The Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center is offering the webinar,
“Maximizing the Impact of Community-Based Prevention Through Extension Partnerships”
on May 2, 2019 from 1:00-2:30pm CST
This webinar is for community and state-level prevention practitioners, allied health partners, and community members – working to prevent substance misuse.
A central problem in prevention programming is how to implement programs with high quality, sustain them over time, and demonstrate improved outcomes for children and youth. One innovative attempt to solve this issue is to develop and support community-based coalitions that plan and implement these programs. During this webinar, presenters will discuss how to leverage county and regional Extension educators as a key partner on community-based teams. Presenters will offer a real-world example of how this has been done effectively across Pennsylvania. In addition, presenters will share lessons learned and promising practices related to high engagement and sustainability of local prevention coalitions and activities.
Janet A Welsh, Ph.D., Research Professor with the Prevention Research Center at The Pennsylvania State University. Janet has been working in prevention research since 1994. Her research interests include the translation of evidence-based interventions (EBIs) into community settings and adaptations of EBIs within special populations, including the U.S. military and Native Americans. Janet has been an investigator on the Pennsylvania State University PROSPER study for the past 15 years, studying issues related to the sustainability and dissemination of universal substance abuse prevention programs.
Daniel F Perkins, Ph.D., Professor of Youth and Family Resiliency and Policy and Extension Specialist at The Pennsylvania State University. Daniel has been involved with Cooperative Extension for more than 20 years in three different states. He is Principal Scientist and Founder of an applied research center, the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State. Dr. Perkins’ scholarship involves the integration of practice and research into three major areas: (1) Positive Youth Development (2) Healthy Family Development and (3) Community Collaboration.