Ohio’s Code of Ethics for Prevention Professionals - 3 OR 6 HR

Tuesday, 7 January 2020 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST

2100 Sherman Avenue, Suite 102, Cincinnati, OH, 45212, United States

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The training fee includes 6.0 CEUs in Prevention Ethics as well as lunch. Please Note: In order to attend, payment must be received by January 3, 2020.

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Tuesday, 7 January 2020 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST

PreventionFIRST!, 2100 Sherman Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45212, United States.

In any human service field, it is important to practice ethical behavior. Though prevention specialists are not working in a clinical setting, ethics are still a crucial part of effective and quality prevention services. Join us as we explore Ohio’s Code of Ethics for Certified Prevention and its applications to our day-to-day work.

This training is divided into two parts to meet the needs of Ohio Certified Prevention Specialists, and those seeking certification.

 OCPS & OCPS applicants for initial certification

·     Part 1 and Part 2 must be taken together for the full 6-hour initial certification requirement

OCPSA applicants for initial certification

·     Part 1 may be taken alone for the 3-hour initial certification requirement


Renewals for OCPSA, OCPS & OCPC

·     Part 2 may be taken alone for the recertification requirements


This training can be used for Social Work ethics credit hours. However, please note that it is specific to the Ohio Code of Ethics for Prevention Professionals which is a non-therapeutic credential.

Part 1:  9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  (check-in at 8:45 a.m.)

Topics include:

·     Scope of prevention:

·     Relationship of prevention to the continuum of care

·     Prevention targets: Universal, Selected, Indicated populations

·     Six service categories

·     Professional vs. unprofessional behavior

·     Overview of the Code of Ethics

·     Special topic: Scope of practices issues

·     Guiding Principles for those Dually Credentialed


Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will gain a clear understanding of the definition, targets and scope of prevention in relation to the continuum of care.

2.  Participants will explore what governs their behavior, including laws, code of ethics, employer rules, rules per service setting, etc.

3.  Participants will gain a clear understanding of the Code of Ethics for prevention professionals.

4.  Participants will understand the importance of not practicing outside the prevention scope of practice and how to handle situations if they are dually credentialed.


Lunch Break:  12:15 - 1:15 p.m.  (Participants can bring their own lunch or order delivery.  Note:  Several restaurants are within walking distance.)


Part 2: 1:15 - 4:30 p.m.  (check-in at 1:00 p.m.)

Topics include:

·     Confidentiality and Prevention
·     Copyright laws
·     Case Studies
·     Procedure for Processing Ethical Complaints
·     Developing Personal Guidelines for Professional Conduct
·     Relating the code to prevention domains
·     Relating the code to your job

Learning Objectives:

1.  Participants will understand when confidentiality laws apply to prevention practice.

2.  Participants will understand the basic parameters that govern utilizing copyrighted materials.

3.  Participants will be able to apply the Code of Ethics to various case study scenarios.

4.  Participants will understand the procedures of the OCDPB in regards to ethics complaints and violations.


Those looking for 6 hours of Prevention Ethics must attend both the AM and PM (Part I & Part II) sessions.  Those in need of 3 hours should plan to attend the AM session (Part I). 


Three (3) of Prevention CEUs have been approved for Part I and Part II sessions.  Those individuals that attend both sessions will receive six (6) Prevention CEUs.


Registration deadline is Tuesday, December 31, 2019. 

Same day registrations cannot be accommodated.

Cancellation policy

There is no penalty for cancellation before the cancellation deadline, January 3, 2020. Please contact Cathy Born at 513-751-8000 x10 or cborn@prevention-first.org to cancel your registration. If is it necessary for the PreventionFIRST! to cancel a program, registration fees will be returned.

A registrant who cannot attend may avoid forfeiting the registration fee and paying a cancellation fee by providing a substitute from his or her organization to attend the workshop. To arrange for this member to attend, the original registrant should contact Administrative Assistant at PreventionFIRST! at 513-751-8000 or info@prevention-first.org and provide information for the substitute.

OCAM is supported by Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services OhioMHAS and the Substance Abuse Mental Services Administration (SAMHSA) through SPF-PFS project. Questions? Please contact Christi Valentini-Lackner at 513-751-8000 x16 or cvalentini-lackner@prevention-first.org.

Contact the Organizer

Allison Sharer has been a trainer with Working Partners® since 2000. She is Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant who has worked in the field of alcohol and other drug abuse prevention for over 35 years. She has developed and presented workshops, training and other education opportunities for a wide variety of audiences including parents, college students, community groups and human service providers She has been a dedicated advocate for alcohol and other drug abuse prevention and has held leadership positions at the international, state and local levels. She was past-chair of the Prevention Committee of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium, on a state level served as trustee of the Ohio Credentialing Board for Chemical Dependency Professionals. Allison has also served in leadership positions with the Ohio Alcohol and Drug Prevention Workforce Development Taskforce and the Ohio Teen Institute. Her involvement with these organizations has helped shape policies that affect our systems of care and the communities in which prevention practitioners serve. Allison is the past president of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio (ADAPAO) and was selected as the recipient of the Association's annual award for excellence in training. She graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor's degree in Communication.

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Sessions on Jan 07, 2020

09:00 AM

Ethics - 3 HRS Part I

09:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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01:15 PM

Ethics - 3 HRS Part II

01:15 PM - 04:30 AM
  • Allison Sharer


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