Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM HST
Friday, May 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM HST
8:30-9:00 AM Registration Daily
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City & County of Honolulu - WorkLinks 
1505 Dillingham Boulevard, Suite 206
Honolulu, HI 96817

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$100.00 payable to CDFH by credit card through this registration site.  Personal/cashiers, agency checks and money orders are accepted and may be mailed to:
Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii
Attn: Michelle J. Park
1130 N. Nimitz Hwy. Suite A259
Honolulu, HI 96817

Registration Deadline

Monday, May 17, 2017
Open to first 25 registrants


5 hours for on-line component
26 hours for in-person component
31 hours total


Michelle J. Park 
Hawaii Pacific Center for Excellence 
Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii
808-545-3228 ext. 37 

ADAD Training: Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training - Oahu 

Learn How To Apply SAMHSA's 5 Step Process Through The Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

The SAPST is an innovative training that combines online and in-person components and offers practitioners a comprehensive introduction to the substance abuse prevention field.  Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF), 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.  This training is appropriated for entry-level prevention practitioners, County staff, coalition members, administrators and professionals working in related fields.

The training includes two components: An online course entitled "Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics" and an in-person training. Registrants MUST participate in both components.

Online Component: Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics
Oahu - Deadline to complete the online component is May 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM
Please remember to bring your online Certificate of Completion to the in-person training.

This foundational course offers prevention practitioners new to the field of prevention, or working in related fields, an introduction to the history of prevention, key concepts and definitions, specific drug effects, and an exciting glimpse into the effects of substance use and addiction on the brain. Participants will learn about:

  • 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

In-person SAPST Component: Oahu, May 23-26, 2017

This 4-day training addresses the following topics:

  • Behavioral health
  • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
  • Public health approach
  • Risk and protective factors
  • Developmental perspective
  • Application of SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework: assessment,  capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation
  • Cultural competence and sustainability

Oahu Facailitators:
Virgina Jackson, Aspiration Consulting & Michelle J. Park, Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii