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  The Technology Transfer Centers: Dissemination and Implementation Working Group, composed of representatives across the ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC, developed two infographics for the most common intensive technical assistance strategies used to help states, organizations, and front-line providers implement evidence-based services.   The three strategies are: Learning Collaboratives External Facilitation NIATx Organizational Change Model   These are two of many technical assistance strategies offered and deployed across the TTC Network. Additional infographics simply describing other strategies for consumers are in the planning stages. User-friendly infographics are expected to assist decision-makers in making more informed selections about the kinds of assistance or support they need.  
Published: July 5, 2023
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A pressing challenge facing the contemporary behavioral health treatment system is the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs). Although many EBPs exist for uptake and delivery to improve treatment outcomes, only 1-3% of provider organizations achieve successful implementation (Bruns et al., 2016). The reasons why provider organizations struggle to implement EBPs are numerous and complex, but a primary reason is that essential foundations of the implementation process get skipped or missed. This presentation from Scott Caldwell, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, will highlight exploration matters with focus on the early steps that organizations can take to create the foundations for later success. Participants will be provided practical guidance and tools for how to engage research-based exploration steps with examples from the field. Read more about this session and the speaker here. Download slides | Watch recording
Published: June 2, 2023
eNewsletter or Blog
  The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   The January 2023 issue honors National Birth Defects Prevention Month by sharing resources and media from SAMHSA that focus on the effects of marijuana use during pregnancy. This issue also features new products from the Great Lakes MHTTC and PTTC, HealtheKnowledge content specific to women's reproductive health, and opportunities for mental health and SUD professionals to participate in ongoing research studies.  As always, The Great Lakes Current provides links to all the upcoming events and trainings for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   
Published: January 17, 2023
eNewsletter or Blog
  The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   The November‒December 2022 issue honors National Impaired Driving Prevention Month (December) by sharing resources and media from SAMHSA's "Talk. They Hear You.®" campaign for underage drinking prevention. This issue also features prevention-focused HealtheKnowledge courses, two new Counselor's Corner blog posts about the relationship between SUD and music, the Great Lakes ATTC's "Embracing Change" article on the ATTC/NIATx Service Improvement Blog, and even more brand new products and resources from HHS Region 5.  You will also find links to all the upcoming events and trainings for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC. 
Published: December 9, 2022
eNewsletter or Blog
    The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   The June 2022 issue features content related to Pride Month and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, the Counselor's Corner blog, the Checking In Podcast: Understanding PTSD in First Responders, and a complete calendar of events. 
Published: March 28, 2022
Multimedia
Contingency management (CM) is an effective behavioral intervention that provides tangible reinforcement when target behaviors are completed and objectively verified. A large body of literature supports the use of CM for the treatment of persons with substance use disorders (SUDs). Many applications of CM in treating SUDs focus on abstinence, providing monetary rewards or prizes when clients provide objective evidence of abstinence from drugs (e.g., urine samples). Contingency management has also been adapted successfully to reinforce other behaviors, including treatment attendance, medication adherence, and treatment-related activities (e.g., submitting job applications, attending medical appointments). Despite this strong empirical foundation, CM has only been widely disseminated within large self-contained healthcare systems (e.g., Veterans Affairs).  This workshop will review the application of CM to promote positive behavior change in substance use disorder treatment settings.  Attendees will learn how to design and implement an effective CM program. Specifically, 1) the theoretical underpinnings and supporting empirical literature, 2) different types of CM programs (i.e., voucher, prize), 3) effective design features, 4) most common deviations from evidence-based protocols and how to avoid them, 5) common barriers, 6) how to calculate costs of delivering CM incentives themselves and 7) strategies for designing your own protocol. After the webinar, participants will be able to understand CM theory and the supporting empirical literature; recognize different types of CM programs; recognize effective  features of CM Interventions and reinforcement schedules; and understand common deviations from evidence-based protocols and how to avoid them.
Published: June 12, 2020
Multimedia
Mat Roosa, LCSW-R, was a founding member of NIATx and has been a NIATx coach on numerous projects. In this episode, Mat gives an overview of NIATx and process improvement in behavioral health. 
Published: June 3, 2020
Multimedia
This comprehensive online course, developed by the Northwest ATTC, features separate modules for each of four common personnel roles in healthcare organizations: decision-makers, clinical supervisors, direct care staff, and administrative support staff. Healthcare organizations may utilize these training modules as means of an initial introduction to CM principles and practices for their staff; however, the primary intent of this online course is as a bridge to more intensive technical assistance—as outlined by Hartzler and colleagues in this article in the Journal of Substance Use and Addiction Treatment (2023) (free online). All four modules include an introduction to contingency management (CM) describing: its core elements, 3 scientifically-supported systems, how it can be used in healthcare settings to have a positive impact on clients.   Each module also offers unique content on how each role can successfully integrate CM into their program.  Note: The Administrative Support Staff module is currently available here. It will be added to HealtheKnowledge (along with 1.0 CE credit) later in spring 2023. CEU Available! 1.0 Decision Makers, 2.5 Clinical Supervisors, 2.0 Direct Care Staff.  In response to SAMHSA instruction provided to State Opioid Response grantees (in FY 22 SOR Grants TI-22-005, Appendix J: Contingency Management), a set of four supplemental brief information guides have been created on targeted topics to complement the material included in this online course. These information guides provide further information on: Discussing Client Eligibility, Allowable Rewards, Drug Screening Methods, and Documentation Practices. (*Note:  The View Resource link will take you to the HealtheKnowledge platform, where the training is housed. If you do not already have an account on HealtheKnowledge, you will be prompted to set one up before you can continue on to the course site. If you register and it doesn't take you back to the course page, click "Home" in the menu and look for it under the category "Special Topics in Behavioral Health" or return to this page and click the link again. For more assistance, visit the How to Use HealtheKnowledge site or contact their support staff.)
Published: April 3, 2020
Multimedia
Mat Roosa, LCSW-R, was a founding member of NIATx and has been a NIATx coach for a wide range of projects. He works as a consultant in the quality improvement, organizational development and planning, evidence-based practice implementation, and also serves as a local government planner in behavioral health in New York State. In this interview, Mat gives an overview of NIATx and process improvement in behavioral health.
Published: November 6, 2019
Presentation Slides
During this last installment of the webinar series three presenters will discuss change management strategies for successfully implementing these evidence-based practices. Todd Molfenter, Ph.D., provides an overview on how implementation science informs successful uptake of EBPs. Bryan Hartzler, PhD., presents tips for community-based implementation of contingency management. Denna Vandersloot, M.Ed, shares lessons learned from implementation efforts involving the Matrix Model of treatment.
Published: September 12, 2019
eNewsletter or Blog
Electronic newsletter featuring news and updates on events. April 2019 issue includes a feature article by Todd Molfenter and Matt Roosa on implementing evidence-based practices, resources for Alcohol Awareness Month, a recap of the NIATx Change Leader Academy in Minnesota. 
Published: April 15, 2019
Presentation Slides
This is a training on Technology-Assisted Care and will improve awareness of and receptivity to using Technology-Assisted Care (TAC) for the treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs).
Published: December 23, 2016
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This handout described how to monitor substance use in adolescents. Created by Catherine Stanger, Ph.D.
Published: April 16, 2015
Print Media
The Change Book offers a comprehensive blueprint for change, which will help direct each aspect of the design, development, implementation, evaluation and revision of a technology transfer plan. Factors influencing the success of a technology transfer initiative, effective change strategies, and Principles for successful adoption to occur are addressed.   View PDF or Download Above.                
Published: June 1, 2010

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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