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Introduction to Substance Use Prevention

11:00am - May 17, 2021 thru 2:00pm - May 17, 2021 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes MHTTC
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The Great Lakes PTTC and MHTTC offer this training for prevention practitioners in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI.  This event if offered in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders.

This three-hour interactive training will provide an introduction to the substance use prevention field.  The training will cover basic definitions used in the prevention field, explore key models such as the continuum of care, the Strategic Prevention Framework, and provide an overview of evidence-based strategies for substance use prevention. This training is intended for those new to the field with 0–2 years’ experience. 



  • Define Prevention
  • Describe how prevention differs from other fields
  • Identify key models used in prevention
  • Define key terms used in prevention
  • List four strategies used in prevention


Trainer: Erin Ficker, CPRS, MPAff

Erin FickerErin serves as a prevention manager for the Great Lakes PTTC. For more than 14 years, Erin Ficker has worked in substance abuse prevention supporting communities to use evidence-based strategies and data driven process in substance abuse prevention planning and implementation.  She works with community level prevention practitioners and schools in the development, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of prevention interventions. 


There is a limit of 50 participants for this training.  Please register and you will get an approval from the Zoom host.  That approval could take 24 hours.