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New! CPI Training Certification Request Form

Please complete this form to request training certificates for completed CPI training courses, and allow up to three (3) business days for processing. If you are requesting training information to submit for the CCAPP California Prevention Specialist Certification, please note that requests must be submitted no later than August 28, 2016.

Download this matrix to determine how the CPI trainings you have completed correspond to the CCAPP core areas:
CPI Training Matrix for CCAPP Education Domains [PDF 250 KB]

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Prescription Drug and Cannabis Resources

We are pleased to announce two new collections of topic-specific resources:

New! Prescription Drug Resources

Search or browse through a collection of prescription drug resources.

New! Cannabis Resources

Search or browse through a collection of cannabis resources.

2013 California Substance Abuse Prevention Workforce Survey Findings

Download 2013 Survey Report [PDF 1 MB]
Download 2013 Survey Findings Infographic [PDF 331 KB]

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Consultant Spotlight - Charlie Seltzer, MA

Charlie Seltzer brings an eclectic background to his work in SUD Pv. He retired from a 25-year career in the health field four years ago before becoming a CARS consultant. Since, he has assisted counties--large and small, urban and rural--with developing their Strategic Prevention Plans (SPPs).

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Conferences and Trainings

Responsible Beverage Service
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Redwood City, CA
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Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
San Joaquin County
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Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents
Monday, September 26, 2016
San Diego County
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Other Relevant Trainings

2016 DHCS Statewide SUD Conference: "Shifting the SUD Paradigm"
August 23-25, 2016
Garden Grove, CA
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CPI Webinars

Making Sense of Data
Tuesday, August 30, 2016: 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT

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This webinar will provide participants with an overview of basic data concepts. Participants will learn how to use data at every stage of prevention planning and will understand common data collection pitfalls.

New! Archived Webinar: Seize the Opportunity: Become a Certified California Prevention Specialist
The California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) is the state certifying body for the Prevention Specialist Certification that adheres to the standards of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). During the month of August, CCAPP is offering a special application period that allows prevention professionals the opportunity to apply for this certification with reduced costs and waived testing requirements. Join us for this thirty-minute informational webinar to learn more about the application process, requirements, and timeline for this exciting opportunity.

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Archived Webinar: Evaluating Environmental Strategies
2015-2016 Community Prevention Initiative (CPI) Kick Off
Archived Webinar: Marijuana Prevention in Action: Lessons from the Field
Archived Webinar: Introduction to Logic Models

Online Training

Professional Competencies in Substance Abuse Prevention Online Training Series

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CPI Publications

New! Social Determinants of Health: A Common Language for Collaborating Across Sectors PDF
This tactic will help prevention professionals employ the language of social determinants of health (SDH) as a means of grounding substance use disorder prevention work in the broader cross-systems prevention dialogue. This tactic defines SDH and explains how this terminology ties into language currently used in prevention.

New! Preventing Substance Abuse in Military Members and Their Families PDF
This Tactic examines the challenges that military members and their families experience that may result in an increased risk for substance abuse. The Tactic also highlights best practices, prevention programs, and resources that specialize in serving military members and their families.

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Prevention Community

The Community Prevention Initiative (CPI) provides no-cost technical assistance and training in substance abuse prevention. CPI is administered by the Center for Applied Research Solutions and funded and directed by the California Department of Health Care Services.

The TTA project is intended to serve California agencies and organizations involved in community-based prevention. CPI is able to provide no-cost TTA support for planning and prevention services that include a broad community perspective. Specifically, the purpose of Community Prevention Initiative, is "to reduce and manage community-level risks and problems directly attributable to and/or collaterally resulting from ATOD availability, manufacture, distribution, promotion, sale and/or use."

The CARS CPI TA team works in coordination with the DHCS team and with a pool of expert consultants to provide services.

For assistance please contact us at:

Phone: (707) 568-3800
Fax: (707) 568-3810

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Santa Rosa, CA 95404

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