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Overview

This 4-session 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.

When:

States & American Samoa:

Dates: July 19, 22, 26 and 29

Times:

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Pacific
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Hawaii
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM American Samoa

Jurisdictions:

Dates: July 20, 23, 27 and 30

Times:

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Republic of the Marshall Islands
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pohnpei and Kosrae
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
7:00 AM – 8:30 AM Republic of Palau

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Facilitator:

Janet Porter, MPH, CPS, serves as the Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Coordinator for the Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) which is housed at the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Prior to that, Janet served as a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist with the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) West Resource Team.

Objectives:

  • 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

Audience:

  • 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 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 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 prior to the first session on Monday, July 19, 2021 on how to use and maximize the video conferencing platform
  • Attend a live Orientation to Technology Session on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM Pacific to demonstrate mastery of the basic technology skills required to participate
  • 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.

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 Monday, July 19, 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 Monday, July 19, 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 4 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 Pacific Southwest PTTC is administered by CASAT at the University of Nevada, Reno.

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