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Tag: ATTC Tech Transfer in Action Blog Series

ATTC/NIATx’s Top 10 Posts From Our First Decade

Published: 08/24/2023
 Compiled by ATTC/NIATx staff and directors This month marks a decade of partnership and collaboration between the ATTC Network and NIATx on our shared blog. In that time, we’ve published more than 300 articles, including multiple series, from the pearls of wisdom we’ve learned over the years, to all the many new places you can […]
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Finding New Ways to Connect During Isolation

Published: 11/18/2020
Jeff LedolterNational American Indian & Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer CenterWhen COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2020 and services began shutting down, many clinics were at a loss for what to do. Facing an unprecedented challenge, health providers had to make tough decisions with incomplete information on how they could best help their […]
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Radical Healing: A Viable Response to Racial and Ethnic Inequities in Behavioral Health

Published: 10/21/2020
Maxine Henry, MSW, MBACo-DirectorNational Hispanic and Latino ATTC Ethnic and racial inequality has been present in our landscape for generations, yet the COVID 19 pandemic seems to have put a spotlight on the disparities felt by people of color and other minority groups. In a time where the entire world is experiencing overwhelming stress brought […]
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Connecting Community and Faith in a Troubled World: The Southeast ATTC’s Faith Leadership Academy

Published: 10/07/2020
By Pamela Woll, MA, CPS  and Dawn Tyus, LPC, MAC, NCC Southeast ATTCSix months ago, when the world started grinding to a halt, it looked like travel and gathering restrictions might get in the way of the Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center’s highly interactive “Let’s Have the Conversation” Faith Leadership Academy, due to start its […]
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Responding to Needs: Collaborations for Broad Impact

Published: 09/17/2020
By Thomasine Heitkamp, LCSWPI and Co-Director of the Mountain Plains ATTC and MHTTC The Mountain Plains ATTC collaborated with the Mountain Plains MHTTC to create a shared product entitled Depression, Alcohol and Farm Stress: Addressing Co-Occurring Disorders in Rural America, [Co-occurring Disorders] April 2020 (M. Shogren, R. Landwehr, D. Terry, A. Moore and A. McLean). […]
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Technology Transfer and Organizational Resilience in the age of COVID-19

Published: 08/19/2020
Michael S. Shafer, Ph.D.Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer CenterArizona State University February 4-6, 2020, 39 behavioral health professionals representing 13 agencies throughout HHS Region 9 gathered in Oakland, California for three days to participate in the PSATTC’s Organizational Process Improvement Initiative (OPII) Change Facilitator Academy, launching a 10-month, long-term intensive technical assistance program. Each agency’s […]
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ATTC Region 2: Preparing and Managing Natural Disasters

Published: 08/05/2020
Robert Peralta De Jesus, MA, MHS Northeast & Caribbean ATTC The Institute of Research, Education and Services in Addiction at the Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine has provided various trainings for first responders, community leaders and healthcare providers. In early January of this year, with the atmospheric events that occurred in Puerto Rico, […]
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Northwest ATTC: Tech Transfer in Action Blog Series

Published: 07/15/2020
David Jefferson, MSWDirector of Training and Technical Assistance Northwest ATTC Over the past three years, in collaboration with the Northwest ATTC, I have led a large technical assistance project to support implementation of Motivational Interviewing (MI) for 200+ members of the behavioral health workforce employed at social service agencies in Whatcom County, Washington. During the […]
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Addressing the Syndemic of Addiction, COVID-19, and Structural Racism by Strengthening the Workforce

Published: 07/02/2020
By Sara Becker  New England ATTCAccording to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 105,000 Americans have died and at least 1.7 million Americans have been infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Social distancing measures put in place to contain the spread have decimated entire sectors of the United […]
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South Southwest ATTC: Implementing Remote Technology In a Time of Crisis

Published: 06/17/2020
Maureen NicholsDirector, South Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer CenterHHS Region 6 The recent COVID-19 health pandemic has accelerated the implementation of behavioral health services via remote technology, including telephone and video conferencing. In March 2020, as behavioral health treatment and recovery organizations prepared to continue critical services while implementing social distancing guidelines needed to keep patients […]
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How social isolation, loneliness, and insecurity affect people in recovery from addiction and mental illness during COVID-19; and what to do about it

Published: 06/03/2020
By Pierluigi Mancini, Ph.D.Project Director, National Hispanic and Latino ATTC We are going through a difficult period, together, and we are all going through it in our own way. What COVID-19 has done to us as a society is traumatic and the impact of untreated trauma can be subtle, insidious, or outright destructive. The American […]
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Great Lakes ATTC: Helping Build Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care

Published: 05/20/2020
Implementation, the final phase of the ATTC Technology Transfer Model, moves an innovation into routine practice in real-world settings. For the Great Lakes ATTC, implementing Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care in real-world settings has been a particular focus since the concept first began to take shape. (See related blog post: Building a Science of Recovery: The […]
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Mid-America ATTC: Creation of Intensive technical assistance manual for trauma informed care (TIC)

Published: 05/06/2020
The Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (a collaboration between Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies) developed an intensive technical assistance manual to be used by Technology Transfer Centers to facilitate trauma informed care (TIC) implementation in substance use and recovery service settings. The manual […]
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Traditional Ways of Sharing Modern Knowledge: Peer-to-Peer Learning Communities

Published: 04/08/2020
Jeff Ledolter Program Manager of the Tribal Opioid Response TA ProgramNational American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC Image posted with permission of all participants.  In February 2020, the National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC hosted a regional technical assistance meeting in Oklahoma City for recipients of the Tribal Opioid Response grant. It was similar to […]
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Using Text Messages to Improve Substance Use Disorders Treatment Outcomes

Published: 03/18/2020
Nancy Roget, MS, MFT, LADC Co-Director, Mountain Plains ATTC Annually, the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducts a survey called the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). This survey interviews almost 68,000 individuals across the nation regarding their use of alcohol, prescribed medications, and illicit drugs. In 2019, the NSDUH survey […]
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Changing Practice Through Collaboration, Art, and Science

Published: 03/04/2020
Respectfully submitted by Holly R. Ireland, LCSW-C The Central East ATTC serving Health and Human Reserves Region 3 has been managed by the Danya Institute for nearly 20 years. Danya’s tagline is “Changing Communities Through Changing Practice” and collaboration has always been a central core value to our work. Workforce development and capacity building changes […]
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Tech Transfer in Action Blog Series: Infusing Evidence-Based Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Information into Existing U.S. College and University Curricula

Published: 02/19/2020
Beth Rutkowski, MPH Co-Director, Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center, HHS Region 9 Developing a competent, highly skilled multidisciplinary workforce to provide effective treatment and recovery services to individuals living with a substance use disorder is a cornerstone of the training and technical assistance occurring throughout the SAMHSA-funded Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network. To be […]
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Supporting the “MI Spirit” Through an Intensive TA Process: Clinical Supervisory Staff Improve Their Communication Skills For Use with Clients and Each Other

Published: 02/01/2020
Laura Cooley Northwest ATTC Technology Transfer Specialist How would you rate your skill level in motivational interviewing (MI)? On the first day of a two-day MI workshop, 35 behavior analysts were asked this question about their perceived skill and confidence level in using MI. The behavior analysts, all of whom work as clinical supervisors at […]
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ATTC Region 2: Increasing Capacity for the Drug Courts in Puerto Rico

Published: 01/16/2020
The Institute of Research, Education and Services in Addiction at the Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine has been providing various trainings to the Drug Courts of Puerto Rico. Drug Courts is a program that seeks the recovery of people with substance use disorders through a continuous and intensive judicial follow up. It applies […]
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Published: 01/02/2020
By The New England ATTC and Stephen Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP  The New England ATTC is collaborating with the Health Education & Training Institute in an effort to implement Motivational Interviewing (MI) systems-wide throughout Tri-County Mental Health Services of Maine. Tri-County Mental Health Services provides integrated behavioral health care for clients with substance use […]
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