SAMHSA Prevention Core Competencies

Core Competencies SAMHSA's new report, Prevention Core Competencies, marks the first time that competencies and KSAs are being described for the field of substance use prevention." 

These prevention core competencies and knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) will offer professional direction to the prevention field, affecting staff development and career ladders and pipelines, and providing guidance for training programs and service delivery qualification. This proposed set of professional standards may become an integral part of job descriptions, staff qualifications, and the development of transferable skills.

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