Virtual: Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – 4 Day Training

Sponsor: New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

A 31 hour (4-day  + Online Component ) training event with Marissa Carlson, CPS and Julie Yerkes

April 13, 15, 19 & 21, 2021

8:30am to 4:30pm (daily)

The NH Bureau of Drug & Alcohol Services  with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), invites you to register for the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce.

What is the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)?

  • Foundational course of study in substance misuse prevention
  • Innovative training that blends a four-day, virtual component with interactive activities and a homework component to reduce videoconferencing fatigue
  • For entry-level prevention practitioners working in states, jurisdictions, tribes and communities; also appropriate for professionals working in related fields
  • Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework
  • Provides knowledge and skills to implement effective, data-driven prevention programs, practices, and policies that reduce behavioral health disparities and improve wellness.

What does the SAPST prepare practitioners to do?

  • Address substance misuse prevention in the context of behavioral health
  • Improve practice by developing a comprehensive approach to prevention guided by SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework
  • Reduce behavioral health disparities by identifying the needs of vulnerable populations and improving cultural competency
  • Sustain prevention by collaborating effectively across sectors to address shared risk and protective factors and improve the health and well-being of communities in a cohesive way

What are the virtual course requirements?

  • Completion of an online Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics (Pre-SAPST Course) course on HealtheKnowledge prior to the training (5 hours)
  • Full attendance at a four-day, six-hour virtual SAPST training (including time for lunch and breaks) (20 hours)
  • Completion of homework (6 hours)

To register click here

Event Details

April 13, 2021
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Registration Fee – $75.00