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Spring 2023 enCompass Instructor Training

Updated: Mar 26

Tackle addiction stigma in your community by becoming a certified instructor.

May 1 - 2, 2023 Ft. Myers, Florida

enCompass: Building Knowledge and Decreasing Stigma

enCompass: A Comprehensive Training on Navigating Addiction is a resource for family members who are trying to navigate the complex world of addiction and help loved ones achieve recovery. The training includes in-depth information about substance use disorders, treatment options, communication strategies, and self-care tips. This training was created by the Addiction Policy Forum.

Preliminary results from the enCompass evaluation indicate that the program significantly increased participants addiction knowledge levels and confidence in their ability to engage someone struggling with a substance use disorder, and that it decreased stigma among participants, including stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination intent.

Addiction Policy Forum is holding a Spring instructor training near Ft. Myers, Florida from May 1 to May 2, 2023. Applications are now being accepted. Please note classes tend to fill up fast and availability may change. Event details and travel instructions will be shared with application confirmation.

Apply to Become an Instructor

The Instructor program was developed to help expand the reach and impact of the enCompass training. To apply to become an instructor, complete the application. Those accepted will be invited to an upcoming 2-day instructor training. To be considered an enCompass Instructor you must attend the two day training event, pass the post-training examination for trainers, and sign the trainer agreement. Individuals that adhere to all the requirements will receive a certification and be eligible to be a certified trainer for 3 years.

Registration Fees



Instructor 16-hour certification


Fees include: Course materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks during breaks. Fees do not include airfare, accommodations, transportation or dinner.

If your organization considering training 8 or more instructors, an onsite instructor training may be the best strategy. Email for more information.

Refund Policy: There are NO refunds or cancellations. We are, however, able to apply your registration fee to a future Instructor Training.


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