EPISCenter Training Institute

Welcome to the EPISCenter Training Institute: Increasing prevention impact through training and professional development

The EPISCenter has developed this institute with the goal of improving outcomes for families and youth through training and professional development. Since 2008 the EPISCenter has been partnering with researchers, policy makers and real-world practitioners in an effort to promote the following objectives:

  • Broad scale dissemination of effective programs and practices
  • High quality implementation
  • Valid impact assessment
  • Long term sustainability

As a result of these partnerships we have learned a great deal about what it takes to successfully connect research, policy and real-world practice in a way that translates into better outcomes for families and children. The five learning centers of this institute feature trainings and resources that synthesize and highlight this knowledge.


Evidence-Based Programming

High quality training designed to help your program succeed. 


Comprehensive Prevention Planning

Training and technical assistance opportunities for prevention planning and coalition building.


SPEP™ (Standardized Program Evaluation Protocol)

Proven methods for assessing and improving juvenile justice programs.


Research & Data

Learn about effective data collection and keep up with the latest in prevention science.


Operationalizing Successful Sustainability

Ensure your organization is solvent and successful well into the future.