Chelsey Goddard is a vice president and director of SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) at EDC. She has 20 years of experience transforming prevention science into skillfully designed training and technical assistance (T/TA) services and products for diverse audiences. Her ability to translate public health research into effective processes, tools, and products for states and communities has advanced the substance abuse prevention field.
At EDC, Goddard’s strategic direction of the CAPT’s programmatic activities, including T/TA to facilitate the selection, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based, culturally appropriate, sustainable prevention activities, enabled the CAPT to deliver workforce training to over 9,000 practitioners and capacity-building TA services to more than 6,500 people across the United States in 2014.
A certified prevention specialist, Goddard holds an MPH from the University of Michigan. She is currently a fellow in the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the Institute for Community Inclusion at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Using Data to Promote Prevention Efforts across Behavioral Health Sectors
Addressing the Substance Abuse Prevention Needs of 18- to 25-Year-Olds Not In College
Workforce Development for Prevention Practitioners: Virtual Approaches to Training and Technical Assistance
Integrating Innovative Blended Learning Approaches into Training and Technical Assistance: Workforce Development for Prevention Practitioners
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST): A Behavioral Health Workforce Development Curriculum
Goddard, C., Oliver, C., Cole, L., Harding, W., & Love, C. (2013). Exploring the role of substance abuse prevention in recovery [White paper]. Waltham, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.
Goddard, C., & Stamatakos, K. (2009). Cross-site evaluation report of the environmental approaches to prevention youth alcohol, prescription drug, and other substance abuse grant program [Report]. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.
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