A 31-hour training with Marissa Carlson, MS, CPS & Julie Yerkes, MEd, CPS
October 23- October 26, 2023
8:30am-4:30pm each day
The NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), invites you to register for SPF: Application for Prevention Success Training
This innovative training, combining online and in-person components, offers practitioners a comprehensive introduction to the substance abuse prevention field. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, the SAPST is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. It is appropriate for entry-level prevention practitioners, as well as professionals in related fields.
The SAPST consists of a five-hour, self-paced online module, followed by a four-day/26-hour interactive, in-person training. The online course is entitled “Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics” AND the in-person training is “Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training: Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.
Registrants MUST participate in both components to receive continuing education credit.
INTRODUCTION TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION: UNDERSTANDING THE BASICS (Online):
This foundational course offers practitioners new to the field of prevention, or working in related fields, an introduction to the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, specific drug effects, and an exciting glimpse into the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain. Participants will learn about:
- 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
Participants will need to set up an account for the online portion. More Information will be emailed to participants who are fully registered 3 weeks prior to the training.
IN-PERSON SPF: Application for Prevention Success Training TRAINING:
October 23-26, 2023
This 4-day training will be held at 130 Pembroke Rd. Suite 150, Concord, NH, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm daily (6.5 hours of direct training daily). It will address the following topics:
- Behavioral health
- Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
- Public health approach
- Risk and protective factors
- Developmental perspective
- Application of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
- Cultural competence and sustainability
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe public health approach to prevention;
- Describe risk and protective factors;
- Summarize the Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care;
- Explain the application of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation; and
- Summarize cultural competence and sustainability.
NH Prevention Certification Board CEU approval will be applied for CEs in the Prevention Theory and Practice category. Additionally, practitioners participating in the SPF: Application for Prevention Success Training will receive two “certificates of training hours,” one for the online component and another for the in-person training.
These can be applied toward the requirements for professional credentialing or re-certification.
- Participants completing the online component of the SPF: Application for Prevention Success Training will receive a certificate for five hours of training pending receipt of a “pass” score on the final assessment (80% correct is a passing grade).
- Participants attending the SPF: Application for Prevention Success Training in-person will receive a certificate for 26 hours of training.
- All SPF: Application for Prevention Success Trainingparticipants are expected to complete both the online and in-person components. Participants must complete the online component to receive a certificate for attending the in-person training, since one component builds on the other.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:
Julie Yerkes, MEd, CPS, is a Certified Prevention Specialist and sits on the NH Prevention Certification Board. She has worked in prevention and education for nearly 20 years, with a focus on strengthening community-school-family connections to support positive youth development. She is the Prevention Program Manager for the New Hampshire Center for Excellence; a resource center for best practices in alcohol and drug prevention and treatment services in New Hampshire. In this role, she currently provides technical assistance to state agencies, regional public health networks and local substance misuse prevention coalitions and providers. Her work focuses on evidence-based strategy selection, implementation, and evaluation, as well as strategic planning.
Marissa Carlson, MS, CPSis the Executive Director of the NH Teen Institute, a leadership development nonprofit working with middle & high school students from around NH & New England in a variety of areas including substance misuse prevention, peer mentoring, and creating positive school & community climate. As part of her role at TI, she oversees and facilitates training for youth participants, youth & adult volunteer program staff, and outside behavioral health and education professionals. She is a trainer for multiple workshops developed through SAMHSA systems, and is a member of the advisory council of the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC). In addition, she is the President of the Prevention Certification Board of NH, the NH Prevention delegate to the IC&RC, and serves as the chairperson of the Prevention Specialist credentialing committee. Outside of her prevention work, Marissa is a founding member of Mill City Productions, a theatre company in Western Massachusetts. She graduated from Pomona College with a BA in Psychology, received an MS in Nonprofit Management from Bay Path University, and has been a Certified Prevention Specialist since 2011.
REGISTRATION FEE: *$175 registration which includes the manual, in-person training and continuing education credits. NBCC/NASW CEUs not available.
For registration information contact: 603-225-7060 or firstname.lastname@example.org
31 Contact Hours Available
CRSW Performance Domains: 1, 3
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 13
CPS Domains: 1-6
PLEASE NOTE: Only one registrant per form. For multiple registrants you must register each one individually. Registration is not complete or guaranteed until payment is received. Payment by means other than credit card may slow down completion of registration. Checks and cash are still accepted, however, your registration will be placed on a pending list until payment is received. We strongly encourage payment by credit card for training of high demand topics. Thank you.
This training is financed under a contract with the State of NH, Department of Health and Human Services, with funds provided in part by the State of NH and/or such funding sources as were available or required, e.g., the United States Department of Health and Human Services.