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Serving Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri

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Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center is committed to a science-to-service agenda. Mid-America serves to foster collaboration across service systems, bridging the gap between current research and those working the front lines of addiction and mental health treatment.

At a time when resources are limited, Mid-America ATTC helps professionals and organizations manage their training resources by analyzing training needs, customizing programs, and assisting in the implementation of plans and the evaluation of results.   

Alcohol Awareness Faith Community Bulletin Insert available for April - Alcohol Awareness Month.

Learn more & download the Faith Community Bulletin Insert in English & Spanish.

The popular Mid-America ATTC product titled Psychotherapeutic Medications: What Every Counselor Should Know, will now be known as BHMeds. The new product includes psychotherapeutic medication updates, and has been expanded to cover substance use disorder medications. This resource describes behavioral health medications, purpose, dose & frequency, possible side effects, potential for abuse and dependence, emergency conditions, & cautions.

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Online ordering of printed book will be available May, 2014

Psychotherapeutic Medications 2013 in Spanish Download Free Copy    


Vital Signs: Taking the Pulse of the Addiction Treatment Profession 

The Mid-America ATTC 2012 Regional Workforce Report provides results of the regionally representative survey of clinical directors working in substance use disorder specialty treatment programs located in the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.  The report covers demographic information about clinical directors and the direct care staff they supervise, the facility at which they currently work, job satisfaction, recruitment and retention strategies, clinician training and preparation, and staff turnover. Download Mid-America ATTC regional report here

The National ATTC Network Report is also available.  Click here for more information


The movement toward a Recovery-Oriented System of Care (ROSC) has been propelled forward  by a number of sources:  SAMHSA has ROSC at the core of one of its Eight Strategic Initiatives, research is finding improved outcomes when the acute care model using episodic treatment is replaced with a long-term model that treats addiction as a chronic disorder, and recovery advocates are calling for a continuum of care that stretches both before and after treatment.  Mid-America ATTC has developed a brief public service message about ROSC.  This 4.5-minute video can be viewed and downloaded for free.   

View & download ROSC video here.

Motivational Incentives: Positive Reinforcers to Enhance Successful Treatment Outcomes (MI:PRESTO) is an interactive on-line course that focuses on the process of adopting Motivational Incentives in a clinical setting. By design, this course builds upon the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network's Technology Transfer Conceptual Model. Highlighted within this model is a multidimensional process that promotes the use of an innovation, in this case Motivational Incentives. 

This self-guided, on-line learning tool assists Clinical Supervisors and other behavioral healthcare practitioners to learn and experience how to utilize the 7 Principles of Motivational Incentives introduced in PAMI, to facilitate the adoption of Motivational Incentives as an effective evidence-based practice aimed at reducing drug abuse and promoting positive outcomes for patients.   


Curriculum to Promote Cultural Competency

Through the Diamond Threshold: Promoting Cultural Competency in Understanding American Indian Substance Misuse

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Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 52:  Clinical Supervision and Professional Development of the Substance Abuse Counselor

TIP 52
TIP 52 presents guidelines for clinical supervision in the substance abuse treatment field, including supervision methods and models, cultural competence, ethical and legal issues, and performance monitoring.  
Order or download TIP 52 from SAMHSA.
For training on Clinical Supervision developed by the ATTC Network go to HealtheKnowledge_____________________________________________________________

Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) 42: Substance Abuse Treatment For Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders

TIP 42 provides information on the rapidly growing field of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and state-of-the-art treatment for people with co-occurring disorders. The TIP synthesizes knowledge and grounds it in the practical realities of clinical cases and real situations to provide clinicians with increased knowledge, encouragement, and resourcefulness in working with clients who have co-occurring disorders.

Order or download TIP 42 from SAMHSA.
Learn more about the TIP 42 Inservice Training developed by Mid-America ATTC. 

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