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Register Today! Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

HCA/DBHR is hosting in-person Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Trainings (SAPST) based upon a national curriculum developed by the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP):

Please note: once the training has been filled, the surveys will close.

Learning objectives: 

  • Define behavioral health and its relationship to substance misuse
  • Describe the Strategic Prevention Framework, SAMHSA’s five-step planning model
  • Identify the needs of vulnerable populations in order to improve cultural competency and more effectively address behavioral health disparities
  • Discuss effective approaches to collaborating across sectors to sustain prevention outcomes

Training content:

  • Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics
    • 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
    • Behavioral health
    • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
    • Public health approach
    • Risk and protective factors
    • Developmental perspective
  • Application: SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework
    • Assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
    • Cultural competence, sustainability