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.
States & American Samoa:
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7, 14, 21
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Pacific
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Mountain
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Hawaii
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM American Samoa
June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Republic of the Marshal 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 Republich of Palau
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.
- 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 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 Tuesday, June 2, 2020 on how to use and maximize the video conferencing platform
- Attend a live Orientation to Technology Session on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at 3:00 PM Pacific to demonstrate mastery of the basic technology skills required to participate
- Participate in 8 sessions of training, for 1.5 hours on scheduled series days/times and complete 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 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 Tuesday, June 2, 2020 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, June 2, 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 Matt Minten (email@example.com).
Continuing Education Hours:
Up to 21 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 Pacific Southwest PTTC is administered by CASAT at the University of Nevada, Reno.