Thursday, May 9, 20199:00am - 5:00pm
Circle of Native Minds
Substance use disorder prevention is founded on proven theories and frameworks to inform its methodologies, strategies, and innovations. This session discusses behavioral change theories, explains how behavioral change theories inform SUD prevention, and reviews those foundational SUD prevention theories and frameworks that promote effective prevention efforts. In addition, this session identifies key prevention strategies that can be implemented across various systems, including behavioral health, public health, and mental health.
Facilitated by Charlie Seltzer:
Charlie was introduced to the field of substance abuse prevention through his interest in HIV prevention. As an HIV educator for his county’s public health department, Charlie was struck by how often drugs and alcohol played a major role in HIV transmission. Halting the spread of HIV often meant reducing the impact of substances on people’s health and choices. After retiring from 10 years with his county’s public health department, first as its HIV prevention education coordinator and later as its prevention administrator, Charlie began consulting with the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) providing substance use disorder prevention education and technical assistance across the state of California.