Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)


4/6/2022 – 4/8/2022

April 6th 10am-5pm

April 7th 9am-5pm

April 8th 9am-5pm




Lowry Conference Center
1061 Akron Way building 697
Denver, CO   80230

Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills

The goal of the SAPST 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 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.

What is SAPST? 

Innovative training that blends a 3 day, in-person training

Grounded 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.

Who is the intended audience?

Prevention administrators and practitioners

Professionals working in fields related to substance abuse prevention


Day 1: 10:00am - 5:00pm

  • Introductions
  • Behavioral Health, Wellness, & Continuum of Care
  • Public Health, Risk & Protective Factors
  • Assessment & Health Disparities

Day 2: 9:00am - 5:00pm

  • Assessing Capacity
  • Building Capacity
  • Cultural Competence
  • Planning & Fit

Day 3: 9:00am-5:00pm

  • Implementation
  • Evaluation
  • Sustainability
  • Big Picture & Wrap-up
Length of Learning Opportunity
3 days
Registration Information
It is expected that COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place to ensure the safety of participants and facilitators, this will include a face mask requirement. 

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