Credentialed staff is a key priority in ensuring the delivery of 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). This interactive webinar will review the basic credentialing requirements and provide an opportunity for discussing the importance of credentialing for the prevention workforce.
About The Speaker:
Nicole Augustine has been working in the field of prevention since 2001. She has a Master of Public Health degree from The George Washington University School of Public Health. Nicole is the Project Coordinator for the Southeast Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The PTTC is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and provides training and technical assistance to individuals and organizations in the substance misuse prevention field in the Southeast region of the United States (HHS Regions 4). The goal is to enhance the capacity of the prevention community to effectively plan, implement and evaluate strategies to reduce substance misuse and its consequences. Nicole is a passionate prevention provider, committed to supporting initiatives designed to address the complex substance use issues affecting our society.