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WA Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): Session 3 & 4

*Registration CLOSED*

HCA/DBHR will provide this Washington Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) based upon a national curriculum developed by the federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP).

Series Training Dates:

  • Session 1: Monday, August 29 - 9am - 3:30pm
  • Session 2: Tuesday, August 30 - 9am - 3:30pm
  • Session 3: Tuesday, September 6 - 9am - 3:30pm
  • Session 4: Wednesday, September 7 - 9am - 3:30pm


  • Define behavioral health and its relationship to substance misuse.
  • Describe the Strategic Prevention Framework, SAMHSA’s five-step planning model.
  • Identify the needs of vulnerable populations in order to improve cultural competency and more effectively address behavioral health disparities.
  • Discuss effective approaches to collaborating across sectors to sustain prevention outcomes.


  • Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics
    • Basic terminology and facts
    • History of substance use and prevention in the U.S.
    • Addiction and the brain
    • Effects and health risks of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
  • Setting the Foundation: From Theory to Practice
    • Behavioral health
    • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
    • Public health approach
    • Risk and protective factors
    • Developmental perspective
  • Application: SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework
    • Assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
    • Cultural competence, sustainability
Date and Time: 
September 6, 2022 - 9:30am to September 7, 2022 - 3:30pm