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Who We Are

Community Advocacy Research & Evaluation Consulting Group (C.A.R.E. CG) administers the new Texas Prevention Training Services contract from Texas Health and Human Services Commission. We are committed to incorporating continous 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.

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

C.A.R.E. CG 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.

When to Expect Services

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.

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Other Online Training

Free and Accessible Learning Opportunities

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


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Contact Us

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