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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 take into consideration the cognitive, behavioral and adaptive functioning challenges that are common across the spectrum.  This presentation will provide the attendee with a brief overview of FASD, information regarding assessment and diagnosis, and suggestions for ways to tailor treatment/intervention to support success. Presenter Dr. Joanne Sparrow is a clinical psychologist in private practice currently licensed in Washington and Colorado; she works primarily with adults who present with histories of complex trauma/post-traumatic stress disorder, mood and anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. View recording Download handouts: Common Messages: Guidelines for Talking and Writing About FASD (CanFASD.ca) Language Guide: Promoting Dignity for Those Impacted by FASD (Canada NW FASD Partnership) FASD: Preferred UK Language Guide (National Organisation for FASD) Life History Screen (Grant T et al. 2013) Moving Towards FASD-Informed Care in Substance Use Treatment (CanFASD.ca) Safety Plan (TherapistAid.com)        
Published: December 14, 2023
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  Substance use disorder is a biopsychosocial disease that impacts women differently than men. There are varying treatment approaches for men and women that are vital for effective treatment. Stigma continues to be a barrier for women accessing treatment and treatment providers offering care. Historically, women in the United States have had less access to treatment, and they still do today. Furthermore, socioeconomic factors may significantly affect a woman's ability to achieve long-term sobriety. This workshop will shed light on common emotional and physical differences experienced by women before, during, and after treatment as compared to their male counterparts. We will also discuss common treatment issues and considerations for clinicians, peers, law enforcement, family members, and more.   TRAINER Ashley Yassall, MPA, PMP Ashley's experience and education lie in the nonprofit, for-profit, and government sectors. She has held various leadership positions in behavioral health and excels at project management, task execution, and her ability to improve organizations. Ashley is the Principal Consultant and Owner of Ashley Ryan Consulting LLC, a nonprofit-focused consulting firm supporting project management, compliance/accreditation, program evaluation, and other practice management needs. Ashley was previously the executive director at the Women’s Recovery Center (WRC) in Cleveland, Ohio. At WRC, she and the team increased revenue by 40% from 2018 to 2022 (from $700,000 to a $1.2 million budget). She led the organization to achieve the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in 2021. Ashley works part-time for Catholic Charities Corporation in Cleveland at Matt Talbot residential facility. Ashley is a CDCA (Chemical Dependency Counseling Assistant in Ohio) and seeking her LCDC II (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor II Licensure in Ohio) by the end of 2023. Ashley achieved her MPA from the University of North Carolina in August 2022. Ashley earned her Project Management Professional (PMP) credential in February 2023. Ashley is pursuing her Certified Change Management Professional (CCMP) in 2024. Ashley holds a bachelor's in actuarial science/mathematics from The Ohio State University.     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: October 25, 2023
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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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  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
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The September 2022 Dialogue contains articles on: Addiction:  Families in Recovery | Mental Health:  National Suicide Prevention Month | Prevention:  Suicide Prevention Awareness | ORN:  Mobilize Recovery, and Regional Spotlight: A Journey to Recovery, by Demetrie Garner. 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 and our weekly training bulletin in your mailbox.   Visit the Dialogue Archives.
Published: September 6, 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: Reaching and Retaining Pregnant & Parenting Teens & Young Adults Recording     DESCRIPTION: Adolescence and young adulthood are fraught with complexities.  When pregnancy, parenting, and substance use concerns are layered on, the combination can be overwhelming for the young person—and for you! This session focuses on understanding risk factors for substance use, leveraging resiliency factors, and using creative engagement strategies to reach and retain pregnant and parenting teens and young adults, as well as their families.     LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Identify three resiliency factors for pregnant and parenting adolescents and young adults with SUDs. Identify three considerations for addressing the dual needs of parenting teens or young adults with SUDs and the needs of their children. Explain how co-parenting, teen dating violence, and foster care involvement impacts pregnant and parenting adolescents with SUDs.         TRAINERS: Euna Ra-Smith, LCSW, is a senior program manager at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP) and a program manager for the California Youth Opioid Response. She has served as a clinician, senior director and chief clinical officer in child, adolescent, and young adult serving agencies for nearly two decades.  She has worked exclusively in diverse settings, including overseeing adolescent residential treatment services for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, unsheltered transitional aged youth, and community-based outpatient services.   Veronica Welch, MS, is a Program Associate II at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), where she provides TA and support for implementation of mobile crisis and justice interventions in California.  Her past work experience includes clinical work with young families on bonding and attachment, as well as individual therapy with families and children in the child welfare system. She possesses a B.S. in child development and a M.S. in marriage, child, and family therapy.
Published: July 25, 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.   Great Lakes ATTC Spring Webinar Series: Pregnant Women and Marijuana–Special Considerations Recording     DESCRIPTION: This session focuses on navigating conversations with pregnant women about the growing trends of cannabis and e-cigarette use. Health risks will be examined, and participants will learn about the research on the perceived risks of cannabis and tobacco use. Best practices in screening for cannabis and e-cigarette use will be explored and strategies for educating pregnant women and addressing cannabis use will be shared.     LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Differentiate known and perceived risks • List predictors of cannabis use in pregnancy • Describe how perceived risk can impact cannabis and tobacco use by pregnant women • Identify key factors for educating pregnant women about cannabis use       TRAINERS: Linda Frazier, MA, RN, MCHES, Director of Addictions Initiatives at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), has extensive leadership and consulting experience with more than 30 years’ experience in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient behavioral health, medications for addiction treatment (MAT), women’s health, adolescent, and college health. Ms. Frazier served as associate director of treatment and recovery services for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of Behavioral Health. She has served on the leadership team of the American Public Health Association Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Section since 2009 and is currently the Past Chair.   Elizabeth Carla Lemos, CADC, Senior Program Manager at Advocates for Human Potential (AHP), has been delivering substance use disorder treatment services for more than twenty years. Her experience includes serving as the program director of a PPW residen­tial program, director of re-entry services for an agency on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, and supervisor for a substance use program for individuals while incarcerated. She is currently completing her master’s degree at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Published: May 24, 2022
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  Podcast hosts will discuss how alcohol use and the risk for alcohol-related problems change over women’s lifespan from adolescence to college-age, early careers, pregnancy, parenting, empty-nest, retirement and aging. The podcast episodes will feature conversations with the hosts and guest speakers on topics such as: Women, Alcohol and Health Disparities Social and Cultural Contexts of Alcohol Use Media Messages about Women and Alcohol Use Women’s Alcohol Use during the Pandemic Prenatal Alcohol Exposure and more  
Published: May 17, 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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The Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America ATTC) and the Missouri Credentialing Board in Region 7 are sponsoring a 2-part training for peer specialists/recovery coaches and supervisors of peer specialists who want to develop expertise in serving pregnant and parenting families impacted by substance use and/or opioid dependence. The training will include the following: Two, full day virtual training sessions; Six, 1.5-hour virtual Peer-to-Peer Learning Collaborative sessions. The training will be September 9th and 10th and the Learning Collaborative will be held twice monthly following the completion of the training. Download the application to learn more. 
Published: June 21, 2021
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This is the final session of the 3-part series Embracing Pregnant & Parenting Families Challenged with Substance Use Disorder. After the session, participants will be able to: Recognize data relevant to addiction and recovery in the United States Define stigma and examine its impact upon individuals experiencing addiction and those in recovery Discuss implicit bias and examine strategies to examine and reduce our own unconscious bias Illustrate the power of language in relationship to stigma and contrast stigmatizing language with the language of recovery Identify actions each member of the health care team can take to reduce the impact of stigma Click here to watch the presentation Presenter Information: Sharon Hesseltine, BSW, is President and CEO of Intentional Development, providing consultation, facilitation and training to strengthen services for pregnant and parenting families who have substance use disorders, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma. For over 30 years Sharon has worked in Public Health and specialized in early childhood development, women’s health, substance use disorder and recovery.  
Published: June 9, 2021
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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
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This is the first session of the 3-part series Embracing Pregnant & Parenting Families Challenged with Substance Use Disorder. This session addresses addiction as a chronic brain disease, the brain changes inherent to addiction and the mechanisms contributing to both the brain’s vulnerability as well as how substances themselves impact the brain.  The session strives to connect neurobiological changes to common behavior of individuals with a substance use disorder. The session also explores the overlap neurobiologically between early parenting behavior and addiction while creating an opportunity for discussion of the implications for patient care during the antepartum period After the session, participants will be able to: Recognize addiction as a chronic brain disease Understand the connection between ACE’s and vulnerability for addiction Discuss the role of the reward system in driving parenting behavior Click here to watch the video presentation Presenter Information: Sharon Hesseltine, BSW, is President and CEO of Intentional Development, providing consultation, facilitation and training to strengthen services for pregnant and parenting families who have substance use disorders, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma. For over 30 years Sharon has worked in Public Health and specialized in early childhood development, women’s health, substance use disorder and recovery.     Continuing Education: Continuing Medical Education (CME), American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on  Accreditation (CNE), Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES), Iowa Credentialing Board, Missouri Board of Certification are pending approval. The series will be accepted by the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board and is deemed alcohol and drug specific and will be accepted for continuing education for licensed alcohol and drug counselors in Nebraska.   
Published: May 26, 2021
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Presenter: Dan Dubovsky, MSW April 2021 This is a continuation of the webinar that was presented on January 27, 2021 that provided information on FASD and its manifestations in treatment and other settings, with a focus on the brain basis of the behaviors that are often misidentified as willful, manipulative behaviors. In this webinar, we focus on a discussion of the importance of identifying strengths in those with an FASD and those surrounding them, and strategies that can be implemented in treatment settings that can result in better outcomes for the individual and the setting. Download slides | Watch recording Webinar category: Specific populations, Treatment - General
Published: May 12, 2021
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The purpose of this FREE series is to spark a shift in perspective among health care staff as it relates to pregnant and parenting families experiencing substance use disorder. The ultimate goal is that families experiencing SUD will be met with compassion and understanding and receive care that is grounded in recovery-oriented values and principles. Download the training flyer to learn more about this 3-session learning series and to register!
Published: April 29, 2021
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In this session, Dr. Barbosa-Leiker of WSU presented a series of research studies focused on perceptions of risk of cannabis use during pregnancy and postpartum. Research participants included perinatal women, healthcare providers, and cannabis retailers in the state of Washington. Download slides | Watch recording Webinar category: Specific populations
Published: April 9, 2021
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The Kansas City Perinatal Recovery Collaborative (KCPRC) was formed in June 2018 by Mid-America ATTC in response to the growing impact of substance use on families in the bi-state metropolitan area.  The KCPRC works to develop, grow, and nurture a coordinated, multi-system network of services and programs to support pregnant and parenting mothers as they navigate the dual journey of parenting and recovery. KCPRC is a collective of professionals from child development, child welfare, housing, social services, health care, criminal justice, and substance use disorder treatment and recovery.  The group focuses on evidence-based ways care can be improved from pregnancy and throughout a woman’s continuum of care. 
Published: April 1, 2021
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Stigma associated with substance use disorders (SUDs) is a significant barrier to identification and treatment efforts. Persons with SUDs who are pregnant and/or parenting are particularly impacted by stigma and may be subject to adverse encounters when seeking healthcare services. The MPATTC developed clinician-focused and client-focused posters to help address barriers associated with perinatal stigma. It is recommended the posters be displayed in locations visible to both clients and clinicians. The third poster in the series, "We've talked a lot... Now do you have questions?", is aimed at helping address stigma-related barriers by incorporating a tear-off sheet that clients can use to request more information from their clinician/provider on questions they might have (i.e., "I would like to know how alcohol and drugs may affect a baby during pregnancy" and "I would like to know which alcohol and drugs should be avoided during breastfeeding").   Please note: to maximize the impact of these products, display the 11x17 posters in a location most visible and accessible to clinicians.     To Download:  The Perinatal Stigma Prompt/Reminder Posters were designed for display as 11x17 sized posters. However, we have also created 8.5x11 desk copies for in-house printing. These packages can be downloaded and printed by clicking  above and selecting either the Perinatal Stigma Posters Package 11x17 or Perinatal Stigma Posters Package 8.5x11.   In addition to the poster packages, you can download the “Perinatal Stigma Poster Description” which includes the intent and how to use these posters.     To request 11x17 MI Prompt/Reminder Posters to be mailed directly to you, please click "Request a Hard Copy Now".   The MPATTC is available to answer questions and interested in any feedback you have regarding the posters. Please contact us anytime!
Published: March 31, 2021
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Pregnant/Parenting Women and Substance Use Webinar Series: Part 2 In this session, Dr. Susan Stoner of the Washington State Parent-Child Assistance Program will provide an overview of this award-winning, evidence-informed, 3-year case management intervention and present practice-based evidence of its effectiveness in supporting the recovery of pregnant and parenting women and preventing future substance-exposed births.   Presenter: Susan Stoner, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist, Research Scientist at the University of Washington Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute, Clinical Instructor in Psychology at the University of Washington, and the Director of the Washington State Parent-Child Assistance Program. Download slides | Watch recording Webinar category: Recovery support, Specific populations
Published: February 28, 2021
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Part 1 of our 3-Part Series on Pregnant/Parenting Women and Substance Use Disorders Presenter: Dan Dubovsky, MSW When an individual has behaviors that cause difficulty in treatment settings, we often label the person as being non-compliant, unmotivated, or disruptive. When they are back in treatment numerous times, we say that they are not ready for sobriety. However, their behavior may well be due to brain damage caused by prenatal alcohol exposure, which is much more common than most people suspect. Due to this damage, which spans the intellectual spectrum, evidence based practices that rely on verbal interactions and reward and consequence systems are often not successful with them and set them up to fail. This presentation addresses the importance of recognizing an FASD in those with whom we work or live. The brain damage seen in FASD is examined, along with common behaviors that result from this damage. A method of identifying those with an FASD is identified and how to modify treatment is touched on. Download slides | Watch recording Webinar category: Specific populations, Treatment - General
Published: February 1, 2021
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Objetivos: Repasar el uso y abuso de las sustancias ilegales durante el embarazo Presentar nuestro conocimiento la identificación y manejo de la Hepatitis C durante el embarazo Actualizar nuestro conocimiento con respecto a la pandemia del virus COVID 19 y su impacto en las mujeres embarazadas   Recursos Addicionales: Webinar slide handouts Not all vaccines are created equal Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Statement: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination in Pregnancy Labor and Delivery COVID-19 Considerations WHO FAQ Website: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Vaccines   Presentador: Luis A. Izquierdo, M.D.
Published: December 16, 2020
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Objectives: Review the use and abuse of illegal substances during pregnancy. Address the identification and management of Hepatitis C during pregnancy Present our current knowledge of COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on pregnant patients   Additional Resources Webinar slide handouts Not all vaccines are created equal Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Statement: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination in Pregnancy Labor and Delivery COVID-19 Considerations WHO FAQ Website: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Vaccines   Translations     Presenter: Luis A. Izquierdo, M.D.
Published: December 9, 2020
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        S2 Ep3: Parenting Through Your Recovery Journey In this episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Technology Transfer Specialist and President and CEO of Inentional Begginnings, LLC, Sharon Hesseltine. We turn our attention to the stigma and barriers that women face while parenting or pregnant while being challenged with substance use disorder (SUD). Sharon highlights her personal journey as a mother while plowing through her road to recovery. She also debunks some common myths of being pregnant with a SUD.  Listeners will get an overview of her newest project, "Providing Peer-Based Recovery Support Services for Pregnant and Parenting Families".        Sharon Hesseltine, BSW is the President and CEO of Intentional Beginnings Consulting & Training, a small non-profit with the mission of strengthening organizations and individuals serving those who experience substance use disorders, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and trauma. Sharon received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Southern Illinois University in 1981, and in 2011 completed a two-year post-graduate Certificate in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health from the University of Minnesota. For over 30 years Sharon has worked in Public Health and specialized in early childhood development, women’s health, and addiction. Her career has ranged from providing direct services to women through managing two sober living residences to designing and facilitating statewide and local collaborative initiatives that call on her skills in public policy, strategic planning, cross-sector collaboration, program assessment, and marketing. She is a national trainer, Technology Transfer Specialist, and facilitator for multiple organizations including the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC), and the Opioid Response Network. In 2018, Sharon took the lead in developing SUD specific training for Peer Support Specialists and Supervisors for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Sharon is passionate about reducing the stigma associated with addiction and developing the capacity of communities, organizations, and individuals to better meet the needs of individuals with substance use disorders. With her husband, Scott Hesseltine, she currently resides in Louisville, KY.   Sponsorships: off for this episode                        
Published: December 9, 2020
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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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