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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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 carecg.com.
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.
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.
We are aware that there are many urgent training needs across the system. The TPT team is working closely with HHSC to plan the first of many trainings, where scheduling prevention curriculum training is our initial focus in these early months. Once any training is scheduled, we will send out its registration information along with further details on requesting specific training through our website.