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CRTIC: Pour a Cup of Tea and Sit With It    Episode 4, with Erika Holliday and Lauren Ragan Wilkerson   This episode features Erika Holliday, Substance Use Coordinator for the Unified Government (Kansas City, KS) Public Health Department, and Lauren Ragan Wilkerson, Board-Certified Music Therapist at the University of California-San Francisco Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. In this conversation, we challenged ourselves with questions that rarely have clear answers, and our guests offered both macro- and micro-level strategies for effecting change and maintaining well-being through it.  
Published: May 5, 2023
eNewsletter or Blog
  The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   The April-May 2023 issue honors National Mental Health Awareness Month, National Children's Mental Health Awareness Week, National Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, and National Prevention Week by sharing events and resources on these topics. This issue also features an upcoming in-person conference and an exciting, new intensive technical assistance training series sponsored by the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.    As always, you will find links to all the upcoming events and trainings for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC in The Great Lakes Current.   
Published: May 4, 2023
eNewsletter or Blog
May 2023 Dialogue – Addiction: Deadly Impact of Fentanyl | MHTTC: Mental Health Awareness Month | Prevention: SAMHSA’s National Prevention Week: Promoting Health and Wellness | ORN: Make Possibilities a Reality | Regional Spotlight: ORN Xylazine Regional Summit. Additional sections include behavioral health observances, virtual training and webinar events, Region 3 news, and new publications/resources. 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: May 2, 2023
Multimedia
In this episode, hosts Glenn Hinds and Sebatian Kaplan talk to Mallori DeSalle and Lodge McCammon about the use of humor in therapy. They talk about ways to evoke humor, use of humor as an invitation to see a situation in a new way, “absurdity training” and finding the absurd from an expected response, the portability of therapeutic humor, and how to introduce a humorous intervention with permission.
Published: May 1, 2023
Multimedia
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. Episode 64: Common Questions about MI, with David Rosengren, PhD Glenn and Sebastian were excited to welcome David Rosengren, PhD, for a return appearance to answer some common questions they receive in trainings. Dr. Rosengren was one of the founding members of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has written books, journal articles, and more about addiction and MI. In the episode, Dr. Rosengren answers questions like "Why does listening help?," "How young can a client be to benefit from MI?," "What if people think you aren't being genuine with affirmations?," and more!
Published: May 1, 2023
Print Media
This infographic discusses xylazine, a non-opioid animal sedative and tranquilizer, also known as "tranq," that is being used as an additive to the illicit opioid supply, particularly fentanyl. It covers key concerns including overdose risk, heart and blood pressure problems, necrotic tissue damage, treatment challenges, and harm reduction barriers. It also contains suggested actions for prevention and treatment professionals.     *Originally published April 27, 2023, revised June 5, 2023
Published: April 27, 2023
Multimedia
Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based, conversation model for evoking and enhancing intrinsic motivation to change behaviors. In this video-conversation, participants will discuss the core components of this model and practice using the skills of Motivational Interviewing, particularly in the context of substance use behavior change(s). Prior knowledge of Motivational Interviewing is not required. This learning community is open to everyone engaging in conversations about behavior change - educational degrees or credentials are also not required.
Published: April 23, 2023
Multimedia
Motivational interviewing is an evidence-based, conversation model for evoking and enhancing intrinsic motivation to change behaviors. In this video-conversation, participants will discuss the core components of this model and practice using the skills of Motivational Interviewing, particularly in the context of substance use behavior change(s). Prior knowledge of Motivational Interviewing is not required. This learning community is open to everyone engaging in conversations about behavior change - educational degrees or credentials are also not required.
Published: April 23, 2023
Multimedia
    DESCRIPTION: As the illicit opioid supply includes more and more fentanyl, there have been increasing concerns about increasing rates of buprenorphine initiation precipitating opioid withdrawal. This session will describe why we believe this is happening, how common it is, and buprenorphine initiation strategies to support patients in avoiding precipitated withdrawal.     LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Describe the challenges of buprenorphine initiation in the fentanyl era. Name three potential approaches to buprenorphine initiation. Counsel on reducing fentanyl-related harms.     TRAINER: Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Community Health and Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, Wisconsin. She is the Program Director of the Preventive Medicine Residency and core Faculty for the Addiction Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Salisbury-Afshar is board certified in family medicine, preventive medicine/public health and addiction medicine and her expertise lies at the intersection of these fields. Her work has focused on expanding access to evidence-based substance use disorder treatment and harm reduction services. Past public health roles include serving as Medical Director of Behavioral Health Systems Baltimore, Medical Director at Heartland Alliance Health (a healthcare for the homeless provider in Chicago), and Medical Director of Behavioral Health at the Chicago Department of Public Health. Dr. Salisbury-Afshar received her Medical Degree from Rush University Medical College and her Master’s in Public Health from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.     The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Published: April 20, 2023
Multimedia
In recent years, there has been growing support for a harm reduction approach to drug policy, which emphasizes reducing some of the negative consequences associated with drug use through a variety of public health measures. Historically, this approach has been a core value of syringe service programs, expanding into other settings particularly as rising overdose deaths have made educating people about overdose risks and distributing naloxone more urgent. This two-part workshop will explore how harm reduction is evolving, different interpretations of what harm reduction is (or isn’t), and ways to build bridges between harm reduction services and the continuum of care for people who use drugs. Discussion topics will include how harm reduction providers are offering or connecting participants to various types of treatment, broadly defined, and how treatment providers are incorporating harm reduction strategies into their services.
Published: April 20, 2023
Multimedia
Difficult moments don’t have to grow into ‘incidents’ that can threaten client engagement and retention. This workshop is designed to equip participants with basic concepts and preparatory actions that can be used to de-escalate a wide range of interactions.
Published: April 20, 2023
Print Media
The New England ATTC co-hosted the Recovery Science and Harm Reduction (RSHR) Reading Group meeting on April 20, 2023. This discussion reviewed the article, “Role of Peer Support Workers in Improving Patient Experience in Tower Hamlets Specialist Addiction Unit.” Article link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pMWtbaMn6iFGZrHglV7JzAOW1QJL4aCH/view View the April 2023 RSHR Reading group meeting summary that includes a brief article summary and key themes that arose in discussion with the participants.
Published: April 20, 2023
eNewsletter or Blog
The National American Indian and Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center's latest newsletter explores recovery from substance use disorders (SUD) and the Indigenous Path to Recovery which includes involving family and community members, engaging in cultural events, involving Elders and community healers, and engaging in peer support networks.
Published: April 10, 2023
Print Media
  This snapshot of information is intended to provide resources to individuals, parents, professionals, and providers on the importance of Naloxone use. among Latinos in the United States. Español Naloxona Guia y Recursos Esta reseña informativa tiene por objeto proporcionar recursos a personas, padres, profesionales, y proveedores sobre la importancia del uso de la Naloxona entre los Latinos en Estados Unidos.
Published: April 7, 2023
Multimedia
In recent years, there has been growing support for a harm reduction approach to drug policy, which emphasizes reducing some of the negative consequences associated with drug use through a variety of public health measures. Historically, this approach has been a core value of syringe service programs, expanding into other settings particularly as rising overdose deaths have made educating people about overdose risks and distributing naloxone more urgent. This two-part workshop will explore how harm reduction is evolving, different interpretations of what harm reduction is (or isn’t), and ways to build bridges between harm reduction services and the continuum of care for people who use drugs. Discussion topics will include how harm reduction providers are offering or connecting participants to various types of treatment, broadly defined, and how treatment providers are incorporating harm reduction strategies into their services.
Published: April 3, 2023
Multimedia
Peer professionals provide an array of recovery-oriented supports and person-centered care which include empathetic engagement with survivors of trauma circumstances. This work at times can increase the peer’s vulnerability to vicarious trauma or secondary stress. Potentially it can result in the loss of ability to objectively help others find their recovery pathways and can affect the peer’s mental and emotional wellbeing. This two-hour interactive workshop will review how trauma situations may present, signs to recognize and cues alerting as to when to step away from a trauma inducing situation. Content will also offer practical strategies for self-care including ways to build resiliency.
Published: March 30, 2023
Print Media
This snapshot of information is intended to provide resources to individuals, parents, professionals, and providers on fentanyl use among Latinos in the United States. HOJA INFORMATIVA SOBRE EL FENTANILO PARA LOS PROVEEDORES Esta síntesis de información tiene por objeto proporcionar recursos a las personas, los padres, los profesionales y los proveedores sobre el consumo de fentanilo entre los Latinos en los Estados Unidos.
Published: March 30, 2023
Multimedia
The mental and emotional well-being of diverse populations are exacerbated by social, environmental, and economic conditions that have been identified as barriers affecting help seeking behaviors. Moreover, research is indicating how organizational staff providing services to diverse communities are increasingly experiencing their own wellness challenges dealing with client loss and overwhelming responsibilities, and can benefit from work environments that consider and support their wellbeing.  The National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards provide a framework to assist organizations to work more effectively and resourcefully with diverse populations. This interactive training will instruct on how to implement the National CLAS Standards within behavioral health care settings to build organizational capacity and provide culturally informed and linguistically conducive services that enhance recovery and wellness pathways, integrate strategies to reduce racial and ethnic disparities, and advance behavioral health equity and inclusion for both communities and the professionals that provide care.
Published: March 29, 2023
Multimedia
You know Motivational Interviewing (MI) as an evidence-based intervention that promotes behavior change… would you like to explore further? Join longtime friends, colleagues, and Motivational Interviewing Network Trainers Amy Shanahan and Paul Warren as they discuss the intricacies of the MI spirit, intentionality, evoking change talk, and reveal what MI is not. If you are curious about enhancing what you know about MI, reflecting on your practice, and improving your partnership with clients, then link arms with Amy and Paul and listen as they explore the path of MI learning using a fun and thought-provoking conversational style.
Published: March 27, 2023
Multimedia
    DESCRIPTION:  In this webinar, Dr. Ryan Westergaard will review the epidemiology of HIV and Hepatitis C infection among people who use drugs. He will discuss current and future approaches for addressing infectious disease risks as the epidemics of opioid and stimulant use continue to evolve, sharing research findings from the National Institutes of Health Rural Opioid Initiative.  With examples from community-based research conducted in Wisconsin and elsewhere in the Midwest, Dr. Westergaard will illustrate how changes in injection drug use, policies around harm reduction services, and the COVID-19 pandemic influence communities’ vulnerability to HIV outbreaks and pose challenges to the national goal of viral hepatitis elimination.     LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Understand how changes in the epidemiology of opioid and methamphetamine use disorder have posed obstacles to the goals of ending the HIV epidemic. Recognize the potential impact of incorporating screening, linkage to care, and low-threshold treatment for hepatitis C infection in addiction treatment settings. Discuss a research agenda for a comprehensive, patient-centered approach to health and safety of people who inject drugs.       TRAINER: Dr. Ryan Westergaard, MD, PhD, MPH, is a physician and epidemiologist, specializing in treatment and prevention for HIV and viral Hepatitis, with a special dedication to harm reduction among people who inject drugs. He is currently serving as Wisconsin’s Chief Medical Officer for the Bureau of Communicable Diseases (DPH, DHS). This is in addition to his research and physician-faculty position at the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine and Public Health where he’s an Associate Professor of Medicine and an Infectious Disease Physician for UW Health. Holding these positions has paved the way for building bridges between the institutions and leverage the many resources of all to benefit the health and well-being of residents across Wisconsin.         The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.
Published: March 24, 2023
Print Media
The use of electronic vaporizing devices (“vaping”) has skyrocketed in popularity since their widespread introduction across the United States. Through these devices, consumers inhale an aerosolized liquid compound, most commonly liquid nicotine or cannabis-derived chemicals (both CBD and THC). Risks stemming from vaping present an important public health challenge, particularly for youth, but also among adults. While significant research gaps remain, a growing number of evidence-based practices are available to behavioral health practitioners.  
Published: March 21, 2023
Multimedia
There are thousands of people in recovery from addiction unaware of their civil rights under the ADA. The ADA insures that people with addiction to alcohol, and in recovery from opioids and other drugs have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. Find out how the ADA addresses alcohol and substance use disorders differently. This session will also introduce how the ADA applies to addiction in three phases of employment: pre-offer, post-offer, and employment. These differences will be illustrated with scenarios about alcohol, opioids, cocaine, and marijuana. Learning Objectives: Understand the ADA’s definition of disability and how it applies to addiction and recovery. Distinguish how the ADA applies to people with addiction to alcohol and those in recovery from opioids and other drugs. Learn which protections the ADA provides in access to employment, state and local government services, and places of public accommodations. Who is encouraged to attend? Clinicians, providers, administrators, and leadership are highly encouraged to participate to learn more about ADA protection rights.   Additional Resources ADA Webinar Handouts   Presenter: Oce Harrison, Ed.D. Dr. Harrison is the Project Director at the New England ADA and has directed the New England ADA Center since 2001. Dr. Harrison provides ADA, Addiction and Recovery trainings throughout New England.  She has presented at SAMHSA’s New England Addiction Training and Technology Center; the National Association for Addiction Counselors (NAADAC) 2019 annual Conference; Massachusetts Organization for Addiction and Recovery (MOAR); and in 25 city and town meetings in Massachusetts on behalf of family support chapters of Learn to Cope. She led the ADA National Networks’ ADA, Addiction and Recovery Committee which has produced a fact sheet series on how the ADA addresses addiction and recovery. Dr. Harrison is known for her initiation, follow-through skills and congeniality. Before coming to the New England ADA Center, Dr. Harrison worked with organizations such as: the Boston Self Help Center, Mass General Hospital’s Burn Unit, Perkins School for the Blind, Casa Esperanza, and the Institute for Community Inclusion at Children’s Hospital. She earned her doctorate at Boston University’s School of Education in 1994. Oce is a person living with a disability.
Published: March 17, 2023
eNewsletter or Blog
Due to the length of the articles written by our authors, the March 2023 Dialogue newsletter was split into two parts. Part 1 was published March 7 and Part 2 was published March 14. Part 2 of the March newsletter contains articles: MHTTC: Celebrating Women in Medicine | Regional Spotlight: Sean's House. Additional sections include behavioral health observances and virtual training and webinar events. 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: March 14, 2023
eNewsletter or Blog
  The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   The March 2023 issue honors National Women's History Month by sharing resources from the Mental Health Technology Transfer (MHTTC) Network that focus on an array of behavioral health issues affecting women and girls. This issue also features an exciting, new intensive technical assistance training series sponsored by the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.  As always, The Great Lakes Current provides links to all the upcoming events and trainings for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   
Published: March 10, 2023
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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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