SPF Application for Prevention Success Training (SAPST) ONLINE Course - February 26th - March 12th 2024

When

2/29/2024 – 3/12/2024

Dates below are for the (4) Live Learning Sessions

February 29th, 2024 10 am - Noon MST

March 5th, 2024 10 am - Noon MST

March 7th, 2024 10 am - Noon MST 

March 12th, 2024 10 am - Noon MST

***Please note that in the event that there are fewer than 10 registrants, this training may be postponed to give everyone the best learning experience.***

Cost

FREE to participants in Region VIII (CO, UT, WY, MT, ND, SD). Priority will be given to CO participants.

Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills
Description

What is SAPST? 

The SPF Application for Prevention Success Training (SAPST) Online Course is a two-and-a-half week, online, remote course. The goal of this course is to develop the basic knowledge and skills needed by substance misuse prevention practitioners to plan, implement, and evaluate effective, data-driven programs and practices that reduce behavioral health disparities and improve wellness. The SAPST Online Course is intended as an introductory level course; throughout the course of their careers, prevention practitioners will need additional and more advanced workforce development opportunities beyond the SAPST. 

 

You will be expected to complete online coursework throughout the duration of the course and to attend four facilitated live learning sessions, as listed below. After completing the course, participants will receive a certificate for 31 training hours (5 hours towards completion of the prerequisite course, and 26 hours towards completion of the online course). Participants must complete and attend the full 31-hour training to receive a certificate.

 

**This training is using newly updated SAPST material.**


The SAPST Online Course includes:

  • Innovative training includes independent coursework as well as 4 live learning sessions (LLS) facilitated in an online training format
  • This training is grounding in current research and SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework
  • Provides Foundational knowledge and skills necessary to implement effective, data-driven prevention interventions that reduce behavioral health disparities and improve wellness.

SAPST Online Course Schedule

*Below is an outline of the course schedule. The following bolded LLS are meant to provide an opportunity to support the learning of course content, provide an opportunity to engage with others in relevant content exercise, and answer any questions.

Week 1 (February 26th - 29th) 
Introduction *Participant Independent Work 
Setting the Foundation - From Theory to Practice *Participant Independent Work 
LLS #1 - February 29th 2024 from 10 am - Noon MST*Facilitated by Course Facilitator
  
Week 2 (March 4th - 8th) 
Introduction to the SPF and Logic Model*Participant Independent Work 
Step 1: Assessment*Participant Independent Work 
Step: 2 Capacity*Participant Independent Work 
LLS #2 - March 5th from 10 am - Noon MST*Facilitated by Course Facilitator
Step 3: Planning*Participant Independent Work 
Step 4: Implementation*Participant Independent Work 
LLS #3 - March 7th from 10 am - Noon MST*Facilitated by Course Facilitator
  
Week 3 (March 11th - 15th) 
Step 5: Evaluation *Participant Independent Work 
Sustainability*Participant Independent Work 
LLS#4 - March 12th from 10 am - Noon MST*Facilitated by Course Facilitator


We strive to host inclusive and accessible events that enable all individuals, including those with disabilities to engage fully. Please let us know of any accommodations that will assist your full participation.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe risk and protective factors in multiple contexts
  • Summarize the Strategic Prevention Framework
  • Describe how to assess substance use problems, risk and protective factors, and community capacity
  • Describe criteria to select a problem, risk or protective factor, and intervention
  • Apply the 5 basic steps of a logic model 
  • Explain different uses of evaluation results
Length of Learning Opportunity
Total of 31 hours (5 hours towards completion of course prerequisite and 26 hours towards completion of the online course)
Registration Information

***Please note that in the event that there are fewer than 10 registrants, this training may be postponed to give everyone the best learning experience.***

Geographic Relevance
Open to Region VIII (CO, UT, WY, MT, ND, SD), priority will be given to CO residents.

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