Risk and protective factors are at the heart of all we do as prevention professionals. In this webinar, we will explore risks and protective factors and the impact they have on youth in our community. We will explore the intersection of these factors in the Latinx community and how we might be able to build protective factors in our homes, classrooms, programs, and local communities.
Participants will be able to:
- Define risk and protective factors.
- Identify at least three risk and three protective factors.
- Integrate at least three ways they can build protective factors in their homes, classrooms, and/or programs.
About the Presenters
Michael W. Davis, Ph.D., CP
Associate Executive Director of Prevention @GUIDE
Michael W. Davis serves as GUIDE’s Associate Executive Director of Prevention since August 2018. In this role, Michael is responsible for oversight of all GUIDE’s prevention strategies, activities and campaigns. Michael holds a Ph.D. in Education from Iowa State University, a Master of Science degree in Professional Counseling from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of West Georgia. Michael has presented on the local, state, and national levels on leadership, education, prevention and social justice issues.
Mary Kate C. Chapman, MA, ICPS
Associate Executive Director of Positive Youth Development @GUIDE
Mary Kate C. Chapman serves as GUIDE’s Associate Executive Director of Positive Youth Development. Mary Kate is responsible for oversight of the Youth Advisory Board; customized training events for both youth and adults; the coordination of various conferences including the Georgia Afterschool & Youth Development Conference; and GUIDE’s annual youth leadership conference, Georgia Teen Institute (GTI). Mary Kate began her journey with GUIDE when she was 17 years old as a GTI participant. Mary Kate is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist through the Prevention Credentialing Consortium of Georgia and regularly trains others in the Core Courses required by PCCG. Mary Kate holds a Master of Art in Liberal Studies (English) from Clayton State University and a Bachelor of Science in Communications (Media Studies) from Kennesaw State University. She has presented at local, state and national conferences and is an active member of the National Society of Leadership and Success.