◂  September 2021

Risk and Protective Factors for Substance Use

Published by: aaron




Working in the field of prevention and healthy youth development, most of us have all heard the term, ‘risk and protective factors’ but what does that really mean?
The risk and protective factor framework is foundational to Prevention Science. Join Kevin Haggerty, MSW, PhD a Professor at UW School of Social Work and Director of the Social Development Research Group, to explore risk and protective factors for healthy youth development – what they are, why they’re important, and how to measure them at the community level.

By the end of this session series participants will be able to:
1. Define ‘shared risk and protective factors’ for healthy youth development
2. Describe how risk and protective factors are determined
3. Identify risk and protective factors for healthy youth development
4. Explore what understanding risk and protective factors means for your work in prevention
Speaker: Kevin Haggerty, MSW, PhD

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