Additional Online Training

Free online learning opportunities from other sources.

Online learning provides a capacity-building tool for substance use and misuse prevention professionals, coalition members, and other stakeholders. TPT identifies several external sources of self-paced online learning and/or webinars that are relevant to behavioral health work. All of these sources below are free and accessible to the public. Check these out and refer to the legend that categorizes different topics.

CDC TRAIN

The CDC's TRAIN Learning Network catalogs hundreds of online public health training opportunities on topics ranging from cultural competence to management/leadership to prevention/promotion. Certificates of completion are available for many courses.

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Health e Knowledge

Register for a free Health e Knowledge user account to access credible, self-paced online courses, such as the new 6-part course Informing Prevention: Understanding Adolescent Development.

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PTTC Training and Events Calendar

SAMHSA's Prevention Technology Transfer Centers (PTTC) regularly offer free webinars on topics directly related to substance (mis)use prevention. The South Southwest PTTC serves Texas and surrounding states. Please check out their calendar for upcoming events.

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CADCA Learning

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) provides 5 online courses after registering for a free CADCA learning account. Course topics include the Strategic Prevention Framework and marijuana, opioid, and tobacco use prevention.

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NAADAC Free Webinar Series

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, delivers two free live webinars per month that are recorded and available for future viewing. While the main target audience is treatment providers, they do cover topics directly relevant to prevention.

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VetoViolence

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) VetoViolence initiative lists free online tools and trainings, like the 1-hour Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences course and the 0.5-hour Social Norms course.

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Brain Story Certification

The Alberta Family Wellness Initiative provides this free, 19-module online course on brain development and its connection to addiction and mental health. Learners can receive a certificate in Brain Story science.

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Operation Naloxone

The Texas Overdose Naloxone Initiative partners with the University of Texas at Austin to provide free online and live trainings with continuing education (CE) hours available, such as the 2.5 CE online course Opioid Harm Reduction and Overdose Prevention.

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Say What!

The Say What! movement offers free, self-paced online training modules that provide an in-depth look at a variety of topics related to youth tobacco prevention and enforcement. Participants receive access to downloadable resources and a certificate of completion.

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CoE's Training & Events

The Center of Excellence for Integrated Health Solutions (CoE) provides access to free online courses covering topics across health fields, including cultural competence and substance use.

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Think Cultural Health

The Office of Minority Health created this online learning initiative for behavioral health professionals. There are 4 free online courses on cultural and linguistic competency that total to 5 contact hours.

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ASK Certification Training

Texas Suicide Prevention provides a free, 5-part online video series to train the public in ASK About Suicide to Save A Life (1.25 hours). They provide instructions on how to complete the training and receive a certificate upon passing the training quiz.

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CALM

Suicide Prevention Resource Center's award-winning CALM: Counseling on Access to Lethal Means is a 2-hour online course focusing on how to reduce access to methods people use for suicide. The course provides 5 downloadable handouts.

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Psychological First Aid Online

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network provides a free, 6-hour interactive online course that instructs how to implement Psychological First Aid (PFA) in a post-disaster scene. There's also an online Learning Community to connect to other providers using PFA.

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Psychological Skills for Recovery

This free 5-hour online training from National Child Traumatic Stress Network serves as a companion course to Psychological First Aid. Participants learn how to help people manage distress and adversity and employ coping skills after a disaster or traumatic event.

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Trainings with this label provide content specific to alcohol, tobacco, and/or other drug use prevention

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This label indicates training that addresses building cultural and/or linguistic competency

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Trainings with this label address topics related to the Strategic Prevention Frame work process: Assessment, Capacity, Planning, Implementation, Evaluation, and/or Sustainability

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Trainings with this label present content on suicide prevention information, strategies, and/or skills

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Trainings with this label address topics related to providing trauma-informs services or support