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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.This version includes an Executive Summary.
Published: April 29, 2020
Toolkit
The South Africa HIV ATTC has created this one-page activity that 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.   This product is available in English and Afrikaans. Additional languages are coming soon!   Related Items:  Healthy Coping Behaviours (found here) Reflection and Breathing Exercise (found here) Wellness Wheel Exercise (found here) Coping with Distress (found here)
Published: April 27, 2020
Toolkit
The South Africa HIV ATTC has created this one-page activity to encourage 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.   This product is available in English and Afrikaans. Additional languages are coming soon!   Related Items:  Coping with Distress (found here) Reflection and Breathing Exercise (found here) Wellness Wheel Exercise (found here) Regular Emotional Check-Ins (found here)
Published: April 27, 2020
Toolkit
  The South Africa HIV ATTC has created this one-page activity that 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.   This product is available in English and Afrikaans. Additional languages are coming soon!   Related Items:  Healthy Coping Behaviours (found here) Reflection and Breathing Exercise (found here) Wellness Wheel Exercise (found here) Regular Emotional Check-Ins (found here)
Published: April 27, 2020
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*This webinar was in Spanish* Presentación El Abuso de Sustancias Durante El COVID-19 es una presentación que introduce a Los Centros Hispano/Latino de Capacitación y Asistencia Técnica en Adicción y en Prevención (NHL-ATTC y NHL-PTTC) de SAMHSA a los miembros de los programas de La Ventanilla de Salud (VDS), un programa diseñado por la Secretaría de Salud y la Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores del Gobierno de México para ayudar a identificar los servicios de salud que necesitan las familias mexicanas en Estados Unidos dentro del Consulado de México. La VDS ofrece educación en distintos temas de salud. El objetivo de la VDS es mejorar el acceso a servicios primarios y preventivos de salud, aumentar la cobertura en seguros públicos y promover una cultura de prevención de salud a los mexicanos que viven en Estados Unidos. Por medio de este taller educativo, los miembros de los centros proveen información sobre los centros NHL-PTTC) y NHL-ATTC con el propósito de formar enlaces con las 50 sucursales de VDS ubicadas por todo el país. El taller también ofrece información sobre la prevención del abuso de sustancias, define que es la prevención, presenta la Prevención como disciplina o profesión y ofrece información y recursos sobre la prevención. Finalmente presenta información sobre los trastornos del abuso de sustancias, y como aprender sobre las causas, consecuencias y tratamientos disponibles sobre ellos. Y una sección de información sobre retos del COVID-19 y el uso de sustancias y ofreció recursos para la comunidad.
Published: April 23, 2020
Toolkit
  The South Africa HIV ATTC has created this one-page self-assessment activity that 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.   This product is available in English and Afrikaans. Additional languages are coming soon!   Related Items:  Reflection and Breathing Exercise (found here) Coping with Distress (found here) Healthy Coping Behaviours (found here) Regular Emotional Check-Ins (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
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 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
The South Africa HIV ATTC has created this one-page exercise to serve as a guide to reflection, breathing, and relaxation. Taking care of oneself is essential. This is especially true in this moments of instability, when it is common to feel uncomfortable emotions such as stress, anxiety, anger and sadness. One way to practice self-care is by becoming still and practice intentional reflection and breathing. This product was designed as a provider self-care exercise to cope with COVID-19, but it has broad relevance for the general population.   Related Items:  Wellness Wheel Exercise (found here) Coping with Distress (found here) Healthy Coping Behaviours (found here) Regular Emotional Check-Ins (found here)
Published: April 17, 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
Multimedia
Presented By: Dr. Randall Brown MD, PhD, DFASAM   This presentation provides an overview of the challenges experienced by service providers managing office-based opioid recovery treatments, as well as best practices and alternative approaches to safely managing substance use disorder treatments under the current restrictions of COVID-19. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES Transcript
Published: April 16, 2020
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Vaping: Resources and Information provides an overview of the latest news related to vaping, vaping-related illness, COVID-19 and vaping, and vaping treatment and prevention programs. 
Published: April 15, 2020
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Telehealth Resources for Behavioral Health lists regional and national resources and information related to telehealth. Visit this page for up-to-date information on telehealth policy, processes, and best practices for the behavioral health field.  
Published: April 15, 2020
eNewsletter or Blog
April 2020 issue of the Great Lakes Current, with a special focus on responding to COVID-19.  Includes links to resources and information produced by the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC, as well as the other TTC programs across the country. 
Published: April 15, 2020
Multimedia
** This is a SPANISH Language Webinar. Pre-recorded versions are available in English and Portuguese ** Presentation Slides Español English Portuguese   Additional Recordings English Portuguese   En su charla TED titulada "Todo lo que crees que sabes sobre la adicción es incorrecto", el cual ha sido visto más de 15 millones de veces, el periodista británico Johann Hari analiza la investigación disponible sobre las causas subyacentes de la adicción y concluye, de manera brillante, que lo contrario de la adicción no es la sobriedad, es la conexión. COVID-19 ha interrumpido esa conexión y nos ha afectado de formas que quizás no habíamos experimentado antes, o de formas que pueden ser peligrosas para nuestra recuperación. Ha hecho más difícil el tener el apoyo a nuestra recuperación de la forma que funcionaba para nosotros y nos ha forzado a que cambiemos y aprendamos nuevas herramientas para mantener nuestra recuperación. Este seminario web analizará cómo nuestra recuperación ha sido afectada durante estos tiempos del COVID-19 y qué podemos hacer para mantenerla y fortalecerla. Los participantes: Aprenderán cómo el aislamiento social, la soledad y la inseguridad afectan a las personas en recuperación Entenderán los pasos para la recuperación y la resiliencia de la pandemia Discutirán soluciones prácticas para fortalecer la recuperación durante el aislamiento social. Presentador Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, MAC Project Director @National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center and Prevention Technology Transfer Center Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, MAC is the Project Director for the National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center and the National Hispanic and Latino Prevention Technology Transfer Center. Both SAMHSA funded centers are housed at the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (www.NLBHA.org) located in New Mexico. With over 30 years of experience in culturally and linguistically appropriate behavioral health treatment and prevention, Dr. Mancini is one of the most sought after national and international consultants and speakers on mental health and addiction, his areas of expertise is immigrant behavioral health and health disparities. Dr. Mancini founded Georgia’s first Latino behavioral health program in 1999 to serve the immigrant population by providing cultural and linguistically appropriate services in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Pierluigi Mancini, PhD, MAC es el Director del Centro Hispano Latino de Capacitación y Asistencia Técnica en Adicción (NHL-ATTC) y del Centro Hispano Latino de Capacitación y Asistencia Técnica en Prevención (NHL-PTTC). Ambos centros financiados por la agencia federal SAMHSA son parte de La Asociación Nacional Latina de Salud Mental y Adicciones (NLBHA por sus siglas en inglés www.NLBHA.org) ubicada en Nuevo México. Con más de 30 años de experiencia en el tratamiento y la prevención de la adicción y la salud mental con sensibilidad cultural y lingüísticamente apropiadas, el Doctor Mancini es uno de los consultores y oradores nacionales e internacionales más solicitados. Sus áreas de especialización son la salud mental del inmigrante y las disparidades de salud. El Doctor Mancini fundó el primer programa de salud mental y adicciones para latinos en el estado de Georgia en el año 1999 para brindar servicios en inglés, español y portugués.
Published: April 14, 2020
Presentation Slides
In this Telehealth Learning Series, learn more about taking action to protect client confidential information by Jacqueline Seitz, JD; CoE-PHI Health Privacy Lead and Christine Khaikin, JD; CoE-PHI Health Privacy Associate. To view the PowerPoint Presentation, click the Download button above. Click here to read the Transcript.
Published: April 13, 2020
Multimedia
This webinar will provide an in-depth examination of the stigma women with substance use disorders (SUDs) who are pregnant and/or parenting encounter when seeking healthcare services. Strategies to reduce barriers related to stigmatizing attitudes and practices will be addressed.      
Published: April 10, 2020
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This presentation by Sheila Weix, MSN, RN, CARN was recorded on April 1, 2020 and is a follow-up to her PART 1 presentation released on March 20, 2020. Viewers will be provided with updated information on the ever-changing challenges facing healthcare providers under the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as best practices for reducing exposure risks, maximizing limited resources, and safely managing treatment during this difficult time.   Additional Resources: Transcript_SUD in a Pandemic_ Bigger Boat Part 2  
Published: April 7, 2020
Multimedia
The Mountain Plains ATTC introduces a new product based on a series of consultation groups developed to train behavioral health professionals on the use videoconferencing to deliver clinical services. The original series, Advancing Clinicians’ Videoconferencing Skills: An Audio-Consultation Series, was developed and delivered in 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, this series offered a live platform for learning and consultation related to videoconferencing case reviews, legalities and ethics, rules and regulations, and understanding clients through the lens of the evolving digital world. In addition, it explored a variety of topics and activities that promoted learning about the potential successes, challenges, and pitfalls of using videoconferencing to offer clinical services in a behavioral health setting, as well as enhancing participants’ videoconferencing skills. Highlights are now available as eleven separate audio-recorded excerpts from the original series, including the PowerPoint slides, that can be downloaded. Accompanying slides for each session can be downloaded above.   Session 1 Topic/Title: The ins and outs of reimbursement in today’s virtual world Description: Learn about the process of getting reimbursed for providing videoconferencing services.   Session 2 Topic/Title: Thinking outside the virtual box Part I: Appropriate documentation when providing videoconferencing services to clients Description: Explore documentation related to: Client Rights, Informed Consent, Treatment Agreements\   Session 3 Topic/Title: Thinking outside the virtual box Part II: Appropriate documentation when providing Clinical Supervision Description: Social Media and Telehealth-Specific Policies and Procedures, and Electronic Communication Consent Forms will be highlighted and discussed.   Session 4 Topic: Choosing a videoconferencing platform: What you need to know prior to committing to a service Description: Facilitators will review key questions to ask and factors to consider when choosing a HIPPA compliant platform.   Session 5 Topic: Managing an emergency when providing videoconferencing services: Role play Description: Facilitators and/or participants will role play what to do when an emergency arises and explore proactive steps and real time measures to handle the situation.   Session 6 Topic: Employing our “virtual eye”: Taking an objective look around your office before a videoconferencing session Description: During this interactive session, participants and facilitators will provide feedback to each other on the visible office environment, including lighting, sound, and ambiance.   Session 7 Topic: Digital immigrants and digital natives: Understanding our clients through the cultural lens of today’s digital world Description: Interactive discussion of the concept of digital immigrants vs. digital natives and how these concepts tie into behavioral health provider and client experiences using technology.   Session 8 Topic: Avoiding landmines: Understanding HIPAA/42CFR Part 2, texting, emailing, and synchronous vs. asynchronous communication Description: This session will present two - three hot topic scenarios for discussion and improved understanding in dilemmas that may arise as a behavioral health provider offering videoconferencing services.   Session 9 Topic: Using technology when working with adolescents Description: Interactive participant discussion on tips, dos and don’ts, when working with children and adolescents.   Session 10 Topic: So, you love groups: Using videoconferencing to provide group counseling sessions Description: Role play and practice with facilitators using a videoconferencing platform in a group setting.   Session 11 Topic: Providing videoconferencing services: How to implement in your agency and gain provider “buy-in”. Description: Discussion of participant’s own experiences in this area. Facilitators and agency representatives dialogue about potential barriers and challenges and how to work these into the change process.
Published: April 3, 2020
Multimedia
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
Multimedia
Providing SUD services during a pandemic requires a mix of disaster preparedness, safety precautions, telehealth, and ethics. During her tenure as a leader in SUD treatment, Sheila Weix has been involved with emergencies related to the HIV epidemic, 9/11, and the 2008 economic collapse. She is currently applying this experience in an outpatient treatment service that includes medication-assisted treatment in rural Wisconsin during the COVID19 pandemic. Webinar participants will learn about: Safety precautions How to move all services to telehealth Reimbursement contingencies Leadership actions underway to address this rapidly changing situation    Additional Resources: Transcript_SUD in a Pandemic_Bigger Boat Part 1  
Published: March 21, 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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