SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) presents:


Ethics in Prevention

A Guide For Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners




Moderated Online Course



Date: Monday, August 7 – Friday, August 18,  2017



State- and local-level substance abuse prevention practitioners in Southeast Resource Area



This moderated online course addresses the role and application of ethics in substance abuse prevention. Using cases and interactive activities, participants will explore the six standards in the Prevention Code of Ethics and learn to use a 4-step decision-making process to assess, address, and evaluate a range of ethical issues. In addition, five discussion forums, facilitated by an experienced course moderator, provide opportunities for participants to apply lessons learned.


What Does Participation Entail?

  • Logging on to the course Web site at least once a day, at your convenience
  • Reviewing course materials
  • Completing online activities designed to help you apply what you have learned
  • Participating in moderated, Web-based discussions (i.e., responding to discussion questions, reviewing the responses of fellow participants, and responding to at least one of their comments)

Course Schedule 


Week 1:

Monday (Complete by end of the day):  Module 1 & Learning Forum I

Wednesday (Complete by end of the day):  Module 2 & Learning Forum II

Friday (Complete by end of the day):  Module 2 & Learning Forum III


Week 2:

Wednesday (Complete by end of the day):  Module 3 & Learning Forum IV

Friday (Complete by end of the day):  Module 4 & Learning Forum V


* A more detailed schedule will be distributed the week before the course begins.  Space is limited to 40 participants.




This course has been endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Individuals who receive a passing grade on the course self-assessment (80% correct) and participate fully in the online discussion forum will receive a certificate for six hours of participation.



Please contact Isha Fleming ( with any questions.



Please register here by August 2, 2017


Our mailing address is:

Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies


1025 Thomas Jefferson Street NW

Suite 700 West

Washington, D.C. 20007