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1 PFR/ATTC Leadership Institute

2 Partners for Recovery Overview A collaboration of communities and organizations mobilized to help Individuals and families achieve and maintain recovery, and lead fulfilling lives

3 Five primary areas of focus: Partners for Recovery Overview Workforce development Stigma reduction Collaboration Leadership development Data Goals: Build partnerships Facilitate dialogue Create products to support and improve treatment and recovery services (ACE!)

4 ATTC of New England Northeast ATTC Pacific Southwest ATTC Northwest Frontier ATTC Prairielands ATTC Mid-America ATTC Great Lakes ATTC Gulf Coast ATTC Mountain West ATTC Mid-Atlantic ATTC Southern Coast ATTC Southeast ATTC Caribbean Basin & Hispanic ATTC Central East ATTC Northwest Frontier ATTC National Office The ATTC Network Overview

5 The ATTC Mission –To increase knowledge and skills of addiction treatment practitioners –To heighten the awareness, knowledge and skills of ALL professionals –To foster regional and national alliances among practitioners, researchers, policy makers, funders and consumers The ATTC Network Overview

6 The ATTC Vision Unifying science, education and services to transform lives.

7 “Addiction treatment’s future hinges on how well we perform leadership development and transitioning” William White and Russell Hagen. (January 2006). Ten steps to leaving an organization in good hands. Behavioral Health Management; Jan2006, Vol. 26 Issue 1. A National “Call to Action”

8 “Key leaders have guided the development of the field over the past 30 years … the development of new leaders will involve the identification and growth of the next ‘tier’ of individuals who will lead the field … in the coming years.” A National “Call to Action” Tasc, Inc. (May 2004). Leadership development in substance use treatment and recovery: lessons learned and future directions. Prepared for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).

9 What is the Leadership Institute? An intense leadership program providing professional development through evidenced-based training seminars, distance learning, and the completion of a project within a six-month timeframe. Goal: To cultivate future leaders in the addiction treatment field

10 Why Is It Needed? An aging workforce –75% of workforce over 40, with the average age (Kaplan, 2003) Significant workforce turnover as demonstrated by high turnover rates –range from % a year –significantly higher than 11% (the national average in all disciplines (McLellan & Johnson, et al 2002)

11 Few educational opportunities available for addiction treatment professionals –Over Two-Thirds of addiction studies programs are at the associates level (Taleff, 2003) Lack of Diversity in Workforce –70-90% of workforce is White/Non-Hispanic (Kaplan, 2003) Why Is It Needed?

12 Leadership Institute History Developed by the Southern Coast ATTC in partnership with the Graduate School/USDA –Began as a pilot program in October 2003, leading to a nationwide effort –Now held across all regions of the country ATTC and CSAT’s Partners for Recovery work together to support the program

13 Phase 1 ~ Assessment Phase 2 ~ Immersion Training –5-Day Intensive Training Session Facilitated by USDA Graduate School trainers and Regional Centers Phase 3 ~ Experiential Learning Phase 4 ~ Recognition Ceremony 4-Phase Design

14 Accomplishments “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other” ~John F. Kennedy Almost 400 protégés have graduated to date –An additional 150 completing the program by 2008 Over 175 mentors have participated to date –Many SSAs have supported the program as mentors and/or sponsors in their regions

15 Other Notables “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” ~Anatole France National Conference for Leaders in Addiction Services (NCLAS) –July 23-25, 2006 in Washington, DC –August 6-7, 2007 in Washing, DC

16 ATTC Network Web Site –http://www.nattc.org/leaderInst/index.htmhttp://www.nattc.org/leaderInst/index.htm Partners for Recovery Web Site –http://www.pfr.samhsa.gov/leadership_developm ent.htmlhttp://www.pfr.samhsa.gov/leadership_developm ent.html Or contact Erin Fridley, Leadership Institute Coordinator, ATTC National Office – For More Information

17 “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” ~ John Quincy Adams


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