EPLS: Prevention Ethics For Alaska Native And American Indian Prevention Practitioners


Enhanced Prevention Learning Series:
Prevention Ethics For Alaska Native And American Indian Prevention Practitioners

A training series for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Prevention Practitioners and individuals working primarily with AI/AN communities and organizations to prevent substance misuse.


Series Overview

This 3-week, 5-session series offers an interactive experience for participants to explore the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics using realistic examples designed to strengthen American Indian Alaska Native (AI/AN) prevention practitioners’ capacity to manage challenging situations in their work in AI/AN organizations and communities. Components of this learning series include individual pre-session learning assignments, live videoconference group sessions, facilitated discussion, skills-based learning activities, and practice applying an ethical decision-making process.



This EPLS is designed for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) practitioners implementing substance misuse prevention interventions in AI/AN communities and organizations and individuals working primarily with AI/AN communities to prevent substance misuse prevention in HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.


Session Dates

Session 1 - April 05, 2021                                     
Session 2 - April 08, 2021                                        
Session 3 - April 12, 2021                                       
Session 4 - April 15, 2021  
Session 5 - April 19, 2021    


Session Time

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



Gerry RainingBird Gerry RainingBird is an enrolled member of the Chippewa-Cree Tribe of Rocky Boy. Gerry has been involved with American Indian/Alaska Native education, health, and wellness promotion for nearly 30 years. His professional experience includes community mobilization and capacity building, positive youth development, cultural competency, group facilitation, strategic planning, and program development. He has worked with over 200 native communities across Indian Country and the Pacific Islands. In his most recent roles, he has served as Senior Tribal Prevention Specialist for the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, and Training and Technical Assistance Specialist for the Tribal Youth Program and the 7th Generation National Mentoring Project.



Pam TindallPam Tindall has dedicated more than twenty years to working in the field of substance use and misuse prevention, consulting in all 50 U.S. states and across urban, rural, frontier, Alaska Native, American Indian, and Pacific Island communities.





Participant Commitments and Expectations

  • Complete the Session 1 reading assignment and view a 20-minute video on how to use and maximize the video conferencing platform prior to the first session on Monday, April 5, 2021
  • Have access to 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.
  • Use a web camera 90% of the time during all sessions
  • Participate in all 5 sessions of training, for 1.5 hours on scheduled series days/times
  • Complete up to ONE hour of independent learning activities between each session


Continuing Education

Participants who complete all five sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for 13 contact 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.


EPLS: Prevention Ethics For Alaska Native And American Indian Prevention Practitioners Registration Page


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

Space is limited to 15 participants  


Cost is Free!



Contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected]) for any questions or difficulty in registering.

Starts: Apr. 5, 2021 1:00 pm
Ends: Apr. 5, 2021 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
March 29, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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