This 8-week series offers a uniquely interactive online introduction to the field of substance misuse prevention. Participants examine the history of substance misuse prevention, key concepts, and foundational research informing the Strategic Prevention Framework, SAMHSA’s five-step, data-driven planning process. Training participants build basic knowledge and skills necessary to identify prevention priorities and develop a plan to implement and evaluate evidence-based interventions. This online consultation series offers structured skill-based learning opportunities, individual reading and learning assignments, group activities, and discussions to enhance learning application and outcomes.
Dates: April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and 7, 2022
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Alaska
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Pacific
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Mountain
Scott Waller, M.Ed., CPP is recently retired from the State of Washington. He has been involved in substance abuse prevention efforts on a county, state, or national level since 1984. For both the Washington Traffic Safety Commission and Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery he developed programs and partnerships to maximize the benefits of substance abuse disorder prevention, mental health promotion and suicide prevention, and pedestrian and bicycle safety.
- Define prevention
- Explain the continuum of care
- List the criteria for research-based risk factors
- Describe how the Social Development Strategy operationalizes protective factors
- Describe the five steps of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), including the key tasks for each
- List three essential keys to sustainability
- Explain the importance of addressing health disparities in the context of substance misuse prevention planning and implementation
- Describe how cultural humility is essential in our work in the prevention field
- Substance misuse prevention practitioners 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:
- If your experience with Zoom is limited or you would like to review key features, please view the 20-minute Introduction to Zoom video prior to the first session on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 on how to use and maximize the platform
- Participate in 8 sessions of training, for 1.5 hours on scheduled series days/times
- Complete up to 1.5 hours 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, desktop/laptop computer, 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 in each session is essential to gain and improve skills. 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, April 19, 2022 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 email@example.com.
Participants who complete all 8 sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for 22.5 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 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.