Expert Help & Training: Training

Expert Help & Training: Training

Training programs for healthcare workforce, parents, community members, and other stakeholders. Training can focus on skills needed to address substance use disorder or root causes that contribute to SUD.

AIDS Education and Training Center Program: National Coordinating Resource Center (AETC-NCRC)

Offers online training resources, technical assistance, capacity building support, and other services to help clinicians, clinics, and health systems provide high-quality HIV/AIDS care. Helps increase the number of healthcare professionals able and willing to offer effective counseling, diagnostic, treatment, mental health, and substance use services to people living with or at risk of contracting HIV.

Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
Community Clergy Training Program to Support Rural Veterans Mental Health (RCCTP)

Provides training and resources to clergy members, spiritual leaders, and faith communities in rural areas on the various mental health issues faced by veterans, including issues linked to addiction and substance use. Offers education on the resources and services available to support veterans and their family members.

Sponsor: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Family Treatment Courts Training and Technical Assistance Program (FTC TTA Program)

Provides training and technical assistance to states, tribes, and local jurisdictions to develop, enhance, and sustain family treatment courts (FTCs). Offers a range of resources, publications, and web-based learning tools to help implement evidence-based practices, strengthen family treatment court operations, and achieve better outcomes for participants. Promotes the use FTCs to provide safe environments for children and address the needs of justice-involved parents with substance use disorder (SUD) through intensive judicial monitoring and interventions to treat SUD and other co-occurring risk factors.

Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Great Lakes Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (Great Lakes ROTA-RC)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in the Great Lakes region of the U.S. Develops culturally and linguistically appropriate, evidence-based training and best practices on harm reduction, prevention, treatment, and recovery. Offers technical assistance to address opioid use disorder (OUD), mental health, stimulant use, and substance use disorder (SUD) to strengthen rural communities in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Midwest Community-University Networking Center for Behavioral Health

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in the Midwest region of the U.S. Develops training, best practices, and provides technical assistance related to opioids, stimulants, prevention, treatment, and recovery. Supports rural communities in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Mountain Plains Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center (MP ROTAC)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in the mountain plains region of the U.S. Offers training and technical assistance to help address opioid and stimulant use, substance use disorder (SUD), mental health, and other behavioral health issues. Supports rural communities in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Clinician Consultation Center (NCCC)

Provides healthcare providers with free and confidential consultation services and clinical resources on HIV/AIDS-related topics, such as testing, prevention, treatment, and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP). Includes online and phone-based advice from leading clinicians with expert knowledge on managing HIV/AIDS, perinatal HIV, hepatitis C, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), substance use, and exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Sponsor: HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB)
National Mentoring Resource Center

Offers training and technical assistance to mentoring practitioners and programs seeking to implement and operate mentoring programs to achieve positive outcomes for justice-involved youth. Provides youth mentors with information, tools, program, and training materials to support the use of evidence-based practices and innovative models designed to increase the quality and effectiveness of various program types, including group, peer, school-based, or web-based mentoring. Promotes mentoring as an important approach to support youth safety and well-being, prevent or decrease their involvement with the justice system, and reduce crime.

Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
National Network to Eliminate Disparities in Behavioral Health (NNED)

Consists of a network of community-based organizations working to eliminate behavioral health disparities and reduce mental health and substance use problems for racial, ethnic, cultural, and sexual minority communities. Aims to achieve behavioral health equity by providing links to training, technical assistance, professional development opportunities, and information sharing to address the opioid epidemic, trauma, and other concerns related to substance use.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP)

Supports state rural transit assistance programs (RTAPs) and addresses the training and technical assistance needs of rural and tribal transit operators to help establish safe and efficient public transportation services across the nation. Aims to increase access to jobs, healthcare, education, shopping, and other activities in rural areas; coordinate transit services; and develop a national information database on the rural transportation industry.

Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Northeast and Caribbean Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Center (NeC-ROTAC)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) providing training and technical assistance to address opioids, stimulants, and other substances impacting rural communities in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Northeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in New England. Provides support, technical assistance, and naloxone training to address opioid use disorder (OUD), stimulant use, and opioid overdose throughout rural areas in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Northwest Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Collaborative (NW ROTA C)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in the Northwest region of the U.S. Provides support, technical assistance, and training to address opioid use disorder (OUD) and stimulant use throughout rural areas in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Pacific Southwest Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (Pacific Southwest ROTA-R)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in the Pacific Southwest region of the U.S. Shares training opportunities, shares information, and offers technical assistance to help rural communities address opioid and stimulant use throughout Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and the Pacific jurisdictions.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program (PMHCA): Improving Behavioral Health Services

Provides tele-consultation, training, technical assistance, and care coordination using telehealth to help providers integrate behavioral healthcare services into pediatric primary care. Supports the use of telehealth and other technologies to improve the ability of providers to diagnose, treat, and refer children with mental health conditions. Seeks to increase access to treatment and referral services for children and adolescents with behavioral health conditions in rural and underserved areas.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Project Advancing Unity in Rural America (Project AURA)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in the south central region of the U.S. Develops training and offers technical assistance to address opioid and stimulant use in rural communities throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Providers Clinical Support System - Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (PCSS-MOUD)

Offers healthcare professionals evidence-based training, education, and resources to treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). Provides free medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) training for physicians, physician assistants (PA), advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), and medical students. Training is available online or in-person.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resilient Engaged Active Community Health (REACH)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) offering training and technical assistance to address substance use disorder (SUD), opioid use disorder (OUD), and stimulant use related to prevention, treatment, and recovery. Supports rural communities in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Southeast Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-RC)

Serves as a Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Regional Center (ROTA-R) in the Southeast region of the U.S. Develops training and provides technical to address opioid and stimulant use in rural communities. Supports rural communities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR)

Provides training and technical assistance to help states and communities establish local programs to support Supplemental Security Income/Social Security Disability Insurance (SSI/SSDI) outreach, access, and recovery efforts, also known as SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) model implementation. Seeks to increase access to SSI/SSDI benefits for eligible children and adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a serious mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder. Offers resources and training to enhance the ability of case managers to provide comprehensive SSI/SSDI application assistance to help individuals obtain their SSI/SSDI benefits, which can serve as an important resource to sustain individuals in treatment and recovery and secure permanent housing.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Treatment Court Institute

Provides training and technical assistance to treatment courts to enhance the capacity, knowledge, and skills of treatment court programs to effectively deliver services to justice-involved youth impacted by substance use and create safer and healthier communities. Offers resources, materials, and programming to support treatment courts in implementing best practices, building recovery capital, and other support services for youth offenders and their families dealing with issues related to substance use.

Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts

Provides training and technical assistance to help tribal jurisdictions develop new or strengthen existing healing to wellness courts. Offers up-to-date resources on effective, evidence-based strategies to address alcohol and substance use issues among justice-involved juveniles and adults in tribal areas using a treatment court model that incorporates culturally appropriate services, trauma-informed approaches, and traditional healing practices.

Sponsor: Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Tribal Youth Resource Center

Provides training and technical assistance to Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) tribal grantees and federally recognized tribes to improve juvenile justice systems, with the goal of reducing crime, recidivism, and victimization, and increasing positive outcomes for Native youth. Builds tribal capacity to develop and implement community-led, culturally based approaches to youth prevention and intervention, enhancement of tribal court systems, trauma-informed care, and other efforts to address issues affecting Native youth, such as poverty, addiction, suicide, violence, and gang activity.

Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)