Projects & Resources


Developing Training Plan for Prevention Professionals in Colorado with Colorado State University (2019)

APSI is collaborating with Colorado State University to develop a training dissemination plan to help prevention professionals reach certification by the International Certifications and Reciprocity Consortium standards. 


Summary Plan for Universal Prevention Curriculum Trainings In Utah (2018)

Contract with the Utah Department of Substance Use and Mental Health Services, DHS

In this 3-year training effort, APSI will introduce UPC to prevention professionals in Utah who are in supervisory positions or positions requiring programming or policy decisions regarding the support and/or implementation of prevention interventions/policies at the community level. APSI will train them on the UPC-Coordinator Series which ensures they have an in-depth understanding of prevention science and how it is applied to prevention interventions and policies to enhance outcomes. Front-line prevention professionals will be trained in the UPC Implementer series in the third year.

Consultation to National Coordinating Center (NCC) for SAMHSA’s Prevention Technology Transfer Center (2018)

Zili Sloboda, Sc.D., will serve as Research Scientist and consultant on current and emerging evidence-based prevention to this new SAMHSA Prevention Technology Transfer Center, which provides services to prevention programs around the United States.  She will serve in this capacity for 3 years.

Universal Prevention Curriculum Development (2013-2018) – Memorandum of Understanding with the Colombo Plan

With funding from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotic and Law Enforcement Affairs and in collaboration with the Colombo Plan, APSI staff coordinated with other U.S. prevention scientists with expertise on the family, the school, the workplace, the media, environmental prevention, community-based services, and monitoring and evaluation, to develop the Universal Prevention Curriculum series (UPC). UPC summarizes the results of more than 30 years of prevention science, which has identified effective interventions and policies that can be applied in communities to prevent substance use.  UPC translates the research results and applies them to practice with the focus on the knowledge and skills needed to advocate for, plan, and implement evidence-based (EB) prevention. Designed for working professionals, UPC can help strengthen individual abilities to implement and sustain EB prevention, and also contribute to building effective capacity to the community at large.

UPC CORE Spanish Translation Review and Updating (2018) – Performance Contract with CICAD, Organization of American States

APSI was contracted to review and edit the Spanish translation of the CORE UPC course materials for technical accuracy, style, and literacy; and to update the content to reflect the final submitted version of the training manual and related material.

Training of Trainers for Prevention Professionals in Brazil (2018) -- Memorandum of Understanding with the Colombo Plan

This training of trainers project provided to a cohort of 75 prevention professionals the prevention knowledge and skills along with training strategies on 4 UPC curricula.  All participated in the UPC Introduction to Prevention Science and then selected one specialty course, either Family-based, School-based, or Media-based Prevention Interventions.  The APSI training team worked with 3 curriculum developers to deliver the training in 2 one-week sessions.



Training of Trainers for Prevention Professionals from Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (2014-2018) -- Memorandum of Understanding with the Colombo Plan

This training of trainers project provided prevention knowledge and skills along with training strategies on all of the UPC curricula to a cohort of 71 prevention professionals. All participated in the full UPC Coordinator and Implementer Series. 

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