Training Materials

Vermont Department of Health – Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (ADAP)

Regional Prevention Partnerships Trainings

November 19, 2018 – RPP Training:  “Next Steps for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Prevention”

Materials from Training:

October 10, 2018 – “Alcohol and Other Drug Use Prevention:  Collaborative Strategies with Law Enforcement”
November 13, 2017 – Exploring Cultural Competency for Engaging Military Families and Low Socioeconomic Status Vermonters
March 13, 2017 – Policy Development:  Working with Planners and the Public

Resource List:

  • Vermont Planning Information Center: The Vermont Planning Information Center is a clearing house of information for planning commissions, zoning boards, developmental review boards and their staff and all others involved in land planning and regulation in Vermont.


  • Municipal Planning Manual – The purpose of this manual is to provide a guide for municipal planning commissions in fulfilling their role and responsibilities as set forth in 24 V.S.A. Chapter 117, the Municipal and Regional Planning and Development Act. The Planning Manual provides information that will help the planning commission with this complex task, from designing the planning program to adopting the plan. – DHCD-Planning-Manual-Module1
  • Vermont Healthy Community Design Resource – Examples for Creating Healthy Communities: Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Tobacco, Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention – Draft Version only – Model Policies PAN Tob ADAP_FINAL DRAFT
  • Vermont League of Cities and Towns: Vermont Municipal Regulation of Alcohol and Tobacco and Alcohol and Tobacco Advertising – VLCT CCRPC Study 11 21 FINAL
  • Vermont Healthy Community Design Resource: Active Living & Healthy Eating Toolkitactive_living_healthy_eating_community_design_resource_toolkit
  • A Guide to Measuring Advocacy and Policy from the Annie E. Casey Foundation – The Annie E. Casey Foundation commissioned this guide to help determine meaningful ways to
    measure and evaluate the impact of its advocacy and public policy grant making. Although a primary intent of this guide is to contribute practical guidance to the Annie E. Casey Foundation regarding evaluation of the foundation’s investments, this guide also serves as abroad call to grant makers to build and advance the field of evaluation in this area. – a_guide_to_measuring_advocacy_and_policya_guide_to_measuring_advocacy_and_policy
  • Community Leaders Toolkit – Educating Community Leaders from the Center for Public Health and Tobacco Policy – Materials designed to support Community Coalitions plan and prepare for meetings with community leaders. – Community Leader Toolkit
  • Community Readiness for Community Change – Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research Community Readiness Handbook – CR_Handbook_8-3-15
  • A Primer on Planning for Prevention – Planning_for_prevention_Final

Sample Policies from Around Vermont:

Vermont Department of Health – Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (ADAP)

CollegeAIM Trainings

College Symposiums

Vermont Department of Health

Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (ADAP)

  • October 2021 — 10th Annual College Symposium
    • Exploring the Science of the Positive FrameworkJeff Linkenbach, Director, chief Research Scientist Montana Institute
    • Building a Culture of Recovery PanelAmy Boyd Austin (She/Her), University of Vermont and Ed Baker, Acsw, Person In Recovery, Recovery Advocate
    • Decolonizing Substance Misuse and AddictionLen Pierre

  • October 2020 — 9th Annual College Symposium
    • Drinking Game Cognitions and Behaviors among University Students in the United States and Abroad — Byron L. Zamboanga, Ph.D.
    • Cannabis and Mental Health: So Much to Discuss — Alan Budney Ph.D.
    • Color of Drinking: Alcohol as a Social Justice Issue — Reonda Washington MPH, CHES

Vermont Department of Health – Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention (ADAP)

Foundations Trainings

“Building a Framework for Effective Adolescent Treatment” – Steven M. Chisholm, MA

Vermont Department of Health

Partnership for Success (PFS) Trainings

December 7, 2016 – Planning for Sustainability to Maintain Regional Prevention Partnership Strategies
January 21, 2016 – “Engaging Youth for Impacting Perception of Risk and Social Norms”

Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, Vermont

  • Materials will be posted shortly.