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The New England ATTC in partnership with RICARES provided a basic/universal TA session titled “State-level homelessness and drug overdose mortality: Evidence from US panel data” on 3/21/24 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. Although we in recovery science understand well that not having access to steady, safe, and secure housing is a risk factor for drug overdose for a given individual, less is known about the relationship between homelessness and overdose mortality (the rate of death resulting from drug overdose) at the state level. In this study, researchers looked at data on housing, population, substance use, overdose, unemployment, and other variables from 2007–2020 for all US states and Washington DC. The result was that overdose mortality was found to be positively associated with homelessness at the state level in other words, the more homelessness there is in a state, the higher the state’s overdose mortality rate is likely to be. However, they found that this association becomes weaker when fentanyl is widely available in a given state. Researchers concluded that, given this association, policies, and programs to prevent and reduce homelessness should be considered critical elements of overdose prevention efforts. Article link: www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0376871623011481?ref=pdf_download&fr=RR-2&rr=85fb4e876ef442b5 Please find the meeting summary here: ATTC ReadingGroup 03212024 Summary
Published: March 22, 2024
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  The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   The November 2023 issue honors National Native American Heritage Month, National Homelessness Awareness Month, and a brand-new Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy intensive technical assistance opportunity. As always, you will also find links to all upcoming events and trainings hosted by the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   Make sure you're subscribed to our email contact list, so you never miss a month of The Great Lakes Current newsletter and thank you for reading!
Published: November 7, 2023
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The New England ATTC co-hosted the Recovery Science and Harm Reduction (RSHR) Reading Group meeting on August 19, 2021 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. This discussion reviewed the article, “"It’s not just injecting drugs”: Supervised consumption sites and the social determinants of health.”  View the August 2021 RSHR Reading group meeting summary that includes a brief article summary and key themes that arose in discussion with the participants.
Published: August 19, 2021
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 39: MI with People Who Are Homeless, with Danny Lang, MSW In this episode, Danny Lang, a registered social worker and psychotherapist at the Canadian Mental Health Association in Ottawa, talks to Glenn and Sebastian about the use of motivational interviewing with people who are experiencing homelessness, including thinking of the MI Spirit as the "container" of the four processes, resisting the "righting reflex," client feedback as evidence of effectiveness, self-care, and helpful skills for helpful conversations. Download the transcript (pdf)  
Published: June 7, 2021
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This training session and panel discussion were provided to the Fargo-Moorehead YWCA, and their partners, in response to a technical assistance request received by the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center and Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Panel Discussion: Trauma in the Context of Interpersonal Violence: A Systems Response Marvis Doster, CARN, Tracy Evanson, Ph.D., Chris Harsell, ANP, Thomasine Heitkamp, LCSW, Kim Miller, LMAC/LPCC, and Maridee Shogren. This panel will explore the intersection of trauma, substance use, and intimate partner violence and share decades of experience providing substance use and mental health services to individuals with a history of trauma and intimate partner violence. The new product Rural Intimate Partner Violence Survivors and Substance Use Disorders: Implications for SUD Treatment and Recovery Providers will be unveiled.
Published: March 26, 2021
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This session will provide an overview of housing models that address housing discrimination and stigma. Additionally, a review of best practices to ensure collaboration with established systems of care to prevent homelessness will be discussed. A discussion of best practices in service integration for marginalized populations. Content regarding housing stigma and discrimination. A review of the range of housing supports to ensure effective collaborations. Presenter: Mike Brose, MSW, is the Chief Empowerment Officer for the Mental Health Association of Oklahoma. He has dedicated his life to the eradication of stigma and discrimination for a person struggling with serious mental illness and substance use disorders. Mental Health Association of Oklahoma owns and manages nearly 1500 units of housing.  
Published: January 29, 2020
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This session will provide an overview of the application of SAMHSA’s Best Practices and Suggested Guidelines for Substance Use Disorders Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities.  The session will provide a basic overview of housing policies that ensure support for people suffering from a substance use disorder who are in need of supportive recovery-oriented transitional housing. The focus will be on the lessons learned in developing housing in rural communities and housing that supports the inclusivity of all cultures. Learning Objectives This session will provide participants with: A case study on housing principles and policies that support recovery, prevent relapse, recidivism, and overdoses. An understanding of how to address housing supports for people in recovery in geographically remote areas and best-practices to serve a diverse population to ensure inclusion. Best practices to ensure safety for residents.   Presenter Jessica Thomasson serves as the CEO of Lutheran Social Services (LSS) of North Dakota. Jessica and the LSS team are active in the areas of affordable housing, childcare, mental health, disaster response, aging services, and support for young families. Download "Housing as an Intervention" slides here.    
Published: January 29, 2020
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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 series! By the end of session 6, participants will be able to: By the end of the session, participants will be able to: 1.  Describe the importance of beginning with the end in mind in housing development. 2.  Identify how the impact of housing development can be measured. 3.  Evaluate the first steps your agency can take toward housing development. 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]).
Published: November 7, 2019
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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 series! By the end of session 5, participants will be able to: 1. Understand the economic argument for housing as an intervention. 2. Describe landlord law and its relevance to housing development. 3. Identify the breadth of funding sources available for housing. 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]).
Published: October 31, 2019
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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 series! By the end of session 4, participants will be able to: 1. Identify at least three alternative housing types. 2. Compare the pros and cons of different alternative housing types. 3. Describe how alternative housing types benefit clients and the community. 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]).
Published: October 11, 2019
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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 series! By the end of session 3, participants will be able to: Understand the history of inequality in the housing system. Discuss special considerations in supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness, veterans, people with severe mental health issues, and older adults. Determine key stakeholders to collaborate with in supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness, veterans, people with severe mental health issues, and older adults. 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]).
Published: October 2, 2019
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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? View a list of frequently asked questions and answers from the Housing 101 session from the 6-session virtual housing learning community series!  Housing 101 Objectives: Discuss the philosophy of housing as an intervention for mental health and substance use disorders. Explain the variety and style of housing options. Summarize the best practices in supportive housing. 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]).
Published: September 26, 2019
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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 series! By the end of session 2, participants will be able to: Define the family first philosophy as it relates to housing as an intervention. Identify special considerations in supportive housing for women and children with their families, and transitional youth. Determine key community partners to engage in supportive housing for families and transitional youth. 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]).
Published: September 13, 2019
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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 series! By the end of session 1, participants will be able to: Discuss the philosophy of housing as an intervention for mental health and substance use disorders. Explain the variety and style of housing options. Summarize the best practices in supportive housing. 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]).
Published: September 1, 2019
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The Family Recovery Pathways conference was held in Sioux Falls, SD on May 6-8, 2019, developed by the HHS Region 7 Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America ATTC) and HHS Region 8 Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mountain Plains ATTC). This conference also had support from the Region 8 Mountain Plains Prevention Technology Transfer Center (Mountain Plains PTTC) and the ATTC Network Coordinating Office. The goal of the Family Recovery Pathways conference was to bring together professionals who engage with families impacted by substance use disorders to learn best practices in working in the child welfare and substance use disorder system. A total of 275 people representing 20 states attended throughout the three-day conference. Conference presentations featured more than 50 presenters and panelists addressing such topics as Adverse Childhood Experiences, Policy Approaches to Support Family-Centered Care, and Pregnancy and Parenting in the Midst of a Methamphetamine Epidemic. Presentations are available for download by clicking https://attcnetwork.org/centers/mountain-plains-attc/bring-them-all
Published: May 8, 2019
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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
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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
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Published: September 5, 2018
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Presenter Harold Gates offers best practices for sustaining professional and organizational commitments to cultural competence and effective application of CLAS.
Published: August 8, 2018
eNewsletter or Blog
Monthly electronic newsletter highlighting Great Lakes ATTC training events and other topics.
Published: June 1, 2018
eNewsletter or Blog
Monthly electronic newsletter featuring Great Lakes ATTC training events and other topics.
Published: May 1, 2018
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Addiction is a family disease. Yet mothers are often treated in isolation from their children and partners, having to choose between getting treatment and keeping their families together. One revolutionary program in Compton, California lets women bring them all -- fathers/partners and children of all ages -- to experience the recovery journey together. "Bring Them All" tells the story of family-centered care through the perspectives of clients and staff at SHIELDS for Families.
Published: September 20, 2017
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The Journal of the Arizona Dental Association-Inscriptions, Volume 25, Number 13, September 2011 featured an article focused on the potential of patient abuse of prescription drugs, especially opioid based medication prescribed by dental practitioners to manage pain. Provided in the article are data and ways to engage patients in conversation regarding their prescription drug use.
Published: September 1, 2011
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This book comprises 20 essays in which family members described, in their own words, the most challenging part about having a family member with a substance use disorder, what it means to have a loved one find long-term recovery and explain why they are committed to recovery.
Published: January 13, 2011

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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