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Archival Content: 1999-2005

Training Doing the Work

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 CenterLink to a Non-CDC site (CEATTC), an initiative funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’sLink to a Non-CDC site (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse TreatmentLink to a Non-CDC site (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.Link to a Non-CDC site

What outreach training does CHHATT offer?

Trainings are offered through online coursesLink to a Non-CDC site and through trainingsLink to a Non-CDC site held in each state in the CEATTC region.

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 OutreachLink to a PDF Document spells out the competencies that outreach workers need:

Understanding of Outreach in a Scientific ContextLink to a PDF Document

Understanding Chemical DependencyLink to a PDF Document

Understanding Disease and Wellness in the Context of Drug UseLink to a PDF Document

EngagementLink to a PDF Document

InterventionLink to a PDF Document

Client SupportLink to a PDF Document

Supporting OurselvesLink to a PDF Document

Since 2002, CEATTC also has held a “Keeping It Real” conferenceLink to a Non-CDC site 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 toolkitsLink to a Non-CDC site for sale. These materials provide a wealth of useful information for outreach workers.

Where can I learn more?

Central East Addiction Technology Transfer CenterLink to a Non-CDC site (CEATTC)
8737 Colesville Road, Suite 300
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910-3921
Tel. (240) 645-1145
Fax (301) 565-3390
Email: info@ceattc.org

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