Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) - Summit County Commons April 12-14, 2023


4/12/2023 – 4/14/2023

April 12th 9am-4pm

April 13th 9am-5pm

April 14th 9am-2pm




Summit County Commons
37 Peak One Drive
Frisco, CO   80443

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: 4/12 9:00am - 4:00pm

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

Day 2: 4/13 9:00am - 5:00pm

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

Day 3: 4/14 9:00am-2:00pm

  • Implementation
  • Evaluation
  • Sustainability
  • Big Picture & Wrap-up

**Lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided by our site host - Summit County Youth & Family Services for the 3-days of this training. Vegetarian, gluten-free, and non-diary are options able to be accommodated.  When you register, please make sure to fill out the dietary accommodation question.** 


"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."

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 may include a face mask requirement. 

Also, in preparation for the course, please complete the self-paced SAPST pre-work by following this hyperlink: Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics (Pre-SAPST Course)  (or copy this link into your browser: You will need to create a HealthEKnowledge account if you don't have one already (this account is sperate from the Center for Public Health Practice registration system). If on Site Home, search "SAPST" in search bar and name of the pre-work course is "Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics (Pre-SAPST Course)" 

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