August 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.


You Asked, We Listened! Announcing New Website Features

Clinical Tools: Browse a selection of public domain, evidence-based practices relevant to PPW programs, including several from SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Funding Opportunities: Explore federal funding opportunities to support your work.

Program Evaluation: Review resources on program evaluation to support your efforts in demonstrating program outcomes.

Legislation: Link to a current list of state policies on substance use during pregnancy.

Do you have public domain clinical tools, program evaluation resources, or other documents you'd like to share on the Tools for Treatment site? Email

Share Your Story: Submit Innovative Program for Website

The Tools for Treatment site has launched a Community Stories feature to highlight the work of PPW programs. The stories focus on a specific, innovative aspect of a program (e.g., a prevention, early intervention, and mental health program for children and adolescents). If you would like your program to be featured, contact Mid-America ATTC Associate Director Jan Wrolstad for more information ( or 816-235-5056).

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.