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eNewsletter or Blog
In this Issue:   September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Month Additional FASD Resources Epi Corner: Reducing the Incidence of FASD: What Have We Learned? What's Happening Around the Region? What Else?
Published: September 21, 2023
After attending this webinar from Dr. Sheryl Ryan, viewers should be able to: 1. Describe the biology of cannabis products and the endocannabinoid system. 2. Explain the adverse short and long-term health effects of cannabis products especially during pregnancy and breast-feeding on fetal and neonatal development. 3. Discuss prevention strategies including multi-sector approaches and recommendations for people who are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Slide Deck Available: Here
Published: September 19, 2023
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In this Issue:   Data Gap Spurs Development of Collegiate Survey in Arkansas Additional College Intervention Resources Epi Corner: Substance Use, ACEs, and Mental Health Disorders as Contributors to Maternal Mortality What's Happening Around the Region? SAMHSA Releases New Data on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Behavioral Health
Published: July 12, 2023
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In this Issue:   National Alcohol Awareness Month Resources for the Prevention Professional National Women's Health Week, May 14-20 How to Find Help Epi Corner: Substance Use Disorders in People with Disabilities What's Happening Around the Region? Webinar: Substance Misuse Among Students with Disabilities, A 2-part series, April 26 and May 18 Free Online Courses through HealtheKnowledge SAMHSA's National Prevention Week, May 7-13
Published: April 20, 2023
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The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   The March 2023 issue honors National Women's History Month by sharing resources from the Mental Health Technology Transfer (MHTTC) Network that focus on an array of behavioral health issues affecting women and girls. This issue also features an exciting, new intensive technical assistance training series sponsored by the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.  As always, The Great Lakes Current provides links to all the upcoming events and trainings for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.     
Published: March 10, 2023
eNewsletter or Blog
The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   The February 2023 issue honors National Black History Month by sharing resources and content from the African American Behavioral Health Center of Excellence and SAMHSA that focus on how social determinants of health have affected the health and well-being of African Americans, as well as the importance of providing culturally responsive behavioral health services. This issue also features exciting, new training opportunities sponsored by the Great Lakes PTTC, the ATTC Network's Pearls of Wisdom blog series, and the final article of the Power of Music series by Mark Sanders and Kisha Freed.  As always, The Great Lakes Current provides links to all the upcoming events and trainings for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   
Published: February 7, 2023
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The Great Lakes Current is the e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   The January 2023 issue honors National Birth Defects Prevention Month by sharing resources and media from SAMHSA that focus on the effects of marijuana use during pregnancy. This issue also features new products from the Great Lakes MHTTC and PTTC, HealtheKnowledge content specific to women's reproductive health, and opportunities for mental health and SUD professionals to participate in ongoing research studies.  As always, The Great Lakes Current provides links to all the upcoming events and trainings for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.   
Published: January 17, 2023
Supplemental Resources: Field Trial of Alcohol-Server Training for Prevention of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome - Dresser, J., Starling, R., Woodall, W. G., Stanghetta, P., & May, P. A. (2011). Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72(3), 490–496. - Download Here   Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in a Southeastern County of the United States: Child Characteristics and Maternal Risk Traits - May, P. A., Hasken, J. M., Stegall, J. M., Mastro, H. A., Kalberg, W. O., Buckley, D., Brooks, M., Hedrick, D. M., Ortega, M. A., Elliott, A. J., Tabachnick, B. G., Abdul-Rahman, O., Adam, M. P., Robinson, L.K., Manning, M. A., Jewett, T., & Hoyme, H. E. (2020). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 44(4), 939–959. - Download Here   Visit below to learn more about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders:     We highlighted National Birth Defects Prevention Month in January. Dr. May has been, and is currently, the principal investigator of clinical and epidemiologic studies funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to research the characteristics of the continuum of FASD in the general populations of South Africa, United States, and Italy. He and his colleagues have focused on refining the diagnostic criteria for the FASD continuum, defining maternal risk and protective factors for FASD, and uncovering and quantifying the wide variation of outcomes and phenotypic traits of children who have been exposed to alcohol in the prenatal period. He presented data on studies of first grade children in the United States overall, South Africa, and focus on findings on FASD among children and their mothers in a county in the Southeastern region of the USA. FASD are prevalent today in the United States and are pernicious health disparities that no individual should have to endure.   Learning Objectives: Describe the common characteristics and traits of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).  Identify the maternal risk factors associated with FASD in the Southeastern USA and other regions and countries.  Describe the prevalence of FASD in four regions of the United States including the Southeast.  Understand the range of opportunities for prevention of, intervention upon, and mitigation of the most severe impacts of prenatal alcohol exposure on children.   About the Presenters:   Dr. Philip A. May is a Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Gillings School of Global Public Health where he works from the UNC Nutrition Institute as an epidemiologist. His research over the past 25 years has been primarily on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD): prevalence, child characteristics, maternal risk factors, prevention and intervention. He served as a member of the groundbreaking Institute of Medicine Study Committee on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (1994-1996). In 2018 he received one of the two highest awards from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) when he delivered the Mark Keller Honorary Lecture at NIH. Also, he has been honored with the Henry Rosett Research Award from the FASD Study Group of the Research Society on Alcoholism, an Excellence Award from the National Organization Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and he has twice delivered the Geoffrey Robinson Memorial Keynote Presentation at the International Conference on FASD.   Dr. Julia Hasken is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked for the past 10 years to carry out epidemiological studies on fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). She has co-authored over 25 publications focusing on the prevalence, child characteristics, and maternal risk factors of FASD in the United States and South Africa.      
Published: January 12, 2023
Maternal Health and Substance Use: Uncovering the Stigma and Shame of Mothers Struggling With Substance Use Favour Dimelu, BSc, MPH Candidate, Grace Johnson, and Madison Myles December 7, 2022, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST COURSE DESCRIPTION Substance use among pregnant women is an urgent public health concern in the United States. This webinar will examine the history and risk factors of substance use among pregnant women. Women face unique barriers that bring shame, stigma, and social disgrace leading to under-representation in addiction prevention and treatment. Substance use has a disproportionate impact on the maternal health outcomes of various populations that are marginalized already experiencing health disparities that perpetuate unequal health outcomes. Examples of such are racial and ethnic minorities and communities with lower socioeconomic status. Substance use during pregnancy has adverse effects impacting maternal and fetal outcomes. In addition, the webinar will provide strategies and tools to combat substance use disorders in pregnant women. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Discuss the prevalence and importance of addressing substance use and maternal health Examine the complexity of substance use disorder (SUD) Identify the risks for infants with mothers who use substances Review preventive and treatment options available for maternal substance use PRESENTERS Favour Dimelu, BSc, MPH Candidate, is a 2nd year MPH student at the University of Maryland, College Park. She graduated with her Bachelor's in Public Health in May 2021 from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interest includes maternal health, risk factors that perpetuate maternal mortality, and health disparities.     Grace Johnson, is finishing her last semester at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she is majoring in Public Health and Psychology with a concentration in health education and communication. Her interest in health education and communication stemmed from her personal mission to give back to the community. Grace is interested in field work such as patient education, health communication, healthcare policy and advocacy, and environmental health.       Madison Myles, is a senior honors Maternal & Child Health Education major and Biology minor at Howard University. Madison is a passionate advocate for health equity and black maternal health care with a desire to improve the health of vulnerable, underserved communities.  
Published: December 7, 2022
Women and Weed   April 14, 2022   Description The Pacific Southwest Addiction and Prevention Technology Transfer Centers are pleased to present a 60-minute webinar entitled Women and Weed. This webinar will outline the rapidly changing culture of cannabis use highlighting potency and routes of administration, perception of risk, and common exchanges regarding substance use and women’s issues. It will share popular products marketed to women and campaigns targeted to individuals who identify as female. It will review public health concerns including child protective services, health concerns of use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as the influence on self and family and how to have an intelligent “cannabis conversation.”   Objectives By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: Identify at least three (3) new trends in use, potency, products and marketing practices that make women vulnerable to use. Specify at least two (2) components of the relationship between cannabis and women’s health. Recall at least two (2) ways that the legalization of recreational cannabis has influenced public health, perception of use, and consumption specifically targeting women. Explain at least two (2) current research findings pertaining to addiction, intelligence/academic success, and parenting, and specify two (2) effective ways to communicate use deterrence.   Presenter Dr. Latisha Bader has worked in the field of mental health and addiction for more than 18 years. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2007 with a PhD in counseling psychology and specialization in sport psychology, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Chemical Dependency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Addiction Counselor, in addition she is also a Certified Mental Performance Consultant working with elite athletes and teams. Dr. Bader has worked in a variety of treatment settings including residential, outpatient, private practice, and Native American health care. She spends time in the sport environment in collegiate athletic departments, working with professional teams, and Olympic athletes. She currently compliments the multi-disciplinary team at Women’s Recovery by serving as the Chief Clinical Officer, advancing treatment for women. In addition, she maintains a private practice offering counseling, consultation, educational presentations, and sport psychology services. She authored a chapter in the evidenced based book, Cannabis in Medicine. She serves on the Speakers Bureau for the National Marijuana Initiative as a subject matter expert on emerging research, addiction and treatment.   Webinar Recording  Webinar Recording   Additional Resources If you're looking for more information on how substance misuse impacts the brain check out this self-paced online course on Substance Use and the Developing Brain   Questions? Contact Britany Wiele ([email protected]) if you have additional questions about the content related to this webinar.
Published: April 22, 2022
eNewsletter or Blog
Monthly e-newsletter of the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC, and PTTC.  The Great Lakes Current June 2021 issue features Pride Month, announces the Wellness Leadership Academy, and includes a complete calendar of events for the month.     
Published: June 8, 2021
Cannabis Use in Pregnancy and Lactation: Understanding the Science and Assisting Practitioners with Prevention Strategies Laura Borgelt and Tricia Wright August 24, 2020, 1-2 PM EST COURSE DESCRIPTION Participants will understand the basic tenets of the social determinants of health and its impact on behavioral health, prevention, and wellness efforts.  Participants will critically examine the role of neighborhood conditions, education, socio-economic, and socio-political climate. This training will strengthen participants understanding of the social determinants of health and their role in shaping the prevention efforts of diverse populations. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Discuss the use of cannabis on the endocannabinoid system and fetal development. Evaluate studies that have evaluated the use of cannabis in pregnancy and lactation. Describe the risk factors associated with marijuana use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Explain prevention strategies for practitioners and coalitions to minimize or eliminate the harm of cannabis use during pregnancy and lactation.   PRESENTERS Dr. Laura Borgelt is an Associate Dean of Administration and Operations at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Professor in the Departments of Clinical Pharmacy and Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Borgelt’s teaching, practice, and research focuses on patient safety and women’s health.          Dr. Tricia Wright is a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Health at the University of California, San Francisco. She is board certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Addiction Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She has published multiple papers on pregnancy and addiction as well as a textbook Opioid Use Disorders in Pregnancy published in 2018 by Cambridge University Press.                                                                                                                                                             
Published: August 24, 2020
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Introduction: Prevention Across the Lifespan: Preconceptual, Prenatal and Infancy Additional Resources What's Happening Around the Region? Epi Corner: Prevention Across the Lifespan: Preconceptual, Prenatal and Infancy
Published: June 8, 2020
Scope of Prevention 5-Part Webinar Series Part 4 of 5 Mamas, Munchkins, and Methamphetamines - Evidence-Based Interventions for Pregnant Women Using Stimulants Dr. Smid will provide an overview of evidence-based interventions for pregnant women using stimulants, including methamphetamine. Included in her presentation will be a brief overview of the epidemiology of stimulant-use disorder. She will also review sex and gender differences in methamphetamine use and the development of stimulant-use disorder.  PDF Slides Presenter: Marcela Smid, MD, MA, MS 
Published: September 10, 2019
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