Digital resources and the slide deck (including the actual needs assessment template) can be accessed at:
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This mandatory training is designed for North Carolina Substance Use Prevention Block Grant Programs. The event will help to support program managers and staff in their efforts to begin a formal needs assessment process in their communities.
Dr. William Geary, Ph.D. is the founder of Global Evaluation Solutions and has 20 successful years of evaluation, organizational consulting, and community-level prevention experience. He works with local public and private prevention and treatment service delivery organizations, state level prevention agencies/organizations, and a variety of community-based health and violence prevention initiatives all over the country. Dr. Geary’s previous experience includes Deputy Director of Evaluation and Research at the National Coalition Institute, a Master Trainer with the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, a trainer and consultant for Communities That Care, and a coalition coordinator for both suburban and urban prevention initiatives. He is also an experienced grant reviewer for the National Institute of Justice, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, and the Office of Minority Health. Dr. Geary is a visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology & Criminal Justice at La Salle University in Philadelphia, PA. He lives in Doylestown, PA.
Funding in whole or in part for this one event was provided by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services with funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.