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Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) blends a four-day, in-person component with a prerequisite interactive online course grounded in current research and SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework. It provides foundational knowledge and skills necessary to implement effective, data-driven prevention interventions that reduce behavioral health disparities and improve wellness. 

Who is the intended audience? 

  • Entry-level prevention administrators and practitioners 

  • Members of community coalitions working to address substance abuse

  • Professionals working in fields related to substance abuse prevention 

What does SAPST cover?

  • Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics (online)

  • Basic terminology and facts

  • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.

  • Addiction and the brain

  • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs

  • Setting the Foundation: From Theory to Practice (in-person)

  • Behavioral health

  • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care

  • Public health approach

  • Risk and protective factors

  • Developmental perspective

  • Application: SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (in-person)

  • Assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation

  • Cultural competence, sustainability

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Class Details

  • The class session will take place July 22-25, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

  • 25 CEU's 


Payment & Registration

  • Cost is $30 for the manual. Manual is needed to complete the class. 

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is now closed for this training. 

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