EPLS: Prevention Ethics

 Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS): Prevention Ethics


Series Overview and Objectives

This two-week, four-session series offers an interactive experience that explores 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 provide online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to the application of an ethical decision-making process.

By the end of this learning series, participants will have:

  • Defined ethics and related terms
  • Described the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics
  • Practiced using an ethical decision-making process to apply the Prevention Code of Ethics



Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest region, including American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. 

The Prevention Ethics EPLS is designed for Pacific Southwest practitioners working in primary prevention who want to improve their knowledge of the six ethical principles in prevention included in the Prevention Code of Ethics and application of an ethical decision-making model.

This EPLS is relevant to those seeking certification or recertification as a Prevention Specialist and meets the basic requirements for prevention ethics for this type of certification. This training will not meet the requirements for anyone seeking treatment or recovery support-related certification or licensure.


Dates and Times:

States & American Samoa:
Mondays and Thursdays: July 19, 22, 26, and 29, 2021

03:00 PM – 04:30 PM Pacific (including Arizona)
12:00 PM – 01:30 PM Hawaii
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM American Samoa

Pacific Jurisdictions:
Tuesdays and Fridays: July 20, 23, 27, and 30, 2021

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Republic of the Marshal Islands
09:00 AM – 10:30 AM Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00 AM – 09:30 AM Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00 AM – 08:30 AM Republic of Palau



Janet Porter, MPH, CPSJanet Porter, MPH, CPS, serves as the Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Coordinator for the Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) which is housed at the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR). Prior to that, Janet served as a Training and Technical Assistance Specialist with the Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) West Resource Team.






Participant Commitments and Expectations

  • View a 20-minute video on how to maximize the video conferencing platform and complete the Session 1 prep packet prior to the first session on Monday, July 19, 2021
  • Attend each of the four (1.5-hour) sessions in series
  • Complete up to an hour of independent learning activities between each session
  • Use a web-camera and have the appropriate technology to join the online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone
  • Actively engage and be on camera 90% of the time during each session since this is not a webinar series, and active participation is essential to gain/improve skills.


Continuing Education:

Participants who complete all four sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for nine (9) hours. No partial credit is given for this course. 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:

Register for EPLS: Prevention Ethics

Please register early, these courses are limited to 30 people maximum and fill up very quickly!


Cost is Free!



Contact Karen Totten ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For all other questions, please contact Janet Porter ([email protected]).

Starts: Jul. 19, 2021 3:00 pm
Ends: Jul. 19, 2021 4:30 pm
Registration Deadline
July 19, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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