Focus on Prevention: Strategies and Programs to Prevent Substance Use (DA2330)

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: 6

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 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Focus on Prevention guide to help a wide range of groups and communities move from concerns about substance use to proven and practical solutions. This guide offers brief, easy-to-read information for organizations to plan and deliver various substance use prevention strategies in a wide array of settings.

Course Objectives

  1. Study the literature provided to comprehend the building blocks of conceptualizing and planning a prevention event.

  2. Recognize the essential qualities of a prevention strategy including partnerships and the principles that guide the framework towards success.

  3. Conduct a needs assessment to ascertain community concerns, local issues, and potential resolutions.

  4. Utilize evidence-based strategies already shown to produce desired results and look for strategies that have succeeded in similar situations.

  5. Evaluate progress to monitor prevention strategy effectiveness and participation feedback to promote better health outcomes.

Course Outline

  1. About this Guide

  2. Focus On Fact Sheets

  3. The Strategy Prevention Framework

  4. Prevention Theory

  5. Risk and Protection

  6. Community Needs

  7. Strategies That Work

  8. Issues and Audiences

  9. Community Partners

  10. Connecting with your Audience

  11. Social Marketing

  12. Media and Social Media

  13. Evaluation

  14. Event Timeline

  15. Sample Materials

  16. Resources

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