|Domain 1: Planning and Evaluation
Weight on Exam: 30%
· Determine the level of community readiness for change.
· Identify appropriate methods to gather relevant data for prevention planning.
· Identify existing resources available to address the community needs.
· Identify gaps in resources based on the assessment of community conditions.
· Identify the target audience.
· Identify factors that place persons in the target audience at greater risk for the identified problem.
· Identify factors that provide protection or resilience for the target audience.
· Determine priorities based on comprehensive community assessment.
· Develop a prevention plan based on research and theory that addresses community needs and desired outcomes.
· Select prevention strategies, programs, and best practices to meet the identified needs of the community.
· Implement a strategic planning process that results in the development and implementation of a quality strategic plan.
· Identify appropriate prevention program evaluation strategies.
· Administer surveys/pre/posttests at work plan activities.
· Conduct evaluation activities to document program fidelity.
· Collect evaluation documentation for process and outcome measures.
· Evaluate activities and identify opportunities to improve outcomes.
· Utilize evaluation to enhance sustainability of prevention activities.
· Provide applicable workgroups with prevention information and other support to meet prevention outcomes.
· Incorporate cultural responsiveness into all planning and evaluation activities.
· Prepare and maintain reports, records, and documents pertaining to funding sources.
Domain 2: Prevention Education and Service Delivery
Weight on Exam: 15%
· Coordinate prevention activities.
· Implement prevention education and skill development activities appropriate for the target audience.
· Provide prevention education and skill development programs that contain accurate, relevant, and timely content.
· Maintain program fidelity when implementing evidence‐based practices.
· Serve as a resource to community members and organizations regarding prevention strategies and best practices.
Domain 3: Communication
Weight on Exam: 13%
· Promote programs, services, and activities, and maintain good public relations.
· Participate in public awareness campaigns and projects relating to health promotion across the continuum of care.
· Identify marketing techniques for prevention programs.
· Apply principles of effective listening.
· Apply principles of public speaking.
· Employ effective facilitation skills.
· Communicate effectively with various audiences.
· Demonstrate interpersonal communication competency.
Domain 4: Community Organization
Weight on Exam: 15%
· Identify the community demographics and norms.
· Identify a diverse group of stakeholders to include in prevention programming activities.
· Build community ownership of prevention programs by collaborating with stakeholders when planning, implementing, and evaluating prevention activities.
· Offer guidance to stakeholders and community members in mobilizing for community change.
· Participate in creating and sustaining community‐based coalitions.
· Develop or assist in developing content and materials for meetings and other related activities.· Develop strategic alliances with other service providers within the community.
· Develop collaborative agreements with other service providers within the community.
· Participate in behavioral health planning and activities.
Domain 5: Public Policy and Environmental Change
Weight on Exam: 12%
· Provide resources, trainings, and consultations that promote environmental change.
· Participate in enforcement initiatives to affect environmental change.
· Participate in public policy development to affect environmental change.
· Use media strategies to support policy change efforts in the community.
· Collaborate with various community groups to develop and strengthen effective policy.
· Advocate to bring about policy and/or environmental change.
Domain 6: Professional Growth and Responsibility
Weight on Exam: 15%
· Demonstrate knowledge of current prevention theory and practice.
· Adhere to all legal, professional, and ethical principles.
· Demonstrate cultural responsiveness as a prevention professional
· Demonstrate self‐care consistent with prevention messages.
· Recognize importance of participation in professional associations locally, statewide, and nationally.
· Demonstrate responsible and ethical use of public and private funds.
· Advocate for health promotion across the life span.
· Advocate for healthy and safe communities.
· Demonstrate knowledge of current issues of addiction.
· Demonstrate knowledge of current issues of mental, emotional, and behavioral health.
- Continuing Education
- Serve on the Maine Prevention Certification Board!
- Neill E. Miner Prevention Award 2020
- Maine Prevention Specialist Onboarding Toolkit