About Us

The ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Women and Their Families (ATTC CoE-PPW) was established to develop a family-centered, national training curricula, web-based toolkit, and provide support for national training efforts through the ATTC Network. The Center was originally funded by SAMHSA as a supplement to the Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center, in partnership with the Great Lakes ATTC, New England ATTC and the Southeast ATTC.

The Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America ATTC), at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing and Health Studies, now continues the work of the Center of Excellence by managing the attcppwtools.org, the monthly E-Newsletter publication (Families in Focus), and an online Resource Library.

 

ATTC CoE-PPW Key Staff

Patricia Stilen, MSW

Project Director
University of Missouri-Kansas City
School of Nursing & Health Studies
2464 Charlotte, HSB Rm. 2412
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone: 816-235-5059
Email: stilenp@umkc.edu

Sarah Knopf-Amelung, MA-R

Senior Project Manager
University of Missouri-Kansas City
School of Nursing & Health Studies
2464 Charlotte, HSB Rm. 2413
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone: 816-235-6982
Email: knopfsm@umkc.edu

Viannella Halsall, MPH

Senior Project Manager
University of Missouri-Kansas City
School of Nursing & Health Studies
2464 Charlotte, HSB Rm. 2414
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone: 816-235-1617
Email: halsallv@umkc.edu

Bree Sherry

Project Manager
University of Missouri-Kansas City
School of Nursing & Health Studies
2464 Charlotte, HSB Rm. 2413
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone: 816-235-5057
Email: sherryb@umkc.edu

 

Tips for Using Tools for Treatment

This mobile-friendly, web-based toolkit serves as a clearinghouse of training curricula, treatment provider guidelines, and opportunities to hear from experts and innovative family-centered treatment organizations. This site is continuously updated as new resources become available.

Quick Overview

Under Learn a Skill, check out the new training curriculum that describes a family-approach to treatment, care and supervision of pregnant and postpartum women (PPW) with a substance use/mental health disorder(s) and their families.

If you are looking for information on specific populations or topics, select Take Action and browse the searchable Resource Library containing over 300 reputable resources.

Connect to the latest news and developments in the field by clicking on About Tools for Treatment and sign up for the monthly Families in Focus E-Newsletter.

If you are a PPW treatment provider, we invite you to feature your innovative program under the PPW Program Connections, "Community Stories."

Support for PPW Programs links you to funding strategies, existing and emerging policies that support family-centered behavioral health programming, and program evaluation tools and reports.