ACT Missouri Professional Training and Development

To help keep regional Support Center staff, volunteers, and coalition members up-to-date on the latest prevention programs and practices, ACT Missouri offers a variety of trainings.

We’re happy to customize a training to suit the needs of your office.  The first step is to contact your Regional Support Center to see if they have a training scheduled for your area.   If not, please contact us to schedule a training or check out calendar of events to see if there is an upcoming training in your area.

Title of Course Description Optimal Length Upcoming Trainings
Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST) This training covers the fundamental knowledge base for substance abuse prevention professionals. The training includes the following modules: Introduction to Prevention, Prevention Research, Cultural Competence and Inclusion, Prevention Program Planning, Evaluation, Using Human Development in Prevention, The Media and Prevention, and Bringing It All Together. 40 Hours October 20-23, 2014. Visit the Events Page for more details.
Exploring Ethics in the Prevention Field This course is designed to acquaint the entry level substance abuse prevention professional with the ethical standards established by the IC&RC Standards. Participants will be provided with the Prevention Code of Ethics and use this code to demonstrate knowledge of the standards in case studies. Participants will become familiar with a decision making model that can be helpful when facing ethical dilemmas. This session provides the required six hours of ethics training for certification or re-certification. Participants will have a week to complete all requirements for this self-paced course. 6 Hours None currently scheduled.Contact us to inquire about scheduling a training.Click here for additional Ethics training in the St. Louis area.
Substance Abuse Prevention Conference This annual conference brings together the statewide leaders in prevention to discuss the substance abuse prevention movements, trends, and legislation of the previous year. The conference also features optional, bonus pre-conference sessions. TBA November 18-19, 2014. Visit the Conference Page for more details.
Mental Health First Aid Introduced in the U.S. in 2008, Mental Health First Aid teaches people how to help someone with the signs and symptoms of mental illness or in a mental health crisis. The training also addresses the risk factors and warning signs of specific illnesses like anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and substance use disorders. 12 Hours Search here or contact us to schedule a training.

In addition to our training, some great links for additional trainings are:

CSAP’s Prevention Pathways- Online Courses:  This site offers prevention courses that are free to the public. Some courses are meant for professionals and have continuing education credits available.  Other courses are designed to provide helpful information to members of the general public interested in prevention topics.

CADCA Trainings:  The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America hold various trainings throughout the year.   These trainings address substance abuse prevention on a national level.

SAMHSA’s Evidence-Bases Programs and Practices:  NREPP is a searchable online registry of more than 240 interventions supporting mental health promotion, substance abuse prevention, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.  They connect members of the public to intervention developers so they can learn how to implement these approaches in their communities.

Missouri Credentialing Board: MCB (previously MSAPCB) sets requirements for various credentials important to those in the prevention field.  They can answer all certification and training questions.