About the Training System
The Intention of the New Mexico ATODA Prevention Workforce Training System
The intention of the Training System is to elevate and enhance the professional state of substance abuse prevention in New Mexico. The training system is designed to provide learning opportunities around evidence-based substance abuse prevention and to provide required training hours identified by the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention and the New Mexico Credentialing Board for Behavioral Health Professionals Certification in Substance Abuse Prevention. A well-educated workforce can help New Mexico achieve significant substance abuse prevention outcomes locally and state-wide.
The primary audience of this Training System are the community organizations funded by NM Office of Substance Abuse Prevention (OSAP). This Training System is specifically designed to assist OSAP in achieving its priorities. In wanting to expand the capacity of preventionists across the state regardless of their funding stream, OSAP has opened the training to prevention professionals and advocates interested in furthering their professional knowledge of evidence-based substance abuse prevention. Those who are interested in becoming Certified Prevention Specialists are encouraged to attend. Trainings offered include theories and strategies for each of the substance abuse prevention domains: individuals, families, schools, and communities. The Training System acknowledges the diversity that lies within New Mexico's boundaries and strives to offer courses applicable to all communities.
ATODA Prevention Definition
Alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention is an active process that promotes the personal, physical, and social well-being of individuals, families and communities to reinforce positive behaviors and healthy life-styles and reduce the incidence and prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use.