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CPI Training Certificate Request

Apply for the California Prevention Specialist Certification through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) to add this certification to your resume. If you have completed onsite or online trainings through CPI, you may be able to apply them toward the education requirements for your application. Contact us through the Training Certificate Request Form, and we will send you certificates for the trainings and credit hours you have completed through CPI.

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]

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.

Thank You for Helping Make the "All About Data" CPI Regional Trainings a Success!

This summer, over 200 members of the California substance use disorder prevention (SUD Pv) community joined CPI and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) for the annual CPI Regional Trainings. Presentations addressed Social Determinants of Health, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Pv marketing and data storytelling, and more hot topics related to Pv data. We hope to see you again at the 2017 CPI Regional Trainings and invite you to visit the CPI website for no-cost onsite and online training opportunities available year-round.

> Download the regional training binder materials

Welcome to a New Year of the STEPP Project

The Strategic Training and Education for Prevention Planning (STEPP) Project is a compilation of CPI team and DHCS analysts' technical assistance services specifically designed to help counties and agencies develop an SPP for the following year. The 16-month STEPP support process includes group activities, one-on-one technical assistance, and topical resources. STEPP Project training and technical assistance (TTA) services are also available to other state entities and Pv professionals developing strategic plans.

> Download the new STEPP brochure to learn more

Conferences and Trainings

Writing Successful Grants
Friday, January 27, 2017
San Mateo County
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Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Stanislaus County
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Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents
Thursday, March 2, 2017
San Franciscso County
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Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Santa Clara County
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Brief Intervention for Substance Using Adolescents
Friday, April 28, 2017
Rescheduled from December 14, 2016
Humboldt County
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Other Relevant Trainings


CPI Webinars

New! Archived Webinar: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Prevention of Substance Use Disorders
This webinar will discuss the role of ACEs as a contributor to developing problem behaviors during adolescence and adulthood. ACEs occur as a result of trauma i.e. violence, abuse, neglect, loss, disaster, war, and other emotionally harmful experiences.
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New! Archived Webinar: Making Sense of Data
This session will provide an overview of basic concepts. Types of available data will be introduced along with a discussion of benefits and limitations for each. Participants will learn how to use data at every stage of prevention planning and will understand common data collection pitfalls.
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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! Guide to Writing a Strategic Prevention Plan PDF
CPI developed an SPP Guide to help counties write their Strategic Prevention Plans (SPPs). The SPP Guide is a condensed version of the SPP Workbook and is organized into an introduction, five sections, and an appendix that contains samples and data resources. Each section corresponds to one of the five steps of the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF). The SPP Guide is intended for those who do not need step by step instructions on how to complete a SPP. Coalitions, community groups, and nonprofit agencies engaged in strategic planning for program or funding purposes can also utililze the SPP Guide.

New! New Data Support: County Indicator Toolkit
The 2016 Regional Trainings showcased the County Indicator Toolkit and the accompanying instructional document. The purpose of the Toolkit is to provide a simplified resource to allow for the easy collection and assessment of SUD data indicators. The Toolkit will allow Prevention Coordinators and the Pv community to optimize planning and outcome evaluation efforts in their communities. CPI is currently expanding the Toolkit to allow for the collection and assessment of consumption and contributing factors data indicators.

To request the County Indicator Toolkit, please contact CPI.

New! Customizable Brochure: "Cannabis - Parent Update"
In response to popular demand from the field, CPI developed a brochure that counties can customize and distribute as part of their cannabis use Pv activities. This project was spearheaded by the Prevention Coordinators’ Marijuana Workgroup, which also provided feedback on the brochure. “Cannabis – Parent Update” focuses on research-based information about the neurological, emotional, and developmental risks posed by cannabis. It includes strategies to help parents talk to their teenaged children about using cannabis. The brochure is specifically designed for parents and/or caregivers, but would also be useful for other community members, such as school administrators and staff.

Download the brochure

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Serving California's
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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