Prevention Ethics

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Presentation: This training is appropriate for anyone working in the field of substance misuse prevention. Participants will explore the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics principles (Non-Discrimination, Competence, Integrity, Nature of Services, Confidentiality and Ethical Obligations for Community and Society) and a four-step decision-making process designed to help navigate ethical dilemmas. Participants will explore case examples on topics ranging from confidentiality and integrity to ethical obligations and non-discrimination. Participants will engage in small- and large-group discussions of key concepts.  At completion, participants will be able to: define ethics and related terms; describe the six principles of the Prevention Code of Ethics; and use a decision-making process to resolve ethical dilemmas.  As a result of this training participants will: 

  • Understand the distinctions between ethics and values;
  • Become familiar with the 6 principles of Prevention Ethics; and
  • Be able to apply the ethical decision making model.


Marissa Carlson, CPS is the Executive Director of the NH Teen Institute, a leadership development non-profit working with middle & high school students from around NH & New England in a variety of areas including substance misuse prevention, peer mentoring, and creating positive school & community climate.  She has been a Certified Prevention Specialist since 2011 and, as part of her role at TI, oversees and facilitates training for both the youth participants and TI’s youth & adult volunteer program staff.  Outside of her work with TI, Marissa is the Associate Artistic Director of Mill City Productions, a theatre company in Western Massachusetts. 

Julie Yerkes, M.ED, CPS has worked in prevention and education for over 20 years, with a focus on strengthening community-school-family connections to support positive youth development and prevent substance misuse.  As a Prevention Subject Matter Expert at JSI, Ms. Yerkes has provided consultation services, technical assistance, and training to various stakeholders, from direct service providers, coalition facilitators, and regional directors. Prior to her role at JSI, Ms. Yerkes served as the Parent Education Programs Manager at the New Hampshire Teen Institute. In that role, she worked throughout the state to bring school, family, and community resources together to support prevention work and positive adolescent development. In addition, Ms. Yerkes  has directly engaged and empowered youth through art, civics, and prevention opportunities. She is an experienced trainer for Staying Connected with Your Teen (Channing-Bete), Keep Connected (Search Institute), Everyone’s an Asset Builder (Search Institute); Diversity and Cultural Competence, Prevention Ethics (SAMHSA), and Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAMHSA).

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Event Details

January 27, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 150,
Concord, NH
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