Thursday, October 26, 2017

Call for Abstracts: 2nd Annual Shared Risk and Protective Factors Conference

The 2nd Annual Shared Risk and Protective Factors Conference will be taking place in Keystone, CO, May 30-June 1, 2018. 

We are excited to release the Call for Proposals to all potentially interested groups and individuals.


 Submission deadline is December 5th

  • Please put this conference into your schedules and share this information.
  • Conference registration will open after the 1st of the year. 

Conference goals: 

Creating Shared Understanding
At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:
  • Identify how different outcomes that they work on are linked to one another through shared root causes.
  • Describe the basics of approaching prevention at the root causes of issues, including shared risk and protective factors.
  • Identify effective strategies that impact multiple outcomes by addressing root causes.
  • Identify strategies to use prevention funding streams, resources and infrastructure to create sustainable programs and practices.

Moving Theory to Practice
At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:
  • Describe local examples of using the shared risk and protective factor approach across different sectors to promote connected communities and safe, healthy, and successful youth.
  • Identify effective strategies to impact root causes like pooling resources, coordinating efforts, and engaging new partners within their community.
  • Practice skills integral to a shared risk and protective factors approach including collaboration, Positive Youth Development, policy change, and prevention science.

Enhancing Collaboration
At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:
  • Identify new partners who share common goals and efforts that align with risk and protective factors that impact their work.
  • Identify ways in which they can collaborate and leverage funding with partners to achieve common goals.
  • Identify ways to broaden their existing efforts to address multiple and connected root causes.

​Questions? Contact Garrett Sawyer, Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center 

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