SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center
The Tribal Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Center is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). We use a culturally relevant, evidence-based, holistic approach to support Native communities in their self-determination efforts through infrastructure development and capacity building, as well as program planning and implementation. Learn more about the Strategic Cultural Framework that informs our approach.
What We Do
The Tribal TTA Center provides training and technical assistance (TTA) on mental and substance use disorders, suicide prevention, and the promotion of mental health. We offer Broad, Focused, and Intensive TTA to federally recognized tribes, other American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities, SAMHSA tribal grantees, and organizations serving Indian Country.
Who We Serve
- Rural and urban tribal nations and organizations
- SAMHSA tribal grantees
- A select group of communities for Intensive TTA
- TTA contractors who serve tribal grantees and tribal members
- Governmental and non-governmental entities
The Intensive TTA process involves identifying communities through a community selection process.
Right now, there are 8 communities that receive Intensive TTA, but more communities will be added over time. There will be 40 communities receiving Intensive TTA by 2018.
The resources section has materials available on all the topics addressed by the Tribal TTA Center.
- Mental disorders
- Substance use disorders
- Suicide prevention
- Bullying and violence
- Mental health promotion
- Other related topics
Visit the Resources section to find handouts, manuals, links, and more.