Putting the Research to Work: What Works in Prevention (Webinar Recording)

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Putting the Research to Work: What Works in Prevention
Elizabeth Shahan, MSW, LGSW, ICPS, PSII, and Jonnie Kifer, MS, PSII, ICPS

August 24, 2022, 1:00pm-2:30pm EST


The webinar will focus on evidence-based prevention strategies and introduce the "What Works in Prevention and What doesn't in West Virginia (WV)" guide and training to educate decision-makers and those wanting to support prevention in WV. The webinar will provide tips to create your guide similar to the one in WV.


  • Explore the importance of clear, consistent prevention messaging that promotes evidence-based strategies
  • Identify how to create a large initiative based around proven research


Elizabeth ShahanElizabeth Shahan, MSW, LGSW, ICPS, PSII, is the Executive Director of West Virginia Prevention Solutions, Inc. She has been with the organization for 13 years. She is a licensed social worker and a certified as a Prevention Specialist II. She provides training throughout West Virginia educating professionals, community members, parents, and youth in an array of substance use issues, data, and solutions. She also works with community members and stakeholders to create sustainable positive change using data-driven individual interventions and environmental strategies to prevent substance use.

Jonnie KiferJonnie Kifer, MS, PSII, ICPS, is a Certified Prevention Specialist II in West Virginia and a Certified Prevention Specialist with IC&RC. She works with West Virginia Prevention Solutions in Clarksburg, WV. She has been working in various types of prevention for all of her life, and excels at community-based organizing and research. Jonnie learned the value of prevention at a young age and has leveraged that unique knowledge to fuel her passion for empowering people to make the change they want to see in their own communities. Her core prevention value is that wherever we live; we have the obligation to make it a healthier and safer place for everyone to live.


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