Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)

Building Our Behavioral Health Workforce

The Division of Behavioral Health and SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) have partnered to offer the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)! This innovative training offers practitioners a comprehensive introduction to the substance abuse prevention field. Grounded in current research and SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework, 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. It is appropriate for entry-level prevention professionals, as well as professionals working in related fields.

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The SAPST consists of a five-hour, self-paced online module, followed by a four-day interactive, in-person training.

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For information on how to bring the SAPST to your community, please contact: