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eNewsletter or Blog
  The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   The September 2023 issue honors National Recovery Month, National Hispanic Heritage Month, Addiction Professionals Appreciation Day (September 20), and the 10th anniversary of the ATTC/NIATx Service Improvement Blog! As always, you will also find links to all upcoming events and trainings hosted by the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC!
Published: September 7, 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
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About this series: The Great Lakes ATTC and MHTTC are excited to offer these introductory training videos on the use of SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment). This series includes three simulated patient recordings with each portraying a realistic scenario focusing on one part of the SBIRT screening process (brief intervention, initiating brief treatment, referral to treatment).   The Great Lakes ATTC and MHTTC also offer live virtual trainings on SBIRT and Motivational Interviewing (MI). These trainings take place on a recurring basis throughout the year, and they are perfect for those who are new to MI and SBIRT, as well as practitioners who are interested in refreshing their knowledge and skills in an interactive virtual learning environment. Check out our 2023 Motivational Interviewing and SBIRT Training Schedule landing page for more information and to register!     Watch the Introduction to Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Training Video. (57 min.)     Watch the Introduction to SBIRT for FQHCs Training Video. (18 min.) This video presents supplementary introductory information specific to FQHCs. It is recommended everyone watch the full intro video first.      Watch the SBIRT: A Brief Intervention for Alcohol & Cannabis Use Simulated Patient Training. (15 min.)     Watch the SBIRT: Initiating Brief Treatment for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Simulated Patient Training Video. (18 min.)     Watch the SBIRT: Referral to Treatment Simulated Patient Training Video. (18 min.)     Don't forget to subscribe to the official YouTube channel of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC, The Great Lakes Current! We upload brand new content and resources every week that help support the SUD, behavioral health, mental health, and prevention workforces of our region. Be sure to subscribe and turn on notifications so that you can be the first to access new content as soon as it's available!  
Published: November 21, 2022
Multimedia
Culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies are the means to ensure respectful and responsive services that enhance effective outcomes for racial, ethnic, and other underserved communities in behavioral health care. As such, being culturally informed when conducting evidence based (EB) practices such as Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, (SBIRT) can help Hispanic and Latinx clients reduce their substance use. SBIRT, is an evidence-based practice that helps practitioners identify and intervene with people whose pattern of substance use puts them at risk for or are experiencing substance-related health and other psychosocial problems. The question is: How do we facilitate SBIRT without compromising the fidelity of the model while practicing culturally responsive care? This two session webinar series will review current landscape of substance use and benefits of culturally adapted evidence-based interventions that align with culturally and appropriate services standards, (CLAS). Further, the content will inform on how a culturally informed framework can help meet the needs and enhance quality care among Hispanic communities at risk. Goal: Clinical and non-clinical professionals will review the dynamics of facilitating a culturally responsive SBIRT intervention for reducing substance use with Latinx communities and enhance their recovery and wellness process. Session 1 Objectives: Review Hispanic and Latinx behavioral health disparities Define social determinants of health and implications for communities Define cultural adaptations of practices and purpose Describe cultural & linguistic appropriate services (CLAS) standards Identify benefits of stigma free terminology and referred language Define evidence-based practice (EBP) and importance of fidelity   Presentation Handouts Session 2 Objectives: Define the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment, (SBIRT) model List opportunities for cultural adaptations List dynamics of a culturally appropriate, trauma informed, inclusive environment Identify factors of a culturally responsive rapport and engagement for screening List benefits of the person-centered approach using core skills of motivational interviewing in a brief intervention interaction Identify benefits of working with client’s cultural concept of substance use List cultural considerations for a referral to treatment and language conducive terminology   Presentation Handouts About the Presenter Diana Padilla, CLC, CARC, CASAC-T Research Project Manager @New York State Psychiatric Institute, Division of Substance Use Disorders, Columbia University Medical Center Diana Padilla is a Research Project Manager, at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Division of Substance Use Disorders, Columbia University Medical Center. She is a curriculum developer and senior trainer for the Northeast & Caribbean Addiction and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers. Ms. Padilla is certified by the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS) as an SBIRT trainer. She provides intensive technical assistance and implementation support to organizations in a variety of settings, who are seeking to incorporate the SBIRT intervention practice to address health, psychosocial, and other concerns related to harmful levels of alcohol and other substance use.
Published: September 7, 2022
eNewsletter or Blog
Monthly e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.  January 2022 issue features: African American Online Museum of Addictions, Treatment and Recovery: 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees Counselor's Corner blog Training calendars -- January 2022  Subscribe to the Great Lakes Current: click here.  .
Published: January 7, 2022
Presentation Slides
JMU Substance Use Disorder Education Virtual Conference An inter-professional training in SUDE/SBIRT for faculty and community partners. Holly Ireland, LCSW-C, Co-Director of the Central East ATTC presented the presentation at the conference: Implementing SBIRT: Substance Use Disorders Education. This was a closed event.
Published: October 16, 2020
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Maryland Reproductive Health Virtual Series: Implementing SBIRT: Family Planning and Reproductive Health Settings Description: The 2020 Maryland Reproductive Health Roundtable Virtual Series was a statewide, multiple sessions series spanning across three months to share education and information around reproductive health and family planning in the state of Maryland. These sessions invited public health professionals and clinical providers from city, county, and state agencies as well as health care institutions, community-based organizations, and academic partners. The topics addressed were based on priority challenges and opportunities in reproductive health care. Recordings of the sessions are below as well as corresponding resources. The 2020 Maryland Reproductive Health Roundtable Virtual Series was hosted by B’more for Healthy Babies, UChoose, Maryland Department of Health, and Morgan State University. Speakers: Holly Ireland, LCSW-C Holly is the Co-Project Director of the Central East ATTC. She has 30 years’ experience working in the behavioral health field, beginning her career as a Residential Rehabilitation Counselor while working on her undergraduate degree in psychology at Towson University. During her career, she has provided direct service in outpatient behavioral health and recovery support settings, including individual, group and family therapy for co-occurring disorders, crisis intervention, trauma treatment, Assertive Community Treatment, and advocacy. Holly also serves as adjunct faculty for Salisbury University’s Social Work Department, teaching social welfare policy and advanced practice courses.   Shelley Miller, MS Shelley Miller has worked in family planning and reproductive health for more than 35 years. She has served in a variety of roles including Director of Patient Services for a large Title X agency and Director of Training Performance Improvement for TRAINING 3, a regional training center. Shelley has provided consultation, coaching, training and technical assistance, both nationally and internationally. She currently works with the Central East ATTC as an independent consultant in its SBIRT implementation project with Title X.      
Published: July 28, 2020
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Description: This 5-hour virtual conference focused on the integration efforts that support a collaborative healthcare approach. Professionals working in these areas were able to increase their knowledge of new updates in an interprofessional environment. These clinical updates are designed to assist in creating comprehensive screening protocols in primary care, substance use treatment, and infectious disease and sexual health clinics. Sessions: Enhancing Sexual Health History Taking HIV Biomedical Prevention: PrEP and PEP Screening Protocols Introduction to Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Clinical and Stigma Update   Intended Audience: Physicians, physicians assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, case managers, social workers, students of health professions, and other members of the healthcare team. Professionals and students in infectious disease, sexual health and family planning, substance use, behavioral health, mental health, and primary care are welcome and encouraged to attend. This training is a collaboration between the Mid-Atlantic Education and Training Center, The Danya Institute, the Central East TTCs (ATTC, MHTTC, PTTC), and the STD/HIV Prevention Training Center at Johns Hopkins.
Published: June 9, 2020
Print Media
This guide provides resources specific to screening for co-occurring disorders experienced by farmers, farmworkers and farm families in rural communities. Healthcare providers, behavioral health professionals, and social workers are facing increasing pressure to respond to a host of unmet substance use and mental health needs of rural communities. In response, with support from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Mountain Plains ATTC and the Mountain Plains MHTTC have collaborated to release a resource guide to assist rural healthcare providers with screening and assessment of alcohol use disorder and depression.  The guide uses a case scenario to illustrate the most common barriers encountered in identifying co-occurring disorders and underscores the unique needs of rural communities that are home to agricultural producers.   If you would like to request a hardcopy version of this product please contact Susan Mickelson   Following the release of a new product (Depression, Alcohol and Farm Stress: Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders in Rural America) by authors at the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) and the Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC). MHTTC and ATTC team members from two regions contacted key stakeholders in May 2020 to assess the impact of the farm crisis and perceptions regarding next steps. Feedback from these providers and key stakeholders is included in this brief along with updated data related to farm stress and mental health implications. These interviews and data will guide future activity for both the Mountain Plains and Mid-America ATTCs and MHTTCs. Read Farm Stress: Facts, Impact of COVID-19, and Resource and Training Needs of Mental Health Care Providers or download above.
Published: April 16, 2020
Website
In partnership with an NIAAA funded project awarded to researchers at Rhode Island Hospital, we developed an intensive TA curriculum to promote the implementation of screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment into pediatric trauma centers. The curriculum includes an online orientation video, three self-paced webinars, self-paced submission of role plays with standardized case vignettes, and monthly coaching calls. Materials are currently being actively piloted and will be available in the ATTC Network once finalized.
Published: April 23, 2019
Multimedia
This webinar, presented by Ken C. Winters, PhD, provided an overview of the Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) model for use with adolescents who may be using substances. In addition to a look at the parts of the SBIRT model, Dr. Winters also discussed techniques for maximizing the quality of a teen's self-report, provided an overview of the components of several recommended brief interventions, and provided links to evidence-based tools and resources. Ken C. Winters, PhD is a Senior Scientist at the Oregon Research Institute (MN affiliate) and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota. His primary research interests are the assessment and treatment of adolescent drug abuse. He is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, and the Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Dr. Winters received numerous research grants from the National Institute of Health and various foundations and published over 125 articles over a 30-year period. Over the past 10 years he has researched brief interventions and the SBIRT model. Download slides | Watch recording Webinar category: Specific populations
Published: March 27, 2019
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES Communicate the importance of integrating evidence-based practices in substance use disorders into social work education and practice. Provide a high-level overview of four (4) prominent evidenced-based practices:  Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT); Motivational Interviewing (MI); Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT); and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in the context of social work practice. Explore next steps in infusing these EBPs into social work education and practices at micro, mezzo and macro levels   OPENING PANEL Jean Bennett, PhD, MSM, MSN, BSN, RN, Regional Administrator, SAMHSA Jo Ann Regan, PhD, MSW, Vice President of Education, Center for Social Work Education Raffaele Vitelli, CAE, Vice President, Professional Education and Product Development, National Association of Social Workers
Published: March 27, 2019
eNewsletter or Blog
The March 2019 Dialogue feature: Addiction: SUD Screening for Women | Mental Health: Women and Mental Health | Prevention: Tailoring SUD Prevention Services for women | ORN: Suboxone Program. Additional sections include upcoming training and webinar events, behavioral health observances, new resources, Region 3 news, and Region 3 Spotlight: PTTC Regional Webinar Series. The Dialogue is designed to inform behavioral and mental health professionals of news and upcoming events in the Central East states. This electronic newsletter is disseminated on the first Tuesday of each month. We encourage you to provide any feedback or submit articles and topics for discussion in future issues of the newsletter. If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive the Dialogue, news, and training announcements, sign up here.
Published: March 5, 2019
Print Media
Poster for health care providers to use to explain SBIRT. Size:11 x 17 poster English and Spanish
Published: November 28, 2018

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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