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Spring 2023 Art & Science of Community Organizing (ASCOT) - Session 4 of 6

Day 4 of 6; ASCOT is 6-day training facilitated by a team of regional leaders who have worked across Washington State and beyond in community engagement, policy development, prevention programming, leadership development, equity literacy, and community change. The Prevention Specialist Certification Board of Washington approves the training and permits participants who fully complete the course to earn 24 prevention credit hours. For 2023, the training is only offered remotely until it becomes much safer to convene in person. The Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (WASVP) sponsors ASCOT and receives financial support from the NW HIDTA.

In exploring culturally responsive and equity-centered violence and substance use disorder prevention strategies and best practices, the ASCOT curriculum integrates the following -

  • 4 cross-cutting themes
  • 6 toolboxes
  • Daily showcases
  • A bank of online resources
  • A participant completed course project

The Spring 2023 ASCOT training series is offered on Wednesdays over a seven (7) week period, 8:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Participants will be actively engaged utilizing the Zoom platform.

  • Day One, Wednesday, 3/8/2023
  • Day Two, Wednesday, 3/15/2023
  • Day Three, Wednesday, 3/22/2023
  • Day Four, Wednesday, 3/29/2023
  • Day Five, Wednesday, 4/12/2023
  • Day Six, Wednesday, 4/19/2023

Priority will be given to practitioners who are committed to fully attending all six (6) of the scheduled sessions and participating as an active member of the course learning community.

Scholarships and Training Costs:

Throughout 2023, Northwest HIDTA is providing a number of full tuition scholarships for interested Washington State community advocates, providers and leaders. Recipients of scholarships are asked to be diligent stewards of these fiscal resources by committing to attend all 30 hours of the online training.  If you would like to be a recipient of a scholarship, simply initiate the registration process via the Zoom link and indicate your interest.

$850 is the cost for the training, materials, and resources. 

Once you have completed the online registration, you will receive payment information directly from WASAVP. Once WASAVP is in receipt of your payment or confirmation about your scholarship, you will then receive written confirmation of your enrollment into the training series. The training is limited to the first 20 who complete registration and payment.

Questions:           Please link to WASAVP's website for additional information.

In registering for Day 1/6 of ASCOT (March 8, 2023) secures registration for all six days of the training.

Date and Time: 
March 29, 2023 - 5:30am to 10:30am