Training Opportunities

Upcoming Trainings (Dates and locations subject to change)


Training cost is $10 per CEU. (Current ASAC staff and interns will receive a 50% discount on registration fees for all ASAC sponsored trainings)

All ASAC-sponsored trainings listed on our website are pre-approved for substance abuse CEUs. Participants will receive certificates of completion to use for re-certification credits for other fields. It is the participant’s responsibility to determine if the training(s) will meet the requirements for their specific field.

Trainer Biographies

Dr. Pedro Sánchez-Escobedo

Dr. Pedro Sánchez-Escobedo is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Yucatan, in the College of Education.  Dr. Sánchez has contributed significantly to both educational and psychological fields in Mexico. He has published 12 books and more than 100 original research manuscripts. He has been a visiting professor in many universities around the world. His research areas are talent development, intelligence, gifted education and curriculum development. Currently, he is a Fulbright visiting scholar at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa.

Melissa Walker

Melissa Walker is a Certified Prevention Specialist and Deputy Director at the Area Substance Abuse Council. Melissa’s education and training includes a BA in Psychology and extensive training in resiliency, prevention, and creating community change. She has been working in prevention for over 15 years. Melissa has both a personal and professional interest in ACES and trauma informed care, and has been educating community members on trauma informed practices for the past five years.


For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Corbett at (319) 390-1884, or