Ben Spooner

Staff Title: 
Technical Assistance Provider
Ben has contributed to technical assistance (TA) efforts in communities across the nation, including work with multiple American Indian tribes. He has produced web-based publications, designed webinars and in-person trainings for community- and school-based professionals on substance misuse prevention, communication planning, cultural and linguistic responsiveness, and sustainability amongst others. As a former community organizer for advocacy groups in Massachusetts, he has wide-ranging skills in mobilizing coalitions and building broad-based support for policy initiatives. He has served as a TA provider for MassTAPP since its inception in 2012. Prior to MassTAPP, his most recent work was with the Safe Schools/Healthy Students Training and Technical Assistance Center and with the Tribal Youth Program Training and Technical Assistance Center providing TA on youth substance use and violence prevention. Ben is a Certified Prevention Specialist and holds a BA from the University of Connecticut.

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