Prevention Specialist Focus Areas

Credentialed staff is a key priority in ensuring the delivery evidence-based practices. “The Prevention Specialist credential requires professionals to demonstrate competency through experience, education, supervision and the passing of a rigorous examination” (IC&RC).

We have developed TA/Training services designed to develop competent, well-trained, ethical and professional Prevention Specialists. If you are wanting to become a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant (CSAPC), we are here to help!

 

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Planning & Evaluation

This domain focuses on prevention planning models & theories, logic models, action planning and evaluation techniques.

30% of the Prevention Specialist exam questions

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Prevention Education

This domain focuses on the theories and frameworks that guide curriculum development and the skills needed to provide services (ie; knowledge to various substances, cultural awareness, etc).

15% of the Prevention Specialist exam questions

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Communication

This domain focuses on the communication skills and techniques needs in a wide variety of settings (ie; program delivery, meeting facilitation, social marketing & media).

13% of the Prevention Specialist exam questions

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Community Organization

This domain focuses on understanding community readiness, community mobilization, and the importance of involving the community in prevention planning as a critical role in gaining community buy-in.

15% of the Prevention Specialist exam questions

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Public Policy & Environmental Change

This domain emphasizes the broader physical, social, cultural and institutional forces that contribute to community substance use problems.

12% of the Prevention Specialist exam questions

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Professional Growth & Responsibility

This domain is focused on work-life balance, knowledge of substance, cultural competency and professional ethics.

12% of the Prevention Specialist exam questions

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Population-Based Prevention

“One-size” doesn’t fit all!  For this reason we offer specialized services that are population-based (ie; racial/ethnic minorities, rural/Appalachia, LGBTQ+).