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

June 16, 23, 30, and July 7, 14, 21

09:00 am – 10:30 am Alaska
10:00 am – 11:30 am Pacific
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Mountain
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Blair Brooke-Weiss, MSPH, Senior Community Prevention Strategist. Blair is a member of the Center for Communities That Care’s training and coaching core. She is a certified Communities That Care trainer and coach and is also a certified Guiding Good Choices facilitator. Blair works with parents, community leaders, boards and coalitions, as well as regional and state prevention partners, to help them apply the lessons of prevention science to improve the well-being of their youth.



Participant Commitments and Expectations

  • View a 20-minute video tutorial on Zoom if unfamiliar with the technology prior to the first session on Thursday, June 16, 2022. 
  • 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

To receive 15 continuing education hours, participants are expected to view the 20-minute video tutorial, complete individual pre-session learning assignments, join and actively engage in each session. 


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 Karen Totten ([email protected]) for any questions or difficulty in registering 

Starts: Jun. 16, 2022 10:00 am
Ends: Jun. 16, 2022 11:30 am
Registration Deadline
June 16, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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