CASAT Workforce Development for
Substance Abuse Professionals
CASAT works ardently to support technology transfer; information that is portable, products that are accessible, experiences that are practical.
Excellence in Prevention!
The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) in the Division of Health Sciences (DHS) at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) initiated a project with the goal of creating a resource for prevention professionals and related professionals who are interested in continuing education for earning contact hours and learning about prevention issues/topics. If you would like to take one for professional certification, please check your state board requirements before taking any listed. Individuals are responsible for ensuring education meets their state board requirements for certification hours. For information on CASAT provider status for offerings on this page, please see provider information. The ATTC National Link is available at your convenience for certification information in the column to the right. Below you will find a list of seven (7) products focused on substance abuse prevention and substance abuse prevention issues. If you have ideas or suggestions for more offerings, please contact the distance learning training coordinator. We also invite you to join the listserv for updates and announcements about CASAT's workforce development for substance abuse professionals. If you need information about specific courses for social workers in the state of Nevada, please click here.
Substance Abuse Prevention 18 contact hours. Price: $144.00 for 18 contact hours - hard copy format
"Kept me interested at all times. I think from this experience, I am really going to enjoy [prevention]." -Denise Taddonio
Description: Multiple Choice Materials: Textbook (separate purchase) and test materials Overview/Goal/Objectives; Provider Information
Note: Need to either purchase textbook or have a copy (Order Textbook Online)
Textbook:Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practice. ISBN: 0-205-34162-4.
Socioeconomics and Prevention 6 contact hours, with an option to continue for 10 contact hours. Price: $48.00 for 6 contact hours (Option A);
$80.00 for 10 contact hours (Option B) - hard copy format available
Description: Multiple Choice (Option A); Multiple Choice and Short Essay (Option B) Materials: Textbook (separate purchase) and test materials Overview/Goal/Objectives; Provider Information
Note: Need to either purchase textbook or have a copy.
Textbook: A Framework for Understanding Poverty. ISBN: 1-929229-48-8.
Environmental Prevention Strategies 8 contact hours. Price: $64.00 for 8 contact hours- CD Rom format available ($75 for CD Rom)
Description: Short Answer and Short Essay; Materials: 23-minute video, text, and resource guide; Overview/Goal/Objectives; Provider Information
Methamphetamine Prevention: An Inquiry 10 contact hours, with an option to continue for 16 contact hours. Price: $85.00 for 10 contact hours (Option A); $135.00 for 16 contact hours (Option B) - hard copy and CD Rom together only
Description: Test and Short Essay (Option A); Test, Interview and Proposal (Option B) Materials: Hard copy and CD Rom; Overview/Goal/Objectives; Provider Information
Ethical Decision Making in Substance Abuse Prevention (Ethics) 8 contact hours. Price: $64.00 for 8 contact hours - hard copy format only
Description: Short Essay Materials: Hard copy; Overview/Goal/Objectives; Provider Information
Cultural Communities 6 contact hours, with an option to continue for 20 contact hours. Price: $48.00 for 6 contact hours (Option A);
$160.00 for 20 contact hours (Option B) - hard copy format only
Description: Short Essay (Option A) or Short Report (Option B) Materials: Text (separate purchase) and test;
Overview/Goal/Objectives; Provider Information
Note: Need to either purchase textbook or have a copy.
Textbook: Health Promotion in Diverse Cultural Communities: Practical Guidelines for Working in and with Diverse Cultural Communities. ISBN: 1-819552-147-0.
Creative Leadership 8 contact hours. Price: $64.00 for 8 contact hours - hard copy format only
Description: Multiple choice test and short essay Materials: Text and homework; Overview/Goal/Objectives; Provider Information
Note: Need to either purchase textbook or have a copy. Textbook: The Art of Possiblity: Transforming Professional and Personal Life. ISBN: 978-0-87584-770-2
Order Forms and Brochure
NAADAC (National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors) approved provider: #259
CFAAP/CAADAC (California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors) approved provider:
CAADE (California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators) approved provider: #CP10 817 H 0710. As a provider, any distance learning will only be approved up to 10 CEHs under this provider status. For example, Substance Abuse Prevention is 18 CEHs generally, but for those submitting to CAADE, they will only receive 10 CEHs.
APCB (Arkansas Prevention Certification Board) approved provider as of October 2008. Does NOT include Creative Leadership.
- SAP: Domain 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (similar to Px Generalist Training)
- EPS: Domain 4
- Meth Px: Domain 2
- Ethical Decision Making in SAP: Domain 2 and 5 (does not replace requirement to attend Px Ethics training by Prevention Think Tank)
- Cultural Communities: Domain 5 (can meet the cultural awareness requirement)
NY OASAS (New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services) approved provider: #0638. Please visit the NY OASAS website to view approval information and section information.
State of Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers If reporting contact hours to the Board of Examiners
for Social Workers in Nevada, homework is to be
submitted to CASAT for approval 60 days after
delivery. No offerings taken online are approved at the current time. Approved offerings include the following taken in hardcopy or hardcopy/textbook/CD Rom format (prices do not include textbook):
- Substance Abuse Prevention
- Socioeconomics and Prevention
- Environmental Prevention Strategies
- Cultural Communities
- Methamphetamine Prevention: An Inquiry
- Creative Leadership
Please contact Julie Tieman if you are a Nevada social worker and would like to enroll in the adjusted courses.
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If you would like more information regarding CASAT prevention distance learning, you may contact Julie Tieman, CASAT Training Coordinator, at (800) 268-0356 (toll free) 9am-5pm Pacific.
Prevention Distance Learning Guarantee
If content or format is other than satisfactory with any distance learning product, CASAT will provide a full refund for purchased materials that are returned in unused condition within 30 days of original postmark.