This 6-week series offers an interactive experience for participants to explore the role of systems change in substance misuse prevention. Participants will examine capacities shown to enable evidence-based interventions to achieve and sustain expected results and learn how to incorporate these into their work. Trainers will share examples from their own systems change experiences and will highlight how leveraging leadership, communications, funding, and data can help participants to achieve their prevention goals. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion.
June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, and 8
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Alaska
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Pacific
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Mountain
Facilitators and Subject Matter Expert Trainers:
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.
Kevin P. Haggerty, MSW, PhD, Professor, UW School of Social Work, Director, Social Development Research Group, Director Northwest Prevention Technology Center. Kevin specializes in prevention programs at the community, school and family level. For more than 30 years, he has focused on developing innovative ways to organize the scientific knowledge base for prevention so that parents, communities and schools can better identify, assess and prioritize customized approaches that meet their needs. He has an extensive research background in the intersection of biological and environmental risks for drug abuse in emerging adults and is an expert on substance abuse and delinquency prevention. Additionally, Dr. Haggerty is an investigator of the Community Youth Development Study, which tests the effectiveness of the Communities That Care program.
Capetra Parker, MPH, Communities That Care Specialist, Evidence2Success Coach, UW Social Development Research Group. Capetra supports communities as a coach of Evidence2Success, as well as 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 (CHAMMPS). 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.
By the end of the EPLS, participants will be able to:
- Describe the importance of systems change to success in the field of prevention
- Name four capacities necessary to create enabling contexts
- Identify personal strengths and areas to enhance leadership capacity
- Name at least two strategies to communicate the value of prevention to enhance system change efforts focused on prevention
- List three resources they can access to complete the fund mapping process in their community
- Describe why data systems are essential in prevention
- Community-level prevention practitioners and allied partners working to prevent substance misuse in the Northwest (HHS Region 10) states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
- 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 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 on how to use and maximize the video conferencing platform
- Attend a live Orientation to Technology Session on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 12:00 PM 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 and complete ONE hour of weekly 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)
- Complete up to an hour of independent learning activities between each session.
- Use a web-camera and have the appropriate technology to join the online video conferencing 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.
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 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 12:00 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 Wednesday, June 3, 2020 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 (email@example.com).
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.