Implementing SAMHSA's Strategic Prevention Framework in Local Communities
SAMHSA’s five-step Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) offers practitioners comprehensive guidance for effectively address the substance misuse and related behavioral health problems facing their communities. This three-part webinar series will introduce participants to this data-driven process, designed to help practitioners identify genuine prevention needs, build the requisite capacity to address those needs, develop a strategic plan, implement effective programs and strategies, and evaluate and continually improve prevention efforts. At each step of the SPF, practitioners will learn to incorporate the guiding principles of cultural competence and sustainability. Specifically:
- Part 1 will introduce the SPF, explore approaches to identifying substance misuse and related needs and highlight opportunities to strengthen local-level capacity.
- Part 2 will prepare participants to develop a strategic plan to address identified needs and to assist participants with effectively implementing selected strategies.
- Part 3 will prepare participants to evaluate selected strategies, engage in a culturally competent prevention process, and promote sustainability at each step of the framework.
- Participants will be required to register for all three webinars, as each build on the previous one.
Prevention professionals use SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) as a comprehensive guide to plan, implement, and evaluate prevention practices and programs.
Organizations that develop culturally responsive skills can improve consumer engagement, enhance the therapeutic relationship between consumer and provider, and improve treatment retention and outcomes.