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DESCRIPTION: These resources are being developed from an ongoing learning collaborative for supervisors and mentors of pregnant and parenting women (PPW) programs. Although the application deadline to attend the live learning collaborative sessions has closed, the Great Lakes ATTC is making the content and recordings from these sessions publicly available so those working in PPW programs can benefit from the information and best practices being shared. New materials will be added to this page after the conclusion of each session, so don't forget to check back throughout the summer!  This free learning collaborative is funded by the Great Lakes ATTC.     LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Develop and hone the skills that foster well-being across teams. Explore interpersonal micro-moments you can leverage in staff meetings, supervision, and day-to-day interactions to create an enabling context for well-being among team members.   RECORDINGS AND HANDOUTS: June 8, 2023 Session 1 - Well-being in the Workplace Starts with You: Core Components of Sustaining Your Own Self-care and Fostering Work–Life Harmony as a Team   July 13, 2023 Session 2: Leading from the Inside Out: Lean Into Your Strengths and Values   August 10, 2023 Session 3: Being a Beacon of Belonging: Build Bold, Inclusive Spaces That Enable Psychological Safety       September 14, 2023 Session 4: Activating Agency: Help Each Team Member Succeed by Fostering Intentionality, Anticipation, Action, and Self-reflection     TRAINERS: Tara Fischer, MSW, LICSW, is a senior program manager II for Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) who brings 28 years of practice in the behavioral health field. She has extensive experience providing clinical direct care and designing, implementing, and monitoring behavioral healthcare service delivery improvements for public sector organizations. Ms. Fischer provides training, technical assistance (TA), and consultation to health and human service organizations to strengthen the workforce’s capacity to address behavioral health needs, coordinate care, and mitigate social determinants of health. She has developed and implemented trainings, learning collaboratives, and job aids to support the provision of care coordination, crisis response, contingency management, trauma-informed supervision, person-centered care planning, and specialized services for PPW with substance use disorders (SUDs). Additionally, she has managed multiple TA projects under the Massachusetts Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program as well as a multimillion-dollar Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) project for the State of Illinois aimed at supporting employee mental health and well-being in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her experience as a behavioral healthcare administrator, provider, clinician, and consultant spans multiple settings, including outpatient, residential, Medicaid managed care, state mental health authority, primary care, accountable care, and family-driven, youth guided systems of care. She holds a master of social Work degree from Simmons University and is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW).   Tiffany Malone, MA, is a senior program manager at AHP with 20 years of experience. She supports the Mentored Internship Program (MIP), which is part of the Behavioral Health Workforce Development efforts of the California Department of Health Care Services. As the lead grantee coach, Ms. Malone delivers training and TA for behavioral health organizations developing mentored internship programs to help expand California’s behavioral health workforce. Her work includes using data from surveys to create SMART goals; creating implementation plans to support the identified goals; conducting monthly webinars and 1:1 coaching calls; collaborating with grantees, outside vendors, and other key stakeholders to organize and facilitate affinity groups and learning collaboratives; and providing support to the internal MIP team to ensure successful implementation of the MIP project. Ms. Malone has expertise in in-person, virtual, and self-paced training and TA development and facilitation on several different platforms. She has extensive hands-on experience in all levels of management, including performance management, quality assurance, coaching, virtual instructor-led training and development, and remote team management. Ms. Malone holds an M.A. in teaching applied behavior analysis from National University.   Chantal Laperle, MA, CPHQ, PCMH, CCE, CTL, is a senior program manager at AHP. She has more than 25 years of experience in project management and oversight, having managed state and federal contracts from grant proposal initiation through award, implementation, reporting, and closeout. Ms. Laperle also has extensive coaching experience in the development, implementation, and monitoring of health initiatives aimed at improving the care of our country’s most vulnerable populations. She has held many leadership positions in both public and private sectors, using her clinical and operational experience to effect change. She has hands-on experience coaching teams through the development, implementation, and monitoring of quality improvement initiatives. Ms. Laperle is widely experienced in accreditation and recognition programs from The Joint Commission (TJC), the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) and certified in healthcare risk management through the University of Florida. She is also certified in advanced facilitation and the 7 Tools of Quality Control through GOAL/QPC, has been an instructor for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI), and is a Certified Content Expert (CCE) through NCQA. Ms. Laperle is from a family that has experience with and understanding of the impact mental health and substance use issues can have. She holds an M.A. in counseling psychology from Lesley University.   Linzi A. Jack, MA, is a senior program associate I with AHP. She has more than 10 years of experience in inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings working with a variety of populations including individuals living with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Ms. Jack supports the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Technical Assistance and the Hub and Spoke State Opioid Response III projects. She aims to ensure that participating Federally Qualified Health Centers are supported and equipped to provide equitable, high-quality health care for all. Before joining AHP, Ms. Jack was a public health analyst and immunization quality improvement program consultant for the District of Columbia’s Health Department (DC Health) Immunization Division. She has an extensive background in helping primary care centers implement programs such as the NCQA Patient Centered Medical Home Certification and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Immunization Quality Improvement for Providers program. SMs. Jack holds a B.S. in psychology from Howard University and an M.A. in integrative health and wellness coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. She also earned a nationally recognized coaching certification from the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching.   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.  
Published: June 15, 2023
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DESCRIPTION SAMHSA Region III, in partnership with the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center, is hosting a 90 minute virtual interactive training event to focus on workforce recruitment and retention. The featured speakers are the same content experts from Advocates for Human Potential who developed a Recruiting and Retention Toolkit for SAMHSA. The most relevant practical principles from the toolkit that have been updated will be presented. The speakers will showcase workforce planning and implementation strategies based on their extensive experience serving states, counties, providers and stakeholders. GUEST SPEAKERS  ADVOCATES FOR HUMAN POTENTIAL WORKFORCE EXPERTS: Richard Landis, MSW Co-Director, Training and Technical Assistance Fran Basche, MA Senior Program Director Susan Lange, MEd Senior Program Manager   SAMHSA SPEAKERS: Jean Bennett, PhD SAMHSA Regional Director Larke Huang, PhD Director, Office of Behavioral Health Equity
Published: June 2, 2023
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Watch this video to see some of our alumni and fellows sharing their experience as participants of the National Hispanic and Latino Executive Leadership and Fellowship Program! The National Hispanic and Latino Executive Leadership and Fellowship Program is designed to help entry-level to mid-level career leaders/managers become great leaders in their field. The program focuses on leadership capacity building offering behavioral health leaders the opportunity to discover and expand their leadership strengths and be better prepared when new and greater opportunities come up.
Published: May 16, 2023
Print Media
The 2024 Leadership Institute presented by the Mid-America Addition Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) is open to persons who work in behavioral health, mental health, or recovery agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Candidates must complete the Candidate Application Form and be nominated by leadership within their agency using the Agency Nomination Form. Both forms must be submitted no later than February 16, 2024. For more information on the Leadership Institute, please download the forms by clicking the "DOWNLOAD" button above.
Published: February 13, 2023
Print Media
The 2023 Leadership Institute presented by the Mid-America Addition Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) is open to persons who work in behavioral health, mental health, or recovery agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Candidates must complete the Candidate Application Form and be nominated by leadership within their agency using the Agency Nomination Form. Both forms must be submitted no later than March 15, 2023. For more information on the Leadership Institute, please download the forms by clicking the "DOWNLOAD" button above.
Published: February 13, 2023
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The 2023 Leadership Institute presented by the Mid-America Addition Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) is open to persons who work in behavioral health, mental health, or recovery agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Candidates must complete the Candidate Application Form and be nominated by leadership within their agency using the Agency Nomination Form. Both forms must be submitted no later than March 15, 2023. For more information on the Leadership Institute, please download the forms by clicking the "DOWNLOAD" button above.
Published: February 13, 2023
eNewsletter or Blog
The March 2022 Dialogue contains articles on: Addiction: Consequences of Stigma | Mental Health: Older Americans and Mental Health | Prevention: National Prevention Week | ORN: Prevention Is Important | Regional Spotlight: The Tides that Bink, Inc. 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 bi-monthly on the first Tuesday. You are encouraged to provide us with any feedback or submit articles and topics for discussion in future issues of the newsletter, [email protected]. Sign up to receive the Dialogue in your mailbox. Visit the Dialogue Archives.
Published: May 5, 2022
Print Media
The Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (CE-ATTC), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and operated by The Danya Institute, contracted with The College for Behavioral Health Leadership (CBHL) to develop a report describing and defining EquityGrounded Leadership for use by behavioral health leaders in Health and Human Services Region 3 states. This report builds on the Institute’s ongoing efforts to improve diversity, increase cultural competency, and address population-specific needs of people receiving and delivering behavioral health services in Region 3. CBHL partnered with Just Health Collective and the Prevention Institute to develop this report. The purpose is to define and describe equity-grounded leadership, incorporating the experiences and perspectives of Region 3 behavioral health leaders via a survey, key informant interviews, and focus groups; make the case for the importance of focusing on equity as an foundational element of leadership; and offer recommendations for local, state, and national leaders and policy makers. Region 3 is a diverse region including Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. With a population of nearly 31,000,000 people, the region consists of a mix of dense, urban metropolitan areas and rural communities. Two-thirds of the population overall is White, and one-third are residents of color, but significant diversity is seen by state and community. Clear racial disparities exist in three indicators of health equity—poverty, education, and home ownership—across the region. Data on regional diversity of the behavioral health workforce and leadership are unavailable, but anecdotally are widely believed to comprise White females. WEBINAR Thursday, March 24, 1:00 PM, will provide an overview of the report development and outcomes, key takeaways for organizations and communities, and a description of and discussion about the importance of equity-grounded leadership. We will also seek your feedback on what is needed next to support equity-grounded leadership in Region 3. PRESENTERS: Oscar Morgan, Interim Executive Director, The Danya Institute, Project Director, Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Dr. Jei Africa, Director, Marin County Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Kathy Poston, Chief Engagement Officer, Just Health Collective, LLC Ruben Cantu, Associate Program Director, Prevention Institute This publication was prepared for the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (CE-ATTC) under a cooperative agreement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). All material appearing in this publication, except that taken directly from copyrighted sources, is in the public domain and may be reproduced or copied without permission from SAMHSA or the authors. Citation of the source is appreciated. Do not reproduce or distribute this publication for a fee without specific, written authorization from the CE-ATTC. At the time of this publication, Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, PhD, served as Assistant Secretary of Mental Health Services and Substance Use and the Administrator of SAMHSA. The opinions expressed herein are the view of CE-ATTC and the authors and do not reflect the official position of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), SAMHSA. No official support or endorsement of HHS, SAMHSA for the opinions described in this document is intended or should be inferred.
Published: March 1, 2022
eNewsletter or Blog
The September 2021 Dialogue contains articles on: Addiction: Exploring Equity-Grounded Leadership and Recovery Stories | Mental Health: Saving Young Black Lives: Reversing Suicide Trends [Podcast] | Prevention: The Importance of Suicide Prevention and Recovery Services | ORN: Recovery Rising | Spotlight: Suicide Prevention Month. 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 bi-monthly on the first Tuesday. You are encouraged to provide us with any feedback or submit articles and topics for discussion in future issues of the newsletter, [email protected]. Sign up to receive the Dialogue in your mailbox.
Published: September 7, 2021
Print Media
Mid-America ATTC is launching another cohort of Enhancing Workforce Capacity to Provide Clinical Supervision for Substance Use Disorders! Participants of the series will receive support and develop the skills needed to master complexities in clinical supervision.  Download the application above or email Bree at [email protected] if you have any questions. 
Published: June 10, 2021
eNewsletter or Blog
Monthly e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.  The Great Lakes Current June 2021 issue features Pride Month, announces the Wellness Leadership Academy, and includes a complete calendar of events for the month.   
Published: June 8, 2021
eNewsletter or Blog
The Counselor's Corner blog series brings timely tips and inspiration for counseling professionals. The first posts in our series feature guest blogger Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC. Mark shares insights he's gained over 30 years in the field as a clinician and trainer. 
Published: April 29, 2021
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The Mountain Plains ATTC wishes to share an Executive Summary that provides a review of the findings from a study conducted among service providers in Region 8 in 2020. The focus of the study was on examining best-practices to expand service collaborations and partnerships with providers of substance use disorder treatment and recovery services. The findings include the themes of Coming Together, Working Together, Keeping the Collaboration Going, Benefits of Collaboration, and Effects of Lack of Collaboration. The findings also provide statements from participants in the study and inform providers of what ensures successful collaborations. A full report of the finding is also available in the Download button above including support in the literature for the findings and expanded access to the voices of the participants and themes. Author: Dr. Tracy Evanson, Staff with Mountain Plains ATTC and University of North Dakota Faculty.
Published: July 10, 2020
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Stigma undermines access to diagnosis, treatment, and successful health outcomes for people with substance use disorders. This session will explore techniques to eliminating the stigma that exists in systems of care and will describe opportunities and challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Published: June 4, 2020
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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
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Essential Conversations in Social Services 2020 (previously called 20-Minute Tips) is a podcast 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 specific topic and explore tips designed to help the BH and SUD workforce. During this episode, we discuss the importance of self-care for BH leaders with Dena Sneed, the Director of the Center for Trauma Informed Innovation at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. This project is a collaboration 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: May 27, 2020
Toolkit
In this time of increased online engagement – meetings, trainings, technical assistance, and more – it is important for facilitators and participants to practice good etiquette when participating in video conferencing. The South Africa HIV ATTC has developed this one-sheet guide highlighting the norms and practices for online engagement.   This product is available in English and Afrikaans. Additional languages are coming soon!   Related Items: Guidance for Setting Up Online Meetings (found here) Facilitator Guidance for Online Engagement (found here) General Guidelines for Virtual Meetings (found here)
Published: April 23, 2020
Toolkit
In this time of increased online engagement – meetings, trainings, technical assistance, and more – it is important for facilitators to be prepared when hosting in online meetings. The South Africa HIV ATTC has developed a series of 1-page guides to provide guidance for online engagement. These products were adapted from the larger resource developed by the Pacific Southwest Mental Health TTC to ensure cultural relevance. This guide helps facilitators to prepare, set up, and host engaging online sessions.   This product is available in English and Afrikaans. Additional languages are coming soon!   Related Items: Guidance for Setting Up Online Meetings (found here) General Guidelines for Virtual Meetings (found here) Group Norms for Online Engagement (found here)  
Published: April 23, 2020
Toolkit
In this time of increased online engagement – meetings, trainings, technical assistance, and more – it is important for facilitators to be prepared when hosting in online meetings. The South Africa HIV ATTC has developed a series of 1-page guides to provide guidance for online engagement. These products were adapted from the larger resource developed by the Pacific Southwest Mental Health TTC to ensure cultural relevance. This one-page guide helps facilitators to physically set up for online meetings including video conferencing.   Related Items:  General Guidelines for Virtual Meetings (found here) Group Norms for Online Engagement (found here) Facilitator Guidance for Online Engagement (found here)  
Published: April 23, 2020
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Presenters: Sandnes S. Boulanger, LCSW, MCAP, Clinical Director, Operation PAR, Inc. Maryellen Evers, LCSW, CAADC   Given recent public health concerns and the importance of social distancing, substance use disorders (SUDs) treatment and recovery support providers are seeking viable alternatives to in-person service delivery. The use of technology through a web-based videoconferencing platform in a synchronous manner (often called telehealth or telemental health) offers one solution. Recent research confirms high levels of patient satisfaction with mental health and substance abuse services delivered via videoconferencing, along with positive treatment outcomes. Most importantly, the skills and knowledge required for delivering treatment and recovery services through videoconferencing are different than those used for conducting business meetings online. This webinar will provide an overview of the essentials of videoconferencing with patients/peers, including: a clinical/support session checklist;  a review of legal, ethical, and patient/peer safety concerns; and  privacy/security and confidentiality issues.   Webinar Resources: Using Videoconferencing to Deliver SUD Treatment & Recovery Services Slides PAR Working from Home Safety Checklist PAR Checklist
Published: March 27, 2020
eNewsletter or Blog
February 2020 issue of the electronic newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC. 
Published: February 11, 2020
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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
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This guide book is designed for leadership in a trauma-informed care initiative or a ROSC transformation—maybe in an organization, in a whole system, or in a whole community.   A Challenge to Leadership has 8 sections. Each section has a set of “action notes,” which are basically workbook tools.  The Action Notes can be used to start a planning process for a change team or a transformation team.      
Published: October 28, 2019
Presentation Slides
The Clinical Supervision Foundations course was developed by the Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network as an introduction to the essential elements of supervisory practice. In response to the need for an educational program which helps supervisors qualify for credentialing, the course presents participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to assure quality of care and promote the professional development of addictions counselors. Knowing it is difficult for supervisors to be away from the worksite for extended periods, the course was intentionally designed utilizing a combination of online, face-to-face, and worksite formats to make up this 30-hour course. The 14-hour, ten module online course is self-paced, and can be taken as a standalone. It is intended to introduce basic concepts and resources, while providing a conceptual overview of the work of a clinical supervisor. The face-to-face segment, which requires the online course as a prerequisite, delves further into some of the more practical aspects of supervision and builds in opportunities for skills practice, offering a worksite aspect giving supervisors an opportunity to self-assess their knowledge and skills, as well as create a plan for continuing their professional development.    
Published: November 19, 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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