September 22, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Virtual Event
Pacific Southwest PTTC (Region 9)

Community Engagement during COVID-19: A Webinar for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners 

Webinar Overview and Objectives

While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused restrictions on many options for face-to-face meetings, events, and workshops, community engagement in substance misuse prevention efforts remains essential. This interactive webinar will provide substance misuse prevention practitioners with tools and strategies to increase community engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Both digital and non-digital strategies will be presented as options for increasing community engagement.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
•    Define community engagement
•    Describe the spectrum of community engagement
•    List at least three non-digital strategies to engage their community in prevention under COVID-19 restrictions
•    List at least three digital strategies to engage their community in prevention under COVID-19 restrictions

Webinar Dates and Times

States and American Samoa
September 22, 2021      Time Zone
03:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. Pacific (including Arizona)
12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m. Hawaii
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. American Samoa

Pacific Jurisdictions
September 23, 2021      Time Zone
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Republic of the Marshall Islands
09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00 a.m. – 08:00 a.m. Republic of Palau
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Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level prevention practitioners and allied health partners and community members located in the Pacific Southwest states and jurisdictions of American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.


Kristen Gabrielsen, MPH

Kristen Gabrielsen, MPH, has worked in substance misuse prevention for nearly 30 years. She served as the Associate Director of the Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), co-authored the first Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training curriculum, and co-authored the textbook, Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practice. She currently works with states and communities across the nation to bridge the gap between research and practice by assisting prevention professionals in maximizing their effectiveness.

Certificates of Attendance

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 1.0 hour for participating in the live event.


Register for Community Engagement during COVID-19: A Webinar for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners

Cost is Free!


Please contact Karen Totten ( for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Janet Porter (

This webinar has been approved for CEUs for Certified Prevention Specialists and applicants by the Nevada Certification Board

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