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Focus on Prevention: Strategies and Programs to Prevent Substance Use

About the Course:

This course offers brief and practical information that is useful in planning and delivering youth substance abuse prevention programs. Prevention strategies, ensuring a solid foundation for strategies, and ways to disseminate information about prevention programs are among the topics presented. The course information also includes guidelines on working with the media and resources for additional information on youth substance abuse prevention.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Focus on Prevention: Strategies and Programs to Prevent Substance Use created by HHS Publication in 2017.

Publication Date:

Revised 2017

Course Material Author

HHS Publication

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Dr. Gibson is a Clinical Psychologist with over 30 years in research, clinical and consulting practice. He has also held leadership roles in research administration and program evaluation and more recently has specialized in program evaluation and system analysis. He draws upon his years of expertise as a practicing psychologist, administrator, researcher and technologist to help universities evaluate their programs to implement, meet, and maintain CACREP standards.

Recommended For:

Health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about planning and delivering youth substance abuse prevention strategies. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge. This content is at a beginning level.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify specific focus topics that describe the steps to be taken to organize and implement drug and alcohol abuse prevention events.

  2. Develop a detailed schedule of tasks and timelines for the planning of substance abuse prevention events.

  3. Design media materals for the promotion and planning of a substance abuse prevention event.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

5 CE Credit hours

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

5 CE Credit hours

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

5 CPD hours

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

3 CE Credit hours

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Course Number 102312
  • 5 credit hours
  • NBCC: 3 ce credit hours

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: $29.85 No exam fee with a membership package!
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507 members have taken this course

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