Core Trainings for Prevention Specialist Certification

Are you considering a career in Prevention Science? 

 

The following are core trainings for Prevention Specialist Certification  in HHS Region 8 (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY): 

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training

General Overview

The Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) is intended as an introductory level course; throughout the course of their careers, prevention practitioners will need additional and more advanced workforce development opportunities beyond the SAPST. The SAPST is a foundational course of study in substance misuse prevention and is intended for entry-level prevention practitioners working in states, jurisdictions, tribes, and communities; the training is also appropriate for professionals working in related fields. The SAPST is grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework and provides prevention practitioners with the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention programs, practices, and policies that reduce behavioral health disparities and improve wellness. 

Participants completing the SAPST will receive two certificates of completion totaling to 31 hours of participation (5 hours for the online course, and 26 for the in-person training). The SAPST is endorsed by the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) Prevention Committee as an IC&RC-approved curriculum. This endorsement provides assurance that the SAPST is applicable toward the education and training requirement for IC&RC’s Prevention Specialist credential. The Mountain Plains PTTC is an approved provider for NCECH and can provide CHES/MCHES credits for the SAPST course as well. 

Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics (Pre-SAPST Course) on Healtheknowledge.org

 

National Coordinating Office PTTC Onboarding Resources

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Ethics in Prevention Foundations: A Guide for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners

This 3-hour SELF-PACED course is based on the moderated Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners. This course is appropriate for anyone working in the field of substance abuse prevention. It covers key terminology, the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics, and a decision-making process to use when faced with an ethical dilemma. 

3.0 Hours Certificate of Completion Available

Ethics in Prevention Foundations: A Guide for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners on Healtheknowledge.org

This 3-hour SELF-PACED course is based on the moderated Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners. This course is appropriate for anyone working in the field of substance abuse prevention. It covers key terminology, the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics, and a decision-making process to use when faced with an ethical dilemma. 

3.0 Hours Certificate of Completion Available

 

Advanced Ethics Planning Series

Session 1: Introduction to Advanced Ethics Cultural Humility & Cultural Competence

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Professional ethical standards are based on values. Values are the basic beliefs that an individual thinks to be true and are also seen as guiding principles in one’s life or the basis on which an individual makes a decision. Join us for a deep dive into how creating equity in program planning is a fundamental ethical practice. We are kicking off the series with a two-part discussion on the role of cultural humility and social justice in prevention ethics.

Objectives:

1. Summarize and apply the basic rules regarding ethics and professional behavior in prevention programming.
2. Recognize specific situations among colleagues in the workplace or within the community where ethics should guide actions.
3. Apply the code of ethics and decision-making process to different scenarios within the Strategic Planning Framework.

 

Session 2: Introduction to Advanced Ethics Social Justice & Ethics

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