An Introduction to the Prevention Core Competencies for Prevention Professionals
April, 2023 Video
Certified Prevention Specialist General Substance Use Disorder Prevention
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.