Study Guides for the
IC&RC Prevention Specialist (PS) Examination
Rhode Island Prevention Specialist Certification: Study Guide for the Certification Exam
This 91 page free manual was developed by the Rhode Island Prevention Resource Center with the assistance of the Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals (BHDDH)for those preparing for their Prevention Specialist Examination.
The first half of the guide summarizes key concepts and strategies so that users can review content areas essential to prevention practice including:
- public health approaches to prevention in behavioral health
- prevention theories and strategies
- strategic planning for prevention
- cultural competence in prevention
- coalition development
- communication strategies
- ATOD-effects of drugs on the brain
- ethical issues in prevention
The remainder of the Guide is comprised of practice activities including over 50 sample questions similar in format and level of difficulty to those on the exam, along with an answer key and explanations of the correct responses. Two worksheets and a set of flashcards for study-on-the-go are also included, along with an extensive glossary, a list of acronyms, and references to consult for more in-depth review of important topics. Study tips and test-taking strategies are also provided.
While the guide was specifically developed for use by those seeking certification in Rhode Island, the Prevention Specialist Examination is a international examination making this guide applicable to anyone preparing for IC&RC's Prevention Specialist Exam.