Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) - December 2019/Cincinnati, OH

Monday, 9 December 2019 8:00 AM - Thursday, 12 December 2019 4:00 PM EST

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

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Monday, 9 December 2019 8:00 AM - Thursday, 12 December 2019 4:00 PM EST

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

Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, this foundational training helps practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate effective, data-driven programs and practices that reduce behavioral health disparities and improve wellness.


·         Define behavioral health and its relationship to substance misuse

·         Describe the Strategic Prevention Framework, SAMHSA’s five-step planning model

·         Identify the needs of vulnerable populations in order to improve cultural competency and more effectively address behavioral health disparities

·         Discuss effective approaches to collaborating across sectors to sustain prevention outcomes


  • Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics (online)
    • Basic terminology and facts
    • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
    • Addiction and the brain
    • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Setting the Foundation: From Theory to Practice (in-person)
    • Behavioral health
    • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
    • Public health approach
    • Risk and protective factors
    • Developmental perspective
  • Application: SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (in-person)
    • Assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
    • Cultural competence, sustainability



Christi Valentini-Lackner, BA, OCPS

Mary Haag, RN, OCPC, ICPS


Note:  This is a four day class.  All four days must be attended/completed to receive the Certificate of Attendance.  No partial credit is provided.

Class size is limited:  22 individuals.

28 Prevention CEU hours have been approved for this course.  Pre-work is required for this course.  Prevention CEU hours are available upon completion of the pre-work.


Walk-in registrations the day of the workshop cannot be accommodated, since materials will not have been prepared nor catering ordered.  


OHIO COACHING & MENTORING NETWORK (OCAM) was created to support the Strategic Prevention FrameworkPartnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) in the state of Ohio. Funding for the SPF-PFS was provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) and administered by OhioMHAS.


Cancellation policy

There is no penalty for cancellation before the cancellation deadline, noon on December 4, 2019. Please contact Cathy Born at 513-751-8000 x10 or 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 and provide information for the substitute.

PreventionFIRST! mission is to promote healthy behaviors by sparking and sustaining community change. Visit for more information about our organization. For more information about the event please contact Derek Longmeier at (614) 750-9899 or

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