EPLS: Prevention Ethics

Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS): 
Prevention Ethics



This 2-week distance learning series offers a unique interactive experience that provides participants an opportunity to explore the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics using realistic examples designed to strengthen participants’ abilities to manage challenging situations in their work. The learning series is structured to also provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to application of an ethical decision-making process.

During this EPLS participants will:

1.    Define Ethics and related terms.
2.    Describe the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics.
3.    Use an ethical decision-making process to apply the Prevention Code of Ethics.



Session 1 – September 08, 2020
Session 2 – September 10, 2020
Session 3 – September 15, 2020
Session 4 – September 17, 2020 



12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Alaska
01:00 pm – 02:30 pm Pacific
02:00 pm – 03:30 pm Mountain



Community-level prevention practitioners and allied partners working to prevent substance misuse in the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.  Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of Region 10 are encouraged to contact their region’s PTTC to learn what opportunities for similar courses are available to them.


Series Facilitator:

Christina Lopez-Gutierrez has extensive experience in evidence-based substance misuse prevention practices at the local, state, and bi-national levels. Her career began in the late 1990s, implementing “model” curricula in communities and evolved to providing Training/Technical Assistance to community-based coalitions, single state agencies, Promotores and Community Health Workers. Ms. Gutierrez has been part of various training teams to include the U.S.-Mexico Border states and sister cities in Mexico with the delivery of the Strategic Prevention Framework in Spanish. Additionally, Ms. Gutierrez has been part of SAMHSA’s regional training teams, called upon to provide training to various Latino and Native American populations to cater to cultural needs. More recently, Ms. Gutierrez has participated in a state-wide evaluation team to support grantees aiming to decrease Prescription Misuse and Underage drinking.


Continuing Education:

In order to receive up to 9 continuing education hours, participants are expected to view the video tutorial; attend the live technology introductory/orientation session; complete learning activities as assigned; be prepared for and join each session; and actively engage in group discussions. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.

Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others.


Register here:


Space is limited to 25 participants


Cost is Free!


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

Starts: Sep. 8, 2020 1:00 pm
Ends: Sep. 8, 2020 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
September 7, 2020
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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