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Strengths-Based Prevention That Works – Session 2

This web conference was open to CDC RPE and DELTA Impact recipients and sub recipients. 

Prevention of violence and related public health problems too often falls short of our goals of reducing harm. This is because most prevention efforts focus too much on admonishment and knowledge transfer, despite decades of evidence that such programs are ineffective.
The StrengthsBased Prevention web conference series presents new ways of thinking about prevention that focus on building assets and resources. Drawing from state-of-the-art research on a range of public health problems—such as violence, drug abuse, suicide, and risky sexual activity—Drs. Victoria Banyard and Sherry Hamby present a strengthsbased approach to prevention.
Session 1 recording and materials can be found here.

Session 2 takes a more in-depth look at two evidence-basedstrengths-building practices, bystander approaches and mindfulness, that can boost prevention effectiveness and be implemented in a wide array of settings.


  • PowerPoint Slides [PDF]
  • Text Chat Transcript [PDF]






Victoria Banyard

Rutgers University School of Social Work
and Center for Research on Ending Violence

Sherry Hamby

University of the South
and Life Paths Research Center