Shared Risk and Protective Factors Virtual Conference 2021



The Call for Submissions to present at the 2021 SRPF Virtual Conference is now OPEN! Read the full CFP and submit a proposal HERE. The proposal window will close Friday, February 12th, 2021 at 5pm.


The Shared Risk and Protective Factors Conference attracts adults and young people from across Colorado actively engaged in upstream or primary prevention efforts at the state and local level. By applying a ‘shared risk and protective factors’ lens, we can positively impact young people through reducing risk behaviors and increasing protective factors in the family, school, and community. This conference recognizes the importance of health equity and seeks to incorporate discussion of health equity in all sessions. This event aims to strengthen collaboration efforts across organizations and funders; build skills to enhance implementation of evidence-based prevention practices, policies, and programs; and highlight successful efforts of community-led coalitions.


This year's virtual conference features 4 content categories towards achieving the goals of the conference, which are: Innovation, Inspiration, Motivation and Empowerment, and Professional Development. A particular focus will be on racial equity; policy and community engagement; and innovation in the light of COVID-19 and opportunities to do systems change differently post-pandemic to achieve greater equity in access and outcomes.


This conference is intended for people currently actively engaged in creating connected communities and safe, healthy, and successful youth using a shared risk and protective factor upstream prevention approach, including stakeholders of the following grant programs:

Child Fatality Prevention SystemOpioid Overdose Prevention Program
Collaborative Management ProgramSexual Violence Prevention
Communities that CareSubstance Abuse Prevention
Department of EducationSuicide Prevention
Department of TransportationTony Grampsas Youth Services Program
Essentials for ChildhoodViolence & Injury Prevention
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention SystemsYouth Partners
Maternal and Child Healthand many more
Office of Behavioral Health 


Registration for the year's conference will open March 15th. Registration is $85 for adults (25 years old and older), and free for young people under 25 years old. To be notified when registration opens, please complete this form here 

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