Risk Factors, Protective Factors and Resiliency are key terms every new prevention specialist needs to comprehend. This workshop will look in depth at the definitions and how these approaches play out in the work we do with the populations we serve.


Participants will be able to name/explain/use:

  • The Resiliency Wheel and the 7 “C’s” of Resilience
  • Theories, Key Features, Multiple Contexts and Outcomes of Risk & Protective Factors research
  • The ACE Study
  • Social Development Strategy & Developmental Assets Framework
  • The challenges facing us as we move forward in the field of Substance Abuse Prevention


  • The Resiliency Wheel, Nan Henderson
  • 7 “C’s” of Resilience, healthychildren.org
  • Communities That Care, J. David Hawkins and Richard F. Catalano, SAMHSA
  • Prevention Platform, SAMHSA
  • Substance Abuse Prevention: The Intersection of Science and Practice, Julie Hogan, 2003
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH), January 1998, niaaaih.gov
  • Risk and Resilience 101, National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention
  • Adverse Children Experiences (ACE) Study, cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/acestudy/about.html
  • Schoolwide Approaches for Fostering Resiliency, Nan Henderson
  • Developmental Assets Framework, search-institute.org

Format:  PowerPoint, Facilitated Discussion, Interactive Activities, Videos


  • 1 to 1.5 hrs. (Conferences only)
  • 3 hr. Workshop (2.0 hr. ATOD Specific)


(KD, JD, KS)