SAMHSA/CSAP PREVENTION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for the 2015 – 2017 Prevention Fellowship Program.
The SAMHSA CSAP Prevention Fellowship Program was launched in 2006 in an effort to build a workforce of substance abuse professionals. During the 2-year fellowship program, which combines Web‐based and in-person trainings, fellows improve their skills and their knowledge of prevention practices. During their Prevention Fellowship Program experience, fellows focus on acquiring the necessary skills for success in the fields of substance abuse prevention and behavioral health. Prevention Fellowship Program prepares fellows to provide capacity-building Technical Assistance (TA) to support integration of behavioral health prevention services in their state/territories. This is part of SAMHSA’s support for integrating policies and programs related to prevention and behavioral health promotion in states, U.S. territories, and local organizations.
Fellows will benefit from hands-on experience and trainings in competency areas such as behavioral health promotion, the Strategic Prevention Framework, community organization, public policy and environmental change, program planning, and evaluation. Fellows will learn new techniques, master best practices in the field, and apply knowledge gained from their professional and cultural experiences.
The Prevention Fellowship Program seeks qualified individuals who are looking for professional growth in the field of substance abuse prevention. Fellows will receive a yearly stipend of up to $37,000, and will be required to work 32 hours per week. These individuals will be assigned to mentors from participating State agencies across the United States and U.S. Territories and Pacific Jurisdictions. (Visit the application Web site at www.seiservices.com/SAMHSA/csap/preventionfellowship for a list of participating locations.) Fellows will be accepted on a location-by-location basis.