Webinars. WITS TRAINING for ATR PROVIDERS. Welcome to ATR!. Who is on the Phone?? Introduce agencies. What is Access to Recovery?. ATR is a 4-year SAMHSA grant funded program awarded to the MA Department of Public Health/Bureau of Substance Abuse Services
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Who is on the Phone??
Rebecca Starr, Beth Fraster, Christine Porter, Carole Goldberg, Stephen Keller, and Jared Sprague.
The grant is designed to give people with substance use disorders wider access to community services to help them start or continue on the road to recovery.
Recovery is the experience through which individuals, families, and
communities impacted by alcohol and other drug problems utilize
formal and informal resources to resolve these problems, heal the
wounds inflicted by alcohol and other drugs, actively manage their
continued vulnerability to such problems, and develop a healthy,
productive, and meaningful life. (William White 2007)
ATR is designed to support individuals in early recovery. Although
recovery is a lifetime process, ATR is not intended, nor appropriate,
for people who have maintained long term recovery.
interventions may not be sufficient to aid the individual
in the recovery process
people in recovery
ROSC- Recovery Oriented System of Care
An integrated and comprehensive service delivery system that combines clinical treatment and recovery support services under one umbrella.
Examples of Recovery Support Services
ATR will pay for many services not currently covered by 3rd party
Health insurance or BSAS and other government funded programs.
ATR is Client Centered –
Individuals will be given the opportunity to participate in their recovery process and be active agents of change in their lives.
They will take personal responsibility for their own recovery,
and will develop an individualized recovery plan to follow as a map.
A Recovery Plan is at the heart of ATR
A Recovery Plan is at the heart of ATR.
What is a Recovery Plan?
1. Health 2.Home 3.Purpose 4.Community
ATR Coordinators will meet with every client to:
BSAS must manage the yearly voucher budget and meet
the yearly client targets for the grant
Year 1 967 per Month = 121
Year 2 2,929 per Month =244
Year 3 3,043 per Month =254
Year 4 2,062per Month =258(Intakes will be done through May 31, 2014, 8 months only)
TOTAL Unique CLIENTS over the
4 year grant = 9001
Exceptions to the General Rule Prohibiting Disclosure:
There are nine exceptions –
Consent Forms: A written consent must include:
The data is sensitive in WITS. It is confidential information about ATR clients.
Therefore, to protect the client’s confidentiality:
Every provider must:
when you are ready to work on your first “real” ATR clients in WITS
Everything is processed via the computer through
an electronic Voucher Management System
Provider Help Line: