Prevention Ethics

Overview of the Prevention Ethics Enhanced Prevention Learning Series

This series offers a unique interactive experience that explores the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics using realistic examples designed to strengthen participants’ abilities to manage challenging situations in their work. The learning series is structured to also provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to application of an ethical decision-making process.

Dates and Times:

States & American Samoa:

February 25, 27 & March 3, 5, 2020

04:00 pm – 05:30 pm Mountain
03:00 pm – 04:30 pm Pacific
01:00 pm – 02:30 pm Hawaii
12:00 am – 01:30 pm American Samoa


February 26, 28 & March 4, 6, 2020

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Republic of the Marshall Islands
10:00 am – 11:30 am Pohnpei and Kosrae
09:00 am – 10:30 am Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
08:00 am – 09:30 am Republic of Palau


Ruby Moseley, ACPS, Currently resides in central Texas, and has worked in the field of substance use prevention across the state and with national partners for more than 18 years. Ruby has served as a Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) trainer throughout the state as part of the state’s tobacco prevention and education program. She has served in a variety of professional and volunteer roles for organizations, delivering in-person and online collaborative trainings to prevention professionals in the field.


  • Define ethics and related terms
  • Describe the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics
  • Use an ethical decision-making process to apply the Prevention Code of Ethics


  • Substance misuse prevention practitioners located in the Pacific Southwest (HHS Region 9) states and jurisdictions of American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau.
  • Prevention practitioners who would like become a Certified Prevention Specialist or need re-certification are required to complete continuing education in Prevention Ethics.
  • Note that this training is reserved for prevention professionals working in HHS Region 9. Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of Region 9 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 February 25, 2020 on how to use and maximize the videoconferencing platform
  • Attend a live one-hour Orientation to Technology Session on February 25, 2020 at 3:00pm PST to demonstrate mastery of the basic technology skills required to participate
  • Commit to attending 4 sessions of training, for 1.5 hours on scheduled series days/times and complete weekly independent learning activities.
  • Have access to appropriate technology to utilize online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone)
  • Be prepared and actively engage while on camera 90% of the scheduled series time. This is not a webinar series and active participation to gain/improve skills is required.

Continuing Education Requirements:

In order to receive up to 9 continuing education hours, participants are expected to view the video tutorial; attend the live technology introductory/orientation session; complete individual readings and learning activities as assigned; be prepared for and join each session; and actively engage in group discussions.  Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.


Registrants enrolled in this series are required to attend the Introductory/Technology Orientation Session February 25, 2020 at 3:00pm PDT.  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 February 25, 2020 in order to fully participate and be on camera at least 90% of the time. Note this is an interactive session, not a webinar series.

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