Building Protection Using the Social Development Strategy (SDS), an Enhanced Prevention Learning Series

Building Protection Using the Social Development Strategy

An Enhanced Prevention Learning Series

Series Overview

This 6-session distance learning series offers an interactive forum for participants to explore how to build protection in communities, schools, and families using the Social Development Strategy (SDS). This learning series will build participants’ understanding of shared protective factors and how the Social Development Strategy organizes protection into a strategy for action.  Participants will learn and practice using the SDS and its components to design activities that will build protection in families, schools, coalitions and communities.
This EPLS provides online consultation, skill-based learning and practice, group and individual activities, reading assignments, and discussion on topics essential to building protection using key learnings from prevention science.


Community-level prevention practitioners and allied partners working to prevent substance misuse in the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center HHS Region 10: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Prevention professionals interested in this course but who work outside of Region 10 are encouraged to contact their region’s PTTC to learn what opportunities for similar courses are available to them.

Session Dates and Time

February 15, 22, 29, and March 7, 14, 21, 2024

12:00 pm – 01:30 pm Alaska
01:00 pm – 02:30 pm Pacific
02:00 pm – 03:30 pm Mountain
(View in your time zone here)


Meghann WolvertMeghann Wolvert, M. Ed. is a Community Prevention Strategist and Guiding Good Choices Specialist with the Center for Communities That Care. She has been working to support prevention efforts for over 10 years in both Washington State and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A parent to two young girls, she is passionate about working with communities and families to build protection for our youth.



Jen HoggeJen Hogge, MS, LMFT is a Certified Communities that Care (CTC) Coach working as a Community Prevention Strategist for the Center for CTC, where she provides training and technical assistance to community coalitions in a variety of states. She has experience working on the community level providing prevention services and building coalitions, the regional level, and within state systems.

Participant Commitments and Expectations

  • View a 20-minute video tutorial on Zoom if unfamiliar with the technology prior to the first session on Thursday, February 15, 2024.
  • Attend each of the six (1.5-hour) sessions in series.
  • Complete up to an hour of independent learning activities between each session.
  • Use a web-camera and have appropriate technology to join the online videoconferencing platform (i.e., internet connection, built-in or USB webcam, laptop/tablet, built-in/USB/Bluetooth speakers & microphone).
  • Actively engage and be on camera 90% of the time during each session since this is not a webinar series, and active participation is essential to gain/improve skills.

Continuing Education

Participants who complete all 6 sessions will receive a certificate of attendance for 15 contact hours. No partial credit is given for this course. Participants will need to confirm with their certification board to determine if these certification hours are accepted towards their specific certification requirements.


Registration Details

Register for Building Protection Using the Social Development Strategy

Due to limited enrollment, if you cannot commit to the full participant requirements, please defer this registration opportunity to others
Space is limited. Enroll now!

Cost is Free!



Contact Holly Simak ([email protected]) for any questions or difficulty in registering

Starts: Feb. 15, 2024 1:00 pm
Ends: Feb. 15, 2024 2:30 pm
Registration Deadline
February 15, 2024
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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