Introduction to Substance Use Prevention

The Great Lakes PTTC offers this training for prevention practitioners 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 2-hour interactive training will provide an introduction to the field of substance use 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 use 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



Certificates of attendance will be emailed to all who attend the session in full within two weeks of the event. 


Erin FickerPresenter: 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 to develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain prevention interventions. 


Starts: Jul. 29, 2021 10:00 am
Ends: Jul. 29, 2021 12:00 pm
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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