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Overview of the Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning

This 7-week series offers an interactive experience for participants to explore how to develop a sustainability plan. Sustainability planning is an intentional process of looking critically at your current prevention infrastructure, processes, and strategies to develop the necessary resources to sustain meaningful prevention outcomes beyond current funding. Elements of sustainability planning include examining the impact of strategic planning processes, such as SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and interventions, priority setting, resource and feasibility analysis, communication planning, and resource and grant development.

The Trainer will demonstrate how to use a set of tools to facilitate a sustainability process with community partners and will coach participants to set actionable steps and timelines to complete a plan over the next year.  The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion.

When:

States & American Samoa:
Weekly on Tuesdays: May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15, and 22

03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Pacific (including Arizona)
12:00 PM –  01:30 PM Hawaii
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM American Samoa

Jurisdictions:
Weekly on Wednesdays: May 12, 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16, and 23

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Republic of the Marshall Islands
09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00 AM – 09:30 AM Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00 AM – 08:30 AM Republic of Palau

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Facilitator:

Kris Gabrielsen, MPH, has worked in substance misuse prevention nearly 30 years. She served as the Associate Director of the Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), co-authored the first Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training curriculum, and co-authored the textbook, Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practice. She currently works with states and communities across the nation to bridge the gap between research and practice, assisting prevention professionals in maximizing their effectiveness.

Objectives:

  • Define sustainability and summarize key findings from research
  • Explain the value of sustainability planning to community stakeholders
  • Share how partnerships and collaborations provide the foundation for sustainability
  • Identify and recruit partners to participate on a Sustainability Planning Team (SPT)
  • Summarize five components of sustainability planning
  • Collect information and capture lessons learned throughout the Strategic Prevention Framework process
  • Gather information and document lessons learned from interventions.
  • Develop communication products as part of ongoing sustainability effort
  • Outline key tasks that inform a written sustainability plan.
  • Establish a timeline to create a sustainability plan.
  • Apply a set of tools to create a sustainability plan with community partner

Audience:

  • Community, tribal and jurisdiction-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and community coalition coordinators 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.
  • Please note: This training is reserved for prevention professionals working in HHS Region 9.
  • Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of HHS 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 on how to maximize the video conferencing platform and complete the Session 1 prep packet prior to the first session on Tuesday, May 11, 2021
  • Participate in 7 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 the Technology Orientation Session on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM 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 Tuesday, May 11, 2021 in order to fully participate and be on camera at least 90% of the time.

If you have questions regarding technology requirements or registration details contact Clarissa Lam Yuen (clamyuen@casat.org).

Certificates:

Participants who complete all 7 sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for 16 contact hours. No partial credit is given for this course. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.

The Pacific Southwest 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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