SAPST – Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training: Building our Behavioral Health Workforce

The Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services has collaborated with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) to offer the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)! This innovative training, combining online and in-person components, offers prevention practitioners a comprehensive introduction to the substance abuse prevention field. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, the SAPST is designed to help practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to implement effective, data-driven prevention that reduces behavioral health disparities and improves wellness. It is appropriate for entry-level prevention practitioners, as well as professionals working in related fields.

The SAPST consists of a five-hour, self-paced online module, followed by a four- day/26-hour interactive, in-person training.  This training is a required component for the Maine Certified Prevention Specialist credential.

*Online Component: to be completed prior to the in person training (YOU WILL RECEIVE THIS LINK IN A SEPARATE EMAIL IN MID AUGUST)

In-Person Training:  September 8 through 11, 2015 

Time and Location (of In-person training):

9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.  @   Augusta Armory, Augusta, Me 04333

COST:  $0 


For questions, please contact:   Cheryl Cichowski  207-287-4391

Continuing Education Hours will be provided upon completion of both the online module and face-to-face training.   (YOU MUST ATTEND THE ENTIRE TRAINING WITH NO MISSED HOURS (no leaving early/coming late) IN ORDER TO GET YOUR FULL CERTIFICATE)

*The online component must be completed prior to the in-person training. You will receive information on how to access this training following registration.