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When: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 1:00 PM to Tuesday, April 13, 2021 3:00 PM
Where: Online Navy, TR
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Prevention Research Institute meets NAADAC's nationally approved standards of education developed for the alcoholism and drug abuse counseling field. Participants will receive 24 NAADAC approved hours for this event. It is the participant's responsibility to establish whether NAADAC hours earned in PRI events fulfill credentialing requirements of affiliated agencies.

 

Learners will earn the designated credits/hours upon successfully completing the training and will receive their training certificate after all requirements are completed (including event evaluation). For two-day training participants this means completion of all online requirements after the initial two days of training (see instructor dashboard for details). Kentucky and Georgia DUI participants attend 3-day events and therefore will not need to complete the online requirements. Note, participants associated with accounts that have past due invoices will not receive certificates until balances are paid. It is the participant's responsibility to establish whether hours earned in PRI events fulfill credentialing requirements of affiliated agencies.

 

Full attendance and participation in the Prime For Life new instructor training is required to deliver Prime For Life. This includes participation in group practice teaching experiences with supportive peer and trainer feedback. Training is learning intensive so many participants find it helpful to set aside some time each evening for study and preparation for practice teaching. Previously trained instructors may attend a new instructor training as a refresher when space allows. Except for those attending as a refresher, all participants must attend the entire training to qualify for certification.

NOTICE for learners who work in a system for which there is State Coordination Office involvement: Depending on the specific state system, your State Coordination Office may receive notification of your participation in the training and whether or not you successfully complete the training. In addition, your State Coordination Office may receive notification once you successfully obtain certification to teach Prime For Life.

 

After Training Requirements for instructors (KY and GA DUI instructors excluded):
This is a blended learning training with two days spent in person AND activities done independently, following the completion of the in-person portion. Specifically, new instructors must complete guided learning activities in the Prime For Life Computer Application e-manual and submit an audio tape for coaching and feedback AFTER the training. To be certified, instructors must complete all required activities including full attendance during the two days, participation in group practice teaching experiences and completion of a brief posttest. Training is learning intensive so many participants find it helpful to set aside some time on the first evening for study and preparation for practice teaching. After the training, instructors will view PFL videos in the e-manual, answer questions based on the videos, submit a 40-minute portion of a PFL group he or she leads (co-leads), and receive a 45-minute coaching session from PRI staff. All new instructors must attend the entire training and complete the after training requirements for instructors (KY and GA DUI instructors excluded) to qualify for certification and to receive continuing education credit.

Refreshers: ("Refreshers" are trained PRI Instructors coming back to brush up their skills for FREE!)

  • Bring your Prime For Life instructor manual and workbook.
  • Training days will focus on experiencing the program, delivery skills and practice teaching.
  • Refreshers are encouraged to attend the entire training, although this is not required. However, 2-day Refreshers will need to complete the online requirements to receive a certificate.

 

Please note: Attending the same learning event (same version) more than once, even as a "refresher", does not meet the credentialing criteria Prevention Research Institute must follow to award hours. This does not mean that you cannot attend any NIT, PS, or CE session more than once; it simply means that doing so will serve as a personal learning opportunity only (no hours will be awarded the second time).

Weather Issues: In case of inclement weather or other possible situations of concern during a scheduled event, attendees should call the designated training site facility at the number provided in their confirmation letter to inquire about the status of the training. This information is also available on the event location tab of each event on instructor.primeforlife.org. Attendees may also call the PRI office during business hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00 EST) at 1-800-922-9489 to inquire. If attendees need immediate assistance regarding the status of an event after PRI business hours and cannot contact the training facility, they can contact Michelle Stephen, Director of Training and Development at 213-222-5784 or email her at michelle.stephen@primeforlife.org.

Smoke-free Training Environment: Prevention Research Institute's events are smoke free. The use of any e-smoking devices and smokeless tobacco are strictly prohibited.

 

Special Needs/Questions: Individuals with special needs may make prior arrangements by contacting Jo Marie (jomarie@askpri.org), (800) 922-9489.

 

We make efforts to provide options on snacks, but if you have dietary restrictions we recommend you bring along options that suit you best.

 

Trainers


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Ejna Mitchell
PRI Trainer

Ejna has lived the PRI mission since she was 21 (so not that long). When not on the road training, she spends time with her husband and 3 children.

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