Prevention Ethics Training of Trainers
Kansas City Regional Police Academy
6885 NE Pleasant Valley Rd
Kansas City, MO 64119
This day-long training of trainers is for state and community level trainers who have completed an Ethics in Prevention course within the past two years and would like to become an Ethics trainer to support the prevention workforce.
Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, M.ED, ACPS
Sandra Del Sesto has worked in prevention for over 35 years, though her work spans the continuum of care from prevention to treatment to recovery. In her home state of Rhode Island, Sandra was the founder and past executive director of Initiatives for Human Development, the only statewide prevention agency; a founder and current board chair of CODAC, a statewide treatment program specializing in opioid treatment services, and a member of several state boards and committees with behavioral health agendas. She has worked extensively at both the community and state levels developing strategic prevention/behavioral health care plans and has also developed curriculum and programs for high-risk youth and families as well as instructional guidelines for substance abuse and mental health education. Ms. Del Sesto also founded the Rhode Island Teen Institute and was a co-developer of Parents Are Teachers, a program targeting low-literacy immigrant parents, both SAMHSA Service to Science projects. She was also the founding director of the Institute for Addiction Recovery at Rhode Island College. She is a member of the faculty and board of directors of the New England School of Addiction Studies and has taught at numerous schools of addiction studies throughout the US. Ms. Del Sesto is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), the international organization that certifies professionals working in behavioral health, and is co-chair of its Prevention Committee.
Julie Stevens, MPS, ACPS, ICPS
Julie Stevens is an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist and was a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor for 20 years. She has served as Director of Prevention for the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and Training Specialist for the University of Oklahoma’s Southwest Prevention Center, and most recently as Executive Director of LifeSteps Council on Alcohol and Drugs. She is currently chair of the Prevention Specialist Committee of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium. Ms. Stevens serves on the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals and is chair of the Prevention Subcommittee. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baylor University and a Masters of Prevention Science from the University of Oklahoma.
In addition, Ms. Stevens is an adjunct professor for the University Of Oklahoma College Of Liberal Studies.