CAPACITY BUILDING FOR SUNSTANCE USE PREVENTION PROFESSIONALS
The Shelter Youth and Community Network (The Shelter NGO), approved Training Provider for the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme (DAP) conducted her maiden training on the Universal Prevention Curriculum-Core Course for prevention practitioners and aspiring prevention in Lagos, Nigeria comprising participants from two nations (Nigeria and Ghana)
The six-day training of practitioners on the Universal Prevention Curriculum of the Colombo Plan DAP facilitated by two trainers Maria Ilugbuhi (UPC global master trainer) and Dr. Oluseyi Odewale (UPC national trainer, Nigeria) aims at providing knowledge, skills, and competencies to prevention practitioners so that they have a better understanding about the key elements of evidence-based (EB) prevention and about the most effective evidence based prevention interventions that are currently available as well as current evidence based practices in the prevention of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs). These practitioners would subsequently implement the knowledge and skills in their field of work and influence other prevention practitioners in their base in Nigeria and Ghana.
Participants at the training from Nigeria and Ghana included persons working or studying in the field of substance use treatment and prevention, officials from relevant national and local agencies and organizations working on substance abuse prevention and control, members of Faith-Based Organization and Non-Governmental Organizations, medical and the school setting.
All Covid -19 protocols were duly observed in line with Nigeria’s Centre for Disease Control guidelines
The Shelter NGO specializes in evidence based trainings, intervention and consultancy and has wide training experiences in Nigeria, Uganda and Ghana. The next core course is scheduled to hold on 24-29 May 2021, while a specialty track is slated for June 7-12, June, 2021.
Sent in by Maria Ilugbuhi
Please find attached pictures of the event