Prevention Peer Network

Nurturing a Vibrant and Diverse Prevention Peer Network!

"THANK YOU for the web conference. It was fabulous - one of the best we've attended.
Very practical and worthwhile. We will be applying much of what we learned."

- Prevention Peer Network Web Conference participant


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The development of the Prevention Core Competencies launched a movement to strengthen prevention, and this training is the critical next step. Research indicates that strategic planning and implementation of initiatives that seek to empower and engage diverse community members will lead to more lasting change than education and awareness alone. Despite broad support for such efforts agencies face several obstacles to putting these initiatives into action:

  • Training: The Partnership continues to hear from our statewide prevention network that advocates need specific tools and knowledge to become effective leaders and implement strategic initiatives
  • Resources: Despite best efforts of agency leaders to maximize limited funding, prevention programs are continually tasked with reaching more people with less time, staff and resources.
Training graduates will leave with:
  • An increased sense of community and network 
  • An understanding of specific theories and models for creating change
  • Tools for strategically planning and implementing effective and efficient strategies
  • An increased understanding and ability to leverage existing resources
  • Tools and strategies for evaluation, measuring success and promoting sustainable change.
The Partnership is dedicated to increasing accessibility to multilevel staff and has developed a letter template for self-advocacy within organizations (click here to view and download). This letter should be adjusted to align with your agency. If you need additional assistance, please contact me at or 916-444-7163, ext. 110.

Join us in this collaborative movement to building safer communities in California.  In order to effectively plan and implement the strategies presented, programs are highly encouraged to send teams of at least two prevention advocates to this event. Invite your team to register today!

For questions regarding this training, please contact Emily Martin, or (916) 444-7163.

What are Prevention Peer Network Web Conferences?

Prevention Peer Network Web Conferences are an interactive opportunity for knowledge sharing and network building among prevention advocates and community partners across the state. Web conferences use Power Point slides (viewed on your computer using an internet connection), text chats, and a teleconference line to offer participants multiple ways to share and learn together. Prevention staff share expertise and gain support from peers throughout the state. Come prepared to learn, share, and join the discussion.

Web Conferences 2015


Prevention Advocacy Track: Project Courage presented by Carol Wick, Harbor House
Project Courage is a unique evidenced based socio-ecological approach to ending family violence within defined neighborhoods.  Working with over 500 partners including schools, businesses, faith institutions and first responders, the program has become a living example of how to engage partners and community members to reduce family violence. This presentation will demonstrate strategies to engage members across their community, establish evidenced based work and report the outcomes in a way that engages more partners for greater impact.
February 19, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Register now


January 15: Prevention Generations Track: Girl Empowerment: Reducing Risky Behavior Through Youth Development presented by Johana Navarro, Prevention Coordinator, Napa County Office of Education

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Completed Web Conferences 2014

November: Prevention Advocacy Track: School Health Center Healthy Adolescent Relationship Program (SHARP)

October: Prevention Education Track: Coaching Boys into Men Toolkit and Implementation

September: Prevention Innovations Track: Maximizing Volunteers in Prevention

August: Prevention Innovations Track: Strengthening Our Prevention Network

: Prevention Generations Track:
Bringing the Community Together for Youth: Lessons from the Central California Youth Summit

January: Prevention Advocacy Track: School-Based Policy Work on TDV: Lessons Learned and Ideas from the Field

Past Completed Web Conferences:

December, 2013: Youth and Adults Talking Together About Healthy Relationships: Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month 2014 Planning   
Power Point Slides  

January, 2012: Prevention Education Track: Engaging parents in supporting healthy teen relationships and preventing teen dating violence 
Power Point Slides

February, 2012: Prevention Advocacy Track: Planning, implementing, evaluating and sustaining prevention: the DELTA Story
Power Point Slides

March, 2012: Prevention Education Track: Strengthening Prevention Education in Middle Schools and High Schools
Power Point Slides

April, 2012: Prevention Generations Track: Youth Voice! A Virtual Networking Conference
Power Point Slides

May, 2012: Prevention Advocacy Track: Collaborating to Prevent Teen Dating Abuse at School: School-Based Health Centers and Domestic Violence Advocacy Organizations Taking Action Together
Power Point Slides

July, 2012: Prevention Innovations Track: Restorative Justice for Dating Abuse in Schools: An Exploratory Conversation
Power Point Slides