Developing tools and strategies to improve substance abuse prevention
The Mountain Plains Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC) is a partnership between the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and the School of Dentistry at the University of Utah.
The center is part of a network of 10 regional PTTC centers across the United States. The purpose of the PTTC Network is to improve implementation and delivery of substance abuse prevention interventions.
Jason Burrow-Sánchez, PhD., the PI/Project Director and Department Chair of the college's Department of Educational Psychology has obtained funding for the Center through a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The Mountain Plains PTTC provides evidence-based information, training and technical assistance to those in the substance abuse prevention and health care fields in the six states comprising Region 8 (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming).
It does this by developing and disseminating tools and strategies to improve the quality of substance abuse prevention efforts. The Center provides intensive technical assistance and learning resources to prevention professionals in order to improve their understanding of prevention science, epidemiological data, and implementation of evidence-based and promising practices. The Center also develops tools and resources to engage the next generation of prevention professionals.
For additional information about the Center and its webinar series, Informing Prevention (Adolescents), Informing Prevention (Adolescents), visit: https://pttcnetwork.org/centers/mountain-plains-pttc/home.