Community Engagement During COVID-19: A Webinar for Substance Use Prevention Practitioners

While COVID-19 pandemic has caused restrictions on many options for face-to-face meetings, events, and workshops, community engagement in substance misuse prevention efforts remains essential. This interactive webinar will provide substance misuse prevention practitioners with tools and strategies to increase community engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Both digital and nondigital strategies will be presented as options for increasing community engagement.



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

  • Define community engagement
  • Describe the spectrum of community engagement
  • List at least three non-digital strategies to engage your community in prevention under COVID-19 restrictions
  • List at least three digital strategies to engage your community in prevention under COVID-19 restrictions



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Kristen Gabrielsen has worked in substance misuse prevention for over 30 years. She was the associate director of the Western CAPT, co-author of the SAPST, and co-author of the Substance Abuse Prevention textbook. Kris delivers trainings across the United States, focusing on bridging the gap between research and practice. She recently started an online course school to provide prevention practitioners and others with more flexible options to gain the knowledge and skills they need to be successful.


The Great Lakes PTTC offered 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.

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