Getting Ready For Sustainability Planning: An Enhanced Prevention Learning Series

Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning

An Enhanced Prevention Learning Series


Series Overview

This 7-week series offers participants a unique, interactive experience to explore how to develop a sustainability plan.

Sustainability planning is an intentional process of looking critically at your current prevention infrastructure, processes, and strategies to develop the necessary resources to sustain meaningful prevention outcomes beyond current funding. Sustainability planning involves a series of concrete tasks to create feasible, ongoing support for essential components of your prevention work. Elements of sustainability planning include examining the impact of strategic planning processes, such as SAMSHA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and interventions, priority setting, resource and feasibility analysis, communication planning, and resource and grant development.

This learning series incorporates online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, self-study and reading assignments, group activities, and discussion designed to guide participants through five critical components of sustainability planning. Trainers will demonstrate how to use a set of tools to facilitate a sustainability process with community partners and will coach participants to set actionable steps and timelines to complete a plan over the next year.  



Prevention practitioners, coalition coordinators, and allied partners working to prevent substance misuse in communities and tribes located in 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.


Session Dates

Session 1 - March 02, 2023
Session 2 - March 09, 2023
Session 3 - March 16, 2023
Session 4 - March 23, 2023
Session 5 - March 30, 2023
Session 6 - April 06, 2023
Session 7 - April 13, 2023


Session Time

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

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Dodie Swope, M.Ed. LMFT has over 35 years of experience across the continuum of behavioral health prevention, intervention and treatment.  Dodi began her career as an early childhood educator specializing in learning and mental health disorders. After receiving her master's degree in education/counseling psychology, Dodi engaged in clinical practice that included community and school-based treatment for individuals, families and groups. Seeing the stubborn cycles of behavioral health challenges in families, Dodi sought broader impact.  With a focus on prevention and positive youth development, she worked on community and system level change.  For twenty plus years she has supported prevention strategies at community, region, state and national levels through her work as a training and technical assistance specialist with Education Development Center.  Dodi coordinates two community coalitions in her local community, one focused on helping middle school aged girls thrive and the other on early childhood development and wellbeing.  Dodi also teaches a graduate level course at Clark University on Grant Writing for Community Developers. She maintains an independent community public health consulting practice from her home in Worcester, Massachusetts. 


Participant Commitments and Expectations

  • Download and complete the Session 1 prep packet  before the first session on Tuesday, March 2, 2023
  • If unfamiliar with zoom, View a 20-minute video tutorial before the first session
  • Attend each of the seven 1.5 hour live Zoom sessions in the series
  • Complete up to an hour of independent learning activities prior to 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 7 sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for 16 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.


Registration Details

Space is limited to 25 participants.

Register for the Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: Getting Ready for Sustainability Planning


Cost is Free!



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

Starts: Mar. 2, 2023 12:00 pm
Ends: Mar. 2, 2023 1:30 pm
Registration Deadline
March 2, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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