Training Registry

The Kansas Prevention Collaborative is happy to offer Ethics in Prevention (EIP) Training and Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST).

If you would like to have a training in your community, please fill out the “Request a Training” form.


Kansas Trainers


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Deanne Armstrong

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Location: Lawrence
Email: darmstrong@dccca.org
Phone Number: 785-312-8272
Trainer for: Ethics in Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)
Bio: Deanne Armstrong is a Community Support Specialist and Training Consultant at DCCCA and a partner of the Kansas Prevention Collaborative Training Team. She has worked in the Prevention field for over 16 years in Nebraska and Kansas and has been employed at DCCCA for 6 1/2 years. Deanne enjoys working with both adults and youth to collaborate, plan and implement prevention efforts in their communities.
Title: Community Support Specialist/Training Consultant
Years of Experience: 16 years working in prevention field


Sondra Borth

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Email: borths@usd308.com
Phone Number: 620-615-4012
Trainer for: Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)
Bio: Sondra Borth is currently the Executive Director of Reno County Communities That Care (CTC). CTC promotes healthy youth behavior through mentoring, substance use prevention, suicide prevention, strengthening families, and youth leadership.  It is a coalition in Reno County that was founded in 2003 with the Communities That Care Prevention System from the University of Washington to reduce drug and alcohol use among youth in our community.  Sondra started out as a coalition member than moved to implementing a prevention parenting program, to program coordinator, and now director.  She has training in the Strategic Prevention Framework process as well as a trainer of trainers for Botvin LifeSkills, Strengthening Families 10-14, and Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training, Addressing the Opioid Overdose: Understanding the Role of Prevention. Sondra has been working directly with the coalition on substance use prevention and youth leadership for the past 16 years and is passionate about working with youth in Reno County.
Title: Executive Director
Years of Experience: 16
Degree: Bachelor of Science -Psychology


Chad Childs

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Location: Wichita
Email: chad.childs@wichita.edu
Phone Number: 316-648-1707
Trainer for: Ethics in Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)
Bio: Chad is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience in outpatient mental health and has management and leadership experience in other nonprofit organizations in the fields of higher education, child welfare and prevention.
Title: Prevention Systems Project Coordinator
Years of Experience: 5 in Prevention Field
Degree: Master of Science in Family Therapy, Bachelor of Arts in NaturalScience
Credentials: LCMFT


Crystal Dalmasso

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Location: Wichita
Email: cdalmasso@dccca.org
Phone Number: 316-925-6737
Trainer for: Ethics in Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)
Bio: Crystal Dalmasso is a Community Support Specialist at DCCCA, serving Central Kansas. As a support specialist, she provides training and technical assistance for community organizations in their substance abuse prevention and mental health awareness efforts. Crystal’s special interest is in the area of intercultural communication and developing strategies for cultural competency to be used throughout Kansas communities.
Title: Central Kansas Community Support Specialist
Degree: Master of Arts in Communication


Lydia Fuqua

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Location: Lawrence
Email: lfuqua@dccca.org
Phone Number: 785-312-8342
Trainer for: Ethics in Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)
Bio: Lydia Fuqua is a Prevention Specialist at DCCCA, where she assists with prevention efforts and initiatives across Kansas. She has over 9 years of experience with youth development and community engagement; she comes to the Prevention field from the performing arts industry, where she served as a theatre and community educator. Lydia is enthusiastic about engaging folks in the practice of creativity and expression as a way to promote positive change in their communities.
Title: Kansas Prevention Specialist
Degree: Master of Arts in Theatre & Community; Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies


Dena Kemp

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Location: Winfield
Email: dkemp@dccca.org
Phone Number: 620-670-2814
Trainer for: Ethics in Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)
Bio: Dena Kemp is a Community Support Specialist at DCCCA, serving Southeast Kansas. Dena has worked in the field of Substance Abuse, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault for over 20 years in prevention and treatment. Dena believes prevention is the key and most cost-effective way to save lives. She is passionate about collaborating with communities in their prevention efforts in substance abuse, suicide, mental health awareness and problem gambling.
Title: DCCCA Community Support Specialist
Years of Experience: 7-years in Substance Abuse Prevention Field
Degree: Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts
Credentials: Certified Prevention Professional (CPP)


Johnny Lang

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Location: Hays
Email: jlang@dccca.org
Phone Number: 785-639-2513
Trainer for: Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)
Bio: Community Support Specialist at DCCCA, serving Northwest Kansas. I have worked in Mental Health serving Youth, Adults, inpatient and outpatient as well as working with individuals with dual diagnosis of Mental Illness and Substance Abuse.
Title: Community Support Specialist
Years of Experience: Mental Health - 10 years Prevention - almost 1 year
Degree: BS in Health and Human Performance, Health Promotion


Krista Machado

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Location: Lawrence
Email: kmachado@dccca.org
Phone Number: 785-841-4138
Trainer for: Ethics in Prevention, Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)
Bio: Krista Machado, M.S. is a Project Manager at DCCCA. Krista manages prescription drug and opioid related prevention initiatives across Kansas. These initiatives include providing grant oversight and administration to pilot projects, facilitating the Kansas Prescription Drug and Opioid Advisory Committee, and coordinating statewide efforts to address prescription drug and opioid misuse and overdose. She also serves on the Kansas Citizens’ Committee on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse. Krista is a certified trainer for both Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training and Ethics in Prevention in 2018.
Title: Project Manager
Years of Experience: 2.5
Degree: MS in Psychology
Credentials: MS


Austin Regier

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Location: Wichita
Email: Austin.regier@wichita.edu
Phone Number: 316-218-7763
Trainer for: Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST)
Bio: Austin Regier is currently the Prevention VISTA at the Community Engagement Institute, where he focuses on poverty and homelessness prevention. Austin is currently working on a master’s in social work and has undergraduate degrees in religion and social work. Austin is new to the field of prevention, beginning his work in June of 2018. He is excited to provide fresh perspective to the field of prevention.


Joy Schwartz

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Location: Pratt
Email: jschwartz@dccca.org
Bio: Brief description of job duties: Provide technical support to coalitions and task forces focused on prevention.
Service area Southwest KS
What is your favorite part of the SPF and why? Implementation because it’s fun to see all the other steps of the SPF process put into action.
What are you most looking forward to in the next 12 months? (work related) Helping new and unfunded coalitions build their coalitions.

PLEASE ANSWER AT LEAST THREE OF THE FUN FACT QUESTIONS BELOW 1. What's your dream occupation-- the one job you'd love to have if you weren't doing what you're doing now?  I would like to do grief support again to people who have lost a loved one.
2. Do you have hidden talents most people don't know about? I can write backwards.
3. How did your childhood prepare you for your job? My dad was a salesman and he taught me to always be the first person to say hello when I meet someone on the street or anywhere else in public. That has served me well because I can talk to anyone I meet and I love meeting new people.
4. What is the best vacation you’ve ever had? I took my children to Colorado with my friend and her family to their cabin in the mountains.
5. What one accomplishment are you most proud of? I was given an award by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Dept. for assisting them with housing for the entire summer after the Greensburg tornado.
6. What super power would you like to have? To be able to snap my fingers and be anywhere I want to go.
7. What characteristic do you most admire in others? Loyalty.
8. What is one goal that you plan to accomplish during your adult lifetime? I want my family and friends, especially my grandchildren to know that my love for them is unconditional.
Title: Community Support Specialist