Welcome to the online course Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics. This course provides a useful context for professionals new to substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion or in related fields. Regardless of the settings where you work, this information will help to prepare you to prevent substance abuse and promote wellness.
To obtain a registration key and participate in this course, please contact your local PTTC Regional Center.
- Teacher: Floyd Saner
Those working with young children
have long known the importance of early experiences and relationships in
healthy child development. Newer terms such
as toxic stress and ACES are used when describing these not-so-new ideas,
and are particularly important when working with families impacted by substance
abuse. During this online training, learners will expand their
current knowledge about early development to include up-to-date science that is
accessible and useful in daily real-life interactions. Using a case-based
approach, participants will apply new knowledge to familiar scenarios to
enhance their engagement with high-risk young children and families.
In this one-hour self-paced course, participants will:
- Review milestones in this history of prevention certification in Maine
- Review background that led to the development of the SAPST course
- Understand the structure and content of a University course focusing on the SAPST
- Learn about example content of the SAPST course, and
- Examine implementation and logistical methods and challenges of the SAPST course