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Prevention Core Competencies (DA2357)


Author(s): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Pre-Approved for: CA BRN, CCAPP, CE Broker Provider, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Specific , NAADAC, RNs


Credit Hours: 3


Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This course is the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) report for defining standards of professionalism in the field of substance use prevention. The report provides guidance for developing prevention core competencies accessible to healthcare providers working within mental health and substance use disorder preventative services.



Course Objectives

  1. Comprehend the SAMHSA goal of strengthening the substance use prevention field by continuing to assist in its professionalization and providing the core competency three-phase process for practical guidelines.

  2. Examine the importance of applying KSAs to each competency allowing for optimized quality of care services to be professionally delivered.

  3. Recognize competencies as the combination of KSAs contributing to individual and organizational performance standards as well as providing guidance for training programs and service deliverables.

  4. Invest in educating and training for staff development, promotional prospects, and increased staff retention levels that lead to better patient health outcomes.

  5. Monitor implemented systems to strive for higher professional standards of competency and continuous care quality improvement for clients.

Course Outline

  1. Acknowledgements

  2. Executive Summary

  3. Competencies

  4. Development of Prevention Competencies and KSAs

  5. Overview of the Recommended Core Competencies and KSAs

  6. Recommended Core Competencies:
    1. Cross-cutting domain
    2. Assessment domain
    3. Capacity-building domain
    4. Planning domain
    5. Implementation domain
    6. Evaluation domain

  7. Appendix A

  8. Appendix B

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Course Price

$24.00

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