SPF Application for Prevention Success Training (SAPST): IN-PERSON CLASS LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas , Nevada
11 Jun 2024 - 14 Jun 2024
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension


Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, this foundational training helps practitioners develop the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate effective, data-driven programs and practices that reduce behavioral health disparities and improve wellness. 


  • Define behavioral health and its relationship to substance misuse 
  • Describe the Strategic Prevention Framework, SAMHSA’s five-step planning model
  • Identify the needs of vulnerable populations in order to improve cultural competency and more effectively address behavioral health disparities 
  • Discuss effective approaches to collaborating across sectors to sustain prevention outcomes 


  • Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics (online) 
  • 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 
  • Setting the Foundation: From Theory to Practice (in-person) 
  • Behavioral health 
  • Institute of Medicine’s Continuum of Care
  • Public health approach 
  • Risk and protective factors 
  • Developmental perspective
  • Application: SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (in-person) 
  • Assessment, capacity, planning, implementation, and evaluation 
  • Cultural competence, sustainability 

*IMPORTANT NOTE*: Completion of the free Pre-SAPST workshop is a prerequisite to this course. Please create an account and register for the pre-course with the instructions below. This pre-requisite must be completed in order to finish registration for the 4-day in-person SAPST.

  • Set up a free account at HealtheKnowledge.org 
  • Locate the course “Introduction to Substance Abuse Prevention: Understanding the Basics (Pre-SAPST Course)” under the “Substance Misuse Prevention Essentials” section
  • Participants will receive a certification of completion indicating five hours of continuing education after completing a short quiz at the end and receiving a passing score of 80% or higher. After you complete this course, download and email your certificate of completion to CASAT Learning at learning@casat.org
  • Once we receive your certificate for the Pre-SAPST, you will be sent the password required to complete registration for the 4-day In-Person SAPST. 

DATE | TIME: June 11-14, 2024 | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (PST) 

PRESENTED BY: Novlette Mack, CPS and Rick Collins, MS, CPS 

LOCATION: Las Vegas, Nevada

LENGTH: 4 days (in-person) plus 5 hours online 


Practitioners new to the substance abuse prevention field and/or working in related disciplines. 

Participants completing the In-Person SAPST will receive two (2) certificates of completion totaling 31 hours of participation:   

  • 5 hours for completing the self-paced online course 
  • 26 for the In-Person sessions and completing homework activities  

CASAT Learning courses are approved for CEUs by the boards listed here.

Presentation materials may not be reproduced or distributed without specific written authorization. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in our courses are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of CASAT. 


Date Tue, Jun 11 8:30 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
End Date Fri, Jun 14 4:30 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Registration Start Date Thu, Mar 28 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Event Time Zone PDT
Capacity 20
Spots Available 18
Cut Off Date Fri, May 24 12:00 am GMT-7 (America/Los_Angeles)
Individual Price FREE
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