Shared Risk and Protective Factors Virtual Conference 2021




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.


Registration is now OPEN:

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Registration is $85 for adults (25 years old and older), and free for young people under 25 years old. There will be enough room at this year's virtual event for all interested to attend, so no need to register placeholders. Registrations can be transferred but no refunds issued.

Scholarships: If you are an adult interested in attending but do not have the program funding, scholarships are available HERE until April 23rd. If you apply for a scholarship, please wait to register; refunds will not be issued.

Visit this website to view the conference agenda and speakers:

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 

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