The NH Center for Excellence/JSI are no longer in contract with NH DHHS/BDAS for this scope of work.  Please direct all inquiries to Shannon Quinn at regarding the future of the Communities of Practice.  

Prevention Community of Practice

The purpose of this CoP is to serve as a vehicle for the prevention workforce to: 1) increase best practice knowledge relative to effective prevention; 2) build collegiality and professional mentoring among those delivering prevention services; 3) improve communication between and within systems of care addressing substance misuse; and 4) promote a recovery and resiliency oriented set of principles and practice constructs.

2020 Meeting Schedule: January 8, March 11, May 13

 All meetings are typically held from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm in the Concord area – location to be specified during registration. 

Prevention CoP Contact List

Other Resources

Presentation & Discussion: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS): NH Resources and Youth Engagement – May 13, 2020

Presentation & Discussion: How Prevention Professionals Can Engage in Data Driven, Public Health Approach to Motivate Action in Local Communities – March 11, 2020

Presentation & Discussion: Using a Data Driven Approach to Empower Individuals and Communities: Strategies for Prevention Professionals – January 8, 2020

Presentation & Discussion: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Substance Use Disorder – Implications for Prevention, Part 2 – November 6, 2019

  • Presentation Slides
    • Overview of Key Points – (Julie Yerkes, NH Teen Institute)
    • ACEs, Impact of Addiction and Community-Based Supports for Youth (Monica Gallant, Boys & Girls Club of Souhegan Valley)
    • Adverse Childhood Experiences Response Team (Erin Pettengill, Lakes Region Community Services; Kerri Lowe, Family Resource Center of Central NH; Eric Adams, Laconia Police Department; Mckenzie Harrington-Bacote, Laconia School District)
  • Webinar Recording
  • Discussion Notes
  • Follow-up Questions & Answers

Presentation & Discussion: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Substance Use Disorder: Implications for Prevention, Part 1  – September 11, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: Practical Approaches to Sustainability PlanningJuly 24, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: Persuasive Messaging A Hands-on Workshop for Prevention Practitioners – May 29, 2019

Presentation & Discussion: Elevating the Field of Prevention through Connection and Shared Experience – March 27, 2019

Prevention Contractor Resources

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