WFD Series 2: Principles of the Environmental Approach for the Prevention Professional


This information-filled session for coalition leaders and members addresses key principles related to content included in the Public Policy and Environmental Change Domain of the Certified Prevention Specialist credentialing process. The course provides foundational information for key concepts underlying environmental strategies and public policy work. Course content will be provided in a way that enables participants to share the information with their coalitions and more effectively participate in the development and implementation of effective environmental-and public policy-based strategies.


About the Presenters:

Dorothy Chaney

Dorothy Chaney is the Founder of Wisconsin Community Health Alliance, an organization committed to supporting coalitions, agencies, and individuals to improve the health of their communities and the environments in which they live. Dorothy is committed to equity in community health and works with communities both nationally and internationally to address health disparities and support the development of local solutions to complex problems. For more than 20 years, Dorothy has worked with community-based coalitions to address the impact of substance use on youth and families. Dorothy has also served on many state level work groups and advisory committees in Wisconsin. Chaney also works with communities to implement collective impact approaches to improve community health.


Dave Shavel

Dave Shavel has experience in the substance abuse prevention field at the community, state and federal levels as a community organizer, coalition director, trainer and technical assistance provider, researcher, and state prevention manager. Dave specializes in technical assistance and training in the areas of strategic planning; needs, resource, and readiness assessment; prevention program planning, implementation, and evaluation; promoting youth involvement; and community and state capacity building. Dave currently works throughout the U.S. and internationally to provide training and technical assistance to increase the knowledge, capacity, and accountability of community anti-drug coalitions.


Carlton Hall

Carlton Hall is the President and CEO of Carlton Hall Consulting LLC (CHC), a multi-faceted, full-service consulting firm designed to provide customized solutions and enable measurable change for communities, organizations, families, and individuals. Carlton Hall has been providing intensive substance abuse prevention focused and community problem solving services to the nation for the last 25 years. Currently, Carlton and the CHC team provide executive training and technical assistance support to the Southeast PTTC (Region 4)


In order to be eligible for the stated contact hours/certificate of attendance, you must join the live webinar on the video platform.
Certificates must be requested within one week of the event and will be processed within 30 days.
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Starts: Aug. 2, 2022 10:00 am
Ends: Aug. 2, 2022 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
July 13, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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