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Overview of the ATTC Network

  1. 1. ATTC Network Overview<br />Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration<br />Center for Substance Abuse Treatment<br />
  2. 2. The ATTC Network<br />Committed to helping the field stay abreast of “what works” in order to enhance their skills and change their practice<br />
  3. 3. ATTC Network History<br />1993: 11 Regional Centers were first funded by CSAT to serve 22 states<br />1998: 13 Regional Centers and a National Office<br />2002: 14 Regional Centers and a National Office serve all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Pacific Trust Territories<br />2007: Refunded by CSAT through 2012 to serve all states and territories<br />3<br />
  4. 4. ATTC Purpose<br />Raise awareness of evidence-based and promising treatment and recovery service practices, <br />Build skills to prepare the workforce to deliver state-of-the-art addictions treatment and recovery services, and<br />Change practice by incorporating these new skills into everyday use for the purpose of improving addictions treatment and recovery outcomes.<br />
  5. 5. The ATTC Network 2007-2012<br />5<br />
  6. 6. How the Network Does its Work<br />National Approach<br /><ul><li>Respond to SAMHSA
  7. 7. Develop Network Strategic Plan
  8. 8. Form Network Workgroups
  9. 9. Collaborate on Cross-ATTC Projects
  10. 10. Partner with ATTC Advisory Group and other stakeholders
  11. 11. Promote & Market Network Products</li></ul>Regional Approach<br /><ul><li>Respond to SAMHSA
  12. 12. Conduct State Needs Assessments
  13. 13. Develop Work Plans Based on Needs Assessments
  14. 14. Respond to needs of SSAs & Other State/Regional Stakeholders
  15. 15. Partner with Regional Advisory Group
  16. 16. Engage in Cross-ATTC Projects</li></ul>6<br />
  17. 17. The ATTC Network Priority Areas<br />Workforce Development<br />Technology Transfer and Systems Change<br />Performance Monitoring and Quality Improvement<br />Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care<br />Communication and Network Development<br />7<br />
  18. 18. Characteristics of all Regional Centers<br />Focus primarily on front-line addictions counselors and clinical supervisors, but also serve multi-disciplinary groups<br />Address multi-system issues<br />Provide education and training<br />Work to improve standards and policies in the field<br />8<br />
  19. 19. Unique Aspects of all Regional Centers<br />Location<br />Target Audience/Discipline<br />Educational Focus<br />Systems Focus<br />Staff Expertise<br />9<br />
  20. 20. NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative<br /><ul><li>Started in 2001
  21. 21. Transfers scientific findings into mainstream addiction treatment practice
  22. 22. Five Blending Products available
  23. 23. Buprenorphine Treatment
  24. 24. Buprenorphine Detox
  25. 25. Treatment Planning M.A.T.R.S.
  26. 26. PAMI
  27. 27. MIA: STEP</li></li></ul><li>NIDA/SAMHSA Blending Initiative, Cont.<br />Find all products at:<br />ATTCnetwork.org<br />
  28. 28. Government Results and Performance Act (GPRA) Measures<br />Number of events<br />Number of participants<br />Number of participants who report satisfaction with event<br />Number of participants who report applying the knowledge/skills from events in their work<br />Surveys done at baseline and 3 months<br />
  29. 29. GPRA Findings<br />Since 2005, ATTCs have served approximately 148,000 individuals in approximately 5,000 events<br />93% of those surveyed report satisfaction with the event<br />83% reports sharing the information with others<br />79% report applying the information in their work<br />
  30. 30. National Evaluation of the ATTC Network<br />Purpose:<br /><ul><li>Identify successes of technology transfer efforts across the Network
  31. 31. Share lessons learned across Regions for the enhancement of all Regional activities
  32. 32. Distinguish between Region-specific and more common processes and outcomes</li></li></ul><li>National Evaluation, Cont.<br />Approach:<br /><ul><li>Participatory
  33. 33. A mix of quantitative and qualitative data
  34. 34. Attention to both process and outcome</li></li></ul><li>National Workforce Survey<br />Purpose is to understand: <br /><ul><li>Demographics of the current workforce
  35. 35. What are the anticipated workforce development needs for 2010-2015
  36. 36. What are common strategies & methods to prepare, retain & maintain the workforce</li></li></ul><li>National Workforce Survey, Cont.<br /><ul><li>All Regional Centers will participate
  37. 37. Approach will be both qualitative and quantitative
  38. 38. Directors of agencies listed in the I-SSATS will be sampled
  39. 39. Final Report--2012</li></li></ul><li>ATTC Network website<br />Explore<br />Regional Centers<br />National Programs & Initiatives<br />ATTC Priority Areas<br />Learn <br />Featured Topics Library<br />Term Master<br />Educational Opportunities<br />Find<br />Resources and Publications<br />Events<br />Certification Info<br />18<br />
  40. 40. For Further Information <br />ATTCnetwork.org<br />ATTC National Office<br />5100 Rockhill Road, UMKC<br />Kansas City, MO 64110<br />816-235-6888 (O)<br />816-235-6580 (F)<br />NO@ATTCnetwork.org<br />