This 6-week series offers an interactive experience for participants to explore the role of systems change in substance misuse prevention. Participants will examine capacities shown to enable evidence-based interventions to achieve and sustain expected results and learn how to incorporate these into their work. Trainers will share examples from their own systems change experiences and will highlight how leveraging leadership, communications, funding, and data can help participants to achieve their prevention goals. The distance learning series will include skill-based learning opportunities, individual and group activities, reading assignments, and group discussion.
Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7, and 14, 2023
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Alaska
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Pacific
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Mountain
Michelle Frye-Spray, MS, CPS
Subject Matter Expert Trainer:
Capetra Parker, MPH Communities That Care Specialist, Evidence2Success Coach, UW Social Development Research Group. Capetra supports communities as a coach of Evidence2Success, as well as coaches several CTC Plus communities in the Eastern U.S. Ms. Parker has co-authored journal articles about the implementation of CTC in urban communities through the Center for Healthy African American Men through Partnerships (CHAMMPS). She has a special interest in empowering communities to employ strategies that address race, equity, and inclusion disparities. Ms. Parker earned her MPH from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health
By the end of the EPLS, participants will be able to:
- Describe the importance of systems change to success in the field of prevention
- Name four capacities necessary to create enabling contexts
- Identify personal strengths and areas to enhance leadership capacity
- Name at least two strategies to communicate the value of prevention to enhance system change efforts focused on prevention
- List three resources they can access to complete the fund mapping process in their community
- Describe why data systems are essential in prevention
- Community-level prevention practitioners and allied partners working to prevent substance misuse in the Northwest (HHS Region 10) states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
- Please note: This training is reserved for prevention professionals working in HHS Region 10.
- Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of HHS Region 10 are encouraged to contact their region’s PTTC to learn about similar courses available to them.
Participant Commitment and Expectations:
- Prior to Session 1, Tuesday, January 10, 2023 complete the Session 1 Prep Packet. If your experience with Zoom is limited, please view the 20-minute Introduction to Zoom video.
- Participate in 6 sessions of training, for 1.5 hours on scheduled series days/times.
- Complete up to ONE hour of independent learning activities between each session.
- Use a web-camera and have access to appropriate technology to join the online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, desktop/laptop computer, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone).
- Actively engage and be on camera 90% of the time during each session, since this is not a webinar series and active participation is essential to gain/improve skills.
This EPLS is not a webinar series. Active participation in each session is essential to gain and improve skills. If you cannot attend these sessions, you will forfeit your attendance.
The Northwest PTTC is committed to the safety of all participants. Driving while participating in these sessions is strongly discouraged, as it is seen as a danger to the participant. If driving cannot be avoided during your scheduled session for any reason, please contact the PTTC staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology by Tuesday, January 10, 2023 in order to fully participate and be on camera at least 90% of the time.
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Up to 15 hours of participation can be earned in this series. Participants who complete all 6 sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for 15 contact hours. No partial credit is given for this course. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.
The Northwest PTTC is a collaboration led by Social Development Research Group at the University of Washington in partnership with Washington State University, and CASAT at the University of Nevada, Reno.