Why add training and technical assistance for treatment of tobacco use disorder to the list?
You want to give staff the tools they need to do their best work, and that means staying current in evidence-based practices, measurable outcomes, and continuing education.
Over the past two decades, people diagnosed with behavioral health conditions have experienced none of the steady declines in tobacco use seen in the general population. In fact, despite ongoing efforts to reduce rates of tobacco dependence, tobacco-related illness remains the primary cause of death in the behavioral health population.
With backgrounds and training in behavioral change, behavioral health staff are uniquely positioned to make a difference.
TCTTAC intervenes at the program level within agencies and organizations with the understanding that training and technical assistance are critical interventions along the continuum of change. We also recognize that organizational change takes place at multiple levels, and so TCTTAC offers tailored site-specific technical assistance to share best practices, brainstorm challenges, and offer solutions in order to give staff the best chance at successfully implementing treatment of tobacco use disorder in their daily work.