Before you register, you need to be aware of the following:

Core Team

Trainings are free for Core Team members of OSAP providers, otherwise there is a per-workshop fee as indicated in the description.

User Account

When you register you will create an account that will allow you to login to see a list of "Your Trainings" you are registered for or to cancel a training. Access "Your Trainings" by clicking on your login name in the upper right corner.

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You must cancel your registration within 5 business days prior to the training to avoid being charged a late cancel fee, equal to the cost of the training. You can cancel on the registration page or by going to "Your Trainings."

Advanced Level

Certified Prevention Specialist Test Prep

This training is for people who have met criteria to apply for their Certified Prevention Specialist Credential and will be testing within the next 6 months. Becoming a Certified Prevention Specialist requires you know the entire breadth of prevention, even things that are not in your scope of work. This training will provide a brief overview of the history/building blocks of prevention and then will move into a review the six domains you will be tested on: Planning/Evaluation; Prevention Education/Service Delivery; Communication; Community Organization; Public Policy and Environmental Change; and Professional Growth/Responsibility. Because this is test preparation, you must come to this training with a working knowledge of each of these areas. Participants will also explore sample test questions and discuss test taking strategies. Prerequisite: Participants must have taken the Substance Abuse/Use Prevention Specialist Training (within the past 5 years) and Prevention Ethics. This training will meet for 4 mornings (9:00-12:00). Participants must be able to attend each session in its entirety. 

SESSIONS: Live web-based, Oct 25, 26, 27, 28 (9:00am - 12:00 noon each day) 

Training Date & Time 10-25-2021 9:00 am
End Date 10-28-2021 12:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 10-18-2021 11:59 pm
Price $275.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Advanced Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

Alcohol: The Impact of New Laws on Our Communities

In March 2021, the New Mexico state legislature passed HB 255. This landmark alcohol legislation is reshaping liquor sales in our state, and preventionists need to be ready to address the impacts of major changes in the alcohol environment. This training will take a look at how alcohol consumption has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic so that our prevention efforts can focus on emerging patterns of risky behavior.  During the training, you will learn the details of the new law and regulations and analyze potential impacts on problem drinking and youth access. Finally, we will discuss how to adapt responsible beverage service (RBS) strategies to reduce the risk of harms caused by increased access to liquor and home delivery of alcohol. 

FACILITATOR: Shelley Mann-Lev, MPH
SESSIONS: Live web-based, Nov 16-17 (9:00am - 12:00 noon each day) 

Training Date & Time 11-16-2021 9:00 am
End Date 11-17-2021 12:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 11-09-2021 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Advanced Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

Disabilities: Understanding the Diversity of Learning

The World Health Organization estimates that 15% (over a billion) of the world population has a disability. In the United States, 61 million adults and 17% of children ages 3 – 17 have a disability. In New Mexico, the 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) identified 26.5% of the adult population identifies with having a disability. Disabilities go beyond affecting people physically, whether it is short-term or long-term. Learning disabilities creates a difference in the way an individual processes and comprehends information. Because learning disabilities are “invisible,” it is easy to exclude this population in our work. There are several methods to being dismissive and inclusive in the way we deliver trainings, instructions, presentations, visual aids, and programs. This training will help preventionist understand the various aspects of disability and how to be inclusive in their prevention practice and workplace approaches. Participants will learn about disability policy, understanding the various learning disabilities (e.g. ADHD, dyslexia, mental health, memory retrieval, etc.), theories, models, universal design, and respectful language. Preventionist will gain hands-on experience and knowledge to be supportive of diverse learners. 

FACILITATOR: Leonel A. Diaz Jr., Ph.D.
SESSIONS: Live web-based, December 2 (9:00am - 4:00pm) 

Training Date & Time 12-02-2021 9:00 am
End Date 12-02-2021 4:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 11-25-2021 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Advanced Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

Human Development Theories in Substance Use Prevention

As a human develops there are physical, mental, and emotional milestones they work to achieve and are nurtured by family, school, community and society in general.  Development plays an important role in substance use and misuse. The most effective substance use prevention strategies incorporate an understanding that substance use behaviors can fulfill a variety of developmental needs (Griffin, K. and Botvin, G., 2011). Understanding human development can help preventionist identify what strategies should be employed to increase protective factors and reduce risk factors at various stages of life. This training will explore the journey of human development including several psychological theories (Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Erikson’s Psychosocial Development Stages, Piaget’s Cognitive Development Stages, and Cognitive-Behavioral). Foundational explanations as to how development can affect regulation and decision making will also be examined. Participants will review examples of prevention strategies that use these theories to help gain a concrete understanding of how human development shapes effective prevention. 

SESSIONS: Live web-based, Dec. 20-21 (9:00am - 12:15pm each day) 

Training Date & Time 12-20-2021 9:00 am
End Date 12-21-2021 12:15 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 12-13-2021 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Advanced Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

Supportive School Substance Use Policies – Development and Implementation

When a student is caught violating school substance use policy, there is a critical opportunity for positive change. When a school seizes this moment for “problem identification and referral,” students and families can receive the support they need to reduce their risks and enhance protective factors to enable them to succeed in school and life. The goal of this workshop is to provide preventionists with the tools to help schools develop and implement supportive Alcohol, Tobacco and Vaping and other Drug policies. The workshop will present best practices and innovative approaches to responding to students who violate policies. Special attention will be given to approaches to equity given ongoing concerns about disparities in school discipline. The workshop will also address latest trends in youth substance use, e.g., vaping devices, providing guidance for enforcement and supportive responses. In addition to learning about the school policy adoption process, participants will learn how to advocate for, monitor and support policy implementation. 

Note: Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of related policies of a local school district that they are working with. 

SESSIONS: Live web-based, Jan. 11-12 (9:00am - 12:00pm each day) 

Training Date & Time 01-11-2022 9:00 am
End Date 01-12-2022 12:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 01-04-2022 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Advanced Level

We are no longer accepting registrations for this event

Writing an Exceptional Grant Application

Writing a grant is an intense activity that can bring much needed prevention services to your community. This training is designed to provide people with limited grant writing experience an overview of the process of writing an application. Using a sample Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) from the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), crucial information and tasks to write a successful application will be reviewed. You will learn what grant funders look for including writing narrative to meet the evaluation criteria, flagging narrative formatting requirements, incorporating tables to emphasize demographics, and putting a competitive edge on your project narrative, and adhering to proposing allowable activities that can be funded under the legislative act. Project management tips to complete the grant will also be reviewed including assembling a grant project work team, making task assignments, and creating a checklist for the required information, forms, and attachments. 

FACILITATOR: Cheryl A.Townsel, S.M.
SESSIONS: Live web-based, Feb. 10-11, 2022 (9:00-12:00 each day)

Training Date & Time 02-10-2022 9:00 am
End Date 02-11-2022 12:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 02-03-2022 11:59 pm
Price $170.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Advanced Level

Strategic Social Media: Reaching Your Target Audience

Social media can be one of prevention’s most impactful tools if it is done the right way. Like all evidence-based prevention strategies, there are crucial components necessary to deliver an effective social media campaign. This training will guide participants through a framework for a researched and well-planned social media campaign. Time will be spent on the importance of identifying your target audience as well as finding ways to reach them and speak effectively to connect with the audiences and promote engagement. 

SESSIONS: Live web-based, Mar 15-16, 2022 (9:00am - 12:00pm each day) 

Training Date & Time 03-15-2022 9:00 am
End Date 03-16-2022 12:00 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 03-08-2022 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories LIVE WEB-BASED, Advanced Level

Exploring Prevention Ethics in Your Organization’s Services

Incorporating a code of ethics into the way an organization operates requires commitment and intentional work. As preventionists, we have a specific code of ethics that outlines our responsibilities to the public, to service recipients, and to colleagues within and outside of the prevention field. Further, if we are a Certified Prevention Specialist, or are pursuing certification, we are required to behave in alignment with this code of ethics. This training will provide participants the opportunity to explore how the prevention code of ethics is, or is not, supported within their organization. Then, practical ways to strengthen and/or support the prevention code of ethics will be identified. This training is ideal for leaders, managers, coordinators, and experienced preventionists who actively work to improve the effectiveness of prevention services within their organization. Note: This is an advanced training. Participants are required to have taken Ethics for Prevention Professional (or similar introductory prevention ethics training). Prerequisite training will be verified for each participant. 

LOCATION: Self-paced Online Training, open from March 21-29.

Training Date & Time 03-21-2022 9:00 am
End Date 03-29-2022 11:55 pm
Cancel Registration Before Date 03-14-2022 11:59 pm
Price $150.00
Categories ONLINE, Advanced Level
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