Creating Inclusive Prevention Organizations and Coalitions

10:00am - May 10, 2022 thru 11:30am - May 10, 2022 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes PTTC
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The Great Lakes PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.




Prevention programs and coalitions that strive for inclusivity will reap the greatest benefits from its diversity. Topics covered in this skill building presentation include: a definition of key terms: monocultural, compliance and inclusive prevention programs and coalitions; three sign of an inclusive prevention program or coalition; 7 steps for developing an inclusive prevention program or coalition; crucial conversations; how to deal with microaggressions and how to become an inclusivity change agent.




By the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the differences between a monocultural, compliance and inclusive prevention program and coalition.
  • Utilize 7 steps for developing an inclusive prevention program and coalition. 
  • Address microaggressions which can negatively impact trust and coalition building.
  • Begin the process of creating an inclusivity committee which can help move your inclusivity initiative forward.
  • Function as an inclusivity change agent.



Mark Sanders


Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is the State Project Manager for the Great Lakes ATTC, MHTTC and PTTC. Mark has worked for 40 years as a social worker, educator, and part of the SUD workforce. He is founder of the Online Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment and Recovery and co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery-oriented high school in Illinois. Mark is also an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, and the British Islands.



Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance. Certificates are disseminated via email to all qualifying individuals approximately two weeks after the conclusion of the event or training. 




Once this event is completed, go to the Products/Resources page to view the recording. The recording will be posted within two weeks following the event