Synergy Highlights

Synergy's Prevention Fellowship Program Team Publishes Article Promoting the Development of Prevention Leaders

Since 2006, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has worked to expand the prevention workforce through the Prevention Fellowship Program. A new journal article written by Synergy Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) staff examines the role of the program in meeting the challenges of strengthening workforce capacity.

SEI Deputy Project Director Tia Younger and Project Director Sabrina Roundtree are co-authors of an article detailing the workforce development needs facing the behavioral health field and the efforts of the Prevention Fellowship Program, part of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. The Prevention Fellowship Program strengthens leadership capacity at the State and Tribal level through mentored training that focuses on implementation of evidence-based prevention strategies. The article “A Promising Paradigm for Strengthening the Prevention Workforce,” was featured in the January/February 2014 edition of the Counselor Connection, part of Counselor, The Magazine for Addiction Professionals. Read the article here.