What Makes Them Stay: Help Write the Playbook for Prevention Workforce Retention

In this peer sharing session, a series of guided questions will be used to facilitate a discussion about how to increase retention of substance misuse prevention specialists with the goal of developing strategies to attract and keep a diverse, vibrant, strong and experienced workforce. This session is appropriate for the continuum of prevention professionals, ranging from new staff to seasoned supervisors. The discussion is designed to uncover the needs of new employees in the field and strategies employed by experienced (and successful) supervisors - with the goal of supporting all in the substance misuse prevention workforce.




  • Describe needs, values, and common concerns of prevention specialists in today’s workforce
  • Identify strategies to attract, support, and encourage high-performing employees and teams
  • Add recruitment and retention strategies to your toolbox that align with your organization’s current structure, culture, and constraints




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




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Jamie Comstock and Robin Carr

Jamie Comstock and Robin Carr founded Info Inspired in 2014. Both are certified prevention specialists with over 30 years of combined experience in the field. Outside of their work on Info Inspired, Jamie is the Health Promotion Program Manager and Robin is the Substance Use Prevention Coordinator for Bangor Public Health and Community Services in Bangor, Maine.



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: Oct. 5, 2023 10:00 am
Ends: Oct. 5, 2023 11:30 am
Registration Deadline
October 5, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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