This template will help track continuing education and supervision hours for those on a development plan or working toward their Certified Prevention Specialist or Certified Prevention Consultant certification.

This manual helps communities plan and deliver substance use prevention strategies. It covers conducting needs assessments, identifying partners, and creating effective strategies for marketing and program evaluation. The manual also offers a sample timeline of tasks. Revised 2020

The Introduction to the Prevention Core Competencies for Prevention Professionals, covers the foundations of substance use prevention science for early and mid-career prevention professionals. By taking this course, you’ll be able to expand your knowledge and skills in the field of prevention and ultimately enhance your ability to make a positive impact in your community.

The curriculum utilizes evidence-based strategies for adult learning; and builds upon and complements existing workforce training curricula and resources (e.g., Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST), Foundations of Prevention Science and Practice Curriculum, and Universal Prevention Curriculum).

Learning Objectives
  1. Describe the key elements of prevention planning and evaluation.
  2. Understand the core prevention professional knowledge, skills, and competencies.
  3. Acknowledge the importance of research-based theories and processes that help explain and build effective prevention interventions, and 
  4. Describe how evidence-based (EB) prevention strategies can be delivered across settings including the family, school, media, community, or workplace.

This document was created to assist new substance misuse prevention practitioners in finding prevention resources to broaden their understanding of the prevention field. The resources compiled within this guide include links to the source content.

Through these videos, you will learn what each prevention domain is and how all of these domains function together for effective prevention