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eNewsletter or Blog
  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
Multimedia
Typically for in-person service delivery, both clinicians and peer support specialists must possess skills to create an environment that is private, distraction-free, and encourages patients or peers to discuss/disclose information that is important to positively impacting treatment outcomes and/or recovery goals. The same requirements exist for services delivered virtually. Using technology to facilitate clinical or recovery support sessions requires clinicians and peer support specialists to simulate real-time experiences (Hilty, 2002) that promote a therapeutic alliance (treatment) or connection (peer support). However, virtual service delivery requires some careful modification of the clinicians’ or peer support specialists’ skills to ensure engagement occurs and positive working relationships are developed. This workshop will highlight how to develop a virtual presence that leads to building empathy, trust, and mutual respect. View the "Building a 'Virtual Presence' Through Effective Engagement Strategies" webinar in a new tab.  
Published: January 6, 2023
eNewsletter or Blog
The November 2022 Dialogue contains articles on: Addiction: Multiple Pathways to Recovery | Mental Health: Coping After a Death by Suicide | Prevention: SAMHSA’s 19th Annual Prevention Day | ORN: African American History Month, and Regional Spotlight: Beyond Bars. 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 HHS Region 3/Central East region. 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: January 4, 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
Throughout the month of September 2022, the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare in partnership with Recovery Idaho, Idaho Harm Reduction Project, and the Northwest ATTC hosted a series of online webinars titled “Recovery is Health, Health is Recovery." During the series, presenters discussed a range of topics relating to transmissible disease, treatment and precautionary measures, as well as harm reduction practices. September 15, 2022 Presenter: Cas Adams, Project Filter In this session, Cas Adams will teach participants about the intersection between nicotine addiction and other behavioral health conditions, resources available to people trying to quit smoking, and how behavioral health professionals can support their clients address their nicotine addiction and reduce client’s exposure to secondhand smoke. Read more about this session and its presenter. Watch the recording | Download slides
Published: November 3, 2022
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Throughout the month of September 2022, the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare in partnership with Recovery Idaho, Idaho Harm Reduction Project, and the Northwest ATTC hosted a series of online webinars titled “Recovery is Health, Health is Recovery." During the series, presenters discussed a range of topics relating to transmissible disease, treatment and precautionary measures, as well as harm reduction practices. Part 6: September 22, 2022 Presenter: Evan Burke, Idaho Harm Reduction Project In this session, Evan Burke provided an overview of harm reduction informed practices that can be incorporated into an individual’s drug use to reduce their risk of overdose. Read more about this session and its presenter. Watch the recording | Download slides
Published: October 26, 2022
Print Media
  Mid-America ATTC  (MATTC) partnered with the Ethnic Communities Opioid Response Network in Missouri, the Addiction Policy Forum, and the Opioid Response Network (ORN in IA, KS, MO, and NE) to translate Prevention of Opioid Use Education Materials into ten different languages and ensure they are culturally appropriate.
Published: October 25, 2022
Multimedia
Ethics in a Rural Context: Principles & Decision-Making - Session One   The first session, ethical decision-making and boundary management will be emphasized, along with a review of ethical principles that guide the process across service providers.  
Published: October 24, 2022
Interactive Resource
The Mountain Plains ATTC has created a new Health-e-Knowledge course, Older Adults and Substance Use, this course provides an overview of aging and the issues associated with the use of substance by older adults. It highlights some of the contributing factors to this increase of substance use in older adults and provides some initial approaches that can assist primary care and behavioral health providers in assessing the use of substances and possible interventions. Also, modifications that may need to be considered when assessing and intervening with older adults around substance use is provided. Course can be found on the Health-e-Knowledge Website.    
Published: October 5, 2022
Online Course
This 2.5 hour self-paced course provides an overview of Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) and discusses how MAT fits into the context of the larger substance use disorder treatment system. It includes information on the scale of the alcohol and opioid problem in the U.S. as well as how alcohol and opioids work in the body and brain. The overall purpose of this course is to enhance your professional knowledge of MAT and increase your confidence to engage and educate patients about MAT. 2.5 hours Continuing Education Available, NAADAC, NASW, CNE
Published: September 30, 2022
Online Course
The number of older adults in the United States is increasing and with the aging of baby boomers this increase is expected to continue. In addition, the aging baby boomers are changing the aging experience much like they have changed other life stages prior to their older adult years. This population cohort is also one that experimented with and continued to use substances to a degree beyond other previous generational cohorts. The result is that as they age, they are bringing substance use into the older adult years. This Healthy Knowledge course will provide an overview of aging in the United States, with a particular focus on the aging of baby boomers, and how healthcare professional can assess and intervene with older adults regarding their substance use as they present themselves for care and a range of services. 3.75 hours Continuing Education Available. NAADAC
Published: September 30, 2022
Online Course
This 1.5 hour course is designed to educate employers and employees about mental health and substance use issues that may arise in the workplace and how to manage them. It is not designed for the mental health professional, and this series does not train the viewer to diagnose, only to recognize and respond. Behavioral health and substance use are common occurrences. Everyone in the workplace can make an impact by learning more about these conditions, working to reduce stigma, and learning how to talk to a coworker who might be struggling and help them to access supportive resources. This presentation was prepared for the Mid-America Addiction Technology Center (Mid-America ATTC), Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America MHTTC), and the Mid-America Prevention Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America PTTC) under a cooperative agreement from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Certificate of Completion Available
Published: September 29, 2022
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This is part 3 of the Northwest ATTC's 3-part summer webinar series: Innovative and Successful Approaches to Staff Recruitment and Retention. Find information on all 3 parts here. All human service systems are struggling to recruit, hire and retain the staffing that they need to provide quality care. And most of these systems respond to this struggle by spending ever increasing resources with ever diminishing returns. The application of process improvement tools and principles to the hiring process can help organizations to rethink hiring and achieve results. The NIATx rapid cycle PDSA process improvement model has had a huge impact on the quality improvement efforts of substance use and mental health services throughout the county. Join NIATx founding member Mat Roosa, LCSW-R, to learn how to use these powerful tools to understand the hiring process, and make data driven improvements that yield measurable results.    Download slides | Watch recording
Published: September 29, 2022
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TIC What’s in Your Soil: The Power of Community Join us for a heart-felt, wide-ranging discussion with our guest, Kim Shaw-Ellis, and get inspired by the power of being seen, valued, and connected, the power of intentional focus on goodness andways we get that which we seek, and the power of collaborating to solve problems that impact our communities and each other in ways that transform pain into joy and healing.
Published: September 23, 2022
Interactive Resource
The Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC have created an online flipbook for the Alcohol is STILL a Drug series. Alcohol is STILL a Drug is comprised of ten 30-minute videos recorded between September 2021–August 2022. Each video addresses the impacts of alcohol use disorder (AUD) and is presented by a leading professional in that field.    You can view the flipbook online or you can download a PDF version. The videos and supplemental resources are accessible in either format.      ABOUT THE SERIES: The opioid crisis, increasing stimulant misuse, and marijuana legalization often dominate the news—yet alcohol remains the number one substance negatively impacting physical health, mental health, social engagement, and financial stability for individuals throughout the US.   While this series will focus on the hopefulness of recovery from AUD, it will also take a deep dive into what we know about the full impact of alcohol overuse and the ways it affects everyone, even those who do not personally misuse alcohol.   The Alcohol Is Still a Drug series offers viewers the following learning objectives: 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 Understand the importance of person-centered approaches to treatment and recovery  
Published: September 13, 2022
Multimedia
Through the "One Pill Can Kill" campaign, the DEA is bringing awareness to the dangers of fentanyl, the threat of fake pills, and resources to keep people safe. The overarching goal was to provide participants with information about the "One Pill Can Kill" campaign and review a best practice communication strategy so participants felt confident in both their knowledge of the "One Pill Can Kill" campaign and in their ability to communicate it with others.   Learning Objectives Gain knowledge on the dangers of fentanyl Describe 3 key messages of the "One Pill Can Kill" awareness campaign Be familiar with resources to support the "One Pill Can Kill" campaign Review a best-practice communication strategy for sharing information Speakers Sean T. Fearns serves as the Chief of Community Outreach and Prevention Support for DEA since 2015.  In this capacity, Sean is responsible for guiding a diverse and creative staff to develop and implement strategic national partnerships with other organizations which help educate the public on the current drug threats facing the country, support the DEA field divisions, implement DEA’s Operation Engage, communicate key administration drug prevention messages, and help reduce the demand for those drugs.       Alex Waitt, MS, MSEd, LPC, is a licensed professional counselor and the Co-Project Director for the Central East ATTC where he is responsible for the programmatic and administrative coordination of all training and technical assistance for the CE ATTC Region. He is the spokesperson and liaison to stakeholders and supports the development of other training and workforce initiatives.           RESOURCES One Pill Can Kill DEA Campaign Webinar slides This webinar was provided by the Central East ATTC. The Central East ATTC is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and managed by the Danya Institute.
Published: September 13, 2022
eNewsletter or Blog
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
eNewsletter or Blog
  The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   The September 2022 issue celebrates National Recovery Month and the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month (observed Sept.15-Oct.15). This issue also features new products, such as the Alcohol Is Still a Drug webinar series flipbook and the MHTTC Network's Cultural Inclusiveness and Equity WISE companion training series. Don't miss SAMHSA Assistant Secretary, Dr. Miriam Delphin-Rittmon's video address in honor of National Recovery Month. You will also find links to all the upcoming events and trainings for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC. 
Published: September 5, 2022
Multimedia
This is part 2 of the Northwest ATTC's 3-part summer webinar series: Innovative and Successful Approaches to Staff Recruitment and Retention. Find information on all 3 parts here. The current behavioral health workforce emergency is nothing new in the culturally and linguistically specific communities in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Traditional recruitment strategies by dominant culture organizations often fail due to a variety of systemic and cultural barriers that are largely invisible to the established behavioral health systems. Executive Director Fernando Peña with NW Instituto Latino operates a culturally specific SUD Recovery Community Organization that despite the ongoing behavioral health workforce emergency is fully staffed with culturally and linguistically specific staff and routinely has multiple applicants for each open position as one becomes available. In this session, Fernando shared his understanding of the systemic barriers that impact Latinx communities when it comes to the behavioral health workforce as well as some strategies he has used to recruit, retain and support their respective teams. Watch recording (no slides were presented with this session)
Published: September 1, 2022
Multimedia
In partnership with Brown University SciToons and the Department of Emergency Medicine, the New England ATTC created the product "Opioid Overdose Rescue: 5 Ways to Save the Life." This educational video teaches the viewer how to recognize an overdose and how to effectively intervene. Watch the video to learn more. 
Published: September 1, 2022
Website
The Naloxone is an Act of Love website was developed with support by the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) in partnership with the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) on Opioids and Overdose. The website hosts a suite of resources designed to reduce stigma surrounding the use of naloxone and those who experience an opioid overdose along with encouraging viewers to get trained in and carry Naloxone. Specific resources include narrative videos, posters, and coasters. 
Published: September 1, 2022
Multimedia
This 90-minute presentation will provide in-depth information surrounding adolescent co-occurring disorders, including the presence and interaction of mental illness and substance use disorders. Attendees will be able to recognize signs of these conditions and behavioral presentation. You will learn about the circular impact that mental health and substance abuse have on each other and treatment approaches to treat these conditions. Time will be spent reviewing a case study to apply your learning from this presentation to a real case.   Session Objectives: Learn the signs and symptoms of common adolescent substance use disorders and mental health conditions Identify risk and protective factors for mental illness, substance use, and co-occurring conditions Discuss the circular impact that mental health and substance abuse have on each other Learn about evidence-based and best practice models for treating co-occurring conditions   Co-occurring Disorders in the Adolescent Population   Created in collaboration with the Mountain Plains MHTTC.
Published: August 29, 2022
Presentation Slides
Sample Policies for the Delivery of SUD-related Services  via Audio-Only Telehealth    The Pacific Southwest and Mountain Plains Addiction Technology Transfer Centers created a new product to assist behavioral health providers and peer support specialists that provide services to People with Substance Use Disorders (PWSUDs) using the telephone (mobile, landline, or internet phones). This document provides sample policies and recommended practices that behavioral health providers and peer support specialists can use and/or adapt to help guide the delivery of Audio-Only Telehealth (AOTs). Many behavioral health treatment and peer support experts predict that patients/clients/peers will receive services in a hybrid delivery mode (in-person, videoconferencing, and telephone) in the near future. As such, behavioral health providers and peer support specialists will need to expand their skills and competencies while agencies and/or organizations will need policies and practices in place to guide service delivery utilizing AOTs. This product can be used as a starting point to assist in the implementation of AOTs or to enhance current AOTs. Additional products, infographics with tips, and training events regarding AOTs will be coming soon.
Published: August 15, 2022
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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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