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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

July 2021

Jul 16 Fri
ADAD Zoom Training: Cultural Diversity

The purpose of this workshop is to strengthen providers’ work with culturally diverse populations. The presenter will discuss various approaches, skills, and techniques used to effectively work with various cultures.

Location

Zoom

Jul 19 Mon
ADAD Zoom Training: COVID-19 Quarantine Impact on Mental Health and SUD

Upon completion of this Workshop the Clinician/Staff/Educators will have a clear understanding of:

  • An Understanding of basic epidemiological, statistical, and medical impact of COVID-19.
  • An understanding and statistics related to the increase in Substance Use Disorder in all populations due to effects of quarantine.
  • Statistics and Impact on Mental Health and Suicide due to effects of quarantine.
  • Understanding of quarantine impact and alternatives to SUD and improved coping skills.
  • Know when to seek Supervision and Co-Treatment.
Location

Zoom