IC&RC: New prevention study guide

Posted on: January 20, 2016 9:00 am

The International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) has announced the availability of a new -- and free -- Prevention Study Guide for candidates preparing for their IC&RC Prevention Specialist exam.

The Rhode Island Prevention Specialist Certification: Study Guide for the Certification Exam was developed by the Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center with the assistance of the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH). The first half of the guide summarizes key concepts and strategies so that users can review content areas essential to prevention practice including: public health approaches to prevention in behavioral health; prevention theories and strategies; strategic planning for prevention; cultural competence in prevention; coalition development; communication strategies; ATOD-effects of drugs on the brain; and ethical issues in prevention.

The remainder of the guide is comprised of practice activities including over 50 sample questions, along with an answer key and explanations of the correct responses. Two worksheets and a set of flashcards for study-on-the-go are also included, along with an extensive glossary, a list of acronyms, and references to consult for more in-depth review of important topics. Study tips and test-taking strategies are also provided.

While the guide was specifically developed for use by those seeking certification in Rhode Island, the Prevention Specialist Examination is an international examination making this guide applicable to anyone preparing for IC&RC's Prevention Specialist Exam. The guide has been added to IC&RC's Examination Prep page.