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 treatment curricula, web-based toolkit, and provide support for national training efforts through the ATTC Network.

The Center of Excellence is funded by SAMHSA as a supplement to the Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Mid-America ATTC), in partnership with the Great Lakes ATTC, New England ATTC and the Southeast ATTC.

About Tools for Treatment

In April 2016, the CoE-PPW launched a web-based, mobile-friendly toolkit to serve as a clearinghouse for training curricula, training calendars, treatment provider tools, recorded webinettes, self-paced online courses, and opportunities to connect and link with experts and other innovative family-centered treatment programs and resources. This site will be continuously updated as new resources become available.

In 2017, look for more in-person trainings hosted by ATTC Centers throughout the United States. In Spring 2017, look for web-based, process improvement learning communities customized for program staff working in family-centered treatment programs.

Tools for Treatment Subject Matter Expert Panel

Subject Matter Expert Position/Organizational Affiliation
Tiffany Cooke, MD, MPH Clinical Psychiatrist, Morehouse School of Medicine & Southeast ATTC
Karina Forrest Perkins MHR LADC CEO, The Wayside House, St. Louis Park, MN
Kathryn Icenhower, PhD Chief Exec. Officer, SHIELDS for Families, Inc., South Los Angeles, CA
Hendrée Jones, PhD Executive Director, Horizons Program, Dept. of OBGYN, Univ. of NC
Martha Lofgreen, MSN, WHNP-BC Clinical Assistant Professor, Chair, Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Track, UMKC SoNHS
Lynn Madden, MPH Director, APT Foundation
Leigh Tenkku Lepper, PhD, MPH PI, Mental and Reproductive FASD Practice Implementation Center, Univ. of MO
Nancy Young, PhD Director, National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare
Deborah Werner, MA, PMP Senior Program Manager, Advocates for Human Potential
Georgiana Wilton, PhD PI, Sr. Scientist FASD Education and Outreach; Univ. of WI - Madison, Dept. of Family Medicine
Jacki Witt, JD, MSN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, FAANP Project Director, Natl. Clinical Training Ctr. for Family Planning; Co-Director, Natl. CPN Resource Ctr., UMKC SoNHS


ATTC Partner Directory

Patricia Stilen, LCSW

Director of the Mid-America ATTC & Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health
for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families

University of Missouri-Kansas City
School of Nursing and Health Studies
2464 Charlotte Street, HSB Rm. 2412
Kansas City, Missouri 64108
Phone: (816) 235-5059
Email: stilenp@umkc.edu
Website: www.attcnetwork.org/midamerica

Lonnetta Albright, B.S., CPEC 

Executive Director of the Great Lakes ATTC
University of Illinois at Chicago,
Jane Adams College of Social Work
1640 W. Roosevelt Road
Suite 511 (MC 759)
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Phone: (312)996-4450 
Email: lalbrigh@uic.edu
Website: www.attcnetwork.org/greatlakes

Leslie Cohen, BS 

Co-Director of the New England ATTC
Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies
Brown University
Box G-S121-5
Providence, Rhode Island 02912
Phone: 401-863-6671 
Email: Leslie_Cohen@brown.edu
Website: www.attcnetwork.org/newengland

Dawn Tyus, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Director of the Southeast ATTC
National Center for Primary Care
Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30310
Phone: (404)752-1016 
Email: dtyus@msm.edu
Website: www.attcnetwork.org/southeast


ATTC CoE-PPW Key Staff

Sarah Knopf-Amelung, MA-R

Senior Project Manager for the ATTC CoE PPW
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
Website: www.attcnetwork.org/midamerica