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Professional Development

Applied Prevention Science International developed the Foundations of Prevention Science and Practice Curriculum* to offer professional and continuing education through a variety of online, face-to-face, and blended programming that are designed to meet the needs of the prevention practice community.  Comprehensive curricula and individual courses, present the latest research-based interventions and policies that have been shown to be effective in preventing the onset and progression of problem behaviors such as substance use—especially in children and adolescents.  These evidence-based prevention practices are among the best tested and reliable interventions and policies that are now available.  These promise the most success when implemented skillfully by trained prevention professionals.

APSI collaborates with sponsors to design educational strategies to fit the needs of their teams and stakeholders. These include combinations of online and face-to-face sessions on knowledge, skills, and competency development. Our goals are to help participants master evidence-based prevention and succeed in bringing these effective prevention interventions and strategies to reality in the community.

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*This Curriculum includes content from various sources, including the Universal Prevention Curriculum Series, developed by APSI with funding from the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State; the International Standards on Drug Use Prevention, developed by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime in 2013, and updated in 2018 with the World Health Organization; and the European Drug Prevention Quality Standards, developed by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction in 2011 and with a quick guide published in 2013. Specific sources from organizations and the academic literature are cited throughout the text.

Training Participants share their learning and experience with us... 

“Being new to prevention, one thing I learned…was the etiology model. I plan to use that in my work when determining risk and protective factors.” 

“One thing I learned is the importance of each step in the community-based implementation process.” 

"Stating clear objectives of what I expect to get as a result of a meeting . I have seen that done but have no objectives myself. I now realize how valuable that is"

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