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Practical Solutions to Prevent Substance Misuse

Course #: 06-983

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CE Credit Hours: 2.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CE Course Description

While misuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs is a problem throughout the United States, communities vary greatly in the specific problems they face, the groups affected by those problems, and the events that inspire people to take action.  This brief intermediate continuing education course, developed using information from The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), offers concise, practical information that organizations can use to plan and deliver substance use prevention strategies in a wide array of settings, through a variety of methods. An overview of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is presented as well as components of prevention theory, risk and protection factors, community needs, and strategies that work to prevent substance misuse.  In addition, ways to address specific issues and audiences are addressed along with an overview of social marketing and media strategies and sample materials.

CE Course Objectives

1.  Provide an overview of the need to implement strategies and programs to prevent substance use.

2.  Discuss essential qualities of successful substance misuse prevention methods.

3.  Identify strategies implemented and steps taken as communities and organizations begin conceptualizing and planning a prevention event.

4.  Describe detailed actions for planning different elements of the prevention event, including event support, promotion, outreach, and evaluation.

5.  Assess how knowledge of prevention theory can be beneficial in shaping actions that are credible and appropriate.

6.  Evaluate community needs, specific issues and audiences, as well as social media and marketing strategies that must be addressed within prevention efforts.



Instructor Notes
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.

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