December 1, 2015 , 8:30 am , 5 pm

130 Pembroke Road Suite 100

Concord, NH

Ethics for Prevention

THIS CLASS IS FULL. We are working off a wait list. Please call 603.225.7060 to be added to the wait list. Thank you.

Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, MEd., CPSS
A 7 hour training event on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.)
NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Road, Suite 100, Concord, NH 03301

PRESENTATION: Throughout Ethics in Prevention, participants explore practical information and guidance, engage in both small- and large-group discussions of key concepts, and identify action steps to facilitate future application. This in-person training covers the following material: Part 1: Introduction to Ethics which includes defining ethics and related terms (e.g., values, principles) and exploring what happens when values compete or conflict. Part 2: Prevention Code of Ethics includes examining its six principles (Non-Discrimination, Competence, Integrity, Nature of Services, Confidentiality and Ethical Obligations for Community and Society. This training concludes with Part 3: Ethical Decision-Making Process which introduces a four-step decision-making process and describes when to use this process. Following completion of this training, participants will be able to: define ethics and related terms; describe the six principles that comprise the Prevention Code of Ethics; and use a decision-making process to resolve ethical dilemmas and apply the Prevention Code of Ethics. SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) developed the training Ethics in Prevention to provide states and practitioners with an in-person option for exploring the role and application of ethics in substance abuse prevention. This training is seven (7) contact hours long and draws directly from the CAPT’s two-week online course, Ethics in Prevention: A Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners.

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.

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

PLEASE NOTE: This course does not meet the criteria for CRSW Certification for initial application.

(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: NHADACA Members: $35; Non-Members $45;   NBCC Contact Hours $5     Lunch is on your own.

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

Bookings no longer allowed on this date.