This course provides an overview of the foundation science of substance use prevention.

What is prevention? How can health care providers, teachers, other professionals, and parents partner to enhance the social and emotional well-being of children through promoting individual, system, and community resilience? This course provides an overview of the foundation science of substance use prevention.

How it Works

After watching a video presentation by Tara Young, MBA, PS-C, you will be required to take a short quiz. Upon receiving a grade of 80% or higher, you will be directed to a course evaluation. Once you have completed the evaluation, you will be able to download a .pdf certificate to get your course credit.


  • Video Presentation
  • Exit quiz requiring a score of at least 80% to earn contact hours
  • Evaluation of the training

About the Presenter

Tara Young is the Healthy Acadia Drug Free Communities (DFC) Program Coordinator. She works with community partners to mobilize collective action resulting in policy and environmental supports that foster a healthy and resilient community, and prevent substance misuse and addiction. She conducts training programs to educate youth, parents, professionals and community members about positive social development and understand the physical and behavioral health risks associated with substance use, misuse and addiction.

Contact Hours

Certificates will be issued upon completion of an online course evaluation.
No partial credit will be given.

  • 1 Category I contact hour for Psychologists are provided.
    CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
  • 1 contact hour for CHES.
    CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • Certificate of completion for 1 contact hour for Social Workers, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, and other Professionals.
  • This course may be used for 1 contact hour for MHRT-C Domain 4

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