Prevention Specialist Resources

Workforce development

Youth Connections is dedicated to supporting a trained Prevention Workforce. With that in mind Prevention Specialists can increase skills and knowledge by participating in a wide array of trainings offered through Youth Connections and other training sources. 

Welcome, Montana Substance Abuse Prevention Specialists. Youth Connection’s Regional Technical Assistant Leaders created a home for the important tools and trainings needed to be successful in your communities. If there is anything that you need to assist you in your work reach out to your Regional Technical Assistance Leader

  • Cultural Relevancy Training-Butte
    August 13, 2024
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  • Cultural Relevancy Training-Great Falls
    August 14, 2024
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  • Cultural Relevancy Training-Miles City
    August 15, 2024
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Forms & Documents

All Prevention Specialist forms and documents can be found here, along with instructional videos and directions for use.

Prevention Resources

View resources that enhance prevention including relevant articles, prevention guides, capacity building and communication skills.

Media Resources

Find tools, resources and guides to help create impactful, best-practice and effective media in your community.


Discover resources and tools to help use data effectively, accurately and reliably in prevention work.

Youth Connections Trainings

Search Youth Connections Training archive for past training materials and/or recordings for roundtables and regional trainings.

CSAP Strategy Resources

Find examples and tools for specific CSAP strategies and activities.

Although Montana does not currently have a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Certification, an organized group of stakeholders have conducted a feasibility study funded by the Montana Healthcare Foundation and have plans to introduce a certification process in Summer 2020.

For more information about credentialing in Montana, contact Regional Technical Assistance Leader Nicole Hackley at [email protected] or call (406) 480-5385.

Statewide Contacts

Prevention Specialist & Regional Technical Assistance Leader contact sheet provides contacts by region.