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Prevention 101

1 credit

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About the Training

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. 

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

CEU Certificate

In order to receive a certificate of completion with Continuing Education Units (CEUs), you must enroll the course. Also, you must score 80% or higher on the end of course assessment. This course is not for credit with Indiana University.
The enrollment cost includes the certificate of completion with a Continuing Education Unit (CEU). If you do not need a CEU, you can enroll in the same free course in the Prevention Insights Training Portal.

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Length: 1 hours


Prevention Insights


Credit: 1 CEU


Audience: professionals and students in health care, mental health, justice/legal, education, substance abuse prevention, and public health