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Region 10 PTTC

Overview of the Building Protection Using the Social Development Strategy (SDS) Series

This 6-week series offers a unique interactive experience that explores how to build protection in communities, schools, and families using the Social Development Strategy (SDS). This learning series will build participants’ understanding of shared protective factors and how the Social Development Strategy organizes protection into a strategy for action. Participants will learn and practice using the SDS and its components to design activities that will build protection in families, schools, coalitions and communities.

The learning series provides online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to building protection using key learnings from prevention science.


February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, and 31
10:00 am – 11:30 am    Alaska
11:00 am – 12:30 pm    Pacific
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm     Mountain

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Dalene Beaulieu, MS, Communities That Care Specialist

Ms. Dutton is a certified CTC Master Trainer and coach. Since 2011, she has been proactively assisting communities across North and South America with the implementation of the Communities that Care (CTC) model. Prior to joining SDRG in 2015, Ms. Dutton coordinated the activities of a Communities That Care (CTC) Coalition in Maine for 12 years.

Capetra Parker, MPH, Communities That Care Specialist, UW Social Development Research Group, Evidence2Success Coach.

Ms. Parker supports communities as a coach of Evidence2Success and coaches several CTC Plus communities in the Eastern U.S. Ms. Parker has co-authored journal articles about the implementation of CTC in urban communities through the Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS). She has a special interest in empowering communities to employ strategies that address race, equity, and inclusion disparities. Ms. Parker earned her MPH from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.


  • Explain how you have used the SDS in the field since the beginning of the course.
  • Explore challenges and successes encountered using the SDS.
  • Collaborate with other participants to develop a plan to address those challenges.


  • Community-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and community coalition coordinators located in the Northwest (HHS Region 10) states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
  • Prevention practitioners who would like to become a Certified Prevention Specialist or need continuing education hours to meet re-certification requirements.
  • Please note: This training is reserved for prevention professionals working in HHS Region 10.
  • Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of HHS Region 10 are encouraged to contact their region’s PTTC to learn about similar courses available to them.

Participant Commitment and Expectations:

  • View a 20-minute video prior to the first session on Thursday, February 18, 2021 on how to use and maximize the video conferencing platform
  • Attend Session 1 on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM Pacific to demonstrate mastery of the basic technology skills required to participate
  • Participate in 6 sessions of training, for 1.5 hours on scheduled series days/times
  • Complete up to ONE hour of independent learning activities between each session
  • Use a web-camera and have access to appropriate technology to join the online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone)
  • Actively engage and be on camera 90% of the time during each session, since this is not a webinar series and active participation is essential to gain/improve skills.

Please Note:

This EPLS is not a webinar series. Active participation is essential to gain and improve skills. Registrants enrolled in this series are required to attend Session 1 on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 11:00 AM Pacific. If you cannot attend these sessions, you will forfeit your attendance.

In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology by Thursday, February 18, 2021.

If you have questions regarding technology requirements or registration details contact Clarissa Lam Yuen (

Continuing Education Hours:

Up to 13 hours of continuing education hours can be earned in this series. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.

The Northwest PTTC is a collaboration led by Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington in partnership with Washington State University, and CASAT at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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