Workforce Development Priority Area

The Workforce Development Workgroup exists to identify and support the collective needs of the Prevention Workforce through the development and adaptation of cultural and linguistically appropriate training products and services that are foundational to the field of prevention across the U.S. These resources will be deployed across the PTTC Network and its stakeholders to increase the understanding of prevention science and the skills of the prevention workforce.  Thus, practitioners and collaborators can deliver quality and effective prevention services to reduce substance misuse.

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Prevention Workforce Curriculum

Prevention Core Competencies

The Introduction to the Prevention Core Competencies for Prevention Professionals, covers the foundations of substance use prevention science for early and mid-career prevention professionals. By taking this course, you'll be able to expand your knowledge and skills in the field of prevention and ultimately enhance your ability to make a positive impact in your community.

The curriculum utilizes evidence-based strategies for adult learning; and builds upon and complements existing workforce training curricula and resources (e.g., Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST), Foundations of Prevention Science and Practice Curriculum, and Universal Prevention Curriculum).

For more information check the Prevention Core Competencies Homepage

Prevention Ethics

As substance use prevention professionals, we regularly face situations that require us to make ethical decisions. Often it is clear how to act ethically; sometimes it is not.

This two-week, asynchronous moderated course, adapted from the original SAMHSA Center for Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) course, explores the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics, brought to life with realistic examples designed to enhance participant understanding. The course also introduces a decision-making process to help practitioners apply this code to a variety of ethical dilemmas, and an online discussion area to facilitate discussion with other course participants.

For more Information check Prevention Ethics Home Page

SPF: Application for Prevention Success Training

The goal of the SAPST is to develop the basic knowledge and skills needed by substance misuse prevention practitioners to plan, implement, and evaluate effective, data-driven programs and practices that reduce behavioral health disparities and improve wellness. The SAPST is intended as an introductory level course; throughout the course of their careers, prevention practitioners will need additional and more advanced workforce development opportunities beyond the SAPST.

For more information check out the various SAPST resources: Home PageAdditional ResourcesLearning Community

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