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Prevention Specialist Exam – Sample Questions

1. Josey provides Life Skills classes at a local school. She is asked by the principal to lead group therapy sessions for children of alcoholics while the guidance counselor is on leave. What should Josey do?

A. Respectfully refuse.

B. Accept the challenge.

C. Volunteer to co-facilitate.

D. Accept but provide Life Skills classes instead of therapy.

Substance Abuse Prevention:  The Intersection of Science and Practice , p. 11

Domain:  Professional Growth and Responsibility    

2. Straight Arrow Tobacco Coalition implemented a school-based prevention program  in all fourth-grade classes of their local elementary school. The program included a parental smoking cessation program. At the end of the fall semester, the program served 171 fourth-graders and 27 parents. This is an example of:

A. Successful program.

B. Outcome evaluation.

C. Impact evaluation.

D. Process evaluation.

Evaluation Primer:  Setting the Context for A Drug-Free Communities Coalition Evaluation, p. 26-27

Domain:  Planning and Evaluation

3. A person who has been designated by group members to be caretaker of the meeting process is known as the ___.

A. President.

B. Boss.

C. Facilitator.

D. Advocate.

Substance Abuse Prevention:  The Intersection of Science and Practice, p. 244

Domain:  Community Organization

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Prevention Specialist Exam – Sample Test Questions

1. The five functions of evaluation for a coalition are improvement; coordination; accountability; celebration; and:

a.       appreciation

b.       problem solving

c.       sustainability

d.       review

Coalition Evaluation for Evaluators, CADCA, p. 1,

Domain 1, Planning and Evaluation

2.  Qualitative data are often collected through key informant interviews, focus groups, listening sessions, and:

a.       Town Hall meetings

b.       Newspaper articles

c.       Arrest reports

d.       Hospital records

Coalition Evaluation for Evaluators, CADCA, p. 21,

Domain 1, Planning and Evaluation

3.  Tips from experienced grant writers for prevention professionals include all of the following EXCEPT:

a.       Follow the guidelines of the grant maker

b.       Write concisely and clearly

c.       Proofread the document

d.       Create your own format

Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practice, p.271

Domain V:  Professional Growth and Responsibility

4. Enforcement of minimum-purchase-age laws against selling alcohol and tobacco to minors using undercover buying operations are also known as:

a.       stings

b.       buys

c.       density surveys

d.       price interventions

Substance Abuse Prevention:  The Intersection of Science and Practice, p. 37

Domain IV, Public Policy and Environmental Change

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Prevention Specialist Exam – Sample Questions

1.  A prevention strategy which utilizes one-way communication from the source to the audience, with limited contact between the two, is considered:

A. Alternate activities.

B. Information dissemination.

C. Prevention education.

D. Environmental approach.

Substance Abuse Prevention:  The Intersection of Science and Practice, p. 30
Domain:  Education and Skill Development

2.  Which of the following conditions may result in the requirement to adapt prevention programming?

A. Cost of curriculum.

B. Inappropriate stereotypes.

C. Age of child.

D. Time frame of implementation.

Preventing Drug Abuse Among Children and Adolescents:  2nd Edition, p. 23
Domain:  Planning and Evaluation

3.  What are environmental prevention strategies seeking to change?

A. Norms and laws.

B. Pollution.

C. Self-esteem.

D. Boldness.

National Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training (SAPST):  April 2006, p. 3-17
Domain:  Public Policy and Environmental Change

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