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Technical Assistance and Training
The Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) contracts with experts to provide technical assistance and training services to help reduce and prevent problems associated with alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) and problem gambling among the state's diverse populations. Funding for these services is derived from the Federal SAPT Block Grant (with the exception of problem gambling which is funded by the Indian Gaming Special Distribution Fund). These services, provided free of charge to California agencies, organizations, community groups and individuals, focus on specific populations and subject areas, thus enabling a requestor to identify and utilize the most appropriate prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery resources.
Technical assistance (TA) services may include workshops, speakers, literature, newsletters, sample documents, program development training and toll-free telephone help-lines. Interested organizations and individuals can obtain training and assistance via workshops, telephone or on-site consultation, referrals, and resource materials. Helping new and existing ATOD programs and Friday Night Live programs to improve services is a priority.
The ADP TA contractors assist in program development, reducing barriers and enhancing the cultural appropriateness of ATOD services, and increasing public awareness of the potential impact of drug and alcohol use. The contractors have extensive expertise in the ATOD field and can provide TA regarding the following 8 specific subject areas and populations.
- Community Alliance for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)
Guidance on improving the cultural and linguistic proficiency of service delivery, including: developing, implementing and promoting a strategic plan around the provisions of CLAS; developing and implementing organizational cultural competence self-assessments and performance improvement initiatives; identifying threshold languages and locating translation and interpreter resources; and more.
Contact: OnTrack Program Resources, Inc.
Phone: (916) 285-1810
- Community Prevention Initiative
Guidance in addressing community-level risk and problems directly attributable to and/or collaterally resulting from ATOD availability, manufacture, distribution, promotion, sale, and/or use. CPI uses a pool of expert consultants to work closely with California agencies and organizations to support community planning and implementation of evidence-based practices for the substance abuse prevention field.
Contact: Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS)
Phone: (707) 568-3800
- Evaluation Services to Enhance the Data Management System in California (EnCAL)
Guidance on Primary Care/Behavioral Health Integration for counties. The series of training sessions may include: Health Care Reform Integration Strategies; Working in a New Environment for the Health Care System; Differences in How Clinics Operate – Co-location, etc.; Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referrals to Treatment; Motivational Interviewing; Common Medical Issues Associated with Substance Use Disorders; Prescription Drug Panel; and Medication-assisted Treatment Evidence-based Practices.
Contact: Darren Urada, PhD and Brandy Oeser, MPH
Phone: (310) 267-5268
- Mentoring & Youth Development
ATOD prevention-related services for the statewide FNL, Club Live (CL) and FNL Kids (FNLK) programs to facilitate the success of the FNL, CL and FNLK programs in achieving outcomes relevant to the FNL requirements, including the Standards of Practice and Members in Good Standing.
Contact: Tulare County Office of Education (TCOE) / California Friday Night Live Partnership (CFNLP)
Phone: (559) 733-6496
- Native American Health Center, Inc. Healing Circle Project
TA and training to improve ATOD services to Native American communities. Examples of training topics: trauma informed approaches to substance use disorder service delivery; understanding how indigenous traditional knowledge systems can improve substance use disorder service outcomes; culture-based prevention strategies; and others.
Contact: Kurt Schweigman, Prevention Program Manager
Phone: (510) 434-5489
- Problem and Pathological Gambling Prevention Technical Assistance and Training to Health Care Professionals, Educators, and Nonprofit Organizations
Provides multi-cultural training sessions tailored to geographic area regarding the signs and symptoms of problem gambling behavior as well as resources for prevention and treatment of problem gambling.
Contact: National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA)
Phone: (213) 625-5795
- Problem Gambling Technical Assistance and Training to Gambling Industry Personnel and Law Enforcement Agencies
Provides training regarding the signs and symptoms of problem gambling, crimes related to problem gambling behavior and resources for prevention and treatment of problem gambling.
Contact: California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG)
Phone: (714) 765-5804
- Technical Assistance and Training for Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies
Motivational Interviewing, Ethics and Confidentiality, Treatment Planning, File Maintenance and Process Notes, SBIRT, NIATx, Co-occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders, Drug Medi-Cal & compliance, and Health Care Reform training for existing treatment providers, and guidance provided to licensing and/or certification applicants.
Contact: Alcohol and Drug Policy Institute (ADPI)
Phone: (916) 572-8171