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The Language of Texting Prompt and Reminder Poster

Created to accompany the MPATTC’s Guide to Using Text Messages to Improve Substance Use Treatment Outcomes Guide, this 11x17 Prompt and Reminder (PRP) Poster was developed as a reminder to use thoughtful text message language when communicating when using a text messaging system within your agency and to avoid “textese”.  This poster can be downloaded in two sizes, 11x17 (recommended for printing and display) or 8.5x11 (desk copy) directly from the MPATTC website by clicking the "download" button above.  The poster includes a QR code that can be scanned to access the Guide to Using Text Messages to Improve Substance Use Treatment Outcomes and the instructional demonstration videos. To maximize the impact of this product, the MPATTC recommends displaying the 11x17 poster in a location most visible and accessible to administrators/employees who schedule and use text as an extender to services.


To request 11x17 “The Language of Texting” prompt and reminder poster to be mailed directly to you, please click "REQUEST A HARD COPY".

Instructions on how to print PDF files:


Research on the use of Prompt Poster:

Recent research on implementation science highlights the importance of understanding the practical strategies that support uptake of new practices and adoption of evidence-based practices (EBP) by clinicians. For example, placing reminders or prompts in the practice setting where the clinician can easily see them provides timely cues that reinforce use of the EBPs. [see Cullen & Adams, 2012; Leathers, 2016; Sholomskas et al., 2005].



To Download:

The Language of Texting Prompt/Reminder Poster was designed for display as 11x17 sized posters. However, we have also created 8.5x11 desk copies for in-house printing. These packages can be downloaded and printed by clicking Download Button above and selecting either the 11x17 Language of Texting Prompt/Reminder Poster or 8.5x11 Language of Texting Prompt/Reminder Sheet.