BRSS TACS advances effective recovery supports and services for people with mental or substance use disorders and their families.
Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) supports programs, systems, states, territories, and tribes as they implement effective recovery supports and services for children, youth, families, young adults, adults, seniors, and other diverse populations with mental or substance use disorders.
BRSS TACS is an important mechanism for coordinating and carrying out the work of SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiatives, primarily the Recovery Support Strategic Initiative. SAMHSA founded BRSS TACS in 2011. The SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) and the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) co-manage BRSS TACS.
The work of BRSS TACS is enriched by the lived experiences of people in recovery, who play key roles in BRSS TACS project leadership, development, and implementation.
BRSS TACS promotes the planning, adoption, and expansion of sustainable recovery-oriented supports, services, policies, and practices by:
- Providing training and technical assistance
- Supporting peer-run, recovery community, and family-run organizations
- Developing shared decision-making tools and other recovery resources
- Creating policy and practice guidelines
- Planning and executing expert panels, national and regional summits, state policy academies, learning communities, and virtual events
- Sharing recovery support tools and video trainings
BRSS TACS Partners
The Center for Social Innovation and its partners lead BRSS TACS. Partners include:
- Abt Associates
- Boston University Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation
- Change Matrix
- Community Catalyst
- Faces & Voices of Recovery
- Georgia Council on Substance Abuse
- National Association of County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors
- National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors
- National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
- National Council for Behavioral Health
- National Empowerment Center
- National Family Dialogue on Substance Use Disorders
- National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
- New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
- Policy Research Associates
- Yale University Department of Psychiatry
- Young People in Recovery
- Youth M.O.V.E. National