Building Protective Factors Using the Social Development Strategy

10:00am - December 5, 2023 thru 11:30am - December 5, 2023 | Timezone: US/Central
Great Lakes PTTC
Registration Deadline: December 5, 2023
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To prevent substance misuse among our youth, we must enhance protective factors and reduce risk factors. Join this webinar to learn how to build protective factors in the youth in a straight-forward, easy to implement way using the Social Development Strategy.




By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Name the elements of the Social Development Strategy
  • Describe how the elements of the Social Development Strategy interact to create protective factors
  • List a minimum of three ways that the Social Development Strategy can be incorporated into daily interactions and prevention strategies with youth




Registrants who fully attend this event will receive a certificate of attendance via email within two weeks after the conclusion of the webinar. 




Photo: Kris Gabrielsen

Kris Gabrielsen, MPH, CPS

Kris Gabrielsen is the co-director of the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center. She has worked in the substance misuse prevention field for over 30 years. Kris was the Associate Director of the Western Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT), co-authored the first Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist Training curriculum, and co-authored the textbook, Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practice. As a consultant, she has worked with states and communities across the nation to bridge the gap between research and practice, assisting prevention professionals in maximizing their effectiveness. 



The Great Lakes A/MH/PTTC is offering this training for individuals working in HHS Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI. This training is being provided in response to a need identified by Region 5 stakeholders