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Introduction to the Prevention Core Competencies

The Introduction to Prevention Core Competencies for Prevention Professionals was designed to introduce practitioners to the essential competencies, knowledge, and skill to work in substance use and misuse prevention. It is based on the Prevention Core Competencies published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The course provides a foundation for service delivery based on prevention science and the use of evidence-based practices. It strengthens the understanding of effective planning and implementation approaches and encourages the pursuit of more specialized training and professional development. 1. Describe the key elements of prevention planning and evaluation. 2. Understand the core prevention professional knowledge, skills, and competencies. 3. Acknowledge the importance of research-based theories and processes that help explain and build effective prevention interventions. 4. Describe how evidence-based (EB) prevention strategies can be delivered across settings including the family, school, media, community, or workplace. Certificate of Completion Available
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Health equity matters in prevention and has always mattered. It is and should always be at the core of everything we do. This means understanding the role of structural and institutional inequality in creating disparities. With health equity in the front of mind we can ensure that we are providing the best prevention interventions possible to meet community needs. Take this course to uncover why health equity matters and how we can prioritize equity in action. The course consists of an interactive content module and a completion quiz. It is estimated that the course may take up to 2 hours to complete. Certificate of Completion Available
Published: August 1, 2023
In this 1.5 - hour video course, we discuss engaging youth prevention leaders in the virtual setting to address substance misuse prevention. By the end of this course, participants will gain an understanding of tools for communicating safely and effectively with youth, virtual project planning tools and techniques to build youth buy-in and ways to foster youth development virtually. Certificate of Completion Available
Published: June 12, 2021
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