Shared Risk & Protective Factors And Substance Misuse 101



Primary Competency

Public Health Sciences Skills


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Prevention Plan graphic imageA shared risk and protective factors approach to prevention can streamline and support the health and wellness of young people from a whole person perspective. 


In the field of substance misuse primary prevention, the Shared Risk and Protective Factors approach is a key framework to consider when designing, selecting, and implementing a comprehensive substance misuse primary prevention plan. In order to understand the Shared Risk and Protective Factors approach, it is first important to understand risk and protective factors that will be explored in this online module.

Learning Objectives
  1. Define shared risk and protective factors and their relation to substance misuse.

  2. Describe the ways risk and protective factors integrate with work similar to substance misuse.

  3. Identify ways to partner with other entities working on shared risk and protective factors to enhance substance misuse prevention outcomes.

  4. Discuss methods for choosing what risk and protective factors to focus on

Length of Learning Opportunity
1 hour
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Development Partner(s)

This online module was developed with support from the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment Prevention Services Division

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