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  The 2006 Planning Guide
is here!

Our latest version of the Planning Guide includes new tip sheets, and is completely redesigned to match CSAP's Strategic Prevention Framework Five Steps.
Click here for the planning guide

2006 Bookmarks for Prevention!
We are proud to offer our 2006 Bookmarks for Prevention, with updated links, a linked table of contents, and new resources for preventionists.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does Prevention by Design do?
Who uses Prevention by Design?
How do I know which Regional Trainer to contact?
How is the TA-POM/Prevention By Design effort different from that of EMT/CARS?
How many days of technical assistance am I eligible to receive?
How much will Prevention by Design services cost my organization?
How do I access Prevention by Design's services?
What types of services does Prevention By Design provide?
How will I benefit from utilizing these services?
Where can I get more information?



What does Prevention by Design do?
We are one of several technical assistance (TA) providers to county Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) programs funded by the California State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (DADP). The goal of the project is to help counties move towards research-based prevention by using the Department of Alcohol and Drug Prevention' s (DADP) Five Step planning process. Our Regional Trainers provide technical assistance to county alcohol and drug program management, staff and their contracted providers in implementing data-based, outcome-oriented prevention programs.

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Who uses Prevention by Design?
Primarily County ADPs and their contracted providers seeking guidance in planning prevention programs. Our Regional Trainers can also help to support broad-based community prevention efforts through the Community Prevention Institute (CPI).

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How do I know which Regional Trainer to contact?
Click here for a list of Regional Trainers, the counties they serve , and their contact information.

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How is the TA-POM/Prevention By Design effort different from that of EMT/CARS?

Prevention By Design's services are ongoing rather than one time, per diem services. Regional trainers develop ongoing working relationships with county prevention staff and help develop an overall plan for the county.

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How many days of technical assistance am I eligible to receive?
There is no fixed allotment. Technical assistance is provided on a flexible and ongoing basis depending on your needs and the other time commitments of your Regional Trainer. Trainings are sometimes given on a multi-agency or regional basis for maximum efficiency. Please check with your Regional Trainer to establish a technical assistance/training plan for your county.

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How much will Prevention by Design services cost my organization?

Prevention by Design is fully funded by federal grant money administered through the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. Therefore, all services are free.

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How do I access Prevention by Design's services?
If you work with a county ADP, you can contact your Regional Trainer directly. Communities and individual prevention programs seeking specialized training can contact the Regional Trainer, the county ADP administrator, or check out the Community Prevention Institute (CPI) web site to see if their program qualifies for free assistance.

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What types of services does Prevention By Design provide?
Our service include the following:

  • Training in data-based needs assessment and program design, using logic models for outcome-based planning, and successful strategies for performance-based contracting

  • Information services on model prevention policies and practices, utilizing the Internet effectively and efficiently, and expanding your network of prevention resources

  • Specialized technical assistance solving specific program problems and developing solutions tailored to the community's needs

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How will I benefit from utilizing these services?

Federal funding guidelines now call for research-based approaches in prevention with measurable outcomes. Prevention by Design will help train you to find data to identify needs, set baseline measurements, identify programs and practices with proven methods, and establish evaluation to measure success.

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Where can I get more information?
Please contact Judith Foster. We'll do our best to answer any questions you have.

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