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Tag: COVID-19

ATTC's Pearls of Wisdom Podcast Series, Episode 3: The Previous Decade (2013-2022)

Published: 02/15/2024
 In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network, we're taking stock of where we've been, and looking ahead to where we are going. We invite you to listen to our Pearls of Wisdom podcast series. Each episode examines a different decade in our network's history, and features conversations with the people […]
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NIATx in New Places: The International Impact of the NIATx Model: Ukrainian healthcare providers increase access to treatment during war

Published: 07/12/2023
 By: Lynn Madden, PhD, MPA       Kristina Spannbauer, Communications Specialist for Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, & PTTC In 2003, the NIATx model was first used by 39 providers, each managing their own pilot project as part of the grant-funded Paths to Recovery and Strengthening Access to Treatment and Recovery programs. Dr. Lynn Madden and her […]
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ATTC's Pearls of Wisdom: Training & Trainer Evolution – COVID’s Lasting Impact

Published: 06/01/2023
 By Paul Warren, LMSW, Research Project Director at the New York State Psychiatric Institute The COVID-19 pandemic forced and expedited the use of technology to provide services, training, and technical assistance (TA) on an unprecedented scale across the globe, in all professions. From our present vantage point, trainers and TA Providers may wonder “Will SUD […]
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ATTC’s Pearls of Wisdom: Learning from Indigenous Ways of Knowing

Published: 03/16/2023
By Meg Schneider, communications coordinator, National American Indian/Alaska Native ATTC "I have seen that in any great undertaking it is not enough for a man to depend simply upon himself." - Lone Man (Isna-la-wica), Teton Sioux Western science has relatively recently come to understand the importance of social wellness in promoting better physical, mental, emotional, […]
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Embracing Change: Using Native Ways of Knowing to Combat the Opioid Crisis

Published: 11/17/2022
By Meg Schneider, TOR Program Coordinator, National American Indian & Alaska Native ATTC  Provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2022 showed a 39 percent increase in drug overdose deaths for Native people from 2019 to 2020. Only Black people had a higher increase (44 percent). Drug overdose deaths hit a record in […]
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Embracing Change: Mapping Problems and Solutions in Troubled Times—The South Carolina Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training Initiative

Published: 10/06/2022
By Pamela Woll, Southeast Addiction Technology Transfer Center Like much of the substance use disorders (SUD) treatment field, South Carolina’s providers experienced the early impact of COVID-19 as a steep rise in the need for services combined with a steep decline in capacity to meet that need. In communities, fear, isolation, loneliness, and financial stress […]
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Recruit-Hire-Retain: Navigating COVID-19 staffing challenges in behavioral healthcare

Published: 02/25/2022
Mat Roosa, LCSW-RNIATx Coach “Our program is fully staffed with a diverse and skilled team. Our team members usually stay for a long time, but when a staff member does leave, we are able to quickly hire a qualified replacement.” How many of today’s leaders in behavioral health can make such a claim?  Could this […]
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Change Project 911: Help! My Change Team has lost its energy!

Published: 02/10/2021
Mat Roosa, LCSW-RNIATx Coach Sometimes a change team can feel like a phone with only 2 percent battery life left. Some teams start with a full charge that drains through time. Other teams get started with a lower level of energy and go downhill from there. The challenge of COVID-19 and other competing priorities and […]
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