the Trainer’s notes for slides 7-11 and slides 121-125. Poll Everywhere, or a similar audience polling system can be utilized, if available, when facilitating the Test Your Knowledge question sessions. For more information, visit: https://www.polleverywhere.com/.  In addition, a series of case studies (slide 74 and slide 115) and additional questions (slides 96-99) have been inserted throughout the presentation to encourage dialogue among the training participants, and to illustrate how the information presented can be used clinically. 
Published: November 27, 2019
Print Media
Alcohol Awareness Card This double-sided wallet card offers a quick guide to standard drink sizes. It also describes the signs of alcohol poisoning and steps to take to help someone who is at risk of alcohol overdose. Produced by the Great Lakes ATTC and the Great Lakes PTTC To request hard copies, contact Maureen Fitzgerald at [email protected]
Published: July 10, 2019
eNewsletter or Blog
The June 2019 Dialogue, contains articles on: Addiction: Men's Health and SUDs (#MensHealthMonth) | Mental Health: Data for Suicide Prevention | Prevention: Improving Prevention Outreach to Men | ORN: Faith Community Lunch & Learn | Region 3 Spotlight: Cultural and Linguistic Competency Seminar, and National Spotlight: Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. Additional sections include upcoming training and webinar events, behavioral health observances, new resources, and Region 3 news. The Dialogue is designed to inform behavioral and mental health professionals of news and upcoming events in the Central East states. This electronic newsletter is disseminated on the first Tuesday of each month. You are encouraged to provide us with any feedback or submit articles and topics for discussion in future issues of the newsletter. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive the Dialogue and news and training announcements, sign up here.
Published: June 4, 2019
Print Media
Poster for health care providers to use to explain SBIRT. Size:11 x 17 poster English and Spanish
Published: November 28, 2018
Presentation Slides
This presentation by Professor Katherine Sorsdahl discusses the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) training model with applications in the South African context. Katherine Sorsdahl is a Professor and the Co-Director of the Alan J Flisher Centre for Public Mental Health at the University of Cape Town. She also serves as Expert Curriculum Development Advisor for the South Africa HIV ATTC.
Published: September 20, 2018
Presentation Slides
This presentation by Professor Bronwyn Myers discusses the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) training model in application to substance use disorders. Professor Bronwyn Myers is a Chief specialist scientist in the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug Use Research Unit at the South African Medical Research Council. Professor Myers also serves as an Expert Technical Assistance Advisor for the South Africa HIV ATTC.
Published: September 20, 2018
eNewsletter or Blog
Go Purple for Recovery Month! Featuring personal recovery stories, Recovery Month, new resources, Central East on the Move, Regionan 3 news, and affirmations.
Published: September 7, 2018
eNewsletter or Blog
Monthly electronic newsletter
Published: September 5, 2018
Curriculum Package, Presentation Slides
This interactive two-part webinar series will review the risks associated with excessive alcohol consumption, impact of alcohol on the body, population based differences in drinking patterns, and the importance of using evidence-based screening tools and culturally informed approaches when using harm reduction strategies to address risk behavior. We will also review a case study for participants to explore and practice potential strategies to apply.
Published: August 29, 2018
Presentation Slides
Presenter Harold Gates offers best practices for sustaining professional and organizational commitments to cultural competence and effective application of CLAS.
Published: August 8, 2018
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The ATTC Network understands that words have power. A few ATTC products developed prior to 2017 may contain language that does not reflect the ATTCs’ current commitment to using affirming, person-first language. We appreciate your patience as we work to gradually update older materials. For more information about the importance of non-stigmatizing language, see “Destroying Addiction Stigma Once and For All: It’s Time” from the ATTC Network and “Changing Language to Change Care: Stigma and Substance Use Disorders” from the Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS).

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