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Sustainability

"The SPF Process" by Center on the Family. All rights reserved.

Sustainability

Along with cultural competency, sustainability is an integral part of the entire SPF process. Sustainability is the ability of a prevention strategy to carry on into the foreseeable future. Often times prevention efforts come and go at the mercy of grant cycles. The SPF process was designed to avoid this kind of short-lived prevention strategy and thus focuses heavily on building strategies that become sustainable parts of a community's future.

Building sustainable prevention strategies involves building long-lasting prevention infrastructure, skills, and capacity. In order to do this, community-wide collaboration is often necessary as sharing resources and knowledge across many organizations and sectors creates the kind of infrastructure that can withstand the changes that may occur in any one of its many interrelated working parts. The SPF process has built this priority for sustainability into the prevention approach, by focusing on capacity building, collaboration, and evaluation. Using these powerful tools, communities can identify the prevention efforts that are obtaining the best results (evaluation), continue to develop and build on their prevention knowledge and resources (capacity building), and share these resources across sectors (collaboration).

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References

Altman, D.G. (1995). Sustaining interventions in community systems: On the relationship between researchers and communities. Health Psychology, 14(6), 526-536.
SAMHSA. (2015, September 25). Sustainability. Retrieved from http://www.samhsa.gov/capt/applying-strategic-prevention-framework/sustainability

March 2021

Mar 05 Fri
ADAD Zoom Training: Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention

The outbreak of COVID-19 is stressful - it can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines and a general sense of uncertainty. Our communities are struggling with economic, financial, and mental stressors. During these uncertain times, drinking and drug use tend to rise and those who abuse alcohol and/or other drugs, are particularly vulnerable to high risk events. The purpose of this training is to bring additional awareness and resources to assist when our communities are stressed.  The content will also include helpful tools and resources that offer substance abuse and suicide prevention assistance for our community. 

Location

Zoom

Mar 12 Fri
ADAD Zoom Training: Client Centered Therapy

This training will provide an overview of Carl Roger’s Client-Centered Therapy (aka Person-Centered Therapy). Objectives will include:

·       Introduce Client-Centered Therapy/Approach
·       Review key terms/techniques by Carl Rogers (including unconditional positive regard)
·       Being where the client is at – present focused approaches
·       How to achieve congruence in therapy
·       The Gentle Push – how to make progress with clients in therapy
·       Activities to promote change in therapy

Location

Zoom

Mar 16 Tue
ADAD Zoom Training: LGB&T Cultural Humility

This SAMHSA training was developed to provide practitioners and administrators familiarity and knowledge about the interaction between LGBT issues and substance use disorders. The curriculum offers skill-building knowledge enhancing practical abilities to offer sensitive, affirmative, culturally relevant, and effective treatment to LGBT individuals in substance use disorders treatment.

Location

Zoom