Additional Online Learning

Free, self-paced online trainings from reputable external 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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JBS Learning Management System

JBS International established this free resource to support continuing improvement in health and health care. They offer relevant self-paced online courses like Fundamentals of Substance Use, Motivational Interviewing Basics, and Addressing Stigma - just register for a free account and self-enroll.

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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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Texas Opioid Training Initiative

This Texas Targeted Opioid Response-sponsored resource from University of Texas at Austin, Pharmacy Addictions Research & Medicine provides free online CE/CME opportunities on opioid-related topics. Click the link and scroll down to see the blue box on the left listing the Texas Opioid Training Initiative courses.

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UTHSCSA SoN's Overdose Prevention

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA) School of Nursing (SoN) provides free, regularly scheduled live virtual training for the public on overdose prevention and education. Their webpage also includes naloxone administration and access information.

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Say What! Texas

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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AS+K? Basic Gatekeeper Training

Texas Suicide Prevention developed the new, free 1-hour AS+K? About Suicide to Save A Life Basic Course to help individuals satisfy suicide prevention gatekeeper training requirements of their programs/agencies.

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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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NCTSN Learning Center

As part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), the Learning Center for Child and Adolescent Trauma offers Free Online Education with over 300+ FREE CE certificates. Create a free account to access trauma-related training.

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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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Focuses on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use

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Addresses building cultural and/or linguistic awareness

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Supports the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) process

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Provides suicide prevention training

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Builds capacity for trauma-informed care