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A National Strategy for Preventing Substance and Opioid Use Disorders Through Evidence-Based Prevention Programming That Fosters Healthy Outcomes in Our Youth

About the Course

This course discusses the national strategy for prevention. It includes: Substance Use Is a Public Health Problem and Why It Matters, What Science Tells Us About Pathways to Substance Use and Substance Use Disorders, An Evidence‐Based National Policy Response, Broad and Systematic Investment in Evidence‐Based Programs, Public Health Policies, and Building a National Comprehensive, Integrated Substance Use Delivery System to Scale and Sustain Evidence‐Based Programming.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, A National Strategy for Preventing Substance and Opioid Use Disorders Through Evidence-Based Prevention Programming That Fosters Healthy Outcomes in Our Youth created by Diana H. Fishbein, PhD and Zili Slobod, ScD in 2023.

Publication Date:

Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review (2023) 26:1–16 Mar 2023

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Diana H. Fishbein, PhD

Diana H. Fishbein is a professor at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, in Chapel Hill, NC; and The Pennsylvania State University, in State College, PA and the National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives, in Oakland, CA. Dr. Fishbein has published about 100 papers and several books.

Zili Slobod, ScD

Zili Slobod works at National Prevention Science Coalition to Improve Lives, in Oakland, CA and the Applied Prevention Science International, in Ontario, OH. Her current focus is on workforce development in the area of prevention and the relationship between training and the implementation of evidence-based prevention interventions and policies. She is well-published in the area of drug abuse epidemiology and substance use prevention.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Prevention and addiction professionals at all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss macro and micro level environments that lead to prevention.
  2. Identify the principles laid out in The 2022 National Drug Control Strategy for addressing prevention.
  3. Describe how to build a community infrastructure.

Disclosure to Learners

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The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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Course Number 103401
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