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  The National Hispanic and Latino ATTC and PTTC are proud to share this infographic, bringing awareness to Men's Health Month. Please take a look on this information that was carefully prepared by our centers and learn more about Hispanic Men's Health And Hispanic Men's Mental Health, the challenges, the strengths, risk and protective factors, cultural considerations, tips to live healthier and longer lives and several resources. We encourage you to share with your family, friends and colleagues. Thank you! Español Los Centros Nacionales Hispanos y Latinos ATTC y PTTC se enorgullecen de compartir esta infografía, creando conciencia sobre el Mes de la Salud del Hombre. Por favor lea esta información que fue preparada cuidadosamente por nuestros centros y aprenda más sobre la Salud de los Hombres Hispanos y la Salud Mental de los Hombres Hispanos, los desafíos, las fortalezas, los factores de riesgo y de protección, las consideraciones culturales, los consejos para vivir una vida más larga y saludable y varios recursos. Te animamos a compartir con tu familia, amigos y compañeros. ¡Gracias! Português Os Centros Nacionais Hispânico-Latino ATTC e PTTC têm o orgulho de compartilhar este infográfico, trazendo conscientização sobre o Mês da Saúde do Homem. Por favor, dê uma olhada nestas informações que foram cuidadosamente preparadas pelos nossos centros e saiba mais sobre Saúde do Homem Hispânico e Saúde Mental do Homem Hispânico, os desafios, pontos fortes, fatores de risco e proteção, considerações culturais, dicas para viver uma vida mais saudável mais longa e vários recursos. Nós encorajamos você a compartilhar com sua família, amigos e colegas.
Published: June 30, 2022
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Substance Use Disorder Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Video Demonstration Series   This six-part Substance Use Disorder Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) Video Demonstration Series was developed in 2022 by the Pacific Southwest ATTC (SAMHSA Grant No. TI080211), in partnership with the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs Training Department. We thank the Northwest ATTC for conceptual contributions to the development of the video demonstration series (you can access additional Telehealth Video Demonstrations at: https://attcnetwork.org/centers/northwest-attc/telehealth-video-demonstrations), and James Peck, PsyD, Grant Hovik, MA, Andrew Kurtz, MA, LMFT, Victoria Norith, Ken Booker, Lenwood Patterson, LCSW, Eric Borja, and Jaysa Jones, LCSW, for their contributions to the production of this series.   The EBP Video Demonstration Series intends to show how a clinical providers can utilize several different evidence-based practices (e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma-informed care) in a virtual counseling environment. The videos can be viewed as stand-alone resources or in sequence. Viewers are welcome to use the videos as a personal resource, or as a teaching or clinical supervision tool in clinic practice. We ask that you give proper attribution to the Pacific Southwest ATTC and UCLA ISAP when using any portion of the video demonstrations.   Brief video demonstrations are available for the following topics: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Relapse Analysis Trauma-Informed Care – Adverse Childhood Experiences Motivational Interviewing – Working with Ambivalence to Change Motivational Interviewing – Evoking Motivation to Change Trauma-Informed Care – Initiating a Safe Conversation Motivational Interviewing – OARS
Published: June 22, 2022
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The Mountain Plains and Pacific Southwest ATTCs are pleased to offer a two-part recording focused on recovery support services as it relates to People With Stimulant Use Disorders (PWSUDs). In both recordings, a review of the current research is highlighted along with people with lived experience in stimulant use and recovery discussing the findings and relating it to their own experiences. The three panelists with lived experience, all currently work at well-established recovery community organizations (RCOs), one in Colorado- Advocates for Recovery and one in Utah- Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness.  In Part 1 recovery support (e.g. definition of recovery, recovery capital, recovery benchmarks, etc.) and stimulant use (e.g., prevalence of use, impact on the brain, and craving) is discussed. While the Part 2 recording is focused on treatment and recovery services (e.g., treatment services, barriers to recovery, managing triggers and return to use, cessation triggers, 12 Step involvement, exercise, and involvement with RCOs). The overall goal of this two-part recording is to provide participants with a review of the latest science regarding stimulants within the context of people with lived experience highlighting the lessons learned from their recovery. Finally, promoting hope, community, and engagement as central/essential pieces to recovery from stimulant use disorders is a theme in both recordings with the panelists reinforcing that recovery is achievable for PWSUDs.   Recovery Support with Stimulant Use Disorders Part 1   Recovery Support with Stimulant Use Disorders Part 2        
Published: June 21, 2022
Print Media
Harm reduction is any action that reduces risk and increases personal and public safety. Harm reduction approaches have proven to prevent death, injury, disease, overdose, prevent substance misuse or disorder and most of us practice harm reduction techniques daily. For example, when we wear a seatbelt or apply sunscreen we are using harm reduction strategies.  Fentanyl strips, naloxone, and needle exchange programs are also examples of harm reduction.  This poster identifies some of the most common harm reduction methods in an attempt to normalize the term "harm reduction" and broaden the definition.   The Spanish translations were prepared by consultants for the Mountain Plains ATTC. While reasonable efforts are made to provide accurate translations, acknowledging the diversity of Spanish and English Language, some words/phrases may differ.   The poster can be downloaded in multiple formats directly from the MPATTC website. This product was designed for display as an 11x17 sized poster in a location most visible and accessible to behavioral health providers, educators, and/or peer recovery specialists but is also available in an 8.5x11 format for in-house printing. In addition, hard copies may be requested from the MPATTC by emailing us at [email protected] (posters can be mailed within the continental United States). Please click on the link below for more information.   To request an 11x17 "What is Harm Reduction?" poster to be mailed directly to you, please click "REQUEST A HARD COPY".  
Published: June 17, 2022
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 54: MI in Peer Support Recovery Services, with John Burns In this episode of Talking to Change, hosts Glenn and Sebastian talk to John Burns, director of SOS Recovery Community Organization and founder of Families Hoping and Coping, about the use of MI in peer support recovery services. John shares his early MI story, talks about lessons learned from early experiences in recovery, and describes "game changers" he encountered after learning client-centered approaches. He then talks about how MI can help in peer support settings, the role of self-disclosure, integrating peer support services within organizations, management of a peer recovery support organization, and more. The episode ends with a role play and debrief.  
Published: June 6, 2022
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 55: Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), with Robyn D. Walser, PhD In this episode of Talking to Change, Glenn and Sebastian explore MI and ACT with Robyn D. Walser, PhD, Director of TL Consultation Services and Assistant Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Walser talks about what ACT is, how it works well in combination with MI, noticing ambivalence and other human experiences, acceptance in ACT and how to change through “addition not subtraction,” creative helplessness, the role of language in MI and ACT, and the therapeutic relationship in ACT. The episode ends with a “real-play” with Robin and Glenn followed by a debrief and some recommendations for resources to learn more.  
Published: June 6, 2022
Print Media
This Issue: Planting Seeds of Love, Light and Respect to Harvest Equity This issue celebrates Pride month and we are celebrating the diversity, beauty, resilience of and contributions by our LGBTQAI2S+ community members. Please read to learn more about the resources we are highlighting this quarter, NLBHA’s upcoming events and projects, and more.   In This Issue Our Mission Dicho of the Quarter Page 1 A reflection by our Program Director Page 2 Story time: meet our team member, Christina Page 3 Highlighting the experts Quarterly Highlights Celebrations Page 4 NLBHA Highlights Page 5 Article by Luis Cornejo MS, LMFT Page 6 Media Corner Page 8 Staff Contact information Page 9   Español: Esta Publicación: Plantando Semillas de Amor, Luz y Respeto Para Cosechar Equidad   Português: Esta Edição: Plantando Sementes de Amor, Luz e Respeito Para Colher Equidade
Published: June 3, 2022
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The National Hispanic and Latino PTTC is happy to share with you this resource from the Center of Excellence on LGBTQ+ Behavioral Health Equity (CoE LGBTQ+ BHE). Our center supported the CoE LGBTQ+ BHE and we are proud to share these resources are now available in Spanish and Portuguese. This animated video, reviews basic terminology that is important to know when working with people who have diverse sexual orientations or gender identities. This terminology includes sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and more.   English   Spanish   Portuguese     This glossary of terms related to sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression (SOGIE) is a resource for behavioral health practitioners to better understand language commonly used in LGBTQ+ communities. It should be noted that people use terms in different ways, and the best practice is always to honor language an individual uses to identify themselves. English: Spanish: Portuguese: We invite you to visit the CoE LGBTQ+ BHE webpage to learn more: https://lgbtqequity.org/resources/ 
Published: June 1, 2022
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"What if I say the wrong the wrong thing - I don't want to offend them." Join this interactive, learning community conversation where we will explore the limitations of "cultural competence" while providing services to LGBTQIA people. The concept and practice of "Cultural Humility" offers a starting point and a path that offers respect and can build trust between providers and the LGBTQIA people they serve.  
Published: May 31, 2022
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Presenters: Christina Love and Jess Wojcik May 2022 As many people know, the professional identity of peer staff is rooted in their lived experience and deep connection to personal vulnerabilities. What is not often talked about or addressed are the imbalances that many peers face in the workforce. The majority of peers work alongside and are supervised by clinicians and other professionals who may not have the ability to disclose their lived experience, or who do not identify as having lived experience. Often, these imbalances can lead to unclear job descriptions, miscommunication, siloing of services, and replication of the harm many peers have experienced in navigating systems of care. During this one hour webinar, Christina Love and Jess Wojcik provided a 30,000 foot overview of an upcoming training on supervision of peer based recovery support services and a primer for helping attendees move toward organizational transformation and healing through supportive relationships and supervisory practices. Download slides | Watch recording
Published: May 25, 2022
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Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes. Talking to Change: An MI Podcast. Episode 53: Motivational Interviewing for Working with Children & Families, with Donald Forrester In this episode, Glenn and Sebastian talk to Professor Donald Forrester, Cardiff University CASCADE Centre for Children’s Social Care, about the use of MI with children and families. Professor Forrester talks about what it means to be a “good social worker,” how to balance MI spirit with a child’s safety, recognizing the needs of a vulnerable parent, modeling good care in supervision, and teaching MI to parents so they can use it with their own kids. The episode ends with a role play exploring an allegation of child abuse and a debrief afterwards.  
Published: May 10, 2022
Print Media
The New England ATTC co-hosted the Recovery Science and Harm Reduction (RSHR) Reading Group meeting on April 28, 2022 from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM. This discussion reviewed the article, “Diagnostic remission of substance use disorders: Racial differences and correlates of remission in a nationally representative sample.”  View the April 2022 RSHR Reading group meeting summary that includes a brief article summary and key themes that arose in discussion with the participants.
Published: April 28, 2022
eNewsletter or Blog
The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC. The April 2022 issue features Alcohol Awareness month, the Counselor's Corner blog series, and a complete calendar of events. 
Published: April 25, 2022
eNewsletter or Blog
The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC. The May 2022 issue features Mental Health Awareness month, the Counselor's Corner blog series, and a complete calendar of events. 
Published: April 25, 2022
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The Encouraging Change podcast is hosted by Kris Kelly, BS and Laura Saunders, MSSW. This series addresses topics related to using motivational interviewing in peer recovery support. Laura is a Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) member and a MI trainer, and Kris is a program manager for the Peer Recovery Center of Excellence and an expert in peer recovery support services.   Episode 1 - Introducing the podcast and an overview of the application of MI skills in peer recovery support services. Episode 2 - Using MI Skills to Initiate and Develop Relationships Episode 3 - Providing Support: What Does It Mean? Episode 4 - Skillfully Sharing Lived Experiences of Recovery Episode 5 - Personalizing Peer Support: The Uniqueness of the Recovery Process Episode 6 - Recovery Planning: Are We There Yet? Episode 7 - Effective and Person-Centered Ways to Connect People With Resources, Services, and Their Communities  Episode 8 - Growth Through Discovery and Co-Learning Episode 9 - Peer Recovery Support Providers Coming Alongside Recoveries In Crisis Episode 10 - Valuing Communication Through Active Listening  Episode 11 - Developing Effective Relationships, Partnerships, and Family Systems Episode 12 - Promoting Leadership and Advocacy Episode 13 - Becoming More Reflective and Competent in Your Practice     You can find these episodes and many more from the Great Lakes Wave podcast channel on YouTube, Anchor, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and all other major podcast platforms!   
Published: April 20, 2022
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According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, cannabis use rates increased in 2020, with almost 50 million individuals 12 or older reporting use of cannabis in the past year. This increase is reflected in the state-specific data for HHS Region 8 in five of the six states (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah).   Learning Objectives: Summary of relevant research findings and association recommendations to consider when clients present with medical cannabis cards Risk factors for the development of cannabis use disorders Diagnostic symptoms of cannabis use disorders Use of a decision-making matrix for medical cannabis practice with case scenarios   Cannabis Webinar Series: The Clinician’s Guide to Addressing Medical Cannabis in Substance Use Treatment Settings     This webinar is part of a series on the current science of cannabis, for more information on the other webinars in the series view the series homepage.
Published: April 8, 2022
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Presenter: Jovan Hollins, MBA, D/E/I Consultant March 2022 Pillars of Connection is a team built to connect all of us to our humanity. PoC specializes in leadership perspectives, and helping organizations and career professionals develop skills and tools to connect with each other for the greater good of humanity. This will happen by looking internally, serving externally, celebrating our differences, and creating a sense of belonging. In this session, we will connect on the importance of understanding self-awareness, getting knowledge of those whom you serve, developing skills to build trust and engage, as well as finding ways to take action or advocate for change. Awareness, Knowledge, Skills, Action/Advocacy are the pillars in which we create the frameworks for deeper connections, and fighting systems of oppression. Our desire to serve our clients equitably and identify opportunities for more diverse teams will be a support to overall success.  About the speaker:  Mr. Hollins is the Chair of Diversity/Equity/Inclusion, helping his organization develop processes and strategic plans to align D/E/I mission and vision to the organizations overarching strategic plan. Before starting a D/E/I development consulting firm, Jovan worked 2 years as a Vice President of Operations for the largest privately held Home Health Organization. Before joining corporate America, Jovan was an Air Force Academy graduate and officer in the United States Air Force. Upon a successful start to his career in the Air Force and aerospace engineering, Jovan began facilitating courageous conversations on race equity.  After attending Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management for his MBA, Jovan has found ways to add value as a transformational leader in both D/E/I, and as an executive operational specialist. Download slides | View recording Webinar categories: Specific populations, Workforce development
Published: March 31, 2022
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Cultural Competence is a life-long process requiring personal awareness, education, sharing of power and intentional actions to extend social justice and equity to all. This interactive training invites learners to reflect on their cultural identities, history, and experiences, and to actively consider how each of these elements can impact outcomes with clients. Participants were engaged in individual, small and large group activities focused on Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racist outcomes.
Published: March 29, 2022
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Cultural Competence is a life-long process requiring personal awareness, education, sharing of power and intentional actions to extend social justice and equity to all. This interactive training invites learners to reflect on their cultural identities, history, and experiences, and to actively consider how each of these elements can impact outcomes with clients. Participants were engaged in individual, small and large group activities focused on Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racist outcomes.
Published: March 29, 2022
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When working with Hispanic and Latino populations, clear language should never be a linear process, particularly for a collectivist society that defines and interprets experiences within a cultural context. Latino values such as ‘machismo and personalismo’ can be very insightful, but when defined and understood through an American perspective, we wonder why we feel a ‘disconnect’ with the Hispanic client/patient we need to provide prevention services to. This interactive presentation will inform on Latino cultural nuances that can reframe communication for Hispanic individuals with substance use and/or mental health problems and discuss prevention strategies to support “recuperación” (recovery).
Published: March 29, 2022
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While the first two installments of this webinar series focused on effective treatment strategies and models for addressing stimulant use disorders, this last installment featured three presenters discussing change management strategies for successfully implementing evidence-based practices (EBPs). Todd Molfenter, PhD, provided an overview on how implementation science informs successful uptake of EBPs. Bryan Hartzler, PhD, presented tips for community-based implementation of contingency management. Denna Vandersloot, MEd, shared lessons learned from implementation efforts involving the Matrix Model of treatment. Watch recording This is part 3 of a 3-part series on Stimulant Use Disorders sponsored by the Northwest and Great Lakes ATTCs. Find the complete series here.  Webinar category: Stimulants, Treatment - General
Published: March 29, 2022
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Presenter: Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC June 2021 CRA is an often-underutilized evidence-based practice that is has been proven to successfully treat addictive disorders with adolescents and adults around the world. This comprehensive, cost-effective behavioral program has been empirically supported with inpatients, outpatients, and homeless populations. CRA is based on the belief that environmental contingencies can play a powerful role in encouraging or discouraging addictive behaviors and draws on the strength of communities and families to guide a person towards a more rewarding lifestyle. This webinar, presented by Brian Serna, LPCC, LADAC, CEO/Founder of Serna Solutions, will provide attendees with an understanding of the research and theoretical basis of CRA and its core procedures and clinical applications. Download slides | Watch recording Webinar category: Treatment - General
Published: March 29, 2022
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Presenter: Ann Marie Roepke, PhD December 2020 These are strange and frightening times. The global outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted daily life in profound ways. An economic recession, political strife, and the toxic impacts of racism weigh heavily on many. And those of us who work in the “helping professions” have the honor and the burden of caring for others in the midst of all these challenges. More than ever, we need the skills and the relationships that help us to be resilient: to make it through hard times with the least suffering and the greatest well-being possible. In this webinar, we will explore strategies for building up our resilience as we manage the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and associated challenges. Topics we will cover include reconnecting with values, meaning, and purpose; finding self-compassion during tough times; and maintaining motivation to take care of ourselves in the ways that work for us. Please note: This webinar is offered for educational and informational purposes only, and it not intended as a healthcare service, medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or establishment of a doctor/patient relationship. Download slides | Watch recording Webinar category: Workforce support
Published: March 29, 2022
Toolkit
Download the tip card to learn helpful information about brain injury. Providers will learn about common symptoms, the intersection with substance use and behavior, screening for brain injury, and how to support those with a history of brain injury.
Published: March 17, 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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