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Updates on crisis services: SAMHSA Launches 988 Webpage

SAMHSA launched their 988 webpage,, that includes the following:

About 988
988 Partner Toolkit that includes:
Key Messages
988 Factsheet in English and Spanish

As well as news, info on partners etc.

Also, 988 is just one piece of a larger crisis continuum. Here are some additional SAMHSA resources:

Native Warrior Wellness Training In Flagstaff, Online

The National American Indian and Alaska Native ATTC offered a hybrid Native Warrior Wellness training session in Flagstaff, AZ, in February, but weather conspired to keep most participants online.

Fentanyl fuels record high of US drug overdose deaths

On March 16, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published provisional data indicating another annual record high in drug overdose deaths. Nearly 106,000 people died of drug overdose between October 2020 and October 2021, according to the data, and about two-thirds of those deaths involved synthetic opioids like fentanyl. Alaska had the highest percentage increase in reported overdose deaths, at almost 74 percent.

Talking to Change (MI Podcast) New Episode: MI in Primary Care (Part 2)

Talking To Change: A Motivational Interviewing Podcast, hosted by Glenn Hinds and Sebastian Kaplan, is a series of conversations exploring Motivational Interviewing (MI) and its influence on supporting individuals and groups as they make positive health and lifestyle changes.

White House Announcement on Mental Health Initiatives

President Biden addressed the country on March 1, 2022 for his first State of the Union address. He announced his plans to address the national mental health and opioid crisis. He identified several key initiatives to strengthen system capacity, connect Americans to care and create a continuum of support to transform the infrastructure to address mental health holistically and equitably. Read more about how he wants to address workforce needs, increase diversity of the workforce and expand services into needed areas.


Link to News Article


Celebrating Wellness: A Newsletter Celebrating Latino Behavioral Health

The National Hispanic and Latino ATTC and PTTC are proud to announce the publication of our first newsletter!

Season 4 Available Now!

Welcome to Essential Conversations, a podcast for behavioral health providers in Region 7 (IA, KS, MO, and NE). Join us as we explore topics related to behavioral health and addiction, including stigma, trauma informed care, equity and diversity, leadership, and more. Seasons 1 & 2 are available now! Season 3 loading weekly! 

This project is produced by the Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center and is funded by SAMHSA, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The content on this podcast does not necessarily reflect the views of SAMHSA.

Addiction Science Made Easy: Cannabis Use Reduction

Each month, the ATTC Network Coordinating Office publishes a new Addiction Science Made Easy Research Brief that summarizes recent research related to substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery. The briefs are based on research published in the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network Library.

Read the February 2022 brief, Cannabis Use Risk Reduction Instead of Abstinence as a Meaningful Treatment Outcome.

Counselor's Corner: Parallel Processes in Clinical Supervision

How the counselor-client relationship mirrors the supervisor-counselor relationship

Supervisors play an essential role in helping counselors increase their skills, and counselor growth and development have a direct impact on treatment effectiveness and client retention. Often the phenomenon of parallel process operates in supervisor-counselor relationships: Counselors recreate what occurs in supervisor-counselor interactions in the therapeutic relationships with clients.

Problem Gambling Awareness Month: Awareness + Action

In March, we raise awareness to Problem Gambling. The 2022 Problem Gambling Awareness Month theme is “Awareness + Action”. If you feel you need support, you may contact the National Council on Problem Gambling operates the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at 1-800-522-4700.




March Webinar: Creating an Equitable Environment for Clients of Color

Join us on March 30, 2022 for our next webinar, presented by D/E/I Consultant Jovan Hollins, MBA! 

Pillars of Connection is a team built to connect all of us to our humanity. PoC specializes in leadership perspectives, and helping organizations and career professionals develop skills and tools to connect with each other for the greater good of humanity. This will happen by looking internally, serving externally, celebrating our differences, and creating a sense of belonging.

A Native Youth Round Table – Adverse Childhood Experiences and Paths to Resiliency

Native Youth Round Table: Sharing stories of ACE’s and our Path to Resiliency
The Leadership Academy, the Trauma Grant, and the Tribal College and University Initiative hosted a Native Youth Round Table to kick off the SAMHSA National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Category II TSA Center. Our panelists explored a youth perspective on historical trauma, the adverse childhood experiences it has caused, and the resiliency it has inspired.