July 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Online Webinar
Pacific Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center


Webinar: Media Literacy Basics for Prevention Professionals

3:00pm – July 15, 2020 | Timezone: US/Pacific
Registration Deadline: July 15, 2020 | REGISTER
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Youth and young adults are bombarded with media depicting substances in a positive light, increasing the likelihood that they will use alcohol and other drugs. Building skills in youth and young adults to critically analyze media messages may help reduce the impact of the pro-substance messages on youth and young adults. This webinar will provide a basic overview of media literacy. Participants will practice identifying key concepts of media literacy and discuss ways that they can incorporate media literacy into their current prevention work.

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

1. Define media literacy
2. Describe the importance of media literacy for preventing substance misuse
3. Identify key concepts of media literacy
4. Name at least two new ways to incorporate media literacy into prevention practice


Kris 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, assisting prevention professionals in maximizing their effectiveness.

Dates and Times

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
03:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. Arizona
03:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. Pacific
12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m. Hawaii
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. American Samoa
Thursday, July 16, 2020
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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Cost: Free!

Continuing Education: Participants can request a certificate of participation documenting 1 hour of continuing education.

Questions? Contact Matthew Minten ( for any questions or difficulty in registering.


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