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Broadening Your Scope of Care – A Focus on Prevention Series, Part 4: An Overview of the Risk and Protective Factor Framework (NAADAC)

December 15, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


The risk and protective factor framework is foundational to Prevention Science. This webinar will take a deeper dive into risk and protective factors for healthy development. Attendees will gain a firmer understanding of shared risk and protective factors, including what they are and are not. Attendees will also take away the importance of risk and protective factors and how they can be used to prevent adverse behavioral health outcomes.


Kathryn Bruzios, MS, is the graduate research assistant of the Northwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center. She is a Doctoral candidate in the Prevention Science program at Washington State University. Over the past several years, Bruzios has worked in research addressing co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders among various populations. She is also developing an area of expertise in implementation science.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to define “shared risk and protective factors” for healthy development.
  • Participants will be able to describe how risk and protective factors are determined, including how our understanding of shared risk and protective factors is evolving.
  • Participants will be able to identify how risk and protective factor data can be used to prevent negative behavioral health outcomes.
Content Level


  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
Price: Education is FREE to all professionals.
Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hour (CEs)


December 15, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm