Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Focusing on Focus Groups: An Implementation Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), in collaboration with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) Northeast Resource Team, invites you to participate in:

Online Course
January 27-31, 2014
Register now at:

State of New York Prevention Specialists and funded Prevention Providers

Focus groups can be the perfect way to explore varied community perspectives on prevention. This interactive, self-paced online course offers an introduction to focus group design and delivery, using video and other case examples to highlight the multiple ways focus groups can be used to support local prevention practice. It is appropriate for practitioners working at both the state and local levels.

Timing and Accreditation
This course will take approximately two hours to complete, though timing will vary depending on your familiarity with the content, learning style, and competing demands on your time. Registered participants can access the course beginning January 27 and will be expected to complete the course by January 31. Participants will be provided with access information following registration.

On passing the assessment at the end of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for two hours of participation.

This course has been reviewed and approved by OASAS for initial and renewal hours for CPP and CPS and for renewal hours for CASAC.

We Need Your Feedback!
This is a new CAPT course, so we really want to find out what you think of it!  We encourage you to complete the feedback survey at the end of the course. We also invite you to share any thoughts, questions, or comments with us, by emailing  Finally, we apologize in advance for any technological hiccups and thank you in advance for helping us to refine this online learning experience!

Contact: Anina Estrada at with any questions.

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