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Join a Community of Practice

"Building", "Skills", "Knowledge", and "Sharing" are in the inside of a gray circle, with "Common Interest" in purple in the middle. Multi-colored people icons surround the circle. To the right, "Communities of Practice for Preventionists" is in white against a magenta-to-gold gradient background.

Join a Community of Practice

The Partnership, in collaboration with VALOR.US (formerly CALCASA), invites you to join our Communities of Practice (CoPs). In August of 2020, these CoPs were created to offer free and accessible training & technical assistance for prevention staff and anyone engaged in the implementation of prevention efforts. The topics selected were subject areas requested in the 2019 Prevention Assessment. However, and as a result of the pandemic, these CoPs became spaces for preventionists from across the state to strategize through challenges that everyone was facing, while creating connections that matter so much to all of us. 

Unfortunately, as not all prevention efforts have been able to continue being implemented, due to the social distancing restrictions. As a result, several of the CoPs will no longer continue meeting. These include: Engaging Boys & Men, Prevention in Sports, and Youth Leadership. This is unfortunate and we are thinking of ways to continue supporting everyone. – If you have an idea or suggestion, please don’t hesitate to let us know. 

However, the Shifting Boundaries CoP will be expanding to address all ways of Creating Safer School Environments. This would be a perfect space for folks from the other CoPs to attend. 

Below, you will find dates and times, as well as Zoom links for our meetings. *Please join us for the CoPs you are going to be participating in. There is no need to register–simply click the Zoom link at the listed time. 

Questions? Please reach out to Alejandra Aguilar at

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Communities of Practice Meeting Schedule


  • Facilitated by Miranda Stiers, from the Partnership, and Sarah Orton, from VALOR.US
  • Meeting: 1st Thursday of every month from 9am to 10:30am 
  • Register here. Once you’ve registered, you can attend any session! 

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