Career Development as a Prevention Professional
What, Why, and How: Three Questions of the Prevention Credentialing Process
JUNE 10, 2021 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
Deadline for registration is June 9
This training is approved for CE for social workers, counselors, and marriage and family therapists in the state of Ohio. This training is approved for prevention professionals in domain P4.
The Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board provides credentialing for prevention professionals. Gaining and maintaining credentials can provide legitimacy and science knowledge for the professional in the field of prevention. Learning how to advocate for themselves is a skill that most professionals are not comfortable with and require assistance to implement. This workshop will provide the knowledge, resources, and talking points to advocate and complete the credentialing process. Course participants will be able to ask questions via webinar chat during the Q&A portion of the course.
- Participants will be able to explain what the Ohio Chemical Dependency Prevention Credentials are and why prevention professionals should obtain them.
- Discuss how to advocate to support this credentialing at places of employment, with colleagues, and in the community.
- Participants will understand the process of applying for and maintaining each level of Prevention Credential.
- 11:00am – Introductions and Overview
- 11:15am – Overview of Credentials and history behind the need
- 11:25am – Explanation of each level of credential and how to apply and move through each
- 11:45am – How to advocate for prevention credentials and its purpose in the profession
- 12:00pm – Resources for applying, studying, and maintaining credentials
- 12:10pm – Questions and evaluation
- 12:15pm – Close
Participants are required to stay logged-in for the Q&A portion of the training for successful completion, as it is part of the educational portion of this course.
Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant, Prevention Across the Ages, LLC
Jennifer Benson is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant. She is the owner of a consulting firm, Prevention Across the Ages, LLC which offers training and coaching for individuals and communities. Jennifer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Florida State University and has worked in prevention for 20 years engaging in school-based programming, community services, and coalition work. Jennifer enjoys training and working with individuals and communities helping them gain the tools and skills needed to implement effective prevention practices. Along with three colleagues, Jennifer developed the adult low-risk drinking curriculum, Minimize Risk Maximize Life.
Jill Smock, B.S., OCPC
Executive Director for the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board
Jill Smock currently serves as the Executive Director for the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board overseeing the license and certification of professionals who provide prevention and addiction treatment services in the state. Previously she was the National Director of Training and Technical Assistance for Youth to Youth International /CompDrug coordinating presentations, conferences, professional continuing education programs, and youth-led prevention training across the country and abroad. Jill has served as a national consultant for SAMSHA/CAPT, U.S. Army, Center for Social Innovation, to name a few, providing technical assistance in engaging young people in effective prevention. She has been an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant since 1995.
Evaluations will be distributed within 24 hours after the training via email. You will receive a link where you can submit the completed evaluation. Evaluations must be completed to receive CE credits. Certificates will be available to download once the once the evaluation is received.
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