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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
Curriculum Package
Staying in Touch: Using Caring Contacts to Sustain Connections with Your Clients is an online curriculum that describes a low-threshold, Caring Contacts intervention designed to help providers reduce client self-harm, increase feelings of self-efficacy, and fill treatment gaps due to health disparities or other challenges. A Caring Contact is a personalized written form of practitioner outreach to individual clients that expresses care and concern for their wellbeing. This simple, customizable intervention can be implemented at a distance during times of stress and isolation, making it a particularly useful addition to telehealth practices. This curriculum: is self-paced, with expected completion time of less than an hour; outlines the scientific support for this approach to reduce client isolation and potential self-harm; focuses, in part, on special circumstances and populations that can be hard to engage and retain in care; and includes concrete examples of Caring Contacts, as well as modifiable templates that can be downloaded and adapted for any organization’s use.   Additional Resources Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SAMHSA). Features information, tools, training, and more. CAMS-Care: Preventing Suicide. Training and certification for the CAMS suicide prevention assessment, intervention and treatment.  Now Matters Now (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention). Personal stories and research-based ways (DBT, e.g.) for managing suicidal thoughts and emotions.   
Published: June 2, 2020
Multimedia
  Presenter: Dr. Pang Foua Yang Rhodes Dr. Rhodes offers insight on the effects of social distancing and stigma within Hmong communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Rhodes elaborates on the struggles facing Hmong Americans and provides social and historical context of Hmong culture that should inform providers' treatment methods and crisis response services during this difficult time.   EnglishTranscript_Culturally Relevant Services in Crisis(Part 3)_Rhodes_04_28_20 HmongTranscript_Culturally Relevant Services in Crisis(Part 3)_Rhodes_04_28_20  
Published: May 30, 2020
Multimedia
  Presenter: Dr. Michelle Evans Recorded on April 17, 2020 Providing mental health services in the present and future conditions will require a new consideration for cultural elements and linguistic tools via a re-imagined perspective on policy and technology when serving culturally diverse communities. Dr. Michelle Evans will guide us through the use of these tools, the challenges, and the opportunities we now have amid a crisis.        
Published: May 29, 2020
Print Media
In response to the COVID19 pandemic, the New England ATTC team has developed products in partnership with the South Africa ATTC to support our partners and constituents.  Our ATTC is well positioned to continue supporting people with off-the-shelf products and our virtual trainings and technical assistance remain available. In this time of increased online engagement – meetings, trainings, technical assistance, and more – it is important for facilitators to be prepared when hosting online meetings. This one-page guide helps facilitators physically set up for online meetings including video conferencing and includes tips for audience engagement.
Published: May 27, 2020
eNewsletter or Blog
Monthly electronic newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.  
Published: May 27, 2020
Print Media
In response to the COVID19 pandemic, the New England ATTC team has developed products in partnership with the South Africa HIV ATTC to support our partners and constituents during this time. Our ATTC is well-positioned to continue supporting people with off-the-shelf products and our virtual trainings and technical assistance remain available. This one-page activity can be used to learn new ways to cope with and relieve stress. Developing ways to soothe can be helpful to prevent one from becoming emotionally overwhelmed. This product was designed as a provider self-care exercise, but has broad relevance for the general population.
Published: May 27, 2020
Multimedia
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
Print Media
In response to the COVID19 pandemic, the New England ATTC team has developed products in partnership with the South Africa HIV ATTC to support our partners and constituents during this time.  Our ATTC is well positioned to continue supporting people with off-the-shelf products and our virtual trainings and technical assistance remain available.  This one-page activity encourages taking care of oneself, particularly in moments of great instability. Learning and practicing the activities in this product can be helpful to prevent one from becoming emotionally overwhelmed. This product was designed as a provider self-care exercise, but has broad relevance for the general population.  
Published: May 27, 2020
Print Media
In response to the COVID19 pandemic, the New England ATTC team has developed products in partnership with the South Africa ATTC to support our partners and constituents. Our ATTC is well positioned to continue supporting people with off-the-shelf products and our virtual trainings and technical assistance remain available.  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. This one-sheet guide highlights the norms and practices for online engagement.
Published: May 27, 2020
Print Media
In response to the COVID19 pandemic, the New England ATTC team has developed products in partnership with the South Africa ATTC to support our partners and constituents. Our ATTC is well positioned to continue supporting people with off-the-shelf products and our virtual trainings and technical assistance remain available.  This one-page activity can help one slow down and check in with their emotional and physical well-being. This product was designed as a provider self-care exercise, but has broad relevance for the general population.
Published: May 27, 2020
Multimedia
Additional Resources Presentation Slides Translations     The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted enduring health disparities among the Hispanic and Latino population due to persistent inequities, including access to healthcare and access to culturally competent behavioral healthcare. Bicultural and multicultural behavioral health providers have been positioned to help address these gaps but must now navigate their roles in the context of the current crisis. This virtual session will outline the unique challenges and opportunities faced by bicultural and multicultural providers during the current pandemic and will discuss considerations and strategies for moving forward. Presented by  Marilyn Laila Sampilo, PhD, MPH
Published: May 27, 2020
Multimedia
Chicago Street Outreach & Linkage to OUD Care During a Pandemic A case example of collaboration and innovation to reach vulnerable populations with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) during COVID-19. Recorded May 18th, 2020 Presented By: Elizabeth Salisbury, MD, MPH; Sarah Messmer, MD; Nicole Gastala, MD; Stephan Koruba, NP During the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals who use opioids may be at high risk for withdrawal and/or overdose because of lack of income, disrupted drug markets, limited access to harm reduction services, and even more limited access to treatment services. This webinar will review the changes in regulation around buprenorphine initiation during this national emergency, the loosening of telehealth requirements, and provide a case example of how one street outreach team has partnered with a community-based clinic to allow individuals who are experiencing homelessness to receive access to buprenorphine treatment during the national emergency.     Transcript_Chicago Street Outreach & OUD Care During Pandemic_05_18_20.pdf
Published: May 22, 2020
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Recorded May 5th, 2020 Panelists: Danis Russell Jeff Coady Kwame Gyasi Jeanne Pulvermacher Dave Gomel Tom Wright Judi Jobe Michelle DeRosso   Transcript_Region 5: Supporting Behavioral Health Programs & Personnel During COVID-19
Published: May 22, 2020
Interactive Resource
This document entitled “Stimulant Resources” provides a list of resources for SUD providers including facts and statistics, resources for teens, online trainings and recorded webinars, and recent data specific to stimulant use disorders.
Published: May 21, 2020
Multimedia
Supporting Mental Health and Substance Use Providers during the crisis created by COVID-19 is imperative. This webinar focuses on how providers are coping and how to best support this critical segment of the workforce. Participants will learn how hopelessness, fatigue, stress, trauma, and social distancing are impacting the well-being of mental health and substance use practitioners. Presenters will highlight the need to practice self-compassion, holistic wellness, and self-care as essential strategies to deal with compassion fatigue, burnout. Supportive strategies and techniques to increase connection are discussed. This product was created in collaboration with the New England MHTTC.
Published: May 14, 2020
Multimedia
This webinar record is Part 1 of the "Providing Culturally Relevant Crisis Services During COVID-19" series.  Presenter: Albert Thompson Although COVID-19 continues to be a daily concern, large-scale epidemics are certainly not solely a 21st century issue. In this presentation, Thompson expands our focus from the world's present circumstances so we can better understand how society has responded to past health crises and the disproportionately devastating impact these events had, and continue to have, on marginalized populations as a result of prejudicial treatment and economic disadvantage.       
Published: May 12, 2020
Print Media
The National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center is please to provide new fact sheets on Alcohol Use and Abuse During COVID-19 to download and distribute. This fact sheet has been translated from English to both Spanish and Portuguese. English It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, anguish and worry during and after a crisis like COVID-19. The separation from loved ones, the loss of freedom, and the uncertainty about the state of the disease are all cause for concern. Studies show that most people in social isolation report negative psychological effects, including symptoms of post-traumatic stress, confusion, and anger. The biggest stressors include fears of becoming infected, loss of job, frustration, boredom, inadequate supplies, inadequate information, financial losses, and stigma. But how we manage that stress is important since there are healthy and unhealthy ways of doing so. Excessive use of alcohol is not a healthy way of managing stress. Download English Español Es natural sentir estrés, ansiedad, angustia y preocupación durante y después de una crisis como el COVID-19. La separación de los seres queridos, la pérdida de libertad, y la incertidumbre sobre el estado de la enfermedad son causantes de preocupación. Estudios demuestran que la mayoría de las personas que se encuentran en aislamiento social registran efectos psicológicos negativos, incluidos síntomas de estrés postraumático, confusión y enojo. Los mayores factores estresantes incluyen temores de infección, frustración, aburrimiento, suministros inadecuados, información inadecuada, pérdidas financieras y estigma. Pero la forma en que manejamos ese estrés es importante ya que existen maneras saludables y maneras no saludables de hacerlo. El uso excesivo de alcohol no es una manera saludable de controlar el estrés. Descargar en Español Português É natural sentir estresse, ansiedade, angústia e preocupação durante e após uma crise como o COVID-19. A separação dos entes queridos, a perda da liberdade e a incerteza sobre o estado da doença são motivo de preocupação. Estudos começaram a mostrar que a maioria das pessoas que estao em isolamento social relata efeitos psicológicos negativos, incluindo sintomas de estresse pós-traumático, confusão e raiva. Os maiores estressores incluem o medo de infecção, receio de perder o emprego, frustração, tédio, suprimentos inadequados, informações inadequadas, perdas financeiras e estigma. Mas como lidamos com esse estresse é importante, pois existem maneiras saudáveis e não saudáveis de fazê-lo. O uso excessivo de álcool não é uma maneira saudável de gerenciar o estresse. Download em Português
Published: May 8, 2020
Multimedia
The crisis created by COVID-19 has impacted all sectors of society, including people recovering from Substance Use Disorders and/or Mental Health Issues. This webinar will focus on how isolation, stress, anxiety, trauma, financial difficulties, and physical distancing have impacted recovery processes and the well being of the recovery community. Presenters will highlight the need to understand and support the multiple pathways of recovery, wellness, resiliency, self-care, and recovery capital. Online resources and platforms will be explored as well. This product was created in collaboration with the New England MHTTC.
Published: May 7, 2020
Print Media
As COVID-19 has progressed in many of our communities, several questions have been brought to the attention of the Region 7 Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America ATTC). The goal of this FAQ is to provide practical answers to these recurring questions that may result in immediate action. Mid-America ATTC will update this list monthly at minimum, until updates subside.  
Published: May 6, 2020
Print Media
The recent COVID-19 health pandemic has accelerated the implementation of behavioral health services via remote technology, including telephone and video conferencing. The following is an implementation framework for behavioral health care providers that guides organizational leadership through short term practical steps for implementation of  remote services via technology while including successful long-term strategies for sustaining telehealth services.   
Published: May 1, 2020
Print Media
The information provided on this guide will improve your ability to be fully engaged in a virtual meeting. Main focus: 1. Participate fully and critically in online learning. This means coming prepared with thoughtful questions, using the technology available to you, and making sure you do the individual work in order to get the most out of the group time. 2. Be patient when engaging in new online meeting platforms. There is a learning curve, and it is okay! Do your best to engage with the technology. 3. Be intentional about tapping into the knowledge of the online community.
Published: April 30, 2020
Print Media
In response to the COVID19 pandemic, the New England ATTC team has developed products in partnership with the South Africa ATTC to support our partners and constituents. Our ATTC is well positioned to continue supporting people with off-the-shelf products and our virtual trainings and technical assistance remain available.  Taking care of yourself is essential in moments of great instability. This one-page self-assessment activity can be used to set goals towards achieving greater balance in caring for oneself. This product was designed as a provider self-care exercise, but has broad relevance for the general population.
Published: April 29, 2020
Print Media
A report brought to you by the South Southwest ATTC and NFARtec about the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services efforts to expand behavioral health treatment and recovery services through telehealth and Grand Lake Mental Health Center Collaborative Program Model.  
Published: April 29, 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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