December 2, 2015 , 9 am , 12 pm

130 Pembroke Road Suite 100

Concord, NH

with Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, MEd., CPSS
A 3 hour training event on Wedneday, Eecember 2, 2015
9:00 a.m. – Noon (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301


PRESENTATION: The new health care environment requires that all who work in public health collaborate to provide seamless and effective services to people across a full continuum of care. The ultimate goal at all levels of care is to promote overall health and wellness at the individual, family and community level. In relationship to substance misuse, this means that we foster resiliency, reduce risk, provide intervention, treatment and alternative pathways to recovery, and support long-term recovery through a Resiliency and Recovery-Oriented System of Care. A RROSC compels us to think differently about how we deliver services and how we work together across promotion, prevention, early identification, intervention, treatment and recovery support. At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the continuum of care and its application to the system of services addressing substance misuse in New Hampshire;
  • Describe a RROSC, its principles and practices; and
  • Identify strategies for collaboratively implementing a RROSC across the continuum of care in NH

PRESENTER: Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, M.Ed, CPSS, is a consultant for the US Center for the Application of Prevention Technology (CAPT). She was the founder and for 30 years the executive director of Initiatives for Human Development and a founder of CODAC, a statewide treatment program. She was also the founding director of the Institute for Addiction Recovery at Rhode Island College. For over thirty-five years, Ms. Del Sesto has provided throughout the United States training, community and strategic planning, program development, and capacity building in all areas of prevention practice. She has worked extensively at both the community and state levels developing strategic prevention/behavioral health care plans and has also developed curriculum and programs for high-risk youth and families as well as instructional guidelines for substance abuse and mental health education. She is a member of the faculty and board of directors of the New England School of Addiction Studies. She is also a member of the Board of Directors and the Prevention Committee Co-Chair of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), the international organization that certifies professionals working in behavioral health. Sandra is a co-author of the CAPT’s Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST) and its Prevention Ethics Course. She received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston College (Newton), and her Master’s degree in counselor education from Rhode Island College. She also completed a certificate program in non-profit management through Brown University in Providence. Ms. Del Sesto is a certified prevention specialist supervisor.

3 Contact Hours Available
Certified Prevention Specialist Category: Prevention Practice & Theory
CRSW/LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13 & 18
NBCC: LICSW/L-MFT/LCMHC (Category 1) & Psychologist Category A

(NH Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider. ACEP No 6754. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NHADACA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program).

Fee: Registration fee $25. *NBCC add $5.

For registration information contact: NHADACA, 603-225-7060,

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.