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