Leveraging Systems Change in Substance Misuse Prevention an Enhanced Prevention Learning Series

Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS): 
Leveraging Systems Change in Substance Misuse Prevention


Series Description

This six-week distance learning series offers an interactive experience for participants to explore the role of systems change in substance misuse prevention. Participants will examine capacities shown to enable evidence-based interventions to achieve and sustain expected results and learn how to incorporate these into their work. Trainers will share examples from their own systems change experiences and will highlight how leveraging leadership, communications, funding, and data can help participants to achieve their prevention goals. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion.



Community-level prevention practitioners and allied partners working to prevent substance misuse in the 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 1- October 12, 2021    
Session 2- October 19, 2021    
Session 3- October 26, 2021    
Session 4- November 2, 2021
Session 5- November 9, 2021
Session 6- November 16, 2021



01:30 pm - 03:00 pm Alaska
02:30 pm - 04:00 pm Pacific
03:30 pm - 05:00 pm Mountain



Kevin P. Haggerty, MSW, PhDKevin P. Haggerty, MSW, PhD, Professor, UW School of Social Work, Director, Social Development Research Group, Director, Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center. Kevin specializes in prevention programs at the community, school, and family level. For more than 30 years, he has focused on developing innovative ways to organize the scientific knowledge base for prevention so that parents, communities, and schools can better identify, assess, and prioritize customized approaches that meet their needs. He has an extensive research background in the intersection of biological and environmental risks for drug abuse in emerging adults and is an expert on substance abuse and delinquency prevention. Additionally, Dr. Haggerty is an investigator of the Community Youth Development Study, which tests the effectiveness of the Communities That Care program.


Capetra Parker, MPHCapetra Parker, MPH, Communities That Care Specialist, Evidence2Success Coach, UW Social Development Research Group. Capetra supports communities as a coach of Evidence2Success and coaches several CTC Plus communities in the Eastern U.S. Ms. Parker has co-authored journal articles about the implementation of CTC in urban communities through the Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAAMPS). She has a special interest in empowering communities to employ strategies that address race, equity, and inclusion disparities. Ms. Parker earned her MPH from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.




Participant Commitments and Expectations

  • Download and complete the Session 1 prep packet before the first session on Tuesday, October 12
  • If unfamiliar with zoom, View a 20-minute video tutorial before the first session on Tuesday, October 12th
  • Attend each of the six 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

Up to 15 hours of continuing education hours can be earned in this series. Participants who complete the entire course will receive a certificate of attendance for 15 hours. Participants who miss more than one session will not receive a certificate. Participants will need to confirm with their state certification board to determine if these hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.

Registration Details

Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others
Space is limited to 25 participants

Register for the Enhanced Prevention Learning Series: Leveraging Systems Change in Substance Misuse Prevention


Cost is Free!



Contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration. For all other questions, please contact Michelle Frye-Spray ([email protected]).

Starts: Oct. 12, 2021 2:30 pm
Ends: Oct. 12, 2021 4:00 pm
Registration Deadline
October 12, 2021
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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