This 2-week, 4-session series offers an 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.
March 23, 25, 30, & April 1
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Alaska
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Pacific
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Mountain
Christina Lopez-Guitterez has extensive experience in evidence-based substance misuse prevention practices at the local, state, and bi-national levels. Her career began in the late 1990s, implementing “model” curricula in communities and evolved to providing Training/Technical Assistance to community-based coalitions, single state agencies, Promotores and Community Health Workers. Ms. Gutierrez has been part of various training teams to include the U.S.-Mexico Border states and sister cities in Mexico with the delivery of the Strategic Prevention Framework in Spanish. More recently, Ms. Gutierrez has participated in a state-wide evaluation team to support grantees aiming to decrease Prescription Misuse and Underage drinking.
- 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
- The Ethics in Prevention EPLS is designed for anyone working in primary prevention who wants to improve their knowledge of the six ethical principles in prevention included in the Prevention Code of Ethics and application of an ethical decision-making model. This EPLS is relevant to those seeking certification or recertification as a Prevention Specialist and meets the basic requirements for prevention ethics for this type of certification. This training will not meet the requirements for anyone seeking treatment or recovery support-related certification or licensure.
- 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 Tuesday, March 23, 2021 on how to use and maximize the video conferencing platform
- Participate in 4 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.
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 ALL Sessions. If you cannot attend ALL sessions, you will forfeit your attendance.
In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology by Tuesday, March 23, 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 (email@example.com).
Certificates Verifying Attendance:
Participants who complete all four sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for 9 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.