EPLS: Leveraging Systems Change For Substance Misuse Prevention

Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS): 
Leveraging Systems Change For Substance Misuse Prevention


This six-week distance learning series offers an interactive experience for participants to explore the role of systems change in substance misuse prevention. Participants will examine capacities shown to enable evidence-based interventions to achieve and sustain expected results and learn how to incorporate these into their work. Trainers will share examples from their own systems change experiences and will highlight how leveraging leadership, communications, funding, and data can help participants to achieve their prevention goals. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion. 



Session 1 – June 3, 2020
Session 2 – June 10, 2020 
Session 3 – June 17, 2020
Session 4 – June 24, 2020
Session 5 – July 1, 2020
Session 6 – July 8, 2020



11:00 am – 12:30 pm Alaska
12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Pacific
01:00 pm – 02:30 pm Mountain 


Facilitators & Subject Matter Experts:

Kris Gabrielsen, MPH, has worked in substance misuse prevention for nearly 30 years. She served as the Associate Director of the Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), co-authored the first Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training curriculum, and co-authored the textbook, Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practice. She currently works with states and communities across the nation to bridge the gap between research and practice, assisting prevention professionals in maximizing their effectiveness.

Kevin P. Haggerty, MSW, PhD, Professor, UW School of Social Work, Director, Social Development Research Group, Director Northwest Prevention Technology Center. Kevin specializes in prevention programs at the community, school and family level. For more than 30 years, he has focused on developing innovative ways to organize the scientific knowledge base for prevention so that parents, communities and schools can better identify, assess and prioritize customized approaches that meet their needs.  He has an extensive research background in the intersection of biological and environmental risks for drug abuse in emerging adults and is an expert on substance abuse and delinquency prevention. Additionally, Dr. Haggerty is an investigator of the Community Youth Development Study, which tests the effectiveness of the Communities That Care program.

Capetra Parker, MPH, Communities That Care Specialist, Evidence2Success Coach, UW Social Development Research Group. Capetra supports communities as a coach of Evidence2Success, as well as coaches several CTC Plus communities in the Eastern U.S. Ms. Parker has co-authored journal articles about the implementation of CTC in urban communities through the Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAMMPS). She has a special interest in empowering communities to employ strategies that address race, equity, and inclusion disparities. Ms. Parker earned her MPH from the University Of Minnesota School Of Public Health.


Continuing Education:

In order to receive up to 13 continuing education hours, participants are expected to view the 20-minute video tutorial; attend the live technology training; be prepared for and join each session; and actively engage in discussions.
Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.


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Space is limited to 15 participants


Cost is Free!


Questions? Contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For all other questions, please contact Michelle Frye-Spray ([email protected]).

Starts: Jun. 3, 2020 12:00 pm
Ends: Jun. 3, 2020 1:30 pm
Registration Deadline
June 2, 2020
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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