Introduction to Substance Misuse Prevention

The Great Lakes PTTC offers this training for prevention professionals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI. This training is offered in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.


This two-hour interactive training will introduce the field of substance misuse prevention. The training will cover basic definitions used in the prevention field, explore key models such as the continuum of care, the strategic prevention framework, and provide an overview of evidence-based strategies for substance misuse prevention. This training is intended for those new to the field with 0–2 years’ experience. 



  • Define prevention
  • Describe how prevention is different than other fields
  • Identify key models used in prevention
  • Define key terms used in prevention
  • List four strategies used in prevention


TRAINER: Erin Ficker, CPRS, MPAff


Erin Ficker

Erin serves as a prevention manager for the Great Lakes PTTC. For more than 14 years, Erin has been supporting communities to use evidence-based strategies and data-driven processes in substance abuse prevention planning and implementation.  She works with community level prevention practitioners and schools in the development, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of prevention interventions. 



Certificates of attendance will be emailed to all participants who attend the training in full.

Starts: Dec. 14, 2021 9:00 am
Ends: Dec. 14, 2021 11:00 am
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