A wide variety of e-Learning modules are available to all communities. These free modules are generally 12-18 minutes in length and offer a brief look at a subject that is directly related to the work of coalitions and communities working with prevention.
Many of the e-learning modules also are available in Spanish here.
Click here to access the master list of all the modules.
KANSAS COMMUNITIES THAT CARE (KCTC) YOUTH SURVEY MODULE
The Kansas Communities That Care (KCTC) youth survey is administered annually free of charge to schools in the
state of Kansas. It tracks teen use of harmful substances and provides a baseline for teen usage, the perception of
attitudes and provides a measurable level of risk and protective factors that influence behavior, attitudes, and opinions of Kansas teens. This module covers the features and functions of the KCTC Youth Survey.
E-CIGARETTES, VAPING, AND TEENS
This module reviews what e-cigarettes are, what vaping is, and how they affect the teenage brain and body. It also reviews current national regulation around distribution and usage of e-cigarettes.
PROBLEM GAMBLING: WHAT COMMUNITIES NEED TO KNOW
Defining problem gambling, warning signs of problem gambling, national and state data regarding problem gambling, responsible gambling tips, and resources are all covered in this module.
This module will discuss the importance of fidelity, assist in guiding the implementation of the selected program, and look at the importance of measuring how closely the program follows the intended design.
UNDERSTANDING THE ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES STUDY
This module will compare risk factors of the ACE scores, define effects of increased ACEs on development and review response and resilience associated with early intervention, support, and education.
ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES AND ADDICTION
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are a significant risk factor for addictive behaviors, including substance use disorders, and are strongly related to the development and prevalence of a wide range of health problems throughout the lifespan. This module will review the relationship between ACEs and addiction.
STRATEGIC PREVENTION FRAMEWORK OVERVIEW
This is an introduction to the entire SPF process and a brief overview of each step.
In the first step of the SPF process, data is collected to define problems, resources, and readiness to address identified problems. This module covers assessment and what it encompasses.
Step 2 of the SPF helps prevention professionals identify resources and build readiness to address substance use and misuse. This module covers the components of capacity and offers tips on how your coalition can build it.
Step 3 of the SPF helps prevention professionals form a plan for addressing priority problems and achieving prevention goals. This module outlines the planning process and how it impacts your coalition’s efforts.
During the implementation step, coalitions put their strategic prevention plans into actions by delivering their selected, evidence-based interventions. This module includes information about and guidance for the implementation process.
The evaluation step of the SPF quantifies the challenges and successes of implementing a prevention program. This module covers the evaluation process.
Cultural competence, the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures, helps ensure the needs of all community members are addressed. Understanding how cultural competence is pervasive throughout the entire SPF process is the focus of this module.
Ensuring the sustainability of prevention outcomes by building stakeholder support for your coalition’s efforts, showing and sharing results, and obtaining steady funding are covered in this module.
ABOUT THE EPIDEMIC
Prescription drug misuse is an epidemic affecting families and communities across the U.S. This module will provide in-depth information about the scope of the problem.
RISK AND PROTECTIVE FACTORS AND WARNING SIGNS
In this third module of the Prescription Drug Misuse series, we will focus on identifying the different factors that are associated with prescription drug misuse and review common warning signs.
RESPONDING TO AN OPIOID EMERGENCY
SUICIDE PREVENTION: INTERVENTION
In this module, participants should walk away with the knowledge to identify risk factors and warning signs for suicide, have a better understanding of helpful intervention strategies for folks who are at risk of suicide and how to think about sharing information with their community. Lastly, participants should be able to identify protective factors and additional resources for supporting people who may be at risk of suicide.
PREVENTING SUICIDE IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Suicide prevention is often thought of as only being the business of mental health professionals or those who do crisis work. While it is incredibly important to seek help from and refer folks to professionals, it is also important that all community members are willing and able to engage in conversations about suicide. This module will review the ways communities can be active in helping to prevent suicide.