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Does APSI Training Make A Difference? Some Evidence That It Does! – Pt 3

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we presented evidence that APSI courses and training not only improve the knowledge of the training participants but, through a study in which comparable schools were randomly assigned to either the control condition or to the experimental/treatment condition, we learned that the training of school personnel in the APSI’s school-based courses lead to positive one-year outcomes among students.

APSI courses were developed and are updated periodically by APSI’s Scientific Advisory Board whose focus is on families, schools, the workplace, policies and environmental interventions, media and communications, building community infrastructures to support the delivery of evidence-based prevention interventions and policies, and in developing information systems to monitor and evaluate the short-, intermediate-, and long-term outcomes of prevention programming. APSI’s recent series, Foundations of Prevention Science and Practice builds on the Society for Prevention Research’s Standards of Knowledge ( and highlights the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime’s International Standards on Drug Prevention ( Finally, it is important to note that Foundations addresses the domains of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) and has received IC&RC endorsement and the core competencies of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (see examples below).

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