Registration: Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): January 27-30 - In Person Training



26 CEHs
Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: UNR Cooperative Extension Southern Area, 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas 89123
Presenter: Jessica Johnson, MPH, Mandyann Eversole, & Novlette Mack

4 day workshop that takes place on January 27-30, 2020

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.


Practitioners new to the substance abuse prevention field and/or working in related disciplines.


Participants will receive two certificates, representing a total of 31 trainings hours. These can be submitted to participants’ local credentialing authority toward prevention certification or re-certification.


4 days (in-person) plus 5 hours online


  • 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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Completion of the free Pre-SAPST workshop is a prerequisite to this course. Please create an account and register for the pre-course with the following link:


Registration for this training is currently closed..