SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center
SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center (Tribal TTAC) is committed to providing comprehensive broad, focused, and/or intensive training and technical assistance to federally-recognized tribes and other American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities seeking to address and prevent mental and substance use disorders, suicide, and promote mental health. Our goal is to use a culturally relevant, evidence-based, holistic approach to support native communities in their self-determination efforts through infrastructure development, capacity building, as well as program planning and implementation.
SAMHSA’s Tribal TTAC will specifically provide proactive planning/implementation of substance abuse prevention and mental health programming focused on native children, youth, and their families in order to:
- Decrease the impact of risk factors, such as poverty, unemployment, racism and historical trauma that contribute to suicide, family disruption, youth violence including bullying, and high-risk substance use, and
- Increase the protective factors, such as strengthening cultural identity, a sense of family and community connectedness, and communication skills, that are linked to the healthy and safe development of AI/AN children and their families.
More Information on SAMHSA's Tribal TTAC Coming Soon!
This section of the site is still being developed. Please visit the SAMHSA’s Office of Indian Alcohol and Substance Abuse page to find additional information regarding Native American issues.
Maureen Madison, Ph.D.
Public Health Advisor, Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress and Special Programs (DPTSSP)
Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS)
Contracting Officer Representative, SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center
Email Dr. Madison
Commander Josefine Haynes-Battle, MSN,BSN,RN
Acting Branch Chief, Division of Systems Development
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP)
Senior Contract Management Officer and Alternate Contracting Officer Representative, SAMHSA’s Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center
Email Commander Haynes-Battle