Mission & Values Statement
The Chemical Health Center offers alcohol and drug education, prevention, referral, and outpatient services for UTTC students, their families, and UTTC employees. UTTC Center staff value the traditions of all persons as they strive to achieve a chemical-free, healthy lifestyle.
Types of Concerns
The Chemical Health Center offers alcohol/drug education/prevention, early intervention services, evaluations (including DUI and court-ordered evaluations), outpatient treatment, and referrals for other community-based services as needed. Community support groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, are scheduled regularly. The Center hosts alcohol-drug-free activities and provides ongoing awareness and educational opportunities for students, faculty, and UTTC staff. Center staff also provide a North Dakota certified 16-hour DUI program.
Our Center provides crisis intervention, emotional support, and advocacy for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking. Staff offer support for victims of any age who witness violence.
Services include, but are not limited to:
- Alcohol and drug evaluations
- Individual counseling
- Anger management
- Smoking cessation classes
- Aftercare services
- 16-hour DUI class
- Intensive outpatient programming
- Drug and alcohol prevention and early intervention
- Prevention education video library
- Risk reduction education
- Cognitive restructuring therapy
- Drug and alcohol prevention activities
- Referrals to community clinical partners
Chemical Health Administrator/DV Coordinator
Hello! My name is Amy WhiteShield, and I have been with UTTC for five years. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Health Services Administration from Keiser University (FL) in 2018. My professional role is to coordinate chemical health services and provide domestic violence advocacy and victim support to UTTC students.
Our team looks forward to meeting you and assisting you in your journey to find personal and academic success!
Sandy Thompson, MMGT, LAC
Chemical Health Consultant
Sandy Thompson is a UTTC consultant and provides chemical health services to students at UTTC. She has made a lifelong career of serving those suffering with a substance use disorders and their families. Sandy’s professional work includes employment as a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor, CCAR-trained Family Recovery Coach, domestic violence advocate, clinical supervisor, administrator, and a contributing author and public speaker. She also has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Mary teaching classes to graduate students who are seeking to advance their skills and knowledge to help others who struggle with behavioral health issues. Sandy is the founder/CEO of Path to Pono and provides family recovery coaching and leadership development services.