New Mexico ATODA Prevention Workforce Training System

Training Levels

Most of the NM Prevention Workforce workshops do not have prerequisites; those that do will be clearly indicated.

Courses are labeled either beginning, intermediate, or advanced. The intention of the level system is to assist participants in choosing appropriate courses. Some courses contain material that is designed to be useful to participants with a specific level of substance abuse prevention experience. The levels are not intended to discourage people from attending any courses, rather to increase the likelihood that the course will meet the participants’ needs.


Beginning

The Beginning Level refers to individuals and professionals beginning work in the substance abuse prevention field and who have minimal experience in: conducting assessments; working in substance abuse prevention organizations or coalitions; strategic planning; implementing evidence-based programs, practices, or policies; and using evaluation in organizational or program efforts.


Intermediate

At the Intermediate level, individuals and professionals have been involved with the substance abuse prevention field and are knowledgeable and can explain community assessments; have worked in substance abuse prevention organizations and/or coalitions; have assisted in strategic planning; have implemented evidence-based programs, practices, or policies; and/or have used evaluation in organizational or program efforts.


Advanced

At the Advanced level, individuals and professionals have been involved with in the substance abuse prevention field for numerous years and can teach others about community assessments; substance abuse prevention organizations and/or coalitions; developing strategic plans; implementing evidence-based programs, practices, or policies; and who have used evaluation to improve organizational or program efforts.