Archival Content: 1999-2005
Center for HIV, Hepatitis and Addiction Training and Technology (CHHATT)
What is CHHATT?
CHHATT is an organization that provides information and professional development materials on addiction-related HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases.
CHHATT is part of the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (CEATTC), an initiative funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). CEATTC works to improve the skills, knowledge, and attitudes of addiction treatment professionals. CEATTC also supports several states (Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, Tennessee, and the District of Columbia ) in their efforts to promote addiction-related curricula and programs. CEATTC is one of 14 regional centers within the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.
What outreach training does CHHATT offer?
What else does CHHATT do to help outreach workers improve their skills and abilities?
The Center for HIV, Hepatitis and Addiction Training and Technology (CHHATT) worked with community-based organizations, researchers, and others, in 2000-1, to identify the key knowledge and skills that an outreach worker should possess. The resulting document Outreach Competencies—Minimum Standards for Conducting Street Outreach spells out the competencies that outreach workers need:
Since 2002, CEATTC also has held a “Keeping It Real” conference that focuses on street-level intervention strategies for addiction, HIV/AIDS, and hepatitis. The 2006 conference will be held March 22-24 in Newark, Delaware.
CEATTC also has a number of videos, manuals, and toolkits for sale. These materials provide a wealth of useful information for outreach workers.
Where can I learn more?
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