Prevention Ethics

3:00pm - November 8, 2021 thru 4:30pm - November 8, 2021 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Pacific Southwest PTTC
Registration Deadline: November 8, 2021
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Prevention Ethics: An Enhanced Prevention Learning Series



This two-week, four-session series offers an interactive experience that explores the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics using realistic examples designed to strengthen participants’ abilities to manage challenging situations in their work. The learning series is structured to provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to the application of an
ethical decision-making process.

By the end of this learning series, participants will have:

  • Defined ethics and related terms
  • Described the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics
  • Practiced using an ethical decision-making process to apply the Prevention Code of Ethics



Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest region, including 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.

The Prevention Ethics EPLS is designed for Pacific Southwest practitioners working in primary prevention who want to improve their knowledge of the six ethical principles in prevention included in the Prevention Code of Ethics and application of an ethical decision-making model.

This EPLS is relevant to those seeking certification or recertification as a Prevention Specialist and meets the basic requirements for prevention ethics for this type of certification. This training will not meet the requirements for anyone seeking treatment or recovery support-related certification or licensure.



Christina López-GutiérrezChristina López-Gutiérrez has extensive experience in evidence-based substance misuse prevention practices at the local, state, and bi-national levels. Her career began in the late 1990s, implementing “model” curricula in communities and evolved to providing Training and Technical Assistance to community-based coalitions, single state agencies, Promotores and Community Health Workers. Ms. López-Gutiérrez has been part of various training teams to include the U.S.-Mexico Border states and sister cities in Mexico with the delivery of the Strategic Prevention Framework in Spanish. More recently, Ms. López-Gutiérrez has participated in a state-wide evaluation team to support grantees aiming to decrease Prescription Misuse and Underage drinking.



Dates and Times

States & American Samoa:

Mondays and Wednesdays, November 8, 10, 15, & 17, 2021
04:00 pm - 05:30 pm Arizona
03:00 pm - 04:30 pm Pacific
01:00 pm - 02:30 pm Hawaii
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm American Samoa


Pacific Jurisdictions:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 9, 11, 16, & 18, 2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm Republic of the Marshall Islands
10:00 am - 11:30 am Pohnpei and Kosrae
09:00 am - 10:30 am Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
08:00 am - 09:30 am Republic of Palau






Participants who complete all four sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for nine (9)
hours. No partial credit is given for this course. Participants will need to confirm with their
certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific
certification requirements.


To Register

Register Here for the EPLS: Prevention Ethics
Please register early, these courses are limited to 30 people maximum and fill up very quickly!



Please contact Karen Totten ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Clarissa Lam Yuen at ([email protected]).