Core Competencies for Prevention Professionals

 An Introduction to the Prevention Core Competencies for Prevention Professionals


Prevention Core competencies



The Introduction to the Prevention Core Competencies for Prevention Professionals, covers the foundations of substance use prevention science for early and mid-career prevention professionals. By taking this course, you'll be able to expand your knowledge and skills in the field of prevention and ultimately enhance your ability to make a positive impact in your community.

The curriculum utilizes evidence-based strategies for adult learning; and builds upon and complements existing workforce training curricula and resources (e.g., Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST), Foundations of Prevention Science and Practice Curriculum, and Universal Prevention Curriculum).

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the key elements of prevention planning and evaluation.
  2. Understand the core prevention professional knowledge, skills, and competencies.
  3. Acknowledge the importance of research-based theories and processes that help explain and build effective prevention interventions, and 
  4. Describe how evidence-based (EB) prevention strategies can be delivered across settings including the family, school, media, community, or workplace.


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Online course-The online course is a six module, self-paced course. Start your learning journey today by signing up on HealtheKnowledge and selecting the "Introduction to Prevention Core Competencies" course. 

In person trainings- In person trainings
Live trainings will be scheduled with each PTTC center. Want to know when a live training is scheduled in your region? Contact your PTTC to be informed as trainings are scheduled.