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Using Shared Risk and Protective Factors: Research into practice and policy



Good research doesn’t always make its way outside of academic journals to drive smart policy and strong practice. Join us a year after the release of Connecting the Dots to learn how the research has been put to use to prevent sexual and domestic violence. We will explore partnerships across other forms of violence and multi-sector efforts that are addressing shared risk and protective factors for better outcomes. We will also highlight CDC’s Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence: A Strategic Vision for Connecting the Dots and discuss how the vision can guide local, state, and national practice.

HOSTS: David Lee & Ashleigh Klein, PreventConnect and CALCASA

FACILITATOR: Lisa Fujie Parks & Mego Lien, Prevention Institute


  1. Explore how the seminal resource, Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Link Among Multiple Forms of Violence, has been put to use to prevent sexual and domestic violence (SDV) and other forms of violence.
  2.  Explore examples of multi-sector/multi-issue efforts to address SDV prevention and prevention of other forms of violence through shared risk and protective factors.
  3. Explore how CDC’s Preventing Multiple Forms of Violence: A Strategic Vision for Connecting the Dots can guide local, state and national violence prevention practice.


Slides: [PDF]


Text Chat: [PDF]

Web Conference Summary: [PDF]

Kansas Grantee Needs Assessment Survey: [PDF]

Notes on Kansas Grantee Needs Assessment Survey: [PDF]

List of articles on risk and protective factor studies with college students: [PDF]


Linda Dahlberg, Ph.D., Senior Advisor, Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention

Elizabeth Ablah, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor of Prevention Medicine and Public Health, Kansas University School of Medicine – Wichita

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