About the Training System

The Intention of the New Mexico ATODU Prevention Workforce Training System

The intention of the Training System is to elevate and enhance the professional state of substance use prevention in New Mexico. The training system is designed to provide learning opportunities around evidence-based substance use 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 use prevention outcomes locally and state-wide.

Intended Audience

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 use 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 use 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.

ATOD Prevention Definition

Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use 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.

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