Prevention Supports - Capacity Coaching


The Bureau of Substance Abuse recognizes the challenges facing the Prevention Workforce. In order to better support prevention professionals, the bureau established the Capacity Coach Program to offer coaching services. In 2010, this program was developed through the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG) funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The Capacity Coaching Program has served specific prevention grants and now is being offered to all funded prevention contractors.

What is coaching?

Coaching focuses on goal-oriented, solution-focused processes to help identify solutions, address roadblocks, delineate goals and identify ways to achieve those goals. Professional coaching helps people tap into their potential, unlocking sources of creativity and productivity.

IDPH’s Capacity Coach Program aligns with the code of ethics and guidelines of the International Coach Federation (ICF). The ICF is the leading global organization dedicated to  advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing internationally recognized independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.

Who is eligible for coaching services?

Any Bureau of Substance Abuse prevention funded agency staff members can access Capacity Coaching services. Additional time for coaching does not need to be budgeted for these services.  Coaching services are available as capacity permits.

Coaching Topics

Session topics are driven by the agency staff needs.  Common session topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Brainstorming ways to support teams and systems.
  • Expanding knowledge in areas of personal development.
  • Seeking resources related to personal growth.
  • Developing personal or professional goals.
  • Discussing challenges and brainstorm solutions and challenges.
  • Seeking support in utilizing the Strategic Prevention Framework process.


Who can I contact for more information?

To request coaching services or for questions about the coaching program, contact Julie Hibben at 515-326-5703