Training Materials for Organizational Use

Training content has been professionally videotaped and edited for use by individual organizations in delivering ongoing staff training on opioid addiction. Content is divided into nine stand-alone modules that can be customized to the training group. A comprehensive training manual is also provided. The internal training team need not be subject matter experts, just respected facilitators. This site contains all the materials necessary for group or individual training about the use of Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in justice and human service systems.

Welcome To The Training Site For County Touchpoints In Access To MAT For Justice-Involved Populations

This site contains all the materials necessary for group or individual training about the use of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorder in justice and human service systems.

Training Modules

Below are links to the currently available modules. They can be viewed as a whole here or individually below. Please see this document for recommendations on which modules might be best for certain audiences. Each module is unique and some of the resources may not be applicable.

Module 1: County Touchpoints Project Overview

This module offers a 16-minute video that describes the reasons the Department of Health Care Services developed the County Touchpoints project and how it fits into other major efforts to address the state’s opioid epidemic. It also describes how the project is organized to train the targeted stakeholder groups in every county, through a regional approach.

County Touchpoints Project Overview - Training Slides

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Facilitator's Guide

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Supplemental Materials

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Module 2: Addiction Neuroscience 101

This module offers a 25-minute video of the neuroscience of addiction as a chronic brain disease, with emphasis on Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). It describes the objectives of addiction treatment and the three types of medications approved for treating OUD – methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone, in laymen’s terms. Discussion questions are provided to help participants consider reactions to this information, which is new to most people.

Module 3: The Case for Treating Opioid Addiction in Justice and Human Service Settings

This module offers a 29-minute video that briefly reviews the history of addiction treatment in prisons and jails and provides a variety of “cases” for treating OUD in jails, prison, courts, probation/parole, and child welfare. Considerations include recent lawsuits and finding against settings that terminate the use of MAT during incarceration or require that MAT be terminated for eligibility in justice and child welfare programs. Discussion questions and additional resources are provided to help participants translate this information into action in the workplace.

Facilitator's Guide

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MAT Toolkit Justive Toolkit

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MAT Toolkit Justice Quick Guides

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MAT Toolkit Justice Continuing Treatment

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MAT Toolkit Justice Flyer

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MAT Toolkit for Justice System Professionals

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Module 4: MAT Medications: How They Work, For Whom, Implications for Use in Criminal Justice and Human Service Settings

This module offers a 56-minute video that provides information, in understandable terms, about methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone, which are the three medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). Method of action, abuse potential, patients most appropriate for the medication, side effects, common myths, and considerations for use in jails are addressed for each medication. Duration of treatment and how medication adjustments should be made to minimize the risk of overdose are also discussed.

Module 5: Overcoming Barriers to MAT

This module offers a 14-minute video in which stakeholders in criminal justice reflect on how they overcame skepticism about the use of MAT in jails and probation, and their experiences with using it. It includes commentary from two persons with OUD who received MAT. Supplemental materials provide evidence-based responses to the most common objections to MAT both generally and in justice settings. Discussion questions are provided to help participants translate this information into action in the workplace.

Module 6: Your Profession and MAT

This module will take about 90 minutes to complete. It includes three components: A video created for this project in which senior leaders from adult and youth/dependency courts, probation, and child welfare agencies, public defenders, and district attorneys reflect on how their professions have changed to address addiction as a chronic brain disease and to accept and adapt to the role of Medication Assisted Treatment in treating OUD. A video “Tale of Two Inmates” that illustrates the similarities and differences that two persons with OUD experienced in the justice system, including elements which can significantly impact the likelihood of successful recovery. Workbooks specific to child welfare and various criminal justice professions about OUD and its treatment are provided. Position statements from relevant national organizations are included, as are case studies and discussions tailored to the profession. The module translates general information about treating OUD in justice settings to specific client activities and approaches that reflect current best practice.

Facilitator's Guide

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Discussion Guide for Defenders

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Discussion Guide for Probation

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Discussion Guide for Juvenile & Dependency Courts

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Discussion Guide For Human Services and Child Welfare

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Discussion Guide For District Attorneys

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Discussion Guide For Adult Courts

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Module 7: Access to and Funding for OUD Treatment in Your County

This module offers a 26-minute video that provides general information about how benefits and coverage for treatment of all forms of Substance Use Disorders (SUD) are covered in California, and details about coverage, access to services, payment for services, and providers in your specific county.

Facilitator's Guide

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Supplemental Materials Yuba County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Yolo County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Ventura County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Tuolumne County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Tulare County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Trinity County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Tehama County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Sutter County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Stanislaus County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Sonoma County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Solano County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Siskiyou County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Santa Barbara County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Sierra County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Shasta County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Santa Cruz County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Santa Clara County Profile

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Supplemental Materials San Mateo County Profile

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Supplemental Materials San Luis Obispo County Profile

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Supplemental Materials San Joaquin County Profile

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Supplemental Materials San Francisco County Profile

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Supplemental Materials San Diego County Profile

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Supplemental Materials San Benito County Profile

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Supplemental Materials San Bernardino County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Sacramento County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Riverside County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Plumas County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Placer County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Orange County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Napa County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Nevada County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Monterey County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Mono County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Modoc County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Merced County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Mendocino County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Mariposa County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Marin County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Madera County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Los Angeles County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Lassen County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Lake County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Kings County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Kern County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Inyo County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Imperial County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Humboldt County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Fresno County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Glenn County Profile

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Supplemental Materials El Dorado County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Del Norte County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Contra Costa County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Calaveras County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Colusa County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Butte County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Amador County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Alpine County Profile

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Supplemental Materials Alameda County Profile

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Module 8: Evidence-Based Treatment of Pregnant and Parenting Women with OUD

This module offers a 57-minute panel discussion video that provides a high-level overview of current evidence-based standards of care for treating OUD in pregnant and parenting women. It addresses best practices for MAT in late pregnancy, birth, and the post-partum period, and best practices for achieving optimal outcomes for the mother’s sobriety and the newborn’s well-being. These best practices are not well integrated in many justice and human service settings. Discussion questions and additional resources are provided to help participants translate this information into action in the workplace. The session is for criminal justice and child welfare professionals who have completed earlier sessions on the neuroscience of opioid use disorder (OUD), medications for addiction treatment (MAT), and their professional association positions regarding the need to make all FDA-approved MAT medications available to persons with OUD.

Module 9: Toxicology Testing for OUD in the Context of Justice and Child Welfare Approaches

The module is for criminal justice and child welfare professionals who have completed earlier sessions on the neuroscience of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), medications for addiction treatment (MAT), and their professional association positions regarding the need to make all FDA-approved MAT medications available to persons with OUD. This 63-minute video provides information on toxicology testing as part of treatment of OUD, and evidence-based considerations for interpreting toxicology results in the context of court-ordered treatment and conditions of probation/parole or dependency determinations. Content addresses use of other illicit substances during OUD treatment, the expected trajectory of relapse within recovery, and more. Discussion questions and additional resources are provided to help participants translate this information into action in the workplace.