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Enhanced Prevention Learning Series (EPLS): Prevention Ethics

Date/Time: February 16, 18, 23, & 25, 2021 at 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (all four days)

Location: Online
Cost: Free
Certificate: 6 hours ADAD approved.
Note: Must attend all sessions.

Registration is closed.


Michelle Park, CPS. Michelle Park is originally from New Mexico, of the Laguna and Navajo Tribes and the Corn and Big Water Clans. She has made Hawaii home since 2003. Michelle started with the Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii (CDFH) in March 2004. Upon starting with the CDFH, her initial project was a coordinator for an Underage Drinking Project. Michelle is currently a Program Manager, Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS) and consultant/trainer working on a Master Trainer status to support the SAPST and Prevention Ethics trainings within Hawaii. Her professional background prior to Hawaii includes conducting health education and prevention research programs at the University of New Mexico. She has conducted substance abuse prevention training and supports community prevention efforts as a consultant. Michelle currently facilitates direct service program outreach with youth, families, communities, and supports Hawaii’s workforce in training accessibility. She has worked with a variety of community, state and regional partners to consciously resonate cultural approaches with youth programs, local families, and community coalitions in the Pacific Rim. Her work experience demonstrates a variety of skills that emphasizes conducting effective prevention programs while building healthy and resilient communities using a grassroots approach.

Rick Collins, MS, CPS. Rick Collins is a Cincinnati, OH native who has resided in Hawai‘i since 2003. He specializes in community organizing and public health policy advocacy on alcohol and drug use prevention. In 2012, Rick helped organize concerned residents establish a new community coalition to address youth substance use problems occurring on Maui, and served as its coordinator for the first four years. He is the co-founder of the Hawai‘i Alcohol Policy Alliance, a statewide coalition whose mission is to advocate for public health-focused alcohol policies, and he currently serves as Coalition Director for three community coalitions across Hawai‘i. His experience includes establishing new coalitions, planning and implementing prevention programs and community-level strategies, grassroots organizing, and mobilizing a statewide effort to advocate for state-level alcohol and drug prevention policies. Rick works as a consultant for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, and he provides training and technical assistance to community coalitions and prevention professionals locally and across the country. He is a Certified Prevention Specialist and holds an MS in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University and a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Dayton.


· Define ethics and related terms

· Describe the six principles in the Prevention Code of Ethics

· Use an ethical decision-making process to apply the Prevention Code of Ethics


· The Ethics in Prevention EPLS is designed for anyone working in primary prevention who wants to improve their knowledge of the six ethical principles in prevention included in the Prevention Code of Ethics and application of an ethical decision-making model. This EPLS is relevant to those seeking certification or recertification as a Prevention Specialist and meets the basic requirements for prevention ethics for this type of certification. This training will not meet the requirements for anyone seeking treatment or recovery support-related certification or licensure.

· This EPLS is limited to substance misuse prevention practitioners located in Hawaii.

Participant Commitment and Expectations:

· View a 20-minute video prior to the first session on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 on how to use and maximize the video conferencing platform

· Attend a live Orientation to Technology Session on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM Hawaii to demonstrate mastery of the basic technology skills required to participate

· Participate in 4 sessions of training, for 1.5 hours on scheduled series days/times

· Complete up to ONE hour of independent learning activities between each session

· Use a web-camera and have access to appropriate technology to join the online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone)

· Actively engage and be on camera 90 % of the time during each session, since this is not a webinar series and active participation is essential to gain/improve skills.

Please Note:

This EPLS is not a webinar series. Active participation is essential to gain and improve skills. Registrants enrolled in this series are required to attend the Technology Orientation Session on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM Hawaii. If you cannot attend these sessions, you will forfeit your attendance.

In addition, it is expected that participants will have access to the appropriate technology by Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in order to fully participate and be on camera at least 90% of the time.

If you have questions regarding technology requirements or registration details contact Clarissa Lam Yuen ([email protected]).

Certificates Verifying Attendance:

Participants who complete all four sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for 9 contact hours. No partial credit is given for this course. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.

The Pacific Southwest PTTC is administered by CASAT at the University of Nevada, Reno.