September 7, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual Event
Pacific Southwest PTTC (Region 9)

The Intersection of Prevention and Recovery: Making the Connection

Webinar Description:

There is frequent discussion in the field of behavioral health of the existence and problems associated with the siloing of services and its negative impact. This webinar will explore the many connections between prevention and recovery. Participants will explore opportunities for collaboration and mutual support and benefit.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • List common terms used in prevention and recovery
  • Describe the intersection between prevention and recovery approaches
  • Identify specific ways in which prevention and recovery practitioners can better support one another

Who Should Participate:

Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest region, including American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau.

Dates & Times:

States and American Samoa
September 7, 2022              Time Zone
03:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m. Pacific (including Arizona)
12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m. Hawaii
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. American Samoa

Pacific Jurisdictions
September 8, 2022               Time Zone
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Republic of the Marshall Islands
09:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00 a.m. – 08:30 a.m. Republic of Palau
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Sandra Puerini Del Sesto, M.Ed, CPSS, is a consultant and master trainer in behavioral health and strategic planning for non-profits and has worked in prevention for over 40 years. In addition, she was the founding director of the Institute for Addiction Recovery at Rhode Island College. Sandra is a member of the advisory boards of the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC), the National Latino PTTC, the PTTC-NCO (National Coordinating Office) and the New England School of Addiction Studies. Sandra serves 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 the SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) and its basic and advanced Ethics in Prevention courses as well as many other face-to-face and online courses in prevention.

Cost: Free!


Certificate of Attendance

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance for 1.5 hours for participating in the live webinar.


Please contact Karen Totten ( for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Alyssa O’Hair (

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