About the training

This training will take place virtually on Zoom on April 22, 25, 28, and 29, 2022. 

The goal of the Alaska Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) is to develop the basic knowledge and skills needed by substance misuse prevention and wellness practitioners to plan, implement, and evaluate effective, data-driven programs and practices that reduce behavioral health disparities and improve wellness. The SAPST curriculum is an essential component to building and sustaining the capacity of state, tribal, jurisdictional, and organizational prevention and wellness systems of care that teaches you how to deliver the SAPST knowledge and other basic workforce development curricula to your community.

Register today by filling out the form below! 


The event will take place virtually on Zoom on April 22, 25, 28, & 29, 2022 from 9:00am - 4:00pm AK each day. 

Registration is now open. Scroll down the page to complete your registration! 

Day 1

An Introduction to the SAPST Training Overview and Logistics. Setting the Foundation: From Theory to Practice of Behavioral Health, Continuum of Care, Public Health Approach, Risk and Protective Factors, Developmental Perspective. We will conclude with an Introduction to the Strategic Prevention Framework.

Day 2

Begin training on the Strategic Prevention Framework.

Step 1: Assessment. 

Step 2: Capacity

Day 3

Continue training on Strategic Prevention Framework.

Step 2: Capacity (cont.) 

Step 3: Planning

Day 4

Continue training on Strategic Prevention Framework and Sustainability of the framework. 

Step 4: Implementation. 

Step 5: Evaluation.

Bringing It All Together.

Registration Closed

Registration for this event has now closed. We look forward to the training starting Friday, April 22, 2022. If you would like to attend the training, please email the event coordinator, Monica Lee, at to be placed on a waitlist.

Dates: April 22, 25, 28, & 29, 2022. 

Times: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. AKT*

*Times subject to change

About the Trainers

Gary B. Neumann

Maegan Ray

Maegan Ray is Wailaki/Pomo from the Round Valley Reservation and Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians. She is also a TTA Coordinator with the SAMHSA Tribal TTA Center and a Prevention Facilitator at BIE Behavioral Health and Wellness Program

Valerie Pingayak

David Brave Heart

Michael Powell, PhD

Wa'Lynn Klein, CPP

I am a IC&RC Certified Prevention Professional, and have the pleasure of serving the community I have called home for over 20 years as the Mt. Baker Community Coalition Coordinator. Our work in the Mt. Baker/Columbia Valley area is especially dear to my heart. I am so blessed to witness the transformation of the community, in which I live and have grown to love, and equally blessed to work with so many individuals with hearts of gold, who pour themselves out in service to others.

My heart passion is to witness families and youth thrive in wisdom and love. I believe we have unique tools in prevention to support this by tapping into the strengths within our communities. The empowering process of creating opportunity for individuals to overcome and build resilience together is a mighty force.

Whatcom County is a great place to build resilience! Connecting with God in His creation, through running, hiking, and kayaking gives me stamina, peace and gratitude. Resilience is meant to be shared! I believe it is best built when we learn to be gentle with ourselves and others. I do this by spending time with family and friends and sharing the tough but rewarding journey of motherhood. Additionally, equipping youth with life skills, keeps resilience alive in me.

I am a mother of 5 ranging from 18 years to newborn. My children remind me everyday that love conquers, family is a gift, and humility is beautiful. I press into this work with my whole heart for them and their peers.