NEW LEARNING SERIES!
Prevention Pathways: Expanding and Enhancing the Prevention Workforce Series
Welcome to Prevention! An Introduction to the Primary Prevention Field
Friday November 17 • 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PT
This introduction to substance use disorder (SUD) prevention is where to come to get answers to (at least some of!) the questions you’ve had about the primary prevention field, including:
- What is primary prevention?
- What is it that we’re actually doing when we “do” prevention?
- Are there things called “prevention” that don’t work?
- Where does the money come from that supports prevention services and pays our salaries?
- What makes SUD prevention a “science?” What do we mean by “evidence?”
- Are there theories that guide prevention science?
If you’re new to the prevention field, or still trying to gain a fundamental understanding of primary prevention best practices at the local, state, and national levels, this training is for you! Participants will gain a foundational knowledge of prevention, including the Strategic Prevention Framework, common acronyms and day-to-day challenges, and key strategies from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention for the successful implementation of primary prevention strategies.
About The Presenters
Charlie Seltzer (he/him/his) was introduced to the field of substance abuse prevention through his career in HIV prevention. As an HIV educator for his county’s public health department, Charlie was struck by how often drugs and alcohol played a major role in HIV transmission. Halting the spread of HIV also meant reducing the impact of substances on people’s lives. After retiring from 10 years with his county’s public health department, first as its HIV prevention education coordinator and later as its substance abuse prevention administrator, Charlie began consulting with the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS). Since 2012, when he joined the consulting team at CARS, Charlie has provided prevention education and technical assistance to 32 of California’s 58 counties.
Lizzie Cayden (she/her) entered the prevention field in 2014 as a National Fellow within the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) workforce development program. Following the completion of her graduate degree and fellowship at the National Association for Substance Abuse and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) in Washington, DC, Lizzie relocated to the west coast with the goal of continuing in the prevention field as a young professional. Since 2015, Lizzie has worked in both Oregon and Washington, supporting prevention services for counties, coalitions, tribal communities, community-based organizations, and substance use prevention grantees. She currently lives in Olympia, Washington, where she advocates for equitable practices in behavioral health, addressing stigma, and reducing barriers to accessing care.
Questions about the trainings? Contact us at ABHPCinfo@cars-rp.org