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ADAPAO is Your Voice for Prevention!

We are Ohioans united to champion prevention in our state through education, dialogue and advocacy.

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We are Ohio's Prevention Community

If you are a prevention professional or advocate, you should be a member of ADAPAO! Join today!

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OCPC Development Fellowship 

The OCPC Development Fellowship is an opportunity for Ohio Certified Prevention Specialists to gain training hours, mentoring opportunities, and study group experience toward earning the OCPC credential. ADAPAO, PreventionFIRST!, Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and the Prevention Committee of the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board are collaborating on the Fellowship, with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

The OCPC Development Fellowship includes two independent opportunities: the OCPC Development Fellowship Training & Mentoring Project (up to 30 participants) and the OCPC Development Fellowship Study Group (up to 15 participants). A prevention professional with an OCPS credential can apply to participate in either or both opportunities. An OCPC Development Fellowship information session was held July 14. A pdf of the PowerPoint presentation from the information session is available here.

The applications for the respective OCPC Development Fellowship opportunities:

Earlier communications indicated ADAPAO membership as an eligibility requirement for Fellowship participation. ADAPAO membership is not an eligibility requirement. Applicants are required to be currently credentialed as an OCPS or OCPC and to have employer support for participation in the Fellowship. Applications are due by 5:00pm on September 9, 2020. Questions about the OCPC Development Fellowship should be directed to Jim Ryan (mail@adapao.org), Nicole Schiesler (nschiesler@prevention-first.org), and Holly Raffle (raffle@ohio.edu) by September 3, 2020.