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Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention
$8900

Interactive, self-paced course for practitioners new to the field of prevention. Introduces basic terminology and facts, the history of substance use and prevention in the U.S., the effects of addiction on the brain, and the effects and health risks of substance use. This course can stand alone; it is also a required component of the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST). Audience: Entry-level prevention practitioners working at the state level or in communities Course Length: 5 hours Certification: Endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). On passing the assessment at the end of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for five hours of participation.         Length of Access: Registered participants will have access to course materials for 30 days from date of purchase. Learning Objectives Identify the basic terminology and facts Describe the history of substance use and prevention in the U.S. Identify addiction and the brain Describe the effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs Course Modules Module 1: Course Introduction Module 2: Just the Facts Module 3: History of Substance Abuse Prevention Module 4: The Brain Behind Substance Abuse Module 5: Commonly Abused Drugs
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  • eHealthcare Award Platinum Winner 2018
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2018
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Opioid Overdose Prevention: Understanding the Basics
$8900

The opioid crisis is galvanizing individuals across disciplines to reduce the number of lives lost to overdoses. This award-winning online course is designed to help practitioners understand and address this pressing public health problem. Through engaging activities, reflections, and videotaped interviews with prevention leaders, participants will explore the range of factors associated with opioid overdose and promising strategies to address it.This course is the proud winner of a 2018 eHealthcare Leadership award, winning platinum in the categories of best healthcare content and best interaction. Sign up by January 23 and receive an invitation to the virtual roundtable What Is a Comprehensive Approach to Opioid Overdose Prevention?, January 24, 2-3 pm EST. Join Prevention Solutions@EDC staff and local prevention leaders in a discussion of the benefits of a comprehensive approach to opioid overdose prevention and key steps for getting started. Space is limited so register now! Audience: Prevention practitioners and others working to prevent opioid overdose and overdose death Course Length: 5 hours Certification: Endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). On passing the assessment at the end of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for five hours of participation.Length of Access: Registered participants will have access to course materials for 30 days from date of purchase. Learning ObjectivesDescribe the scope of the opioid overdose crisis in the U.S and the role of prevention in addressing it Describe factors associated with opioid overdose Describe strategies that have shown promise in reducing opioid misuse and/or overdose Describe strategies that have shown promise in preventing overdose death and disabilityDescribe the characteristics of a comprehensive prevention approach and the benefits of adopting oneCourse Modules Module 1: Overview of the Problem and the Role of Prevention Module 2: Factors Associated with Opioid Overdose Module 3: Strategies to Reduce Opioid Overdose Risk Module 4: Strategies to Prevent Overdose Death and Disability Module 5: The Value of a Comprehensive Approach
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  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2017
  • eHealthcare Award Platinum Winner 2018
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2018
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Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners
$11500

As a substance misuse prevention professional, we regularly face situations that require us to make ethical decisions. Often it is clear how to act ethically; sometimes it is not. This moderated online 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. This course is offered at designated times throughout the year. The next training is scheduled for February 11-22.  Audience: Prevention practitioners working at the state level or in communities Course Length: 6 hours Certification: This course has been endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and meets the IC&RC’s prevention ethics requirement for prevention specialist credentialing. On passing the assessment at the end of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for six hours of participation. Learning ObjectivesDefine ethics and related termsApply the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics to their work in preventionUse a four-step decision-making process to resolve ethical dilemmasCourse Modules Module 1: Welcome to Ethics in Prevention Module 2: Prevention Code of Ethics Module 3: Decision-making Process
  • eHealthcare Award Gold Winner 2017
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2017
  • eHealthcare Award Platinum Winner 2018
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2018
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What is the SPF? An Introduction to SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework
$6900

Offers practitioners new to the field of prevention a “just in time” opportunity to learn about the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF)—SAMHSA’s five-step, data-driven planning process. Using a case-based approach, this course engages practitioners in each step of the model, following five communities as they work to assess local needs, build capacity to address prevention priorities, plan prevention activities, implement evidence-based strategies, and evaluate their prevention efforts. Audience: Prevention practitioners working at the state level or in communities Course Length: 4 hours Certification: On passing the assessment at the end of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for four hours of participation.Length of Access: Registered participants will have access to course materials for 30 days from date of purchase. Learning Objectives Explain the purpose of the Strategic Prevention Framework Describe the steps and guiding principles of the SPF Define the purpose and key concepts associated with each step of the SPF Identify ways to demonstrate cultural competence during each step of the SPF Identify ways to promote sustainability during each step of the SPF Access additional resources to enhance your understanding and application of the SPF Course Modules Module 1: Introduction to the SPF Module 2: Assessment Module 3: Capacity Module 4: Planning Module 5: Implementation Module 6: Evaluation
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  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2017
  • eHealthcare Award Platinum Winner 2018
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2018
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Prevention SustainAbilities: Understanding the Basics
$3500

Interactive, self-paced course provides an overview of sustainability within the context of prevention— including how it’s defined, different sustainability approaches, and factors that contribute to success. It is appropriate for practitioners working at both the state and local levels. Audience: Prevention practitioners working at the state level or in communities Course Length: 2 hours Certification: Endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). On passing the assessment at the end of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for two hours of participation.Length of Access: Registered participants will have access to course materials for 30 days from date of purchase. Learning Objectives Define sustainability within the context of prevention. Describe the importance of sustaining both effective prevention processes and interventions. Identify three ways to sustain effective prevention practices at the local level. Identify three sustainability keys to success. Define and describe an effective sustainability planning process. Course Modules Module 1: What is Sustainability? Module 2: What to Sustain? Module 3: Sustainability Approaches Module 4: Keys to Success Module 5: Sustainability Planning
  • eHealthcare Award Gold Winner 2017
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2017
  • eHealthcare Award Platinum Winner 2018
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2018
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Prevention SustainAbilities: Planning for Success
$4900

Interactive, self-paced course builds on the foundation of its introductory companion course Prevention SustainAbilities: Understanding the Basics by walking practitioners through a step-by-step process for developing a written plan to sustain successful prevention practices. Audience: Prevention practitioners working at the state level or in communities Course Length: 3 hours Certification. Endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). On passing the assessment at the end of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for three hours of participation.Length of Access: Registered participants will have access to course materials for 30 days from date of purchase. Learning Objectives Identify the steps involved in developing a sustainability plan in prevention. Describe and use a systematic process for setting sound sustainability goals in prevention. Describe and use a systematic process for selecting feasible fiscal strategies to achieve sustainability goals. Describe and use a two-phased approach for communicating with potential supporters to move selected fiscal strategies forward. Identify four ways to support ongoing sustainability efforts at the local level once a written plan is in place. Identify opportunities for individuals with varied expertise and experience to participate in the development and implementation of a sustainability plan in prevention. Course Modules Module 1: Introduction to Sustainability Planning Module 2: Setting Sustainability Goals Module 3: Selecting Fiscal Strategies Module 4: Developing a Communication Plan Module 5: Working the Plan Over Time
  • eHealthcare Award Gold Winner 2017
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2017
  • eHealthcare Award Platinum Winner 2018
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2018
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Go Get It! Finding Existing Data to Inform Your Prevention Efforts
$3500

Interactive, self-paced course for practitioners engaged in the process of assessing the substance abuse needs of their communities. Participants will explore a step-wise process for identifying and finding the data they need, engaging partners in the data-gathering process, overcoming challenges obtaining the data they’re looking for, and managing and interpreting the data they collect. Audience: Prevention practitioners working at the state level or in communities Course Length: 2 hours Certification: Endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). On passing the assessment at the end of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for two hours of participation. Length of Access: Registered participants will have access to course materials for 30 days from date of purchase. Learning Objectives Define existing data and explain why it is a vital part of an assessment effort. Develop a plan to identify and obtain existing data. Engage partners in the data-gathering process. Recognize and address potential challenges to getting data. Store and record the data you gather. Course Modules Module 1: What is Existing Data? Module 2: How to Begin Module 3: Where to Find Data Module 4: Why Won't People Share Module 5: Managing the Data
  • eHealthcare Award Gold Winner 2017
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2017
  • eHealthcare Award Platinum Winner 2018
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2018
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Focusing on Focus Groups
$3500

Interactive, self-paced course for practitioners engaged in the process of assessing the substance misuse prevention needs of their communities. Participants will explore a step-wise process for creating focus groups, identifying and finding staff and participants and how to deal with the data that comes from it. It is appropriate for practitioners working at both the state and local levels. Audience: Prevention practitioners working at the state level or in communities Course Length: 2 hours Certification: Endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). On passing the assessment at the end of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for two hours of participation.Length of Access: Registered participants will have access to course materials for 30 days from date of purchase. Learning Objectives List the defining features of a focus group Recognize opportunities for using focus groups across SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework Develop a research question and related discussion guide for your focus groups Select appropriate staff to lead and capture data from your focus groups Identify key factors to consider when composing and scheduling focus groups Design an effective process for recruiting focus group participants Identify key steps and effective techniques for conducting a focus group Identify strategies for understanding and using focus group data Course Modules Module 1: Introduction to Focus Groups Module 2: Developing a Protocol Module 3: Identifying Staff Module 4: Composing and Scheduling Groups Module 5: Recruiting Participants Module 6: Conducting a Focus Group Module 7: Dealing with the Data
  • eHealthcare Award Gold Winner 2017
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2017
  • eHealthcare Award Platinum Winner 2018
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2018
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Making the Most of Key Informant Interviews
$3500

Key informant interviews are often considered the easiest and most straightforward of the data collection methods used in prevention. Yet the apparent simplicity of this approach can be deceiving, leaving many well-intentioned practitioners without much useful information once their interviews are over. This interactive, self-paced online course offers practitioners user-friendly guidance for planning and conducting interviews that produce the valuable information they need to inform their prevention efforts. Audience: Prevention practitioners working at the state level or in communities Course Length: 2 hours Certification: Endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). On passing the assessment at the end of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for two hours of participation.Length of Access: Registered participants will have access to course materials for 30 days from date of purchase. Learning Objectives Define the characteristics of key informant interviews Recognize opportunities for using key informant interviews across SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework Describe the main tasks involved in planning key informant interviews Identify appropriate key informants based on the purpose of the interview Recognize the different types of questions to include in an interview guide Identify strategies for overcoming common interview challenges Explain how to compile and use collected data Course Modules Module 1: Introduction Module 2: Planning Your Interviews Module 3: Developing an Interview Guide Module 4: Conducting Interviews Module 5: Using the Data
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  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2017
  • eHealthcare Award Platinum Winner 2018
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2018
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Involving Youth in Your Substance Abuse Prevention Program
$8900

Contains the information and tools practitioners need to involve youth in all aspects of their prevention programs. It describes the many benefits of involving youth in prevention programming, as well as strategies for recruiting young people and creating meaningful activities that will keep youth engaged, over time. Audience: Prevention practitioners working at the state level or in communities Course Length: 5 hours Certification: Endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). On passing the assessment at the end of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for five hours of participation.     Length of Access: Registered participants will have access to course materials for 30 days from date of purchase. Learning Objectives Describe youth involvement as a youth development approach Understand the benefits of youth involvement—for young people, your prevention program, and your prevention organization, as a whole. Describe ways to involve youth in meaningful ways Describe the nature of adultism and tips for preparing youth and adults to work together Implement effective recruitment and retention strategies Course Modules Module 1: Making the Case Module 2: Involving Youth in Positive Ways Module 3: Youth and Adults Working Together Module 4: Recruiting Youth Module 5: Keeping Youth on Board Module 6: Overcoming Barriers to Youth Involvement
  • eHealthcare Award Gold Winner 2017
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2017
  • eHealthcare Award Platinum Winner 2018
  • Omni Award Bronze Winner 2018
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