The APSI Education Centre is running a series of summer courses. Find out more about the events below.
Evidence-Based Prevention Interventions and Policies: New Tools for Prevention Professionals
Sep 24, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Sep 29, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
This course features one of the major outcomes from more than 30 years of prevention science. The term “evidence-based” has long been applied in the medical field and now is a focus for substance use prevention. In this course we will discuss the definition of ‘evidence-based,’ the criteria for determining whether a prevention approach is considered ‘evidence-based’, and how these new tools for the prevention toolbox have been shown to be the most effective for use in our communities.
This is a live, on-line course moderated by an expert prevention professional and trainer where you will be receiving valuable knowledge on the topic, work in small groups and individual exercises and also engaging in live discussions while interacting with other participants in real time. It is also a great networking opportunity to connect with other professionals in the field around the world.
Planning for the Implementation of Evidence-Based Prevention Interventions and Policies
Oct 06, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Oct 08, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
In this course we present a tested planning approach to implementing evidence-based substance use prevention interventions and policies. Following this planning cycle helps to maintain the quality of implementation over time. It also helps to maintain stakeholder involvement and documentation of the process and its outcomes that can be used to convince policy makers, community residents, and funders of the benefits of an evidence-based approach to prevention.
This is a live, web-based moderated course where you will have the opportunity to acquire and exchange knowledge and engage in real time discussions with our prevention expert trainers and other participants. This is also an opportunity to expand your professional network at a local and international level. The limited number of participants per course allows us to provide a more personalized
Ethics for Prevention Professionals
Oct 13, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Oct 15, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
The work of prevention involves decisions regarding the treatment of others in the most important settings of their lives—the family, the school, and the workplace. But it also involves the community environment where policies and laws dictate acceptable behavior. The prevention professional needs to be guided by ethics and values that can help in these challenging areas of life.
This is a live, web-based moderated course where you will have the opportunity to acquire and exchange knowledge and engage in real time discussions with our prevention expert trainers and other participants. This si also and opportunity to expand your professional network at a local and international level. The limited number of participants per course allows us to provide a more personalized experience and respond to all the questions you may have.