September 2016


The ATTC Center of Excellence on Behavioral Health for Pregnant and Postpartum Women and Their Families (ATTC CoE-PPW) has launched Families In Focus, an e-newsletter for PPW programs. This publication contains updates on the work of the ATTC CoE-PPW, including new resources, training offerings, opportunities to connect with other PPW programs, and more. Visit to learn more about the ATTC CoE-PPW.


Coming Soon! PPW Project ECHO Pilot

The ATTC CoE-PPW is partnering with the ATTC Network Coordinating Office to launch the PPW Project ECHO Pilot in January 2017. Project ECHO is a model developed by the University of New Mexico to democratize medical knowledge and get best practice care to those who need it. Multi-point videoconferencing is used to provide didactics and case-based learning to health professionals. The PPW Project ECHO pilot aims to: 1) develop capacity to safely and effectively treat family members impacted by substance use disorders (SUDs) and to monitor outcomes, and 2) develop a model to treat complex SUD and co-occurring disorder conditions in PPW Grantee locations throughout the U.S. The pilot is open to PPW Grantees, although future rounds may be open to a broader audience. More information will be distributed shortly. Contact Senior Project Manager, Sarah Knopf-Amelung, with questions.

Supporting Recovery through Housing: Options and Innovations for Women & Families | Learn More on September 13, 2016

The ATTC CoE-PPW Webinette Series continues on 9/13/16 at 12 EST with presenter Deborah Werner, MA, PMP. Where you live impacts where you access services, develop supportive relationships, work or go to school. And yet, accessing safe, affordable housing in neighborhoods of choice can be challenging for women and families who are experiencing substance use disorders and poverty. This session will introduce housing options and innovations for women and families including recovery housing, permanent supportive housing, affordable housing developments and other housing counseling. Collaborative, policy and programmatic approaches to expanding the array of available housing options will also be discussed. Free 0.5 NAADAC contact hour will be provided at conclusion of this live webinette. Click here to register.

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The mission of the ATTC CoE-PPW is to strengthen the ability of the behavioral healthcare workforce to serve the pregnant and postpartum population. The ATTC CoE-PPW is funded by SAMHSA as a supplement to the Mid-America ATTC, in partnership with the Great Lakes, New England, and Southeast ATTCs.