SAPST Training of Trainers (CLOSED EVENT)

This training of trainers will provide experienced substance misuse prevention trainers with the information necessary to facilitate the SPF Application for Prevention Success Training (SAPST) curriculum. The SAPST curriculum provides early career substance misuse prevention professionals an introduction to prevention science and the Strategic Prevention Framework.

This opportunity is limited to 4 substance misuse prevention trainers per Great Lakes state nominated by the National Prevention Network representatives from each state (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI).



  • Understand the content of the curriculum
  • Confidence in delivering portions of the curriculum
  • Able to implement the SAPST course in-person



Registrants who fully attend this event or training will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the event or training.



Albert Gay, MA

Albert Gay has over many years of experience in community work. Albert began as a youth pastor in a local church in Gary, Indiana. Since that time, he has continued to influence communities with prevention services through his various roles at youth servicing agencies, nonprofits, and coalitions. Albert Gay is a consultant with both private and governmental agencies. As a national trainer in substance use prevention, Albert has trained the behavioral health workforce, the United States military, diverse population groups and community coalitions in the public health approach to drug reduction. He recently worked as an Education/Training Specialist and Research Associate with Indiana University’s Prevention Insights within the School of Public Health.  In that position, he coordinated substance misuse and HIV prevention strategies and trainings. Currently, Albert is president of Albert Gay Incorporated and a managing partner and master trainer for SheRay’s and Associates, LLC, and TTJ Group, LLC. In these roles, Albert provides services to non-profit, faith-based, and community organizations and governmental entities in developing and implementing technical assistance and training services in innovative and practical ways. Locally, Albert has leadership roles in coalitions that serve the city of Gary and the Northwest Indiana region. Besides prevention, his other areas of interest include faith-based initiatives, mental health promotion, societal and health disparities, cultural competence, historical trauma, and strategic planning.

He obtained his BA in English Arts from the historically distinguished, Hampton University in Virginia, and he obtained his Master of Science in Management from Oakland City University in Indiana. He received ministry training from Christian International’s Ministry Training College in Florida.

Michelle Majeres, CPS

Michelle Majeres is a senior prevention specialist with over 18 years in the field and lives in South Dakota. She is an experienced trainer in substance misuse prevention, suicide prevention and mental health promotion. Michelle is trained to deliver several evidence-based prevention programs. She brings extensive experience as a trainer and technical assistance (T/TA) provider. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with an emphasis on Social Work and Human Resources from South Dakota State University. She is also a Certified Prevention Specialist.


The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

Starts: Jun. 10, 2024 9:30 am
Ends: Jun. 14, 2024 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
June 10, 2024
Event Type
Virtual TA Session
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