Prime For Life® New Instructor Training

Who should attend:  THIS TRAINING IS ONLY FOR PFS GRANTEES AND PREVENTIONISTS (REGISTRATION IS LIMITED TO 30 PARTICIPANTS).

Featuring:  Ejna Mitchell, MA, Vice President of Programs, Prevention Research Institute, Inc.

 

Prime For Life® is an evidence-based program for the prevention of alcohol and drug misuse.  Participants will receive an overview of the foundation of the program including the Lifestyle Risk Reduction (LRR), Transtheoretical (TTM), and Persuasion Models.  They will also review concepts and practice skills from Motivational Interviewing (MI).  Attendees are trained in a research-based program that employs persuasive, non-judgmental, and credible communication processes to move clients through the Stages of Change.  Participants initially experience portions of the Prime For Life program as clients experience it.  They then facilitate small groups with peer and expert coaching/feedback.  Finally, they learn and practice key communication and motivational interviewing processing skills needed for effective implementation.  The instructor will use a dynamic blend of didactic, observation, discussion and exercises to communicate ideas and practice skills.  Participants receive copies of the Prime For Life Instructors Manual, Instructor Workbook, Participant Workbook and training handbook.  They also receive access to a password protected instructor page on the Prime For Life website that includes coaching and demonstration videos, as well as other resources

 

Participants will be able to:

  • Articulate three key concepts of how biology and choices contributes to drug and alcohol misuse problems;
  • Describe accurately a standard drink and research-based, low-risk guidelines for alcohol and drug use;
  • Explain the key attitudes and features of the four phases of alcohol and drug use;
  • Demonstrate competence in three process skill domains.