CICAD: Demand Reduction - PROCCER


CICAD: Demand Reduction - PROCCER


CICAD: Demand Reduction - PROCCER


CICAD: Demand Reduction - PROCCER


CICAD: Demand Reduction - PROCCER


CICAD: Demand Reduction - PROCCER


CICAD: Demand Reduction - PROCCER


CICAD: Demand Reduction - PROCCER




The PROCCER model components are comprised of  Diagnostic, Curricula and Training, Certification, and Monitoring and Evaluation: 

The preliminary diagnostic is performed of the country’s present reality with regard to prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation services offered to individuals suffering  from drug related problems.  This diagnostic assesses the individual country’s training needs; as well as determines the institutional, human resource, and drug user profiles for that country.  Additionally, a diagnostic is performed of the country’s regulatory framework to determine the best method for acceptance and implementation of the certification mechanism.  This analysis is used to determine the existing institutional and human capacities within the country and/or region. 

The PROCCER model includes a structured curricula and training program, which is adaptable, for trainees with previous practical and professional experience pertaining to the treatment of drug dependency. The PROCCER Treatment Curriculum was based upon the SAMHSA’s Tap 21 competencies, and adapted for use by OAS/CICAD.  The treatment curriculum was created, revised, and vetted by regional experts; and will continue to be adapted, revised and vetted by regional experts during the adaptation and implementation process of each country/region to better ensure institutionalization and sustainability.  The PROCCER Prevention Curriculum is still being developed by CICAD and prevention experts and shall be ready by mid-2012; the prevention curriculum will undergo the same revision and vetting process as the treatment curriculum.

In conjunction with development of the curricula, CICAD prepared five training modules of the Training Manual for Drug Treatment Professionals, which distills nearly two years of training experience into a polished final product. Final version in Spanish was made available in August 2011 and the English version was translated in December 2011.

The curricula and training methodology is based upon a tiered approach, ranging from basic to expert levels; specific number of levels and titles is country-specific, however the Model suggests the four levels of basic, technical, professional, and expert.  The training component, using the developed prevention and treatment curricula, are generally offered in single-modules and are one week in duration.  The Program also provides basic courses in administrative and managerial skills, which includes interpersonal communication training for identifying and addressing individuals affected by drug related violence. PROCCER promotes the application of researched best practices for the treatment of individuals affected by drug abuse and the application of minimum standards of clinical care to ensure the quality of treatment provided.  

The Certification component establishes the competencies, skills, and knowledge necessary to provide prevention and treatment services based upon the certification level authorized and validated by the respective country government.  The PROCCER model allows for each country and/or region to determine the legal framework which works best to incorporate the certification mechanism as well as the methodology for re-certification.  OAS/CICAD aims to regionalize the certification competencies, skills, and knowledge when possible and where appropriate; subject to individual country approval. The Certification Commission generally consists of governmental authorities, representatives from public and private institutions, and authorized non-governmental organizations, is established to certify individuals who have participated in the training courses and to enforce re-certification after a specified period of time.  CICAD/OAS assists the Certifying Commission with developing the appropriate standards and regulations regarding the certification process.

In the component of monitoring and evaluation, SE/CICAD also underwrote the development of three software applications:

  • (1) a management and follow-up system for training and certification, which allows a national board to oversee the process,
  • (2) a management information system for operational monitoring of strategic national plans and
  • (3) a clinical case history system, which allows participating drug treatment facilities to track their patients and maintain accurate, timely records of their treatment.  

Funding for the Training and Certification Training Program (PROCCER) is provided by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the US Department of State, and the Anti-Crime Capacity Building Program (ACCBP) of the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.


updated on 5/30/2012 5:13:27 PM