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Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention Approaches (Webinar Series) Part 4 of 4: Engaging in Collaborative Prevention Efforts
Collaborating TTC: Central East PTTC
September 19, 2019

Central East Webinar Series: Implementing Evidence-Based Prevention Approaches
Part 4:
Engaging in Collaborative Prevention Efforts
Josh Esrick, MPP, and Lauren Pappacena, MSW

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September 19, 2019, 1-2 PM EST  |  View series page  |  View all Central East series


This is part four of a four-part webinar series hosted by the Central East PTTC that focuses on implementing evidence-based prevention approaches.

Implementing successful substance use prevention programming is often a time-intensive and resource-consuming process; one that can be too large a task for any single organization. This webinar focuses on strategies and tips for engaging in collaborative practices to leverage the resources and abilities of numerous prevention stakeholders. It discusses identifying opportunities for collaboration, reaching out to potential collaborative partners, improving processes for establishing and maintaining collaborative efforts, and evaluating collaborative efforts, among other topics


  • Review the importance of collaboration in prevention
  • Describe strategies for identifying and reaching out to potential partners
  • Discuss the levels of collaboration and maintaining successful relationships
  • Examine criteria for evaluating the success of a collaboration


Josh Esrick, MPPJosh Esrick, MPP is a Senior Policy Analyst with Carnevale Associates. Josh has extensive experience in substance use prevention; researching, writing, and presenting on best practice and knowledge development publications, briefs, and reference guides; and developing and providing training and technical assistance to numerous organizations at the Federal, state, and local level. He developed numerous SAMHSA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies’ (CAPT) products on strategies to prevent opioid misuse and overdose, risk and protective factors for substance use, youth substance use prevention strategies, youth substance use trends, emerging substance use trends, the potential regulations surrounding marijuana legalization, as well as numerous other topics.


Lauren Pappacena

Lauren Pappacena, MSW is a Research Associate with Carnevale Associates. Lauren has a background in criminal justice and juvenile justice research specifically as it relates to evidence-based programs and practices spanning criminal justice topics, including corrections, law enforcement, reentry, and courts. Currently, she assists with training evaluations for NADCP and the PTTC, where she brings her experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis and data visualization. With a strong interest in policy analysis, research translation, data collection, and analytic writing, Ms. Pappacena is published in the Journal of Human Rights and Social Work for her analysis of national early-release laws.                                         




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