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Event: Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

Substance Abuse Prevention Skills TRAINING
Registration is open for Online & 4 Day In-Person Training Components. Please Register Here:

The VT Dept. of Health, Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Programs (ADAP), with SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), invites you to register for the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): Building Our Behavioral HealthWorkforce.

This Training Includes Two Components:

1.  An online course entitled "Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics." (see instructions attached)

2.  A four consecutive day in-person training September 29th through October 2nd at the Rutland Holiday Inn. PLEASE NOTE:  The online course must be completed prior to attending the four day training in Rutland.

This 4-day training addresses the following topics:
  *   Institute of Medicine's Continuum of Care
  *   Public health approach
  *   Risk and protective factors
  *   Developmental perspective
  *   Application of SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework: 
      assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, & evaluation
  *   Cultural competence and sustainability

Facilitators:   Sarah Roy, ADAP Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant and Robin Rieske, ADAP Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant.
There is no registration fee. Breakfast and lunch are included each day of the training, dinner will be on your own.

Discounted lodging at the Holiday Inn is available to attendees. Payment for lodging costs are the sole responsibility of the attendee.  To make reservations please contact the Holiday Inn directly at (802) 775-1911. Space for this training is limited, priority for approval to attend will be given to those who are available to commit to the entire training.

Availability of Continuing Education Hours Participants in the SAPST will receive two certificates of training hours from SAMHSA's Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies. These can beapplied toward the requirements for professional credentialing or re-certification. Participants can submit certificates to the credentialing board in their State, Tribe, or Jurisdiction that is responsible for providing certification or approving continuing education credit.

Participants completing the online component of the SAPST will receive a certificate for five hours of training pending receipt of a passing score on the final assessment (80% correct is a passing grade).

Participants attending the in-person component of the SAPST will receive a certificate for 26 hours of training. - All SAPST participants are expected to complete both the online and in-person components.   Participants must complete the online component to receive a certificate for attending the in-person training, since one component builds on the other.

Both the online and in-person components of the SAPST have been approved by NAADAC and endorsed by the IC&RC.