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Who We Are

Community Advocacy Research & Evaluation Consulting Group (CARECG) administers the new Texas Prevention Training Services contract from Texas Health and Human Services Commission. We are committed to incorporating continuous quality improvements and adult learning best practices into the Texas Prevention Training (TPT) initiative. We aim to bring our core values to work, every day: Accountability, Community, Intentionality, Quality, Ownership and Social Justice. For more information about us, visit

What We Do

TPT brokers, coordinates, develops, and delivers training for substance (mis)use prevention providers in Texas. This includes: Core certification prevention training (e.g., Ethics in Prevention); Youth prevention curriculum trainings (e.g., Positive Action); Prevention competency trainings (e.g., Youth Mental Health First Aid); Annual Prevention Providers Meeting in June and Annual Prevention Directors Meeting in November; and the TPT scholarship program to allow students/interns/volunteers to attend prevention trainings.

Why We're Here

CARECG and our designated TPT staff members are committed to supporting and enhancing the capacity of the Texas substance use prevention workforce. Through partnerships with certified trainers, established curriculum developers, local subject matter experts, and Prevention Resource Centers, we aim to provide high quality training services for prevention providers across the state.

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Austin, Texas


Mon - Fri 8 AM - 5 PM CT