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Prevention 101 is a Course

Prevention 101

Started Jun 20, 2019
1 credit

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Prevention 101 is a self-paced, engaging, and dynamic course designed as a fundamental introduction for new prevention professional. It is also highly valuable as a refresher course for active prevention specialists. Other professions, including mental health, criminal justice, health care, education, law, substance treatment, social work, youth development, behavioral health, public health, faith, and recovery can take advantage of Prevention 101 for cross training and current prevention information, science, practice, and strategies. 

This course was developed by Prevention Insights, with funding support from the Division of Mental Health and Addiction. In 2012, Prevention Insights developed online learning to meet the needs of the workforce, reduce travel, allow for flexibility, and provide best practices for adult learning.  Several courses are posted on the training portal and more will be developed in the future. 

There is no prerequisite for Prevention 101. Information, animations, learning checks, resources, and links are provided to enhance learning. After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define prevention and its stages
  • Appraise the consequences of drug use on the young brain
  • Utilize definitions and acronyms common to the field
  • Understand the role of National and State organizations
  • Consider the impact of the history of prevention efforts
  • Define risk, protective and contributing factors
  • Describe the impact of fear tactics
  • Recommend prevention strategies
  • Recognize the prevention needs of distinct populations
  • List characteristics of successful prevention
  • Apply basic prevention skills to case studies and their profession

This course does not count as an IU credit hour. The content in this course and a participation certificate are available for free; however, if you would like a certificate of completion with a Continuing Education Unit (CEU), you will need to pay $15/CEU at the end of the course. 


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