Professional Development Services

Our Professional Development Services include a vast array of training programs, learning opportunities, technical assistance, and electronic resources aimed to increase the knowledge, skills, and abilities of prevention professionals to effectively plan, implement, and evaluate appropriate evidence-based strategies to address local substance-related problems. Our training and technical assistance services are designed to specifically meet the needs of IDHS SUPR Substance Use Prevention Program (SUPP) providers as well as Drug-Free Communities and Partnerships for Success grantees in Illinois.

For more information about our professional development services, view our Training Catalog.


Training courses are listed on the left side panel. To register for a course, you must first log in to Prevention First. Not a member? Click here to set up your free membership. 

Prevention First remains committed to providing you with outstanding classroom-based training and ensuring a safe and healthy environment for all.  Toward this end, we have established a COVID-19 Training Policy that is in effect immediately and until further notice.  Prevention First will continue to adhere to CDC guidelines and federal, state, and local mandates regarding COVID-19 safeguards. We will continue to monitor and share updates and changes to COVID-19 guidance and adjust our policy accordingly.

Before registering for training, please review our Training Policies

Here are your FY24 SUPP Training Requirements

Technical Assistance

Our technical assistance expands professional development beyond training to assist substance abuse prevention providers in applying what they have learned in their communities. We provide timely, flexible, and provider-tailored technical assistance to meet the individual needs of providers. For more information about technical assistance or the services we offer, please contact or call 312.909.9768.