A certified prevention specialist, Carol Oliver directs, designs, and provides substance abuse prevention training and technical assistance activities that build national capacity to advance the Strategic Prevention Framework of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
With more than 20 years of experience in the field of substance abuse prevention, Oliver specializes in translating research into innovative, evidence-based, and culturally appropriate prevention programs. She skillfully builds relationships with colleagues at the national, state, and community levels to facilitate program planning, coalition development, and training design and implementation, fostering systems-level change. Oliver is an experienced instructional designer who has developed curriculum, virtual learning events, and in-person trainings for prevention professionals across the country.
Oliver is the former manager of a Massachusetts regional substance abuse prevention center. She holds an MA in teaching from Boston University.
“As substance abuse prevention programs increasingly consider behavioral health factors, coordination and collaboration across disciplines is essential.”
Tindall, P., Swope, D., Brave Heart, D., St. Pierre N., Cole L., & Oliver, C. (2013). Native American substance abuse prevention skills training: A behavioral health workforce development curriculum (SAPST). Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.
Oliver, C., Smith, J., DelSesto, S., Tindall, P., Stamatakos, K., & Hogan, J. (2012). Substance abuse prevention skills training: A behavioral health workforce development curriculum (SAPST). Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.
Ficker, E., Oliver, C., & Swope D. (2012). Substance abuse prevention skills training: Training of trainers. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.