Building University-Community Partnerships in Prevention: Training and Outreach Activities of the CSU Prevention Research Center
Melissa George,Rebecca Toll,Doug Coatsworth,David MacPhee
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
This session will provide an overview of the CSU Prevention Research Center's training and outreach services. The Prevention Research Center was established in 2014 as a campus-wide, trans-disciplinary center committed to studying the development, implementation and evaluation of effective and sustainable intervention programs that promote individual and family health and wellbeing throughout the lifespan. The center programs also aim to reduce risk for problems such as substance misuse, physical and mental health issues, violence and problems of aging. The center coordinates prevention research activities within the College of Health and Human Sciences to promote prevention research across the CSU campus. It also serves as a bridge between CSU faculty, community practitioners and organizations, and policy makers to help translate the most current scientific advances into practice. This session will highlight the informal and formal training opportunities provided by the center including for example in universal prevention programming and family-based prevention programs as well discuss the community outreach activities and services provided by the Center.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is to increase awareness of the services provided by the Prevention Research Center to strengthen campus-wide and university-community partnerships in prevention science. The audience targeted includes university faculty, staff, and students and community partners interested in advancing the development, implementation and/or evaluation of programs, practices, and policies that support health and well-being for the individuals they serve.