Introduction to Substance Use Prevention

The Great Lakes PTTC  offer this training for prevention practitioners in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI.  This event if offered in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

This three-hour interactive training will provide an introduction to the substance use prevention field.  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. 

Registration: Enrollment is limited to 50 participants. Please register and you will receive an approval from the Zoom host within 24 hours. 


  • Define prevention
  • Describe how prevention differs from 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 FickerErin serves as a prevention manager for the Great Lakes PTTC. For more than 14 years, Erin has worked in substance abuse prevention 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 who attend the session in full within two weeks of the event. 

Starts: May. 17, 2021 11:00 am
Ends: May. 17, 2021 2:00 pm
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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