Building and Maintaining a Competent Prevention Workforce: A Roadmap

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will list strategies to recruit, support and sustain a competent prevention workforce.

Sandra Del Sesto, M.Ed, ACPS
Master Trainer/Curriculum Designer, PTTC
andra Puerini Del Sesto, M.Ed, ACPS, is a national consultant and master trainer in behavioral health and strategic planning for non-profits. She was the founder and for 30 years the executive director of Initiatives for Human Development, a statewide, multi-service prevention program, and a founder of CODAC, RI’s largest non-profit treatment program. She was also the founding director of the Institute for Addiction Recovery at Rhode Island College. She is a member of the advisory boards of the Prevention Technology Transfer Center National Coordinating Office (PTTC-NCO), the New England Prevention PTTC, and the New England School of Addiction Studies. She is also a member of the National Behavioral Health Association’s Evidence-based Workgroup, For many years, Sandra served as the RI delegate to and the former Prevention Committee Co-Chair of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC), which certifies professionals working in behavioral health. Sandra is a co-author of SAMHAs SPF Application for Prevention Success Training (SAPST) and its basic and advanced Prevention Ethics courses as well as many other face-to-face and online courses in prevention.