Upcoming Webinars

March 12, 2024

7 Universal Prevention Strategies to Address Vaping, Alcohol, and Substance Misuse




PreventionSafetyStudent Training

Tuesday, March 12, at 2:00 PM (ET) | 11:00 AM (PT)

Substance misuse continues to be a growing problem across districts nationwide. It is crucial to provide students with resources to make informed decisions and avoid risky behaviors.

This training session for district and school leaders will focus on the importance of evidence-based, data-driven prevention strategies that reduce risk factors and increase protective factors among students. In this webinar, we will discuss strategies that work prior to a diagnosis or first use, and work to delay the onset of substance use/misuse. And, we will discuss how to build a comprehensive prevention plan, provide vetted resources, and provide examples of prevention strategies that actually work!

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Define universal prevention strategies.
  • Select evidence-based programs that work for their community.
  • List 3 examples of universal prevention strategies.
  • Have a better understanding of why universal prevention strategies work.

Participants will also be provided with free, credible prevention resources.


Christi Valentini- Lackner BS, OCPC

Chief Program Officer, PreventionFIRST!

Christi Valentini-Lackner is the Chief Program Officer at PreventionFIRST! She is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC) who has worked in the prevention field for over 20 years. Christi has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ohio University.

Christi is a Ohio Prevention Professionals Association board member and serves as Vice President and Education & Training Team Co-Chair. In 2016, she received the ADAPAO Advocate of the Year Award. Christi is an Ohio Coaching and Mentoring (OCAM) Network coach and mentor. She is co-author of the low-risk drinking course for adults, Minimize Risk-Maximize Life. 

Ryley Jones BS, CHES, OCPSA

Program Coordinator, PreventionFIRST!

Ryley Jones is a Program Coordinator at PreventionFIRST! She is responsible for managing the Coalition Evaluation Center, assisting with data collection and all evaluation efforts, implementing youth empowerment strategies, and helps the Ohio Coaching and Mentoring (OCAM) Network with their training calendar, website, certificates of attendance, and facilitate trainings as needed.

She has a Bachelor of Science in health promotion and education with a focus on public & community health as well as a Minor in psychology from the University of Cincinnati. Ryley is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (OCPSA) and a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).