EPLS: Prevention Ethics - Hawaii - February 2021

Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS): Prevention Ethics


Overview and Achievement-Based 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 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.

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




The Prevention Ethics EPLS is designed for anyone working in primary prevention who wants 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. 

This EPLS is limited to substance misuse prevention practitioners located in Hawaii.
Please register early; EPLS are limited to 30 people maximum and fill up very quickly! 


Dates and Time:

Tuesdays & Thursdays
February 16, 18, 23, & 25, 2021
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Hawaii


EPLS Facilitators:

Michelle ParkMichelle Park, CPS. Michelle Park is originally from New Mexico, of the Laguna and Navajo Tribes and the Corn and Big Water Clans.  She has made Hawaii home since 2003.  Michelle started with the Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii (CDFH) in March 2004.  Upon starting with the CDFH, her initial project was a coordinator for an Underage Drinking Project.  Michelle is currently a Program Manager, Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) and consultant/trainer working on a Master Trainer status to support the SAPST and Prevention Ethics trainings within Hawaii.  Her professional background prior to Hawaii includes conducting health education and prevention research programs at the University of New Mexico.  She has conducted substance abuse prevention training and supports community prevention efforts as a consultant. Michelle currently facilitates direct service program outreach with youth, families, communities, and supports Hawaii’s workforce in training accessibility. She has worked with a variety of community, state and regional partners to consciously resonate cultural approaches with youth programs, local families, and community coalitions in the Pacific Rim.  Her work experience demonstrates a variety of skills that emphasizes conducting effective prevention programs while building healthy and resilient communities using a grassroots approach.




Rick CollinsRick Collins, MS, CPS. Rick Collins is a Cincinnati, OH native who has resided in Hawai‘i since 2003.  He specializes in community organizing and public health policy advocacy on alcohol and drug use prevention.  In 2012, Rick helped organize concerned residents establish a new community coalition to address youth substance use problems occurring on Maui, and served as its coordinator for the first four years.  He is the co-founder of the Hawai‘i Alcohol Policy Alliance, a statewide coalition whose mission is to advocate for public health-focused alcohol policies, and he currently serves as Coalition Director for three community coalitions across Hawai‘i.  His experience includes establishing new coalitions, planning and implementing prevention programs and community-level strategies, grassroots organizing, and mobilizing a statewide effort to advocate for state-level alcohol and drug prevention policies.  Rick works as a consultant for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, and he provides training and technical assistance to community coalitions and prevention professionals locally and across the country.  He is a Certified Prevention Specialist and holds an MS in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University and a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Dayton. 





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.



Register Here:

EPLS: Prevention Ethics - HAWAII - Registration Page

EPLS: Prevention Ethics Marketing Flyer

Space is limited to 30 participants



Cost is Free!




Contact Karen Totten ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For all other questions, please contact Alyssa O’Hair ([email protected]).

Starts: Feb. 16, 2021 11:00 am
Ends: Feb. 25, 2021 12:30 pm
Honolulu, HI
Registration Deadline
February 16, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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