August 8, 2022 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Virtual Event
Pacific Southwest PTTC (Region 9)

What Does NOT Work in Prevention

Registration Deadline: August 8, 2022
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Webinar Overview and Objectives

Many trainings and resources focus on what research has shown to be effective to prevent substance misuse. We also know through research what is NOT effective in preventing substance misuse and in some cases is harmful. Yet communities across the nation continue to implement these ineffective and sometimes counterproductive strategies. The focus of this webinar will be on identifying these ineffective approaches. We will also spend time discussing strategies prevention professionals can use to address the resistance often expressed by individuals and organizations reluctant to change long-standing, well-liked prevention practices.

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

  • Identify at least five interventions that have been shown through research to NOT be effective in preventing substance misuse
  • List evidence-based approaches that can be used as effective alternatives to the ineffective/counterproductive strategies
  • Describe strategies to address resistance to discontinuing ineffective and/or counterproductive prevention strategies

Optional “Office Hours”

Do you have more questions or concerns? Do you need specific ideas to move your community away from ineffective strategies and replace them with more effective programs, practices, and policies? Ask our presenters!

Webinar participants are invited to participate in “office hours” on August 9 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT (hosted by Pam Tindall) and on August 10, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT (hosted by Rick Collins). This is an opportunity for webinar attendees to ask questions of Pam and Rick and get your questions answered and learn new ideas! No registration is needed. Zoom links will be emailed to those who participated in the live event following the webinar. No certificates of participation are available for office hours.

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.

Webinar Dates and Times

States and American Samoa
Monday, August 8, 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
Tuesday, August 9, 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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Pam Tindall

Pam Tindall, CPP, has dedicated her career to the field of substance abuse prevention, consulting in all 50 U.S. states and across urban, rural, frontier, Alaska Native, American Indian, and Pacific Island communities. Her range of work has included community substance abuse prevention program development, strategic planning, evaluation, prevention workforce development, K-12 prevention education and student assistance, school drop-out prevention, and inpatient and outpatient drug treatment. She is a certified prevention professional.






Rick Collins

Rick Collins, MS, CPS, is a Cincinnati, Ohio native who has resided in Hawai‘i since 2003. He specializes in community organizing and public health policy advocacy on alcohol and drug use prevention. In 2012, Rick helped organize concerned residents establish a new community coalition to address youth substance use problems occurring on Maui, and served as its coordinator for the first four years. He is the co-founder of the Hawai‘i Alcohol Policy Alliance, a statewide coalition whose mission is to advocate for public health-focused alcohol policies, and he currently serves as Coalition Director for three community coalitions across Hawai‘i. His experience includes establishing new coalitions, planning and implementing prevention programs and community-level strategies, grassroots organizing, and mobilizing a statewide effort to advocate for state-level alcohol and drug prevention policies. He works as a consultant for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, providing training and technical assistance to community coalitions and prevention professionals locally and across the country. He is a Certified Prevention Specialist and holds an MS in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University and a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Dayton.


Certificates of Attendance

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



Register for the Webinar: What Does NOT Work in Prevention


Cost is Free!



Please contact Karen Totten, for any questions related to registration. For any other questions, please contact Britany Wiele,

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