Using Logic Models in Prevention Part 1: What Are Logic Models?

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Date: February 21, 2023 Blank space (transparent) for table Format: Webinar Blank space (transparent) for table Contact Hours: 1.25 NAADAC (pending)
Time: 1 PM—2:30 PM ET Blank space (transparent) for table Cost: FREE Blank space (transparent) for table Target Audience: Prevention Professionals


Logic models are a visual planning tool that are a core element of strategic planning. Prevention professionals can use logic models to facilitate the development of a strategic plan, check the plan for issues or errors, explain the plan to others, and provide a baseline for the development of implementation and evaluation plans. This two-part webinar series will explain what logic models are and why they are important, teach skills for developing logic models, and provide participants opportunities to practice those skills.



This webinar will provide an introduction of the importance of strategic planning and how and why logic models are a key tool of planning. It will first summarize the five steps of the Strategic Prevention Framework, SAMHSA’s strategic planning process for prevention, and explain how strategic planning improves the likelihood of positive prevention outcomes. Next, the webinar will explain what logic models are and how they support strategic planning efforts. It will walk through the components of a logic model and describe the steps to creating one. The webinar will also include a group practice exercise for identifying and assembling the components of a logic model.



By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the core elements of strategic planning
  2. Describe how a logic model supports strategic planning
  3. Understand what information is needed to develop a logic model
  4. Illustrate the relationships between the components of a logic model



Josh Esrick, MPPJosh Esrick, MPP is the Chief of Training and Technical Assistance at Carnevale Associates, LLC. Mr. Esrick has over ten years of experience researching, writing, evaluating, and presenting on substance use prevention and other behavioral health topics. He is an expert in providing training and technical assistance (TTA) in substance use, having overseen the development of hundreds of TTA products for numerous clients, including six of SAMHSA’s ten regional Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTCs), the PTTC Network Coordinating Office, the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) and Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers (MHTTC), and SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT). These trainings and products have covered a wide range of topics, including strategic planning, data collection and analysis, and identifying evidence-based prevention interventions for youth. In addition to TTA, Mr. Esrick has directly provided many of these services to behavioral health agencies and other entities. He has published several academic journal articles. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Public Policy from George Washington University.



Emily Patton, MSEmily Patton, MSc, PgDip holds a Masters of Science in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology from Swansea University and a Postgraduate Degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Edinburgh. She offers significant professional experience in the fields of public policy development and analysis, criminal justice research, data collection and analysis, program development, and performance management.





In order to be eligible for the 1.25 NAADAC contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar in the Zoom platform.

Certificates must be requested within one week of the event and will be processed within 30 days.

If you are having issues accessing the room/application at the time of the event: Please email [email protected] at the start of the webinar so that we can assist you.



If you are in need of any special accommodations, please notify the Central East PTTC Webinar Team three weeks in advance of the event, or as soon as possible, by emailing [email protected].


Starts: Feb. 21, 2023 1:00 pm
Ends: Feb. 21, 2023 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
February 21, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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