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SAMHSA News - November/December 2004, Volume 12, Number 6

The Workforce Crisis: Related Resources

  • The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network, funded by SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, relies on 14 regional centers and an ATTC national office to upgrade the skills of current substance abuse treatment providers and get them the latest research findings. Visit The Network has also created a guide to certification requirements in all states and territories and a list of current opportunities for face-to-face educational activities at over 300 colleges and universities as well as an online guide to distance education opportunities called, available at

  • The national Centers for the Application of Prevention Technologies, funded by SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, helps prevention practitioners put knowledge gained from research into everyday practice. Visit

  • The National Technical Assistance Center for State Mental Health Planning (NTAC), run by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors and funded in part by SAMHSA's Center for Mental Health Services, provides technical assistance to help ensure that the best practices and most up-to-date information are translated into action at the state and local levels. Visit

  • Information on the Annapolis Coalition on Behavioral Health Workforce Education is available at

  • SAMHSA's Minority Fellowship Program supports racial and ethnic minority students in doctoral and postdoctoral programs in mental health and substance abuse, in partnership with the professional associations. (See SAMHSA News, Volume XI, Number 3, "Minority Fellowship Program Extends Training, Expands Treatment.") Visit

  • TAP 21, Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice, published by CSAT, is available online at

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