2022 Prevention Academy - Pacific Southwest PTTC

8:30am - May 10, 2022 thru 12:00pm - May 12, 2022 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Pacific Southwest PTTC

The Westin Los Angeles Airport (LAX)
5400 W Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
United States

Registration Deadline: April 29, 2022
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Pacific Southwest PTTC’s
2022 Prevention Academy

May 10-12, 2022
Los Angeles, CA


The Pacific Southwest PTTC is pleased to announce 2022 Prevention Academy will be in-person! Featuring three workshop options, keynote speakers, and networking opportunities. Participants will leave with new skills to improve their communication, collaboration, and community mobilization.



The Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel
5400 W Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045

A limited number of hotel rooms will be available at a discounted rate of $149/night plus taxes and fees within our room block on a first come, first served basis.  The information to reserve a room within our room block will be included in your confirmation email after you register. Hotel room block closes April 22, 2022. 


Event Schedule 

  • May 10, 2022: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • May 11, 2022: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • May 12, 2022: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm


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Anyone in HHS Region 9 working to prevent substance misuse and delay the initial onset of substance use. HHS Region 9 includes: American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.  


Event Overview

Keynote Speakers

  • Captain Emily Williams, SAMHSA Region IX Regional Administrator
  • David Jernigan, PhD, Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management, Boston University


Workshop 1: Let's Talk! A Science of the Positive Approach to Community Conversations
Engaging in effective conversations is an essential skill for any prevention professional. This workshop will equip prevention professionals with skills to effectively facilitate one-on-one conversations to provide a significant impact without raising defenses.

  • Level: Entry
  • Facilitator: Jason Anderson, The Montana Institute


Workshop 2: Collective Impact
In this workshop, participants will explore the collective impact framework; learn and practice practical tools to deepen their collaborations; connect with one another as colleagues; and leave with a customized roadmap for moving their community initiative forward.

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Facilitator: Deb Halliday, Halliday & Associates


Workshop 3: Leadership Development – Liberating Structures
In this workshop designed for current Prevention Leaders, participants will collaboratively reflect on the practices and qualities of leadership that can be easy to overlook, ignore, and underestimate. We will also use the session to introduce a suite/repertoire of participatory facilitative methods called Liberating Structures that help to draw out more distributed contributions and leadership from groups.

  • Level: Leadership 
  • Facilitators: Fisher Qua and Anna Jackson, Lucky Hunch


Continuing Education Hours

Participants completing their selected workshop at the Prevention Academy will receive 16 hours of continuing education that you can submit to your state or jurisdiction IC&RC-affiliated certification board to apply for approval towards IC&RC Prevention Specialist certification or recertification. Certification board requirements vary, so be sure to confirm with your board that these CEHs align with their certification requirements. To receive their certificate, participants must participate in the entire Academy; no partial credit will be given.


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