Webinar: Working Across the Spectrum of Prevention: Prevention, Harm Reduction, Intervention, Treatment, & Recovery

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This training summarized ways to strengthen the consolidated work of prevention and recovery in communities. The training guided prevention professionals and coalition leaders through a model for making change and helping heal and protects the community from addiction. The process uses the Strategic Prevention Framework as the foundation to develop strategies for the community that prevents substance use and strengthen community recovery capital that directly affects young people. The approach uses an asset-based; evidence-informed process.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the opportunities and challenges associated with cross sector collaboration

  2. Gain understanding and tools to maximize collaboration with continuum partners (Prevention, Harm Reduction, Intervention, Treatment and Recovery – PHITR)

  3. Gain understanding and tools to measure collaboration success


About the Presenter:

Carl Alves 

President/CEO of Positive Action Against Chemical Addiction, Inc. (PAACA) in New Bedford, MA, where he directs a multi-service recovery support center, and citywide coalition whose mission is to improve the quality of life in New Bedford through substance abuse prevention and treatment strategies. He also provides technical assistance to a host of coalitions and faith-based communities statewide and nationally with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Technical Assistance Partnership for Prevention and SheRay’s & Associates, LLC.

Carl is a veteran of substance use prevention, harm-reduction, treatment, and recovery. As director of a grassroots non-profit for 25+ years, he understands the challenges and importance of sustaining outcomes, relationships, and funding beyond the life of a grant. His workshops are engaging, interactive and informative with a focus on creating partnerships that strengthen mission.

He is active on many boards and committees in the New Bedford area working in the substance abuse and human services fields. Carl joins SheRay’s & Associates, LLC being committed to strengthening access to substance abuse prevention services, expanding youth development opportunities and faith-based involvement throughout the country since 1992. 

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